Fuzzy Wuzzy, Outer Space, and Bittersweet are just a few of the standard Crayola crayon colors released over the years. These 133 names are considered to be a “core color” by Crayola. Hard to believe that Razzmatazz is considered a core color. But it is! What a wonderful world Crayola has colored for us.
From the official list of 133 standard Crayola colors, here the 17 that stand out as being more wacky.
|Atomic Tangerine||#FFA474||1972||What makes this Atomic?|
|Banana Mania||#FAE7B5||1998||This color has a slight red-tinge to it. Maybe it’s an embarrassed banana|
|Beaver||#9F8170||1998||The only Crayola color named for an animal|
|Bittersweet||#FD7C6E||1949||This is the color of something that is Bittersweet|
|Cornflower||#9ACEEB||1949||Is cornflower this color?|
|Dandelion||#FDDB6D||1990||Are dandelions this color?|
|Fuzzy Wuzzy||#CC6666||1998||Fuzzy Wuzzy?|
|Jazzberry Jam||#CA3767||2003||Is this the color of Jazz?|
|Laser Lemon||#FEFE22||1972||Renamed from “Chartreuse” in 1990. Interesting that yellow would be a laser color. Have you ever seen a laser beam that’s yellow?|
|Mauvelous||#EF98AA||1993||Because mauv is just a marvelous color|
|Outer Space||#414A4C||1998||Wow. Outer space has a color?|
|Purple Pizzazz||#FF00CC||1990||Crayola likes names with many Zzzzs in them.|
|Razzle Dazzle Rose||#FF48D0||1990||Four Zs!|
|Razzmatazz||#E3256B||1993||Four Zs again!|
|Unmellow Yellow||#FFFF66||1990||Describing a color by what it is not. Very philosophical|
|Wild Blue Yonder||#A2ADD0||2003||Heh|
|Wisteria||#CDA4DE||1993||Wisteria? What is wisteria?|
After writing this post, I found that Crayola has special coloring pages explaining each of their 50 most popular colors. Wisteria has its own page. It explains:
Wisteria is a plant that grows as a vine. It grows light purple flowers in the spring or early summer. Some wisteria plants can be 25 feet tall. The color wisteria is a peaceful color. It makes people feel better and helps them to be calm, sometimes even sleepy. Calmly color this wisteria flower with a Wisteria crayon.