Crayola has 120 crayons in its largest box of standard colors. These graphs show the distribution of the interpreted RGB values for those colors. The four scatter plots show the exact same data, just from different angles. It turns out, Crayola has a bias toward high red values, as shown by the violin plot. These include colors like orange, yellow, pink, and, of course, red. This is strange, given that Crayola performed a color census survey (not sure how scientific it was) and found that most of America’s favorite crayon colors are in the blue family. But hey, kids don’t really know what they want, do they?  

Data source: http://www2.crayola.com/colorcensus/

http://www2.crayola.com/colorcensus/bureau/overall_view.cfm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Crayola_crayon_colors

Posted on 3 April, 2014

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