Color your world – Chestnut

Colour Your World Challenge from Tourmalinenow is back!   It’s now a weekly Challenge.chestnut color your world photo challenge badge


At the request of educators worried that children (mistakenly) believed the name represented the skin color of Native Americans, Crayola changed the name of their crayon color “Indian Red”, originally formulated in 1958, to “Chestnut” in 1999. In reality, the color Indian red has nothing to do with American Indians but is an iron oxide pigment the use of which is popular in India.