Last week, the beloved art supply company that fueled all of your childhood creativity announced it would be doing something huge on March 31 (a.k.a. National Crayon Day).
For the first time in over one hundred years, Crayola decided it’s time to retire a color from its classic, iconic 24-count box of crayons.
If you’re wondering whether the company will be welcoming a new color to the 24-pack or we’ll have to adjust to life with 23 crayons, Joshua Kroo, Director of Marketing Communications & Virtual Creativity Platform, assured Mashable that the 24-count box is safe. So at least we still have that.
“The color will be retired across the entire crayon portfolio including the iconic 24 and 64 count boxes as well as all other Crayon products,” he said. “Crayola is all about innovating with color so consumers can expect that there will be a new, exciting color coming soon! Of course, the 24 box will always have that number of crayons.”
So the 24-count box currently includes the following crayon colors: 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.
It seems like the primary and secondary colors would remain, along with everyone’s go-tos, black and brown. But who even knows anymore??
Whatever happens, we’ll always remember our classic 24-pack.
— Crayola (@Crayola) March 27, 2017