Dandelion doesn’t have a lot to feel so dandy about. Crayola announced Friday morning that the color would be retired from its boxes of 24 crayons and moved to greener pastures.
— Crayola (@Crayola) March 30, 2017
“To take Dandelion’s place, Crayola is hard at work getting ready to introduce a new color,” Melanie Boulden, senior vice president, U.S. and global marketing at Crayola, said. More details will be released in the next few months. However, Boulden did reveal that the new crayon will be in the blue family, and its name will be voted on by fans “because we want you all to be part of Crayola history.”
Many on social media immediately offered up their suggestions:
#NewCrayonColors Something Blue
I'm serious. Unless they already have that color lol
— Dela Cin F. (@KissTheStarsD) March 31, 2017
#NewCrayonColors Feminist Fuchsia (pink on the outside/black on the inside) and it is a LOUD pink!
— Andy Julia (@AndyJulia) March 31, 2017
— Eskimom (@Eskimom4) March 31, 2017
Although lots of folks expressed their excitement about the new color, many were also in mourning over the loss of Dandelion.
— World's Oldest Ham (@Worldsoldestham) March 31, 2017
I'm collecting all the dandelion crayons #justicefordandy
— Aishia Stanish (@Kindnesswins12) March 31, 2017
— Squid Vicious (@squidvicious) March 31, 2017
I often ask classes to name a favorite color. Few say yellow (those who do are diehard). RIP, Crayola's #dandelion, maize & orange-yellow. ????
— Clint D. Bryan (@ClintDBryan) March 31, 2017
— Katie Morse (@KatieMorseNews) March 31, 2017
DANDELION WAS MY FAVORITE CRAYOLA COLOR I'M SO UPSET
— amyॐ |-/ 37 (@tomlinsaint) March 31, 2017
— Chris Zimmer (@ChrisAZimmer) March 31, 2017
@ChristaTwinkle dandelion was a real crayon. Also WHITE IS STILL THE MOST USELESS CRAYONS NO ONE IS IMPRESSED BY IT
— Mat DeHaai (@Mat_DeHaai) March 31, 2017
I'm not emotionally ready for Crayola to change the colors right now. I'm still reeling from Monopoly cutting the thimble #NewCrayonColors
— Josh Billinson (@jbillinson) March 31, 2017
This isn’t the first time in its 132-year history that Crayola has retired one of its colors. In 1990, eight colors — including maize, lemon yellow, blue gray, raw umber, green blue, orange red, orange yellow, and violet blue — were replaced. And in 2003, more colors were given the boot, but customers were actually given the opportunity to save one — and burnt sienna was the lucky winner.
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