120 Crayon Names, Color Codes and Fun Facts

Who doesn't remember the feeling of opening a brand new box of crayons?

Click through the original link to see the hex codes for all 120 colours as well as learn some interesting facts such as:

  • The first box of Crayola crayons was sold in 1903 for a nickel and
    included the same colors available in the eight-count box today: red,
    blue, yellow, green, violet, orange, black and brown.

  • In the last 98 years, more than 100 billion Crayola crayons have been made.

  • The name Crayola was coined by Alice Binney, wife of company founder
    Edwin, and a former school teacher. She combined the words craie, which
    is French for chalk, and ola, for oleaginous, because crayons are made
    from petroleum based paraffin.

Crayola crayons currently come in 120 colors including 23 reds, 20 greens, 19 blues, 16 purples, 14 oranges, 11 browns, 8 yellows, 2 grays, 2 coppers, 2 blacks, 1 white, 1 gold and 1 silver. Although Crayola crayons come in 120 different colors, the labels are only made in 18, which cover the full color spectrum. Nearly 3 billion crayons are made each year, an average of 12 million daily. That's enough to circle the globe 6 times with color!

120 Crayon Names and Color Codes

Aaron at ColorSchemer.com created a fun list of all 120 Crayon Colors with their hex codes and RGB values. "All of these colors are rough approximations from Crayola’s current list of 120 Crayon Colors. -CS"

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2 Blacks huh? Did Crayola decide the first black wasn't dark enough so they made a new one, but the consumers were disapointed at the new black dispite what the focus group said and the people demanded they bring back classic black?
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