Crayons Really Make You Think

Crayola Crayons

The other day, I was feeling a little down so I said I was “blue”, which led me to thinking about Crayola crayons and how I felt like coloring a picture, which led me to wondering what emotions all the other colors represent, which led me to decide to assign emotional states to every standard Crayola crayon color, which led me to writing this post. It really is a slippery slope.

Almond- You feel shy and delicious.

Antique Brass- You feel old and wise.

Apricot- You feel springy.

Aquamarine- You feel tranquil.

Asparagus- You feel nauseous.

Atomic Tangerine- You feel livid and citrusy.

Banana Mania- You feel insane.

Bittersweet- You feel…well…..bittersweet.

Black- You feel chic.

Blizzard Blue- You feel frostbitten.

Blue Bell- You feel polite.

Blue Gray- You feel sad but also a little cynical.

Blue Green- You feel sad because you are jealous.

Blue Violet- You feel sad but a little romantic. Like, you are depressed but could totally hook-up with someone.

Blush- You feel flattered.

Brick Red- You feel sunburnt.

Brown- You feel baked.

Burnt Orange- You feel cliche.

Burnt Sienna- You feel like a hipster.

Cadet Blue- You feel proud.

Canary- You feel like singing. You know, like a canary.

Caribbean Green- You feel mellow and a little drunk on pina coladas.

Carnation Pink- You feel like a baby.

Cerise- You feel mysterious.

Cerulean- You feel pretentious.

Chestnut- You feel powerful.

Copper- You feel like a penny.

Cornflower- You feel innocent.

Cotton Candy- You feel fluffy.

Dandelion- You feel wishful.

Denim- You feel like a badass.

Desert Sand- You feel thirsty.

Eggplant- You feel earthy.

Electric Lime- You feel hyper.

Fern- You feel strong and like everyone likes you.

Forest Green- You feel overused.

Fuchsia- You feel like a drunk co-ed.

Fuzzy Wuzzy- You feel cuddly but also you feel like rhyming.

Gold- You feel like your stock is rising.

Goldenrod- You feel mythical.

Granny Smith Apple- You feel sour but lovable.

Gray- You feel doomed. But also like your a good neutral color to wear.

Green- Envy. You don’t mess with a classic.

Green Blue- Not to be confused with blue green. You feel mostly envious but also kind of sad. You know, because of the envy.

Green Yellow- You feel envious but really happy. You delight in jealousy.

Hot Magenta- You feel like a drunk co-ed doing the walk of shame.

Inchworm- Wiggly?

Indigo- You feel like a hippie.

Jazzberry Jam- You feel like a country picnic.

Jungle Green- You feel wild.

Laser Lemon- You feel unlikable. But that’s because you keep shooting your lasers at everyone.

Lavender- You feel mellow and sleepy.

Lemon Yellow- You feel sour but you like it.

Macaroni and Cheese- You feel fat but satisfied.

Magenta- You feel ALIVE.

Magic Mint- You feel relaxed. And magical.

Mahogany- You feel rich.

Maize- You feel roasted.

Manatee- You feel huge. In a good way.

Mango Tango- You feel sweet and dancy.

Maroon- You feel dark and angry. Like Batman.

Mauvelous- You feel like a cheap play on words.

Melon- You feel delicious and bright.

Midnight Blue- You feel romantic but only at night.

Mountain Meadow- You feel like skipping.

Mulberry- You feel like jam.

Navy Blue- You feel like sailing a ship. You know, because you’re in the Navy.

Neon Carrot- You feel radioactive.

Olive Green- You feel like joining the army.

Orange- You feel lonely.

Orange Red- You feel angry that you’re lonely.

Orange Yellow- You feel lonely but mellow about it.

Orchid- You feel like you smell good.

Outer Space- You feel afraid. Because of all the aliens.

Outrageous Orange- You feel outrageously lonely.

Pacific Blue- You feel like taking a trip.

Peach- You feel precious.

Periwinkle- You feel fancy.

Piggy Pink- You feel like maybe someone wants to make bacon out of you.

Pine Green- You feel like a tree.

Pink Flamingo- You feel ostentatious. How dare you be so pink!

Pink Sherbert- You feel like dessert.

Plum- You feel like someone should write a poem about you.

Purple Heart- You feel wounded.

Purple Mountain’s Majesty- You feel like writing a song.

Purple Pizzazz- You feel like using jazz hands.

Radical Red- You feel like communism. Also, you feel like making Glenn Beck cry.

Raw Sienna- You feel exposed.

Raw Umber- You feel smoky.

Razzle Dazzle Rose- You feel like performing on broadway.

Razzmatazz- You feel jazzy.

Red- Anger. Or love. I don’t know. You pick.

Red Orange- You feel like your burning.

Red Violet- You feel angry because you aren’t violet, you’re purple.

Robin’s Egg Blue- You feel like a teacup.

Royal Purple- You feel like ordering people around.

Salmon- You feel fishy. (I crack  myself up.)

Scarlet- You feel slutty.

Screamin’ Green- You feel like yelling.

Sea Green- You feel like swimming.

Sepia- You feel old-fashioned.

Shadow- You feel like stalking someone.

Shamrock- You feel lucky. Lucky because you read this blog post.

Shocking Pink- You feel scandalous but also like everyone will forgive you no matter what

Silver- You feel like your stock is dropping.

Sky Blue- You feel light.

Spring Green- You feel like frolicking.

Sunglow- You feel like you got your necessary vitamin D.

Sunset Orange- You feel content in your loneliness.

Tan- You feel like you’re glowing.

Teal Blue- You feel like the 1980’s.

Thistle- You feel prickly.

Tickle Me Pink- You feel silly.

Timberwolf- You feel fierce.

Tropical Rain Forest- You feel exotic. And soaking wet because of all the rain.

Tumbleweed- You feel like having a shoot-out. Don’t do it!

Turquoise Blue- You feel like a trip to New Mexico.

Unmellow Yellow- You feel happy! You’re happy! You’re happy!

Violet (Purple)- You feel annoyed because you’re purple but people call you violet.

Violet Blue- You feel sad because people call you violet but you’re just purple.

Violet Red- You’re annoyed and angry about the whole purple/violet issue.

Vivid Tangerine- You feel bright. Really bright.

Vivid Violet- You feel uber-annoyed. And bright.

White- You feel like you need some color in your life.

Wild Blue Yonder- You feel like exploring.

Wild Strawberry- You feel fresh and like you want adventure.

Wild Watermelon- You feel yummy.

Wisteria- You feel wistful.

Yellow- You feel cheerful.

Yellow Green- You feel cheerful about being jealous.

Yellow Orange- You feel cheerful about being lonely.

I suggest you use these colors to describe your emotions from now on instead of actually describing your emotions, it will be easier. Probably. You’re welcome.

19 thoughts on “Crayons Really Make You Think

  1. I read this a few times and couldn’t choose. After a week or so, I looked at it again. I’m all over that violet/purple thing. That’s so me. I literally flip between violet/blue and violet/red. I’m purple dammit!

    Purple.

  2. […] One of my favorite posts! Really made my day The other day, I was feeling a little down so I said I was "blue", which led me to thinking about Crayola crayons and how I felt like coloring a picture, which led me to wondering what emotions all the other colors represent, which led me to decide to assign emotional states to every standard Crayola crayon color, which led me to writing this post. It really is a slippery slope. Almond- You feel shy and delicious. Antique Brass- You feel old and … Read More […]

  3. I had no idea how many colors were in the crayon box.

    Really liked this post (though I actually like all your posts) but I especially loved these two:

    Cerulean- You feel pretentious.
    Purple Pizzazz- You feel like using jazz hands.

    Had a little giggle at my desk over those.

    I would just like to suggest the following alternative definitions though:

    “Jungle Green” might also mean you’re wildly jealous,
    “Goldenrod” might mean you feel sneezy (or just generally allergic to something), and
    “Navy blue” might mean that you feel homesick. Or maybe seasick.

  4. lol.. orange is lonely because it doesn’t rhyme with anything (from the delightful Sheldon Cooper!)…

    this was really cute, and I agree with all of them! I think your version of blue violet is hillariously bang on

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