Only 1 in 22 People Can Name All of These Crayon Colors. Can You?

By: Kennita Leon
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About This Quiz

Crayons, as you may or may not know, are sticks of colored wax (or some other material) that are used for coloring, drawing and sometimes even writing. As children, we loved using them to scribble in our nonsensical language and to color elephants and flowers alike. Today though, we're testing your knowledge of the names of the tools you used a long time ago. Can you name all these crayons from a picture? 

Crayons are called by many names in different cultures, and the first use of the word wasn't nearly as long as it is today. The word crayon evolved from the Latin and French words for Earth and chalk, 'creta' and 'craie' respectively. They were used by Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans, but not by children. Even during the Renaissance period, adults were the ones noted for using these writing and drawing tools. It wasn't until much later that they became a child's toy. 

Companies like Crayola, Eberhard Faber, Joseph Dixon Crucible Co., and others continue to produce these items today, each of them creating hundreds of their own colors with different names. Crayola alone has more than 100 colors and continues to add to their already expansive selection. We won't choose the crazy colors like Kryptonite, New Car, or Shampoo for you identify. We're choosing the more common ones, but not as common and green, yellow, red, and blue. 

So if you think you're up to the task of acing this colorful test, grab a seat and let's get started. Will you end up with a masterpiece, or artwork only a parent could love? Let's find out!

Maroon is described as a dark brownish red color of which there are three variations: bright maroon, rich maroon, and dark red.

Indigo, one of the seven colors of the rainbow, is a deep and rich color that falls between blue and violet.

This shade of green is frequently worn on Saint Patrick's Day in Ireland, the United States, Canada, New Zealand, and Australia.

Also referred to as aubergine, this color is a dark purple or brownish-purple, much like the outer skin of the European eggplant.

This warm, brownish, off-white color resembles the inside of the almond kernel after which it was named.

Aquamarine, a blue-green color, was named after a type of beryl mineral gemstone which bears the same name.

This pure color is located at the end of the visible spectrum of light and between blue and purple on the color wheel.

First recorded in English in 1385, this color is identified by an off-white tone with a slight tinge of yellow.

Magenta is the complementary color of green because they are opposite on the color wheel. It is located between blue and red on the same wheel.

This orange-tinted red color is widely associated with courage, passion, immorality, sin, and the blood of Christ.

Tan, of which there are four variations, is a pale pigment of brown which was first recorded in English as a color in 1590.

Dandelion is an orange-tinted yellow Crayola crayon color which was produced for 27 years from 1990 to 2017.

Mulberry, a shade of violet and magenta, was produced by Crayola from 1958 until its discontinuation in 2003.

Teal is a medium blue-green pigment which was named after the common teal bird that has a similar stripe of color on its head.

Cotton candy is a shade of the color pink that has been produced by Crayola since 1998.

Lavender applies to the light purple pigmentation of the flower which bears the same name.

Variations of this dark yellowish-green color include olivine, olive drab, olive green, dark olive green, and olive black.

This reddish-brown color, of which there are six tints and shades, matches the color of the wood after which it is named.

The color gold, also called golden, has a warm yellow-orange tone and is associated with wealth, prosperity and glamor.

Fuchsia, a brilliant purplish-red color, was named after the flower of the fuchsia plant which displays the same vivid pigment.

Variations for this reddish-brown color includes pale copper, red copper, copper penny, and copper rose.

Silver, also referred to as metallic gray, is a gray-like color tone that is used to represent the metallic chemical element, silver.

Blush is a medium vivid tone of red-violet that is associated with romance, nurturing, tenderness and flowers.

Cerulean refers to any color that falls within hue range of blue and azure, sometimes overlapping both.

This specific shade of yellow comes in a variety of tones, ranging from light yellow to a dark shade bordering on orange.

Orchid is typically a vivid, rich purple color, but may come in hues of grayish-purple, pinkish-purple, and reddish-purple.

Goldenrod, of which there are three variations, is a shade of yellow which resembles the flowers of the goldenrod plant.

Salmon, named after the flesh of the fish, is a range of colors varying from pinkish-orange to light pink.

Cornflower is a range of light to medium shades of blue which represents the pigment of the flower after which it was named.

Also referred to as light lavender, this light medium-violet hue was first introduced as a Crayola color in 1993.

Peach, a pale pinkish-yellow tone, is considered to be a shade of white or orange, depending on its variation.

Caribbean green is a striking shade of green tinted with blue. It has been produced by Crayola since 1997.

Melon, a pinkish shade of orange, is a representation of the interior flesh of the cantaloupe fruit.

Pine green is a darker shade of spring green which was named after the tree. It has been produced by Crayola since 1903.

Apricot, of which there are two variations, is a light yellowish-orangish-pinkish pigment that resembles that of the fruit.

Plum is a deep purple color which symbolizes royalty, nobility, power, creativity, wisdom, peace, and wealth.

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