Do you offer helpful hints when selecting a Colours of the World skin tone and undertone
What are skin tones? Your skin tone is the genetic amount of melanin, naturally-occurring dark brown or black pigments, in the outermost layer of your skin. Skin tones can change over time for various reasons. What is your skin tone? There are 3 traditional skin tones: Light, Medium, and Deep. Light or fair skin tone: Contains a small amount of melanin within the skin. Medium skin tone: Contains a fair amount of melanin within the skin, is a neutral colour, and has a beige appearance. This skin tone is often referred to as an “olive” colour. Deep skin tone: Contains a large amount of melanin within the skin. What are undertones? Undertones are the natural colours underneath the surface of your skin. Because undertones are under the surface of the skin, you can have the same skin tone as another person, but have a completely different undertone. Undertones are not based on skin tone. For instance, a light skin tone can have a warm undertone and a deep skin tone can have a cool undertone. Also, undertones remain the same, even when you tan. There are 3 traditional undertones: Rose, Almond, and Golden. Pink, blue, and/or red hues under the skin = Rose, pink or cool undertone A mixture of warm and cool hues typically the same colour as your skin tone = Almond, neutral or olive undertone Peach, yellow, and/or gold hues under the skin = Golden or warm undertone What is your undertone? You can identify your undertone by using the colour of your veins. In natural light, what colour are the veins under your skin on the inside of your arm or wrist? Blue and/or purple veins = Rose or cool undertone Colourless, same colour as your skin, and/or a combination of blue and green veins = Almond or neutral undertone Green and/or olive veins = Golden or warm undertone Tips for selecting your Colors of The World skin tone crayon colour: Check out the colour panels on the side of the Colors of The World crayon box. Match: Use crayon box colour panels or create colour swatches. Select: Pick colours closest to your skin tone. Colour: Draw your #TrueSelfie with your unique colours! Another way to find your skin tone crayon is to colour a small area on a piece of paper with the crayon colours closest to your skin tone. Compare the areas with the inside of your arm or wrist, and select the crayon colour that best matches your skin tone. To learn more about this colourful collection, click here. If you have additional questions, we would love to hear from you! Feel free to call or text us at 1−800−272−9652 weekdays between 9 AM and 4 PM Eastern Time. If you would prefer to send us an email, visit our contact us page.
If you like to collect old/vintage CRAYOLA products, you may wish to look at flea markets, auctions, estate sales and garage sales. More information about older products can be found in a published book titled “A Century of Crayola Collectibles — A Price Guide”. This book covers history and products offered through the years. To obtain this book, please visit your local book store. As a further reference, the ISBN is 0−87588−638−8 and the author of the book is Bonnie Rushlow.
If your pet has ingested a Crayola or Silly Putty product, please contact a veterinarian for assistance. All Crayola and Silly Putty products have been evaluated by an independent toxicologist and found to contain no known toxic substances in sufficient quantities to be harmful to the human body, even if ingested or inhaled. In addition, Crayola and Silly Putty art materials carry the Art and Creative Materials Institute’s (ACMI) APPROVED PRODUCT (AP) seal, which indicates these products meet or exceed specific quality standards.
In 1900, prior to the introduction of Crayola Crayons, we produced black marking crayons. Today these are known as Staonal brand Marking Crayons and are used in many industrial settings. These crayons were created with dry carbon black and different waxes. The first box of Crayola Crayons was produced in 1903 as an 8 count box. It sold for a nickel and contained the colours red, orange, yellow, green, blue, violet, brown and black. We provide extensive information about Crayola and our products on our sites. A history timeline can be found on the Crayola.com web site at our history.
In 1903, we introduced the first box of 8 Crayola Crayons and sold them for a nickel. Included were the same 8 colours that are found in an 8‑pack today: red yellow blue green orange brown violet (purple) black.
In 1958 the box of 64 CRAYOLA Crayons was introduced. It was the first package to include a built-in sharpener design. We continue to manufacture this package design today in the 64 and 96 count Crayola Crayon package.
In 1993 we conducted a poll to find out the most popular colours in America. Blue was voted the most popular CRAYOLA Crayon colour. Rounding the top ten were red, violet, green, carnation pink, black, turquoise blue, blue green, periwinkle and magenta. In 2000, we did another Crayola Colour Census, and blue again reigns as number one!