40 Funny Color Names

Are you looking for funny color names? Here is a comprehensive list of funny colors, including their Hex, RGB and CMYK codes.

When we think of colors, we associate them with specific emotions or characteristics.

However, there’s a whole universe of funny color names that add a touch of humor to everyday life.

From ‘Tickle Me Pink’ to ‘Unmellow Yellow,’ many colors bring joy and fun with just their names. Some examples include Drunk Tunk Pink, Abracadabra, Caput Mortuum, Razzmatazz, Fuzzy Wuzzy, and Phlox.

List of Funny Color Names

Here’s a list of 40 funny color names, along with their Hex, RGB, and CMYK codes.

1. Abracadabra

Hex #564985
RGB 86, 73, 133
CMYK 18, 24, 0, 48

Abracadabra is a pale shade of purple with blue undertones. The name comes from Hebrew, from the expression “ha brakha dabra,” which means “be blessed”.

2. Drunk Tunk Pink

Drunk-Tank Pink
Hex #FF91AF
RGB 255, 145, 175
CMYK 0, 43, 31, 0

One of the funniest color names, drunk tunk pink is a mixture of red and a touch of lightness, creating a warm, rosy hue with a playful feel.

Drunk tunk is related to prison cells or accommodation facilities for people intoxicated with alcohol. And the pink connection comes from a psychologist’s experiment, revealing that the color pink has a calming effect.

3. Mango Tango

Mango Tango
Hex #FF8243
RGB 255, 130, 67
CMYK 0, 49, 74, 0

Mango Tango is a vibrant pink-orange that stands out for its tropical energy. It was introduced by Crayola in 2003, with the 100th anniversary celebration.

Similar to coral, this color evokes the warm tones associated with a ripe mango, known for its rich orange and yellow hues. As you can see, Crayola often employs funny color names encouraging imaginative thinking among children.

4. Zaffre

Hex #0014A8
RGB 0, 20, 168
CMYK 66, 58, 0, 34

Zaffre is a deep blue pigment obtained through roasting cobalt ore. This method of extraction results in a rich and intense blue. In addition, this pigment was used in ceramics and glassmaking.

5. Razzmatazz

Hex #E3256B
RGB 227, 37, 107
CMYK 0, 75, 47, 11

You can call it reddish-pink or rose with a touch of magenta. Whatever you call it, this color name was given in 1993 by a 5-year-old girl – Laura Bartolomei-Hill – following a contest organized by Crayola.

The competition was about naming the new colors for pencils.

6. Caput Mortuum

Caput Mortuum
Hex #592720
RGB 89, 39, 32
CMYK 0, 20, 22, 65

This is one of the funniest color names. Caput mortuum is a deep shade of brown with purple undertones, named from the Latin expression meaning “dead head.” This term is often used in alchemy, meaning “worthless remains.”

Hence, the connection with the color resembles oxidized rust. This brown was extremely popular in portrait painting.

7. Screamin’ Green

Screamin Green
Hex #76FF7A
RGB 118, 255, 122
CMYK 54, 0, 52, 0

Screamin’ Green is a neon green that first appeared on the Crayola color chart in 1972. This green was originally known as Ultra Green, and despite being a neon color, it has a pastel quality to it.

8. Gingerline

RGB 252, 203, 79
CMYK 0, 19, 69, 1

Funny or not, this color name is as spicy as it sounds. It is a muted shade of yellow, reminiscent of the golden glow of ginger.

9. Lusty Gallant

Lusty Gallant
Hex #FD7F4F
RGB 253, 127, 79
CMYK 0, 50, 69, 1

Lusty gallant was the name of a popular Elizabethan dance in Tudor England, but in the 16th century, it became associated with this reddish-pink, almost coral shade.

According to Elizabethan writer William Harrison, clothing manufacturers gave picturesque names to the colors.

10. Drake’s Neck Green

Drake’s Neck Green
Hex #08B07C
RGB 8, 176, 124
CMYK 95, 0, 30, 31

This funny color name comes from the feathers on the neck of a male mallard duck. These males, also called drakes, display iridescent colors like emerald green to attract mates.

11. Falu

Hex #801818
RGB 128, 24, 24
CMYK 0, 41, 41, 50

Falu, also known as Falun red, is a dark, earthy shade of red whose origin is traced to the Falun copper mine in central Sweden, dating back to the 9th century.

The color was so popular that people from the Scandinavian countries (Sweden, Finland and Norway) used it to paint wooden cottages and barns.

12. Macaroni And Cheese

Macaroni And Cheese
Hex #FFB97B
RGB 255, 185, 123
CMYK 0, 27, 52, 0

What funnier name could this pale orange have? It’s a crayon color so named in 1993 by the Crayola company. It really looks like a macaroni and cheese recipe.

13. Masquerade

Hex #7285BC
RGB 114, 133, 188
CMYK 29, 22, 0, 26

Masquerade is a pale blue with purple undertones. The color traces its origins to the Venetian Carnivals of the Renaissance era.

At that time, nobles in Europe wore unique costume parties. An important element of these costumes was the masquerade mask.

14. Moxie

Hex #006F3C
RGB 0, 111, 60
CMYK 44, 0, 20, 56

Here’s another funny color name, this time a dark green.

15. Phlox

Hex #DF00FF
RGB 223, 0, 255
CMYK 13, 100, 0, 0

Phlox is a flower name of the family Polemoniaceae, native to northeast Asia and North America. Although there are 65 species in this family, the most popular is this deep pinkish-purple.

Its name comes from Ancient Greek, meaning flame. It indeed refers to the intense color of these flowers.

16. Pompadour

Hex #6A1F44
RGB 106, 31, 68
CMYK 0, 29, 15, 58

Pompadour is a deep purple. This historical name refers to a style introduced by Madame de Pompadour, mistress of King Louis XV of France. The style, characterized by adding vertical volume on top of the head, was swiftly adopted by the women of the French royal court.

However, the hue has more to do with Madame de Pompadour, who was drawn to the pastel-colored Rococo art movement. Thus, a softer purple should have been the intended hue.

17. Razzle Dazzle Rose

Razzle Dazzle Rose
Hex #FF48D0
RGB 255, 72, 208
CMYK 0, 72, 18, 0

Named by Crayola in 1990, Razzle Dazzle is a shade of rose that leans towards a magenta shade. This vibrant color was named after the American expression dating back to 1890, meaning an exciting activity meant to attract attention.

18. Robin’s Egg

Robin’s Egg Blue
Hex #00CCCC
RGB 0, 204, 204
CMYK 80, 0, 0, 20

This is one of the funniest color names for a shade of teal. The eggs laid by the American robin feature this hue due to the pigment called biliverdin, named after the Latin word for “green bile.”

19. Salomie

Hex #FFD67B
RGB 255, 214, 123
CMYK 0, 16, 52, 0

Salomie is a pale yellow-orange associated with warmth and energy. Its name comes from a recipe for chicken fillet braised in a homemade curry sauce rolled in a pita.

20. Scandal

RGB 207, 250, 244
CMYK 17, 0, 2, 2

When discussing a color, this name is at least amusing. However, the color name contrasts with this pale cyan associated with youth, vitality, and energy.

21. Schist

Hex #A9B497
RGB 169, 180, 151
CMYK 4, 0, 11, 29

Schist is a pale, pastel sage green. The name comes from a metamorphic rock containing chlorite, amphibole, and epidote, among other minerals.

22. Sinopia

Hex #CB410B
RGB 203, 65, 11
CMYK 0, 54, 75, 20

Sinopia is a red ochre (or an earthy red) named after the place where the pigment of the same name was traded, specifically in the port of Sinope. It was first extracted in Cappadocia, Turkey.

The pigment was called “miltos” in antiquity, meaning “red earth.” This pigment has been used in a variety of applications, including art, agriculture, medicine, and ship maintenance.

23. Unmellow Yellow

Unmellow Yellow
Hex #FFFF66
RGB 255, 255, 102
CMYK 0, 0, 60, 0

Unmellow yellow is a fluorescent yellow first introduced by Crayola in 1990. This pun comes from the title of a song by singer Donovan.

24. Skobeloff

Hex #007474
RGB 0, 116, 116
CMYK 45, 0, 0, 55

Skobeloff, a funny color name, is synonymous with bluish-green, which resembles dark teal. This color was first recorded in English in 1912.

Its name was derived from the Russian word “сине-зелёный” (sine-zelyony), which translates to “blue-green.”

25. Smooch

Hex #7E2056
RGB 126, 32, 86
CMYK 0, 37, 16, 51

Smooch is a dark purple inspired by a funny manner of referring to a kiss, which is connected with expressions of love or affection.

The deep and romantic tones of purple evoke an emotion associated with a smooch.

26. Super Duper

Super Duper
Hex #42639F
RGB 66, 99, 159
CMYK 36, 24, 0, 38

Super Duper is a medium-to-dark blue inspired by an expression used since the 1940s. The name carries connotations of the highest or greatest excellence, adding a playful touch to this rich blue.

27. Takaka

Hex #3D4D78
RGB 61, 77, 120
CMYK 23, 17, 0, 53

Takaka is a dark shade of blue with indigo undertones, inspired by the beautiful landscapes of the coastal scenery of Tākaka, a small town in the north of the New Zealand’s South Island (Te Waipounamu).

28. Tickle Me Pink

Tickle Me Pink
Hex #FC80A5
RGB 252, 128, 165
CMYK 0, 49, 34, 1

Tickle Me Pink is a bright pink named after an idiom – “tickled pink” – dating back to the late 17th century.

It suggests joy or amusement, inspired by blushing during tickling. It’s also used to describe feelings of joy and liveliness.

29. Undercover

Hex #648985
RGB 100, 137, 133
CMYK 15, 0, 2, 46

Undercover is a muted green with blue undertones, perfect for camouflaging yourself in nature.

30. Verdigris

Hex #43B3AE
RGB 67, 179, 174
CMYK 44, 0, 2, 30

Verdigris is a bluish-green named after the patina that forms on copper or brass due to exposure to air and moisture.

This name comes from the Old French term (vert-de-Grèce), meaning green of Greece.

31. Fuzzy Wuzzy

This is one of the funniest color names, this time a lovely brown.

Fuzzy Wuzzy is a dark brown introduced by Crayola in 1998. The color’s name not only describes its visual characteristics but also invokes a sense of coziness.

Funny Paint Color Names

Even paints have funny names. Here are some of them:

32. Arsenic

Hex #80B692
RGB 128, 182, 146
CMYK 30, 0, 20, 29

Arsenic is a mint green paint color created by Farrow & Ball. Its name derives from the poison in the wallpaper that poisoned Napoleon after his capture. Despite its association, this green is stimulating and lively.

33. No More Drama

No More Drama is a dark, muted, earthy red paint from Behr Paint Cooperation. Bold yet charismatic, it makes a statement in any room.

34. Salty Dog

Salty Dog is a dark navy blue paint by Sherwin-Williams. The paint’s name comes from the nickname for sailors who spend a lot of time on board. After all, it’s a perfect blue for any sailor.

35. Baby Steps

Baby Steps
Hex #C9D1DD
RGB 201, 209, 221
CMYK 9, 5, 0, 13

Baby Steps is a pastel blue paint by Taubmans. It is peaceful, delicate and calming, just like a baby’s first steps.

36. Reservoir

RGB 191, 226, 220
CMYK 14, 0, 2, 11

Reservoir is a pastel aqua green paint color from Resene. This refreshing blue-green was inspired by the color of artificial lakes created by building dams across rivers.

37. Hamster Cuddles

Hamster Cuddles
Hex #B69B94
RGB 182, 155, 148
CMYK 0, 15, 19, 29

Yes, hamsters can be cuddlyThey adore attention and enjoy being handled on occasion. 

Hamster Cuddles is a soft, warm taupe that can be described as a dusty rose-brown. As its name suggests, the hamster’s hue inspires the color.

38. OMGreen

Hex #8CA891
RGB 140, 168, 145
CMYK 17, 0, 14, 34

OMGreen is a muted green shade with a touch of gray. This seafoam-like paint color by Clare provides a calming and earthy ambiance for any interior.

39. Suntan

Suntan Yellow
RGB 251, 220, 159
CMYK 0, 12, 37, 2

Suntan Yellow is a soft and warm yellow with golden undertones. This sun-kissed yellow is excellent for creating a bright and welcoming ambiance.

40. Boogie Blast

Boogie Blast is a vibrant green paint from Glidden that can be described as a dark emerald green.

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