List of Crayola colored pencil colors

Crayola manufactures several different types of colored pencils. The most popular one is the standard sharpenable wood-shafted pencil, which also offers the widest range of available colors. A smaller and slightly different range of colors is available in mechanical pencil format as part of their "Twistable" product line.

Both formats have a certain subset of "Erasable" colors. Although the default colored pencils are not completely indelible, their markings have a slightly waxy texture that tends to smear and thin out rather than truly erasing.

There are also two types of multicolored pencils: "Heads 'n Tails" and "True to Life".

All Crayola colored pencils are manufactured by Brazilian Faber-Castell plants in São Carlos and are the same colors of Brazilian packages.

Standard pencils

Wooden pencils that can be sharpened.

Standard colors

The following is a complete list of colors included in the 12,[1] 24,[2] 36, 50, and 60 packs of Crayola's standard colored pencils. Color values are approximate.

12 pack +12 = 24 pack +12 = 36 pack +14 = 50 pack +10 = 60 pack
Red #ED0A3F Aqua Green #03BB85 Bronze Yellow #A78B00 Bubble Gum #FFC1CC Cocoa #5E4330
Red Orange #FF3F34 Golden Yellow #FFDF00 Cool Gray #788193 Cerulean #006A93 Lilac #EB3E7C
Orange #FF861F Gray #8B8680 Dark Brown #514E49 Gold #867200 Metallic Blue #708EB3
Yellow #FBE870 Jade Green #0A6B0D Blue Green #0095B6 Harvest Gold #E2B631 Metallic Bronze #BC8777
Yellow Green #C5E17A Light Blue #8FD8D8 Lemon Yellow #F4FA9F Lime Green #6EEB6E Metallic Copper #B2592D
Green #01A368 Magenta #F653A6 Light Orange #FED8B1 Mango #FFC800 Olive #497E48
Sky Blue #76D7EA Mahogany #CA3435 Maroon #C32148 Mauve #CC99BA Plum #6A2963
Blue #0066FF Peach #FFCBA4 Pine Green #01796F Navy Blue #00003B Ruby Red #E6335F
Violet (Purple) #8359A3 Pink #CD919E Raspberry #E96792 Orchid #BC6CAC True Blue #03228E
White #FFFFFF Tan #FA9D5A Salmon #FF91A4 Pale Rose #DCCCD7 Warm Gray #B5A895
Brown #AF593E Light Brown #A36F40 Slate #404E5A Sand #EBE1C2
Black #000000 Yellow Orange #FFAE42 Turquoise #6CDAE7 Silver #A6AAAE
Taupe #B99685
Teal #0086A7

The year of the introduction of the 12, 24, 36, and 50 packs of colored pencils is unknown.

Metallic Colors 8 Pack

Regular wooden pencils with metallic colors, they have very small flecks of sparkles in them. Colors approximate.[3]

Metallic Gold #9F9977
Metallic Silver #BDC2C7
Metallic Bronze #BC8777
Metallic Green #839182
Metallic Copper #B2592D
Metallic Purple #996398
Metallic Blue #708EB3
Metallic Mauve #BC749A

Multicultural Colors, 8 pack

Regular wooden pencils in colors which represent the colors of people's skin. Colors include: black, red, mahogany, peach, brown, dark brown, light brown, and tan.[4] All colors are available in other packages, none unique.

Neon Colors, 12 pack

Regular wooden pencils in fluorescent colors and others usually brighter than normal colored pencils.

Denim #1560BD Purple Pizzazz #FF00CC Razzle Dazzle Rose #EE34D2 Razzmatazz #E30B5C Atomic Tangerine #FF9966 Screamin' Green #66FF66 Unmellow Yellow #FFFF66 Aquamarine #95E0E8 Neon Carrot #FF9933 Shamrock #33CC99 Scarlet #FD0E35 Grape #6F2DA8


Crayola also manufactures mechanical pencils with colored leads as part of its "Twistables" line, which also includes crayons and markers with a similar screw-based mechanical feed. Crayola does not currently offer refill cores for any of its Twistables products, so the pencils are intended to be discarded when empty. The external packaging of each set shows color swatches labeled by name, but the color names are not imprinted on the individual pencils themselves. They are available in 12, (vibrant set) 18, and 30 packs, and an erasable 12 pack. The 12 pack was released in 1998, the 18 pack was released in 2008, and the 30 pack was released in 2009.

The 30 pack contains 11 of the colors in the standard 12 pack; sky-blue is not included. It also contains all of colors of the 18 pack (vibrant set) with the exception of the three fluorescent colors (the 18 set has four colors from the 12 pack). The remaining eight colors (there are six colors that are in both sets) are unique to the 30 pack.

Some of the Twistables pencil color names do not appear among the standard colored pencils as shown above. The colors are blue-violet, green-yellow, apricot, asparagus, carnation pink, and wisteria.

All color values are approximate.

The "Vibrant Set" 18-pack that released in 2008 has relatively little duplication of the basic 12-pack colors; The colors from the 12 pack are italicized:

12 pack standard set 18 pack vibrant set

(four 12-pack colors, 14 new colors)

30 pack assorted set (eight new colors)
Red Aqua Green Mahogany
Red Orange Black Tan
Orange Blue Violet Apricot
Yellow Cerulean Green Yellow
Yellow Green Fluorescent Orange Asparagus
Green Fluorescent Pink Wisteria
Sky Blue Fluorescent Yellow Gray
Blue Golden Yellow Carnation Pink
Violet Light Brown
Light Brown Lime Green
Brown Magenta
Black Mango
Red Orange
Yellow Green
Yellow Orange

Yellow, pink and orange are fluorescent in the 18 pack but are regular in the 30 pack.

Silly Scents

Silly Scents Color Pencil

Color values are approximate.

The basic "Silly Scents" 8-pack that released in 1998 has the following colors:

Lobster Lips Sasquatch Sneakers Monkey Breath Rotten Tooth Fairy
Fairy Tales Forest Oozing Ogre Zombie Laundry Ghoulish Graham Cracker

Ultra Cool and Super Hot

The basic 12-pack of "Ultra Cool and Super Hot Pencils". T-shirt green, Dodger Blue and Green Blue were released in July 2010 and the remaining colors were released in January 2011.

T-shirt green Dodger Blue Green Blue Mucus Ball Green
RYB Position GOV Position Raindrop Steel Green Steel Pink
Strong Magnet Lightning

The currently available "eXtreme colors ultra-bright colored pencils" pack has eight fluorescent colors.

Absolute Zero Fiery Rose Spring Frost Winter Sky
Sizzling Sunset Arctic Lime Heat Wave Lemon Glacier

Erasable colors

Crayola's erasable colors are available in 8-packs, 12-packs, or 24-packs of standard sharpenable pencils. There is also a 12-pack of "Erasable Twistables" pencils, which lists the same twelve colors as the standard "Twistables" pencils.

Specialty multicolor pencils

"True to Life" pencils are limited to eight colors (or rather, eight color titles such as "Maui Sunset" and "Amazon Rainforest"), in which each pencil has a single tricolor lead. As the color titles are identical to those of the "True to Life" tricolored crayons, their color range is presumably similar or identical.

Similarly, the 8-pack of double-sided "Heads 'n Tails" pencils, in which the two sides of each pencil have two different tints or shades of the same hue, should resemble the color range of the corresponding crayons.

See also


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