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Every Crayola Crayon Color Ever Made

“Artists are just children who refuse to put down their crayons.” ~ Al Hirschfeld 

Crayola has been sparking creativity in children and adults alike since its first 8-color box began rolling down the assembly line in 1903. Since then, hundreds of colors, textures, and special effects have burst onto the scene, creating a kaleidoscope of ways to play, imagine, and make art. On average, children in the United States will use over 730 crayons by the time they turn 10! To celebrate many children’s first introduction to artistic expression, the team at AAAStateofPlay has created this vibrant visualization of every Crayola crayon color ever made. Which color is your favorite? 

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How Many Crayola Crayon Colors Are There? 

How many Crayola colors have here ever been? Although there have been over 400 Crayola colors created since Crayola’s beginning, not all of those are still being made. Crayola currently manufactures 120 different Crayola crayon colors, excluding specialty colors. What is the largest Crayola crayon box available for purchase? Crayola offers a 120-count box, meaning that you can secure all of the currently available colors! There have been many discontinued Crayola colors over the years and plenty of people enjoy finding these rare gems. Jenny of Jenny’s Crayon Collection is one such individual – her impressive blog was a wonderful help in the creation of this chart! Richard Gwyn is another legendary Crayola crayon collector. Across his 20 years of collecting, he has amassed eight hundred and sixty-four Crayola boxes and tins, or around 49,000 crayons! What is his most coveted Crayola crayon of all? It is believed that one of the rarest Crayola crayon colors is Torch Red, which he was able to secure in 2022. How did he find it? He uncovered it in an old bag full of crayons he found at a local thrift store! Now the color is sold as Scarlet, so finding the original wrapping of Torch Red is a once-in-a-lifetime treasure. All those years of carrying a torch for Crayola paid off! 

If you want to collect Crayola crayons, check out Crayola’s free coloring charts for each one of its sets!

Crayola’s history began when cousins Edwin Binney and C. Harold Smith took the reins of Edwin’s father’s pigment business in 1885. Does the C. stand for Crayola? The world may never know! The company’s initial products included carbon black pigment used in car tires and red oxide pigment used as barn paint. After noting the need for non-toxic, affordable, and high quality wax crayons in schools, Crayola (then Binney & Smith) sought to fulfill it and the rest is colorful history (which we will explore more of below). Where did Crayola begin? Crayola’s origins are rooted in Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania, which continues to be the company’s world headquarters. When did Crayola change its name? The company maintained the name of its founders, Binney & Smith, until 2007 when the name was changed to reflect its primary source of success across the century. 

What is the Oldest Crayola Crayon Color? 

What was the first Crayola crayon color? The first box of Crayola crayons was produced in 1903 and contained eight colors. Those first crayon colors were red, orange, green, blue, violet, brown, and black. These original crayon boxes sold for just a nickel! In 1900, prior to the introduction of the Crayola crayons we know and love today, Binney & Smith (the company that would become Crayola) produced black marking crayons. These original crayons were crafted from dry carbon and various waxes. Today they are known Staonal® brand marking crayons and they continue to be used for many industrial applications. 

Where Did Crayola Get Its Name From? 

Where did the Crayola brand name originate? The wife and founder of Crayola, Alice (Stead) Binney, came up with the fun and creative name. The name is a union of “craie”, the French word for chalk, and “ola” from oleaginous. Oleaginous is a fancy adjective for something that is rich in, covered with, or producing oil or grease. So the name Crayola essentially translates to “oily chalk”, which makes perfect sense! 

Is Crayola Owned By Hallmark? 

Hallmark acquired Crayola from Binney & Smith in summer of 1984. How much did Hallmark buy Crayola for? Hallmark paid around $56 a share in cash, which equates to around $204 million. The playful possibilities that Crayola has provided over the years are truly priceless, so that is $204 million well-spent! 

We Support All Things Play! 

Whether coloring with crayons indoors at the arts and crafts table, or outdoors swinging on the swings, playing on the merry-go-round, or going down the slide at local commercial playgrounds, AAA State of Play supports and unwaveringly advocates for the benefits of play for babies, toddlers, and children of all ages.

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The Ultimate List of Crayola Colors 

  • Red Maroon 
  • Scarlet 
  • Brick Red 
  • English Vermilion 
  • Madder Lake 
  • Permanent Geranium 
  • Maximum Red 
  • Chestnut 
  • Orange-Red 
  • Sunset Orange 
  • Bittersweet 
  • Dark Venetian Red 
  • Venetian Red 
  • Light Venetian Red 
  • Vivid Tangerine 
  • Middle Red 
  • Burnt Orange 
  • Red Orange 
  • Orange 
  • Macaroni and Cheese 
  • Middle Yellow 
  • Red Mango 
  • Tango Yellow
  • Orange Maximum 
  • Yellow Red 
  • Banana Mania 
  • Maize 
  • Orange-Yellow 
  • Goldenrod 
  • Dandelion 
  • Yellow Green
  • Yellow Middle Yellow 
  • Olive Green 
  • Spring Green 
  • Maximum Yellow 
  • Canary 
  • Lemon Yellow 
  • Maximum Green Yellow
  • Middle Green Yellow 
  • Inchworm
  • Light Chrome Green 
  • Yellow-Green 
  • Maximum Green
  • Asparagus 
  • Granny Smith Apple 
  • Fern 
  • Middle Green 
  • Green 
  • Medium Chrome Green
  • Forest Green 
  • Sea Green 
  • Shamrock 
  • Mountain Meadow 
  • Jungle Green 
  • Caribbean Green 
  • Tropical Rain Forest 
  • Middle Blue Green 
  • Pine Green 
  • Maximum Blue Green
  • Robin's Egg Blue 
  • Teal Blue 
  • Light Blue 
  • Aquamarine 
  • Turquoise Blue 
  • Outer Space 
  • Sky Blue 
  • Middle Blue 
  • Blue-Green 
  • Pacific Blue 
  • Cerulean 
  • Maximum Blue 
  • Blue (I) 
  • Cerulean Blue 
  • Cornflower 
  • Green-Blue 
  • Midnight Blue 
  • Navy Blue 
  • Denim Blue (III) 
  • Cadet Blue 
  • Periwinkle Blue (Il) 
  • Bluetiful 
  • Wild Blue Yonder 
  • Indigo 
  • Manatee 
  • Cobalt Blue 
  • Celestial Blue 
  • Blue Bell 
  • Maximum Blue 
  • Purple Violet 
  • Blue 
  • Blue-Violet 
  • Ultramarine Blue 
  • Middle Blue 
  • Purple 
  • Purple Heart 
  • Royal Purple 
  • Violet (II) 
  • Medium Violet 
  • Wisteria 
  • Lavender (I) 
  • Vivid Violet 
  • Maximum Purple 
  • Purple Mountains’ Majesty
  • Fuchsia Pink 
  • Flamingo Violet (I) 
  • Brilliant Rose 
  • Orchid
  • Plum Majesty
  • Medium Rose 
  • Thistle
  • Mulberry
  • Red-Violet 
  • Middle Purple 
  • Maximum Red Purple 
  • Jazzberry Jam 
  • Wild Strawberry 
  • Lavender (II) 
  • Cotton Candy 
  • Carnation Pink 
  • Violet-Red 
  • Razzmatazz 
  • Piggy Pink 
  • Carmine 
  • Blush 
  • Tickle Me Pink 
  • Mauvelous 
  • Salmon 
  • Middle Red Purple 
  • Mahogany 
  • Melon
  •  Pink Sherbert 
  • Burnt Sienna 
  • Brown 
  • Sepia 
  • Fuzzy Wuzzy
  • Tumbleweed 
  • Raw Sienna 
  • Van Dyke Brown 
  • Tan 
  • Desert 
  • Sand 
  • Peach 
  • Burnt Umber 
  • Apricot 
  • Almond 
  • Raw Umber 
  • Shadow 
  • Raw Sienna (I) 
  • Gold (I) 
  • Gold (II)
  • Silver 
  • Copper 
  • Antique Brass 
  • Black 
  • Charcoal Gray 
  • Gray 
  • Blue-Gray 
  • Timberwolf 
  • White 
  • Crayellow 
  • Cool Mint 
  • Oatmeal 
  • Powder Blue

Silver Swirls Crayola Crayons

  • Rusty Red 
  • Copper Penny 
  • Burnished Brown 
  • Aztec Gold 
  • Misty Moss 
  • Shiny Shamrock 
  • Polished Pine 
  • Wintergreen Dream 
  • Green Sheen 
  • Steel Teal 
  • Pewter Blue 
  • Cerulean Frost
  • Shadow Blue 
  • Cosmic Cobalt 
  • Glossy Grape 
  • Lilac Luster 
  • Pearly Purple
  • Sugar Plum 
  • Mystic Maroon 
  • Twilight Lavender 
  • Cinnamon Satin 
  • Rose Dust 
  • Quick Silver
  • Granite Gray

Gem Tones Crayola Crayons

  • Jasper 
  • Smokey Topaz 
  • Citrine 
  • Tiger Eye 
  • Peridot
  •  Jade 
  • Emerald 
  • Malachite
  • Moonstone 
  • Sapphire 
  • Lapis Lazuli 
  • Amethyst 
  • Rose Quartz 
  • Ruby 
  • Pink Pearl 
  • Onyx 

Magic Scent Crayola Crayons

  • Rose 
  • Cedar Chest 
  • Chocolate 
  • Dirt 
  • Jelly Bean 
  • Orange 
  • Tulip 
  • Peach 
  • Lumber 
  • Banana 
  • Lemon 
  • Daffodil
  • Lime 
  • Eucalyptus 
  • Fresh Air 
  • Soap 
  • New Car 
  • Blueberry 
  • Grape 
  • Lilac 
  • Strawberry 
  • Shampoo
  • Bubble Gum
  • Cherry 
  • Coconut 
  • Baby Powder 
  • Smoke
  • Licorice 
  • Leather Jacket 

Color n’ Smell Crayola Crayons

  • Earthworm
  • Smell the Roses 
  • Pet Shop
  •  Baseball Mitt 
  • Grandma's Perfume 
  • Saw Dust
  • Sharpening Pencils 
  • Fresh Air 
  • Flower Shop
  • Bubble Bath
  • New Sneakers
  • Sasquatch Socks 
  • Dingy Dungeon 
  • Magic Potion
  • Giants Club 
  • Ogre Odor 
  • Smashed Pumpkin
  • Sunburnt Cyclops 
  • Big Foot Feet 
  • Gargoyle Gas 
  • Booger Buster 
  • Alien Armpit 
  • Sea Serpent 
  • Winter Wizard 
  • Pixie Powder 
  • Mummy's Tomb

Fluorescent Crayola Crayons

  • Radical Red 
  • Wild Watermelon 
  • Outrageous Orange 
  • Atomic Tangerine 
  • Neon Carrot 
  • Sunglow 
  • Laser Lemon
  • Unmellow Yellow 
  • Electric Lime 
  • Screamin’ Green 
  • Magic Mint 
  • Blizzard Blue 
  • Shocking Pink 
  • Razzle Dazzle Rose 
  • Hot Magenta 
  • Purple Pizzazz 

Star Brite Crayola Crayons

  • Star Brite crayons do not have individual crayon color names

Color Mix-Up Crayola Crayons

  • Baby Blanket 
  • Blazing Bonfire 
  • Cool and Crazy 
  • Lemon Lime Zing 
  • Magenta Mix-Up 
  • Mixed Veggies 
  • Off-Road 
  • Peaches ‘n Cream 
  • Rainforest 
  • Peaches ‘n Cream 
  • Southwest 
  • Star Spangled Banner 
  • Stonewashed 
  • Surfs Up 
  • Twister 
  • Warm and Fuzzy 

Pearl Brite Crayola Crayons

  • Salmon Pearl 
  • Mandarin Pearl 
  • Sunset Pearl 
  • Sunny Pearl
  • Key Lime Pearl 
  • Caribbean Green Pearl 
  • Ocean Green Pearl 
  • Turquoise Pearl 
  • Aqua Pearl 
  • Black Coral Pearl 
  • Ocean Blue Pearl 
  • Midnight Pearl 
  • Orchid Pearl
  • Mystic Pearl 
  • Rose Pearl 
  • Cultured Pearl

Pearl Crayola Crayons

  • Apple Orchard 
  • Red Satin 
  • Hot Cocoa 
  • Mango Purée 
  • Butternut Squash 
  • Orange Peel 
  • Sunset Shimmer 
  • Liquid Gold 
  • Shooting Star 
  • Sea Glass 
  • Pesto 
  • Caribbean Sea
  • Ocean Foam 
  • Cloudy Sky 
  • Iridescent Indigo 
  • Moonlit Pond 
  • Lavender Silk
  • Berry Parfait 
  • Bubble Gum 
  • Snow Drift 
  • Antique Gray 
  • Black Pearl 

Changeables Crayola Crayons

  • Blue/Magenta 
  • Green/Violet 
  • Orange/Black
  • Pink/Yellow 
  • Red/Blue 
  • Yellow/Green 
  • Color Changer 

Glitter Crayola Crayons

  • Crimson Clash 
  • Maroon Mist 
  • Campfire Flicker 
  • Sun Shower 
  • Golden Dust 
  • Shredded Cheddar 
  • Wild Wasabi 
  • Gritty Green 
  • Tropical Shower 
  • Blue Green w/ Glitzy Gold Glitter 
  • Aqua Fizz 
  • Night Sky 
  • Blue Blazes 
  • Fire in the Sky 
  • Orchid Explosion
  • Carnation Pink w/ Lavender Glitter
  • Flamingo Flame 
  • Red Slaw
  • Poppin’ Purple 
  • Diamond Dazzle
  • White with Rainbow Glitter
  • Silver Sparks 
  • Gray Glam 
  • Black Gold 
  • Chocolate Sprinkles

Construction Paper Crayola Crayons

  • Construction Paper crayons do not have individual crayon color names

Metallic FX Crayola Crayons

  • Blast Off Bronze 
  • Alloy Orange 
  • Big Dip 0’ Ruby 
  • Bittersweet Shimmer 
  • Cyber Grape 
  • B’dazzled Blue 
  • Deep Space Sparkle 
  • Sonic Silver 
  • Illuminating Emerald
  • Metallic Seaweed 
  • Petrified Forest 
  • Magnetic Magenta 
  • Shimmering Blush 
  • Rose Gold 
  • Razmic Berry 
  • Steel Blue 
  • Iron Indigo 
  • Cobalt Cool 
  • Acid Wash Jeans 
  • Sheen Green 
  • Robot Canary 
  • Gold Fusion 
  • Gold Metal 

Gel FX Crayola Crayons

  • Gel FX crayons do not have individual crayon color names

Neon Crayola Crayons

  • Shocking Pink 
  • Pearl Shocking Pink 
  • Glitter Shocking Pink 
  • Purple Pizzazz 
  • Pearl Purple Pizzazz 
  • Glitter Purple Pizzazz 
  • Wild Watermelon 
  • Pearl Wild Watermelon
  • Glitter Wild Watermelon
  • Atomic Tangerine 
  • Pearl Atomic Tangerine 
  • Glitter Atomic Tangerine
  • Sunglow 
  • Pearl Sunglow 
  • Glitter Sunglow
  • Laser Lemon 
  • Pearl Laser Lemon 
  • Glitter Laser Lemon 
  • Screamin’ Green 
  • Pearl Screamin’ Green
  • Glitter Screamin’ Green
  • Sky Blue 
  • Pearl Sky Blue 
  • Glitter Sky Blue 

Colors of the World Crayola Crayons

  • Deep Almond
  • Deep Golden 
  • Deep Rose 
  • Deepest Almond 
  • Extra Deep Almond 
  • Extra Deep Golden 
  • Extra Deep Rose 
  • Extra Light Almond 
  • Light Almond 
  • Light Golden
  • Light Medium Almond 
  • Light Medium Golden 
  • Light Medium Rose 
  • Light Rose 
  • Medium Almond 
  • Medium Deep Almond 
  • Medium Deep Golden 
  • Medium Deep Rose 
  • Medium Golden 
  • Very Deep Almond 
  • Very Deep Rose 
  • Very Light Almond 
  • Very Light Golden 
  • Very Light Rose 
  • Black Hair
  • Blonde Hair 
  • Blue Eyes 
  • Brown Eyes
  • Brown Hair 
  • Green Eyes
  • Hazel Eyes
  • Red Hair

Heads n’Tails Crayola Crayons

  • Eerie Black/Black Shadows
  • Denim Blue/Blue Jeans
  • Plump Purple/Purple Plum
  • Slimy Green/Green Lizard
  • Sweet Brown/Brown Sugar
  • Tart Orange/Orange Soda
  • Sizzling Red/Red Salsa
  • Bright Yellow/Yellow Sunshine

The 100 Billionth Crayon

  • Blue Ribbon

Mini Twistables Crayola Crayons

  • Red
  • Scarlet 
  • Red Orange 
  • Orange 
  • Yellow Orange 
  • Apricot 
  • Dandelion 
  • Yellow 
  • Green Yellow 
  • Yellow Green 
  • Green 
  • Blue Green 
  • Cerulean 
  • Blue 
  • Indigo 
  • Blue Violet 
  • Violet 
  • Red Violet 
  • Carnation Pink
  • White
  • Black
  • Brown

True to Life Crayola Crayons

  • Yosemite Campfire 
  • Grand Canyon 
  • Florida Sunrise 
  • Amazon Rainforest 
  • Carribean Current 
  • Maui Sunset 
  • Milky Way 

Cosmic Crayola Crayons

  • Pink Nebula 
  • Wormhole 
  • Jupiter's Redspot 
  • Martian Sandstorm 
  • Interstellar Dust 
  • Starburst 
  • Solar Flare 
  • Starlight 
  • Aurora Borealis 
  • Milky Way 
  • Alien Green 
  • Uraniun Winter 
  • Big Dipper 
  • Asteroid Belt 
  • Little Dipper 
  • White Dwarf 
  • Orion's Belt 
  • Spaced-Out Blue 
  • Purple Pulsar 
  • Twilight Twinkle 
  • Halley's Comet 
  • Black Hole 
  • Supernova 
  • Starburst 
  • Solar Flare 

Andy Warhol Crayola Crayons

  • Invisible Structure 
  • Space Fruit Peach 
  • Pink Cow 
  • Fuschia Daisy 
  • Tomato Soup 
  • Orange Disaster 
  • Yellow Banana 
  • Cream of Celery Soup 
  • Green Pea Soup 
  • Blue Liz 
  • Blue Cat 
  • Blue Jackie 
  • Grape Marilyn 
  • Lavender Flowers 
  • Chili Beef Soup 
  • Hot Dog Bean Soup 
  • Silver Factory 
  • Licorice Marilyn 

Pastels Crayola Crayons

  • Slate 
  • Purple Mountains’Majesty 
  • Periwinkle 
  • Powder Blue 
  • Caribbean Green 
  • Granny Smith Apple 
  • Cool Mint 
  • Inchworm 
  • Piggy Pink 
  • Salmon 
  • Unmellow Yellow 
  • Banana Mania 
  • Mauvelous 
  • Orchid 

What is Your Favorite of the Many, Many Crayola Crayon Colors?

Sources:

https://www.crayola.com/

https://www.jennyscrayoncollection.com/2017/1%20O/complete-list-of-current-crayola-crayon

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Crayola_crayon_colors

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