Thursday, April 24, 2008

All 120 Crayon Names, Color Codes and Fun Facts

"The average child in the United States will wear down 730 crayons by his 10th birthday (or 11.4 boxes of 64s). Kids, ages 2-8, spend an average of 28 minutes each day colouring. Combined, children in the US spend 6.3 billion hours colouring annually, almost 10,000 human lifetimes!"

"Crayola crayon colour names rarely change. However, there are exceptions. In 1958, Prussian blue was changed to midnight blue in response to teacher recommendations that children could no longer relate to Prussian history. In 1962, the colour flesh was changed to peach recognizing that not everyone’s flesh is the same shade."


For the last 100 years or so kids have been exploring and creating worlds of color with Crayons. For a lot of us, our life long love affairs with color began with these wax sticks and a blank sheet of paper.

Crowded Crayon Colors
Photo by Sir Fish

120 Crayon Names and Color Codes

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
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Crayon Color Fun Facts & Photo Inspiration

Rolling Rainbow Crayons

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.

Crowded Crayon Colors

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

Crowded Crayon Colors

children in the US spend 6.3 billion hours colouring annually, almost 10,000 human lifetimes!

Rolling Rainbow Crayons

Many crayon names are also borrowed from traditional artists’ paints.

Primary Crayon Colors

The name Crayola was coined by Alice Binney, wife of company founder Edwin, and a former school teacher.
Crayon Stack
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Title Photo by davidz

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