Crayola is a name many of us associate with our childhoods. Who didn’t love all those bright colors and the satisfaction of coloring in all those books – inside or outside the lines depending on your rebel tendencies? Fun times all round.
Unfortunately, I’ve got bad news from your inner child who remembers the joys of coloring. Crayola retired one of its most beloved colors recently. The announcement was meant to tie in with National Crayon Day in the US.
However, the news was released a day early on Crayola’s Twitter account. Dandelion – a bright yellow color – will be removed from the iconic pack of 24 crayons.
The tweet also included a video from Dan D himself who explained how excited he was to take a back seat and enjoy retirement.
This is not the first time Crayola has chosen to get rid of some of its colors. In 2003, the company retired blizzard blue, magic mint, mulberry and teal blue. These were replaced with inchworm, jazzberry jam, mango tango and wild blue yonder.
In fact, Dandelion itself was a new color introduced as one of a swathe of colors which replaced blue gray, green blue, lemon yellow, maize, orange red, orange yellow, raw umber and violet blue in 1990. The other colors were cerulean, fuchsia, jungle green, royal purple, teal blue, vivid tangerine and wild strawberry.
However, this is the first time it has retired a color from its 24-pack, and fans were not happy.
Crayola has since announced that Dandelion will be replaced by a color that is some shade of blue, but the exact hue has not been confirmed. In the meantime, Crayola has a new addition to the family that is yet to have a name. Of course, Twitter came to the rescue. However, very few suggestions seemed to take the fact that this new color would be blue into account and focused heavily on one former Apprentice star.
Some recommendations did fit the brief and referenced the color blue, but we doubt Crayola will be giving its new blue any of these names.
If there’s anything Twitter certainly brings to the table, it’s comedy gold. We all await the reveal of Crayola’s new color, complete with brand new name, with bated breath. Dan D has left some pretty big shoes to fill.
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