Crayola To Retire A Color from The 24-Box For First Time


This Friday, the Crayola crayon company will retire another one of the crayons. It will announce which one this Friday in Times Square at 8:15 a.m. on National Crayon Day.

While it has retired colors before, starting in 1990 ( maize, lemon yellow, blue gray, raw umber, green blue, orange red, orange yellow and violet blue), but this is the first time it will retire a color from its classic 24-count box, the company said.

This color will join the “Crayola Hall of Fame” with the other colors that were given the boot!


But once the color is retired, the Forks Township,Pennsylvania-based company will not produce any more crayons in that shade. Only boxes that already contain that specific color will remain.

Current colors in the 24 box are: red, yellow, blue, brown, orange, green, violet, black, carnation pink, yellow orange, blue green, red violet, red orange, yellow green, blue violet, white, violet red, dandelion, cerulean, apricot, scarlet, green yellow, indigo and gray.

The last time Crayola got rid of colors was in 2003, when blizzard blue, magic mint, teal blue and mulberry disappeared from the collection.

Burnt sienna avoided getting cut after more than 60,000 fans voted in the campaign to “save the shade.”

Good. We love burnt sienna. So sad that maize went. That was a fave of mine a child.

Crayola will be livestreaming the Friday announcement on Facebook. To join in, head to the Facebook event.

The best guess is cerulean because who can pronounce that word anyway? (ha!)

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