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The Definitive History of the Colors of Crayola

Reference – Alphabetical List of Crayon Colors

 

This is the quick reference of list of color names from a multi-part series of articles written to tell the tale of the history of color names for Crayola. 

 

Alphabetical Listing

 

This lists all the Crayola color names used.  They are in alphabetical order (there may be multiples of a color when that color was available with different true colors that represented it).  Also note that the discontinued colors are NOT grayed out as with the other list (I couldn’t find a way to automatically do this).

 

 

Named
Color #

True
Color #

 

Color Name

Year

Named

True Color

Year

End

Date


End Reason

All

UC

All

LC

Mix

UC/LC

Other Name Variations on Wrapper


Notes

549

??

<Unverified Philadelphia Eagles color one>

2001

????

2002

Discontinued

 

 

Yes

 

Part of the Eagles special make-up set; same color as ????

550

??

<Unverified Philadelphia Eagles color two>

2001

????

2002

Discontinued

 

 

Yes

 

Part of the Eagles special make-up set; same color as ????

506

158

Aaron McKie's favorite – cerulean

2001

1990

2002

Discontinued

 

 

Yes

 

Part of the 76ers Favorites special make-up set; same color as Cerulean

733

111

Absolute Zero

2009

1972

 

 

 

Yes

 

 

From the Extremes set; same color as Blizzard Blue

312

116

After-Burner Orange

1997

1972

1998

Discontinued

 

Yes

 

 

Part of the Discovery series set, same color as Atomic Tangerine

601

208

Alabama Heart of Dixie

2004

1992

2006

Discontinued

 

 

Yes

 

From the State Crayon Collection set; same color as Razzmatazz

602

291

Alaska Kodiak Bear Brown

2004

1998

2006

Discontinued

 

 

Yes

 

From the State Crayon Collection set; same color as Beaver

568

31

Alice's Lipstick

2003

1903

2004

Discontinued

 

Yes

 

 

From the Colors of Binney & Smith set for employee’s only, same color as Red

668

65

Alien Armpit

2006

1930

 

 

Yes

 

 

 

From the Silly Scents specialty set; same color as Yellow Green

507

1

Allen Iverson's favorite – black

2001

1903

2002

Discontinued

 

 

Yes

 

Part of the 76ers Favorites special make-up set; same color as Black

508

303

Alloy Orange

2001

2001

 

 

 

Yes

 

 

Part of the Metallic FX specialty set

471

289

Almond

1998

1998

 

 

 

Yes

 

 

Same color as South Dakota Remarkable Mount Rushmore

509

32

Alvin Jones' favorite – silver

2001

1903

2002

Discontinued

 

 

Yes

 

Part of the 76ers Favorites special make-up set; same color as Silver

709

322

Amazon Rainforest

2007

2007

 

 

 

 

Yes

 

From the True to Life specialty set

603

293

Amber Waves of Grain

2004

1998

2006

Discontinued

 

 

Yes

 

From the State Crayon Collection set; same color as Canary

604

70

America the Blue-tiful

2004

1949

2006

Discontinued

 

 

Yes

 

From the State Crayon Collection set; same color as Blue

158

132

Amethyst

1987

1987

1994

Discontinued

 

 

Yes

 

Part of the Canadian Gemtone specialty set from 1987-1992.  Part of the USA Gemtones specialty set from 1993-1994.

472

290

Antique Brass

1998

1998

 

 

 

Yes

 

 

Same color as Mom’s Apple Pie

193

100

Apple Red

1990

1958

 

 

 

Yes

 

 

Only available from Mexico, same color as Orange Red

107

88

Apricot

1958

1958

 

 

Yes

Yes

 

 

Same color as Goldfish Gold, Lumber, Seahorse Beige, Yankee Doodle Dandelion, Yellow Sunshine

194

158

Aqua Blue

1990

1990

 

 

 

Yes

 

 

Only available from Mexico, same color as Cerulean

313

243

Aqua Pearl

1997

1997

1999

Discontinued

 

Yes

 

 

Part of the Pearl Brite specialty set

108

50

Aquamarine

1958

1926

 

 

Yes

Yes

 

#5 aquamarine

Same color as Light Turquoise Blue, Middle Blue, also part of the Discovery series, aquarium aqua, same color as Hawaii Aloha Aquamarine

108

130

Aquamarine

1958

1987

1992

Discontinued

 

 

Yes

 

Part of the Canadian Gemtone specialty set

552

50

Aquarium Aqua

2002

1926

2003

Discontinued

 

Yes

 

 

From the Colors of Baltimore set; same color as Aquamarine

606

106

Arizona Grand Canyon

2004

1958

2006

Discontinued

 

 

Yes

 

From the State Crayon Collection set; same color as Tan

605

91

Arkansas Hog Wild Red

2004

1958

2006

Discontinued

 

 

Yes

 

From the State Crayon Collection set; same color as Brick Red

259

202

Asparagus

1993

1992

 

 

 

Yes

 

Name coming soon! NEW COLOR #7, #7 asparagus named by Sharon Kopriva Age: 45, #26 asparagus

One of the 16 1992 contest naming colors; same color as Asaparagus,  Florida Alligator Alley

314

3

Asteroid Brown (Brown)

1997

1903

1998

Discontinued

 

Yes

 

 

Part of the Discovery series set, same color as Brown

510

200

Atomic Orange

2001

1992

2002

Discontinued

 

Yes

 

 

Part of the Outer Space theme set; same color as Macaroni and Cheese

195

116

Atomic Tangerine

1990

1972

 

 

 

Yes

 

#46 atomic tangerine

Part of the Hot Fluorescent set, same color as Ultra Yellow Fluorescent, same color as After-Burner Orange, Transistor Yellow, Sizzling Sunset

488

202

Avacado Green

1999

1992

2000

Discontinued

 

Yes

 

 

Part of the Retro set; same color as Asparagus

717

115

Awesome

2008

1972

2009

Discontinued

 

Yes

 

 

From the Kids’ Choice set; same color as Wild Watermelon

718

52

Axle Grease

2008

1926

2009

Discontinued

 

Yes

 

 

From the Giant Coloring Page Scented set; same colors as Gray

159

133

Aztec Gold

1987

1987

1994

Discontinued

 

 

Yes

 

Part of the Canadian Metallic specialty set, part of the Silver Swirls set

89

2

Azure Blue

1949

1903

1958

Discontinued

Yes

 

 

 

Color inherited from second Celestial Blue

511

304

B' Dazzled Blue

2001

2001

 

 

 

Yes

 

 

Part of the Metallic FX specialty set

275

37

Baby Powder

1994

1903

1996

Discontinued

 

Yes

 

 

Part of the Magic Scents specialty set; same color as White

315

244

Baby’s Blanket

1997

1997

1999

Discontinued

 

Yes

 

 

Part of the Color Mix Up specialty set

316

37

Baby’s Powder

1997

1903

1999

Discontinued

 

Yes

 

 

Part of the Color ‘n Smell specialty set, same color as White

274

160

Banana

1994

1990

1996

Discontinued

 

Yes

 

 

Part of the Magic Scents specialty set; same color as Dandelion

569

170

Banana Berry-Blitz

2003

1990

2006

Discontinued

 

 

Yes

 

From the Chili’s private contract set, same color as Hot Magenta

450

282

Banana Mania

1998

1997

 

 

 

 

Yes

Crayon Color #6, Hero: Kenny Lewis Nominated by: Jane Kansas, True Blue Heroes No. 6 Hero: Tyler M. Seick Nominated By: Adam P. Seick

Part of the True Blue Heroes contest and the Who’s your Hero Canadian contest

317

4

Baseball Mitt

1997

1903

1999

Discontinued

 

Yes

 

 

Part of the Color ‘n Smell specialty set, same color as Burnt Sienna

719

291

Bear Hug

2008

1998

2009

Discontinued

 

Yes

 

 

From the Kids’ Choice set; same color as Beaver

473

291

Beaver

1998

1998

 

 

 

Yes

 

 

Same color as Alaska Kodiak Bear Brown, Bear Hug

489

70

Bell Bottom Blue

1999

1949

2000

Discontinued

 

Yes

 

 

Part of the Retro set; same color as Blue

720

80

Best Friends

2008

1949

2009

Discontinued

 

Yes

 

 

From the Kids’ Choice set; same color as Orchid

512

305

Big Dip O' Ruby

2001

2001

 

 

 

Yes

 

 

Part of the Metallic FX specialty set; same color as Mars Red

669

106

Big Foot Feet

2006

1958

 

 

Yes

 

 

 

From the Silly Scents specialty set; same color as Tan

570

102

Binneywinkle

2003

1958

2004

Discontinued

 

Yes

 

 

From the Colors of Binney & Smith set for employee’s only, same color as Periwinkle

149

70

Birdie Blue

1983

1949

2004

Discontinued

 

 

Yes

 

Part of the So Big set, same color as Blue

571

197

Birthday Bash Blue

2003

1992

2004

Discontinued

 

Yes

 

 

From the Colors of Binney & Smith set for employee’s only, same color as Robin’s Egg Blue

109

89

Bittersweet

1958

1958

 

 

Yes

Yes

 

#40 bittersweet

 

513

306

Bittersweet Shimmer

2001

2001

 

 

 

Yes

 

 

Part of the Metallic FX specialty set

1

1

Black

1903

1903

 

 

Yes

Yes

Yes

 #34 black

Same color as Kitty Cat Black, Leather Jacket, Licorice, Black Hole, Muscle Shell Black (Black), New Sneakers, Starry Night, Storm Cloud Black, Cosmic Black, Shades of Black, Allen Iverson's favorite – black, Illinois Abe Lincoln’s Hat, Cleaner Coal Black, Eerie Black, Carbon Black

1

125

Black

1903

1980

 

 

 

Yes

 

 

Part of the Fabric specialty set

1

212

Black

1903

1993

1994

Discontinued

 

Yes

 

 

Part of the Glitter specialty set, same color as Black with glitzy gold glitter

319

245

Black Coral Pearl

1997

1997

1999

Discontinued

 

Yes

 

 

Part of the Pearl Brite specialty set

553

160

Black Eyed Susan

2002

1990

2003

Discontinued

 

Yes

 

 

From the Colors of Baltimore set; same color as Dandelion

318

1

Black Hole

1997

1903

1998

Discontinued

 

Yes

 

 

Part of the Discovery series set, same color as Black

670

205

Black Shadows

2006

1992

 

 

 

 

Yes

 

From the Heads ‘n Tails set; same color as Timberwolf

320

212

Black with glitzy gold glitter

1997

1993

1999

Discontinued

 

Yes

 

 

Part of the Glitter specialty set, same color as Black <Glitter>

514

307

Blast Off Bronze

2001

2001

 

 

 

Yes

 

 

Part of the Metallic FX specialty set

322

110

Blast-off

1997

1972

1998

Discontinued

 

Yes

 

 

Part of the Discovery series set, same color as Razzle Dazzle Rose

321

246

Blazing Bonfire

1997

1997

1999

Discontinued

 

Yes

 

 

Part of the Color Mix Up specialty set

196

111

Blizzard Blue

1990

1972

2003

Officially Retired

 

Yes

 

#10 blizzard blue

Part of the Hot Fluorescent set, same color as Ultra Blue Fluorescent, Web Surfin’ Blue, Absolute Zero

2

2

Blue

1903

1903

1935

Switched true colors

Yes

 

Yes

 

True color renamed to Celestial Blue

2

66

Blue

1903

1935

1949

Switched true colors

Yes

 

Yes

 

 

2

70

Blue

1903

1949

 

 

Yes

Yes

 

 #1 blue

Same color as Birdie Blue, Blueberry, New Car, Blustery Blue, Deep Sea, Galaxy Blue, Hetty the Duck Blue, Mole Blue, Overalls Blue, Bell-Bottom Blue, Derrick Coleman's favorite – blue, Matt Harpring's favorite – blue, Speedy Claxton's favorite – blue, iron man blue, liberty blue, Blue Cheese, Bushkill Blue, America the Blue-tiful, Clearwater Blue

2

117

Blue

1903

1976

 

 

 

Yes

 

 

Part of the Fabric specialty set

2

213

Blue

1903

1993

1994

Discontinued

 

Yes

 

 

Part of the Glitter specialty set; same color as Blue with shimmering silver glitter

474

292

Blue Bell

1998

1998

 

 

 

Yes

 

#39 blue bell

Same color as Texas Alamo a la Mode

572

70

Blue Cheese

2003

1949

2009

Discontinued

 

 

Yes

 

From the Romano’s Macaroni Grill private contract set, same color as Blue

110

90

Blue Gray

1958

1958

1990

Officially retired

Yes

Yes

 

blue-gray

 

78

40

Blue Green

1930

1930

1958

Switched true colors

Yes

 

 

Blue-Green

Same color as Maximum Blue

78

51

Blue Green

1930

1926

 

 

Yes

Yes

 

blue-green, #13 blue green

Same color as Middle Blue Green

78

220

Blue Green

1930

1993

1994

Discontinued

 

Yes

 

 

Part of the Glitter specialty set, same color as Blue green with glitzy gold glitter

323

220

Blue green with glitzy gold glitter

1997

1993

1999

Discontinued

 

Yes

 

 

Part of the Glitter specialty set, same color as Blue Green <Glitter>

671

104

Blue Jeans

2006

1958

 

 

 

 

Yes

 

From the Heads ‘n Tails set; same color as Sky Blue

197

107

Blue Purple

1990

1958

 

 

 

Yes

 

 

Only available from Mexico, same color as Violet Blue

311

242

Blue Ribbon

1996

1996

1996

Discontinued

 

Yes

 

 

Special commemorative for the 100 billionth crayon

276

231

Blue to Magenta

1994

1994

1997

Discontinued

 

Yes

 

 

Part of the Changeables specialty set

79

62

Blue Violet

1930

1930

1958

Switched true colors

Yes

 

 

Blue-Violet

Same color as Violet Blue

79

72

Blue Violet

1930

1949

 

 

Yes

Yes

 

blue-violet, #15 blue violet

Same color as Violet (available only from 1949-1958) and Violet from Mexico only; Same color as Pixie Powder, The Color Purple

324

213

Blue with shimmering silver glitter

1997

1993

1999

Discontinued

 

Yes

 

 

Part of the Glitter specialty set, same color as Blue <Glitter>

277

70

Blueberry

1994

1949

1996

Discontinued

 

Yes

 

 

Part of the Magic Scents specialty set; same color as Blue (second)

160

134

Bluetonium

1987

1987

1992

Discontinued

 

 

Yes

 

Part of the Canadian Metallic specialty set

665

295

Blush

2005

1998

 

 

 

Yes

 

 

Same color as Cranberry

325

70

Blustery Blue

1997

1949

1999

Discontinued

 

Yes

 

 

Part of the Pooh set, same color as Blue (second)

573

160

Bobby™ Banana

2003

1990

2004

Discontinued

 

 

Yes

 

From the Dole 5-A-Day private contract set, same color as Dandelion

672

105

Booger Buster

2006

1958

 

 

Yes

 

 

 

From the Silly Scents specialty set; same color as Spring Green

161

135

Brass

1987

1987

1992

Discontinued

 

 

Yes

 

Part of the Canadian Metallic specialty set

111

91

Brick Red

1958

1958

 

 

Yes

Yes

 

#19 brick red

Same color as Rocket Red, Earthworm, Platform Shoe Brown, Pepe Bell Pepper™ Red, Roasted Red Pepper, Sizzling Red

673

48

Bright Yellow

2006

1926

 

 

 

 

Yes

 

From the Heads ‘n Tails set; same color as Yellow

90

74

Brilliant Rose

1949

1949

1958

Discontinued

Yes

 

 

 

 Not available from 1956-1957, only available for the early part of 1958

448

280

Brink Pink

1998

1997

2005

Used as other name

 

 

Yes

Crayon Color #4, Hero Marguerite Brown Nominated by: Mathew Hunt, True Blue Heroes No. 4 Hero: Frank Brink Nominated By: Ashley E. Magrane, #47 brink pink

Part of the True Blue Heroes contest and the Who’s your Hero Canadian contest, same color as Indiana Indianappleaous Red; same color as Pink Sherbert

162

136

Bronze

1987

1987

1992

Discontinued

 

 

Yes

 

Part of the Canadian Metallic specialty set

3

3

Brown

1903

1903

 

 

Yes

Yes

Yes

 

Same color as Van Dyke Brown, Bunny Brown, Chocolate, Mouse Brown, Asteroid Brown, Ocean Floor (Brown), Pet Shop, Whoo Brown, Woodstock Mud, Chock-A-Lot Shake, Portobello, Mississippi Mud Pie, Brown Sugar, Mother Earth Brown, Sweet Brown

674

3

Brown Sugar

2006

1903

 

 

 

 

Yes

 

From the Heads ‘n Tails set; same color as Brown

326

199

Bubble Bath

1997

1992

1999

Discontinued

 

Yes

 

 

Part of the Color ‘n Smell specialty set, same color as Tickle Me Pink

278

199

Bubble Gum

1994

1992

1996

Discontinued

 

Yes

 

 

Part of the Magic Scents specialty set; same color as Tickle Me Pink

490

160

Bug Yellow

1999

1990

2000

Discontinued

 

Yes

 

 

Part of the Retro set; same color as Dandelion

327

61

Bullfrog Green

1997

1930

1999

Discontinued

 

Yes

 

 

Part of the Ugly Duckling video promo; same color as Green

150

28

Bunch of Grapes Purple

1983

1903

2004

Discontinued

 

 

Yes

 

Part of the So Big set, same color as Violet

151

3

Bunny Brown

1983

1903

2004

Discontinued

 

 

Yes

 

Part of the So Big set, same color as Brown

198

159

Burnished Brown

1990

1990

1994

Discontinued

 

Yes

 

 

Part of the Silver Swirls specialty set

112

92

Burnt Orange

1958

1958

 

 

Yes

Yes

 

 

 

4

4

Burnt Sienna

1903

1903

 

 

Yes

Yes

Yes

Bt. Sienna, Burnt-Sienna; #44 burnt sienna

Same color as Baseball Mitt, Massachusetts Boston Tea Party

4

118

Burnt Sienna

1903

1976

 

 

 

Yes

 

bt. sienna

Part of the Fabric specialty set

5

5

Burnt Umber

1903

1903

1949

Discontinued

 

 

Yes

 

Not available 1944-1948 due to WWII

574

70

Bushkill Blue

2003

1949

2004

Discontinued

 

Yes

 

 

From the Colors of Binney & Smith set for employee’s only, same color as Blue

113

93

Cadet Blue

1958

1958

 

 

Yes

Yes

 

 

 

163

137

Cadmium Red

1987

1987

1992

Discontinued

 

 

Yes

 

Part of the Canadian Metallic specialty set

607

203

California Sacra-minto-o

2004

1992

2006

Discontinued

 

 

Yes

 

From the State Crayon Collection set; same color as Granny Smith Apple

475

293

Canary

1998

1998

 

 

 

Yes

 

 

Same color as Amber Waves of Grain

152

31

Candy Apple Red

1983

1903

2004

Discontinued

 

 

Yes

 

Part of the So Big set, same color as Red

745

1

Carbon Black

2011

1903

 

 

 

Yes

 

 

From the Inventors Hall of Fame Commemorative set; same color as Black

710

323

Caribbean Current

2007

2007

 

 

 

 

Yes

 

From the True to Life specialty set

328

247

Caribbean Green

1997

1997

 

 

 

Yes

 

#6 caribbean green

 

329

248

Caribbean Green Pearl

1997

1997

1999

Discontinued

 

Yes

 

 

Part of the Pearl Brite specialty set

330

104

Caribbean Sea

1997

1958

1998

Discontinued

 

Yes

 

 

Part of the Discovery series set, same color as Sky Blue

85

67

Carmine

1935

1935

1949

Used as other Name

 

 

Yes

 

Not available 1944-1948 due to WWII; Same color as Carmine Red

91

66

Carmine Red

1949

1935

1958

Discontinued

Yes

 

 

 

Same color as Carmine

114

27

Carnation Pink

1958

1903

 

 

Yes

Yes

 

#41 carnation pink

Same color as Rose Pink, Flamingo Pink, Shampoo, cherry blossom, Palmer Pink

114

223

Carnation Pink

1958

1993

1994

Discontinued

 

Yes

 

 

Part of the Glitter specialty set, Carnation pink with lavender glitter

331

223

Carnation pink with lavender glitter

1997

1993

1999

Discontinued

 

Yes

 

 

Part of the Glitter specialty set, same color as Carnation Pink <Glitter>

199

160

Carrot

1990

1990

 

 

 

Yes

 

 

Only available from Mexico, same color as Dandelion

164

138

Cast Iron

1987

1987

1992

Discontinued

 

 

Yes

 

Part of the Canadian Metallic specialty set

515

1

Cauldron Black

2001

1903

2002

Discontinued

 

Yes

 

 

Part of the Halloween them sets; same color as Black

279

79

Cedar Chest

1994

1949

1996

Discontinued

 

Yes

 

 

Part of the Magic Scents specialty set; same color as Mahogany

6

2

Celestial Blue

1903

1903

1944

Discontinued

 

 

Yes

 

Reused color name for orig. 1903 Blue color; only found in No. 52 box

6

6

Celestial Blue

1903

1903

1910

Discontinued

 

 

Yes

 

Only found in No. 51 box

576

94

Century Cornflower

2003

1958

2004

Discontinued