Throwin' Shade: Crayola to get rid of color

One shade of iconic 24 box to be removed
Posted at 6:10 AM, Mar 29, 2017

This crayon box ain't big enough for all 24 of you.

For the first time ever, Crayola will retire a color of crayon from it's iconic 24 pack, this Friday on National Crayon Day.

The company has a special countdown to the event it's calling "One Will Say Goodbye" on it's website, and Crayola will livestream the announcement on it's Facebook page.

The current 24-count box contains 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.


Once the color is retired, the company says it will not produce any additional crayons in that shade.

Although Crayola has not officially retired any color in the past, according to the website Crayon Collecting, some shades like "Chartreuse Fluorescent", "Flesh" and "Magic Magenta" have been renamed. Others, like "Mole Blue", "Psychedelic Purple" and "Light Chrome Green" have been discontinued.