Say goodbye to this crayon color

Dandelion's retirement is the first time the company has ever retired a color from its classic 24-count box.

The current colors that make up a crayola box include the primary colors. and unique colors like carnation pink, blue violet, red violet and violet red.

One day ahead of National Crayon Day, Crayola announced via Twitter that the dark yellow shade Dandelion is being retired. The company became best known for the way it made coloring a safe and affordable activity for children.

A 24-count box of Crayola crayons are shown, Tuesday, March 28, 2017, in NY.

So, maybe it was a mistake, or just an oddly timed marketing ploy, but don't feel (Cerulean?) blue - Crayola still had a colorful announcement on Friday.

The change came following the company's retirement of Dandelion on Thursday, a decision that sparked controversy among Crayola fans. Many suggested eliminating the white crayon, which barely registers on white paper, while others suggested jettisoning the orange, referring to president Donald Trump's mysterious tangerine look. Crayola Experience, the attraction inside Florida Mall, will mark the occasion - along with National Crayon Day - with activities this weekend.

Dandelion, a yellowish hue, was first introduced to Crayola's collection in 1990, joining boxes of 32, 48 and 64.

In 2003, Crayola had a "Save the Shade" contest, where voters held onto "burnt sienna" but said goodbye to blizzard blue, magic mint, teal blue and mulberry.

  • Larry Hoffman