Crayola boots dandelion for bluish crayon yet to be named

Crayola will announce which color they've made a decision to permanently retire on Friday, which is also National Crayon Day.

The company announced Friday, on National Crayon Day, that the replacement color for Dandelion coming to its 24-pack is in the blue family.

Declining to share exactly what new color will be added to the set of 24, senior vice president of US and global marketing at Crayola Melanie Boulden did offer a few clues. The company will be announcing the new addition Friday morning in an event in Times Square on National Crayon Day.

In 1990, Crayola decide to get rid of blue gray, green blue, lemon yellow, maize, orange red, orange yellow, raw umber and violet blue.

Crayola fans held their collective breath this week, waiting to hear which crayon color would be removed.

You can check out an entire listing of Crayola's colors on its website. Fans can follow his adventures online and on Instagram, as well as recommend places the yellow crayon should visit.

Retirement will be permanent, a Crayola spokesperson told Consumerist; Crayola will stop production on that hue and it will only be available in boxes of crayons that are already on shelves.

The official announcement will be live-streamed on Crayola's Facebook page at 7:45 a.m. CST Friday, March 31.

As those colors left the box, we welcomed Vivid Tangerine, Jungle Green, Cerulean, Fuschia, Dandelion, Teal Blue, Royal Purple and Wild Strawberry.

More details around the new addition are expected in May. Remaining yellow colors include yellow orange, yellow and yellow green.

Dandelion has gone to seed.

  • Larry Hoffman