Hex values for Crayola colors


15 Responses to “Hex values for Crayola colors”

  1. emo hex says:

    Can one eat these hexadecimals?

  2. Lady Katey says:

    How was this deteremined? It doesn’t look very accurate on my screen (time to recalibrate perhaps). They should add Pantone values as well.

  3. branko says:

    I once created a hex Ministeck palette for use with the GIMP:

    GIMP Palette
    # Ministeck — GIMP Palette file
    253 254 253 Ministeck white
    206 153 50 Ministeck
    155 101 52 Ministeck
    50 50 50 Ministeck dark grey
    4 3 98 Ministeck
    2 102 54 Ministeck
    2 50 154 Ministeck
    254 50 102 Ministeck
    206 154 102 Ministeck
    254 254 50 Ministeck
    250 90 6 Ministeck
    55 101 53 Ministeck
    103 102 101 Ministeck grey
    206 2 50 Ministeck
    254 154 54 Ministeck
    102 50 50 Ministeck
    253 154 154 Ministeck
    50 102 206 Ministeck
    3 50 56 Ministeck
    50 2 102 Ministeck
    251 155 101 Ministeck
    254 254 202 Ministeck
    4 2 2 Ministeck black
    206 206 206 Ministeck light grey

    The method I used was simply measuring colour values off a photo from the Ministeck website. (And as you can see I never could be bothered to name any colours other than the greys.)

  4. OrcOnTheEndOfMyFork says:

    I don’t really remember my favorite crayons. But I’m sure they were delicious.

  5. Anonymous says:

    The RGB values are meaningless if you don’t know what colorspace they are in. Is it sRGB, AdobeRGB, ProPhotoRGB? Matching a color on your uncalibrated monitor means it is matched on your monitor, and nowhere else!

  6. Anonymous says:

    They retired some of my favourite colours! Alas and woe!

  7. irksome says:

    Buried in a drawer somewhere, I have an unopened box of 64 (w/sharpener) that I bought in 1990 when I heard they’d be retiring several colors including raw umber and blue-violet.

    It’s my retirement investment. I suspect it will fetch millions.

    I remember when they changed flesh to peach; quite the uproar, what with rioting in the village square and all.

  8. scruss says:

    LaTeX had a colour macro system back in the early 1990s that were based on Crayola colours diligently matched by Jim Hafner at IBM Almaden. The original X11 colour list – as used by early web browsers – was based on someone at Tektronix’s interpretation of Crayola colours.

  9. Anonymous says:

    Interesting, I didn’t know that flesh was renamed to peach in 1962. I grew up in the 80s having “flesh” crayola.

    The thing is, I didn’t grow up in the US, but here in the Philippines, our typical color wasn’t as light as the crayon.

  10. Anonymous says:

    Crayola colour scheme for VIM – WANT!

  11. Xenu says:

    Sadly, Crayola’s crayons are some of the few Crayola products still made in USA.

  12. chriscombs says:

    Atomic Tangerine got cheated.

  13. Anonymous says:

    nice #9F8170.

  14. bishophicks says:


  15. g0d5m15t4k3 says:

    Thanks, I read the whole Wiki. There are more specialty crayons than I had remembered. I had the metallic swirls, the smelly ones, even a couple that write on black paper. Are they going to bring some of these old ones back? Because I feel like I missed out on some of these color changing ones. Dang!

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