Crayola retires crayon color ‘Dandelion’

(NEW YORK) — They can never be forgiven for killing off raw umber.

For the first time in its 100-year history, Crayola retires a color from its 24-count box of crayons.

Say goodbye to “Dandelion.”

The company announced the retirement ahead of schedule on Thursday, although it had planned to make the announcement Friday on National Crayon Day.

In 1990, Crayola retired green blue, orange red, orange yellow, violet blue, maize, lemon yellow, blue gray and raw umber from its 64-count box. Thirteen years later, they did it again to blizzard blue, magic mint, teal blue and mulberry.

The 24-count box currently features 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.

Crayola should bring back the classic 64 with the bonus eight fluorescent that were available from 1972 – 1990 to satisfy Gen X nostalgia.


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