List of Colors That Start With “B”

Using colors is a great way to describe objects in everyday life. They also play a huge role in artwork.

Besides the primary colors of red, blue and yellow, there are secondary hues and tertiary tones on the color wheel. There are also plenty of variations of all these.

Crayola has come up with some pretty inventive names for some of these, as well as other companies that create ink. New colors have also been invented with the popularity of computers.

To give you an idea of the vast array of hues, here are colors whose names start with the letter B.

B’dazzled Blue

B’dazzled blue is a cyan-blue that is medium dark in shade. Crayola also has a royal-blue crayon called by the same name.

Color code: #2e5894

Baby Blue

Baby blue is a light shade of blue. It is also called light blue. It is more cyan, or green-blue than blue. It is also called angel blue and sky blue and was first used in English in 1915.

Color code: #89cff0

Baby Blue Eyes

Baby blue eyes refers to the blue color of the baby blue eyes plant’s flowers. The scientific term for the plant is nemophila menziesii. Some varieties bloom blue flowers.

Color code: #a1caf1

Baby Pink

Baby pink is a light version of the color pink. It is a peachy-pink color and was first used in the English language in 1928. This color represents baby girls in many Western cultures.

Color code: #f4c2c2

Baby Powder

Baby powder is an extremely light yellow-green color. It almost looks off-white or shell-colored. It is made up of almost equal amounts of blue, green, and red.

Color code: #fefefa

Baker-Miller Pink

Baker-Miller pink is a shade of pink that also goes by the names drunk-tank pink, Schauss pink, and P-618. It was made by mixing a pint of outdoor paint in semi-gloss red trim with a gallon of indoor latex paint in pure white.

The color has been known to lower behavior that is violent, hostile, or aggressive. Alexander Schauss has done research on how colors affect emotions at Seattle’s Naval Correctional Facility. The color is named after Baker and Miller, who were directors at the institute.

Color code: #ff91af

Banana Mania

Banana mania is a light hue of yellow. Crayola made a light-yellow crayon with the same name in 1997.

Color code: #fbe7b2

Barbie Pink

Barbie pink is a deep color of pink. It is used in the Mattel Barbie packages, logos, and materials that are promoted concerning Barbie.

Color code: #da1884

Barn Red

Barn red is a deep red color. This shade of red was commonly used to paint on barns during the American frontier days. Paints back then were made with milk, which explains why barn red is on the color list for milk paints.

Color code: #7c0902

Battleship Grey

Battleship gray is a dark-gray color. It was a commonly used paint color on battleships. The paint was made with micaceous hematite and would rustproof the steel and iron on the battleships.

Color code: #848482

Beau Blue

Beau blue is a lighter tone of the baby blue color. Beau is French for “beautiful”. This shade of baby blue is commonly used by interior designers and mentioned in a book that designers refer to.

Color code: #bcd4e6


Beaver is a specific shade of brown that is similar to the color of fur on beavers. It is a medium-brown color.

Beaver was first used as a color word in English in 1705. Crayola named one of their brown crayons “beaver” in 1998. “Beaver” and “brown” come from the same root word.

Color code: #9F8170


Beige is a light gray-tan color. It can also look like a pale gray-yellow or sandy-fawn color. Its name is based on a French term, which means natural wool that has not been dyed or bleached.

It was used as a color term in France around 1855-60. It was not recognized as an English word until 1887.

Color code: #f5f5dc

Big Dip O’Ruby

Big Dip O’Ruby is the name of a metallic red Crayola crayon. It was part of a special set of metallic crayons referred to as Metallic FX. These colors were made by Crayola in 2001.

The term “ruby” refers to a gem that is a shade of pink or red. These gems are still popular used in jewelry.

Color code: #9c2542

Big Foot Feet

Big foot feet refers to a medium-light shade of orange. It has mainly red, with some green and blue in it.

This color is named after the part ape, part-man being named Sasquatch that roams the forests of North America in the United States and Canada.

Color code: #d99a6c


Bisque is an extremely light shade of brown.

Color code: #ffe4c4


Bistre is a dark shade of gray and brown mixed together. This shade of brown is made from the soot from beechwood. The soot is boiled and then water is added to it to dilute the liquid.

A number of older artists used bistre for ink in their drawings. It is also known as soot brown and was first used in English as a color name in 1727.

Color code: #3d2b1f

Bistre Brown

Bistre brown is a lighter shade of bistre. It has a medium-brown look to it. This tone of bistre was commonly used in the ink of older artists. A Dictionary of Color, by Maerz and Paul have a shade of brown that closely resembles bistre brown in the book.

Color code: #967117

Bitter Lemon

Bitter lemon is a dull shade of the color yellow with some green in it. It was first used as a color name in 2001.

Color code: #cae00d


Bittersweet is a bright reddish-orange color. It was first used as a color name in English in 1892.

Crayola made bittersweet into a hue in 1958. RoseArt calls the tint sweetbitter.

Color code: #fe6f5e

Bittersweet Shimmer

Bittersweet shimmer is a medium-red metallic color. It was made for Crayola’s Metallic FX crayon set in 2001.

Color code: #bf4f51


Black is the darkest of all hues. It is the absence of all light. It has been used as a representation of evil and darkness.

It was one of the first colors used in cave paintings during the stone age. The Greeks and Egyptians of antiquity used it to represent the underworld. Today, it is the most popular color used for ink.

Color code: #000000

Black Bean

Black bean is a hue that is rich brown, and almost black. It is named after the bean’s deep, brown coloring.

Color code: #3d0c02

Black Coral

Black coral is a dark gray hue. Black coral is also a type of deep-water coral. Although the polyps come in different colors, its skeleton is black.

Color code: #54626f

Black Olive

Black olive is a pale shade of black and more of a dark olive-gray tint. It symbolizes the color seen on black olives. This specific shade is popular in Europe.

Color code: #3b3c36

Black Shadows

Black shadows is a light chocolate-brown tint. It can also be considered a dark shade of orange.

Color code: #bfafb2

Blanched Almond

Blanched almond is an extremely light tint of brown, similar to the inside of an almond.

Color code: #ffebcd

Blast-Off Bronze

Blast-Off Bronze is a medium shade of bronze. Crayola created the hue for their Metallic FX collection of crayons in 2001. Bronze is a deep-orange that resembles the color of the metal alloy with the same name.

Color code: #a57164

Bleu De France

Bleu De France is a shade of blue used to represent the country of France. Blue is a color that has been used in the French monarchy as far back as the 12th century.

This tint is a vivid blue. National teams in all French sports use this blue as their head color.

Color code: #318ce7

Blood Red

Blood red is a dark tint of red. It can be crimson, or a dark brown-red with some orange in it. Many times, it is darker than dark red and maroon. In The Language Color in China, it is also referred to as “period red”.

Color code: #660000


Blue is one of the primary colors. The others are yellow and red. It is between violet and green according to the spectrum of visible light.

Blue has been used in décor pieces and art since antiquity. Lapis lazuli was a stone used to make jewelry and paint pigment.

Color code: #0000ff

Blue Bell

Blue bell is a mixture of blue and gray. Crayola made a color with the same name and shade.

Its hue is similar to the bluebell flower. Blue bell was first used as a color name in English in 1920.

Color code: #9999cc

Blue Jeans

Blue jeans is a shade of blue with cyan that is medium light. The name comes from the popular pants that is produced in different hues of blue.

Color code: #5dadec

Blue Sapphire

Sapphire blue is a deep hue of navy blue and almost looks black. The name comes from the sapphire gemstone, which is known to be a deep blue. Sapphires can also be pink, orange, or yellow as well as blue.

Color code: #126180

Blue Yonder

Blue yonder is a moderate cyan-blue with a hint of gray. Crayola made a crayon color with a similar name in a similar shade of blue in 2003.

Color code: #5072a7


Blue-gray is a blue that is a medium blue-gray hue. It also goes by the term livid, which comes from a Latin word that means “dull leaden-blue color”. Livid was first used as a color name in English in 1622.

Color code: #6699cc


Blue-green is the hue between green and blue on the RYB color wheel. It is in the cyan family.

Color code: #0d98ba


Blue-violet is a type of blue and magenta mixed together.

Color code: #8a2be2


Blueberry is a shade of blue that is medium-light. It looks similar to the color of the berry with the same name.

Color code: #4f86f7


Blush is a pink that is medium bright in hue. It was first used as a color name in English in the year 1590.

Color code: #de5d83


Bole is a hue that is a dark reddish-brown. It comes from the Latin word bolus, which means dirt or clay that is a similar tone. Terra rosa is another name for this color.

Bole was first used as a color name in English in 1386. It is one of the oldest names for a hue.

Color code: #79443b


Bone is a shade of white. It is yellowish gray in hue. It symbolizes the color of bones in real life.

It was first used as a color name in English during the beginning of the 19th century.

Color code: #e3dac9

Booger Buster

Booger buster is a light shade of green. It was included in Crayola’s Silly Scents Crayons in a pack consisting of 16 hues. Another name for the crayon is Spring Green.

Color code: #ecebbd

Bottle Green

Bottle green is a dark shade of green and close to a pine green. It symbolizes the color of glass bottles that are green. This name was first used as a color term in English in 1816.

The United States uses street name and guide signs in this color of green. Bangladesh uses this shade of green in their flag and call it Bangladesh green.

Color code: #006a4e

Brick Red

Brick red is a red that also includes brown in the shade. It is close to the color of red clay bricks.

Color code: #c62d42

Bright Green

Bright green is a bright version of yellow-green. It is between chartreuse and harlequin. The shade symbolizes the Viridian design movement and environmentalism.

Color code: #66ff00

Bright Lilac

Bright lilac is a bright-purple color. It was used by Crayola in 1994 in their Magic Scent collection. Lilac is a lighter shade of purple and represents the hue seen in lilac flowers.

Color code: #d891ef

Bright Maroon

Bright maroon is a bright shade of red. It is between the colors brown and rose as a shade of crimson. Crayola named is maroon on their crayons in 1949.

Color code: #c32148

Bright Navy Blue

Bright navy blue is a brighter shade of blue. Crayola named this color navy blue for their collection in 1958.

Color code: #1974d2

Bright Pink

Bright pink is a bright shade of pink and also referred to as rose. In Indo-European languages, the color pink in English is known as rose in these languages.

Color code: #ff007f

Bright Turquoise

Bright turquoise is a vivid shade of bluish green. Turquoise is named after the blue and green gem of the same name.

Color code: #08e8de

Bright Yellow (Crayola)

Crayola’s bright yellow is a specific shade of yellow. It is a bright orange and yellow hue. The shade is used as the dominant color on Indian 200-rupee notes.

Color code: #ffaa1d

Brilliant Rose

Brilliant rose is a bright purple and red color. Crayola made the color in 1949. The name was changed to magenta in 1958.

Color code: #f653a6

Brink Pink

Brink pink is a bright shade of red. It was made by Crayola in 1998 and has been called pink sherbert since 2005.

Color code: #fb607f

British Racing Green

British racing green is a yellowish-green that is very dark. It is a hue very close to forest green, Brunswick green, moss green, or hunter green. The name comes from the United Kingdom’s international motor racing color.

Color code: #004225


Bronze is a deep-orange color. It has a metallic sheen to it and represents the metal alloy of the same name. Bronze was first used as a color name in English in 1753.

Color code: #cd7f32


Brown is a hue made by combining black, yellow, and red or yellow, blue and red together. It represents many items that are brown in nature.

Color code: #964b00

Brown Sugar

Brown sugar is a dark shade of orange. It is similar to the color of real brown sugar. Brown sugar is a type of sugar that is brown because of the molasses in it.

Color code: #af6e4d

Brunswick Green

Brunswick green is a deep green color. The hue comes from coloring from copper compounds. It was first used as a color name in English in 1764.

The United Kingdom’s national auto racing color is a green similar to this one, but in a darker green. It is also referred to as English green.

Color code: #1b4d3e

Bud Green

Bud green is a hue that is a strong yellow-green. It is part of the Panton Textile Paper eXtended (TPX) color list. It is a darker shade of spring green, which is now referred to as spring bud.

Color code: #7bb661


Buff is a light brown-yellow hue, similar to buff leather. It is a combination of white and yellow ocher.

Mixing one part yellow ocher and two parts of white lead makes a good buff tint. This color can also be produced by mixing French ochre with white lead.

Color code: #daa06d


Burgundy is a dark shade of red or deep red. Its name is from Burgundy wine, which is made in Burgundy, a region in France. The name comes from ancient Germanic Burgundians.

Burgundy is similar to dark reds like cordovan, maroon, and oxblood. The first mention of burgundy as a color name in English was in 1881.

Color code: #800020


Burlywood is a shade that is sandy brown, or a light brown. It is similar to the shade of sand on the beach.

Color code: #deb887

Burnished Brown

Burnished brown is a faded brownish-red hue. It looks similar to wood or leather.

Color code: #a17a74

Burnt Orange

Burnt orange is an orange with some deep red mixed with it. This color name has been in use since 1915. It is the school color for Virginia Tech and The University of Texas in Austin.

Color code: #bf5700

Burnt Sienna

Burnt sienna also goes by sienna or raw sienna. It is a deep reddish-brown. It comes from a mixture of manganese oxide and iron oxide.

A large amount of anhydrous iron oxide is in the pigment when it is referred to as burnt sienna. It is also called terra rossa, red earth, and red ochre. This hue was first used as a color name in English in 1853.

Color code: #623034

Burnt Umber

Burnt umber is a deep reddish-brown hue. Heated raw umber makes burnt umber. The pigment is used in both watercolor and oil paints.

The term was first used as a color word in English in 1650. Umber comes from an earth pigment that is brown or reddish-brown. Burnt umber and raw umber are two variations.

Color code: #8a3324


Byzantine is a bright reddish-purple, similar to magenta. It was first used as a color word in English in 1924.

Color code: #bd33a4


Byzantium is a dark reddish-purple. It was first used as a color name in English in 1926.

Byzantium is similar to Tyrian purple, a color used during the Byzantine and Roman empires, but it is not the same. Tyrian purple is closer to red and crimson than purple.

Color code: #702963