Fluorescent Magenta... Fluorescent Magenta... perhaps the most romantic name for a color imaginable to an 8-year-old. It didn't even sound like a color name, but more like the name of a young woman from a romantic adventure novel.
Who will save Fluorescent Magenta now?
What will Fluorescent Magenta do next?
Will Fluorescent Magenta find him in time?
Imagine, if you will, Fluorescent Magenta's family, the Shadetones, living in the suburban town of Green Valley:
Fluorescent Magenta Shadetone, our main character
Cerulean Blue Shadetone, her loyal older sister
Burnt Sienna Shadetone, her intrepid little brother
Mrs. Shadetone, her mother, who works at the crayon company
Mr. Shadetone, her father, who works somewhere unspecified
And the other people in Fluorescent Magenta's life:
Esmerelda Gray (not Grey, unfortunately), spiteful schoolmate
Jack Black, a rogue
Periwinkle Pleasant, a true friend, whose mother also works for the crayon company
Umber Trueheart, the new guy in town
I'll keep thinking on this. May have to tweak some of the character names, and then develop a plot, but just having the main character so "vivid" has to be a good start, I think.