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Crayola renames crayons for 110th anniversary

Crayola has renamed its colors for a limited

Crayola has renamed its colors for a limited edition box. (Credit: Handout)

Which makes you want to color more? A crayon called red? Or one dubbed “Lady Bug”? Green? Or "Jalapeno"?

When Crayola first launched a box of eight crayons in 1903, it merely labeled them red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple, brown and black. This year, 110 years later, the company decided it's time for a name makeover.

Crayola asked consumers to create new names for each of the original colors. Here are the winners:

Red – Ladybug

Orange– Freshly Squeezed

Yellow – Sunny Side Up

Green – Jalapeño 

Blue – BeYOUtiful Blue

Purple  – Peace, Love & Purple

Brown – Freckle

Black – Night Owl


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The winning names are featured in a limited edition 1903-style Crayola crayon pack, sold exclusively on Crayola’s Facebook page for $4.99, http://on.fb.me/13lQdEG.

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