March 29, 2017
Crayola plans to retire one of the iconic colors from its 24-count box on Friday.
But it hasn’t announced which one yet.
Instead, Crayola is asking fans to share their guesses and suggestions on which color should get the boot on social media, with the hashtag #WhosLeaving.
It will announce the out-of-work hue via a livestream on Facebook on Friday, March 31, between 8:45 a.m. and 9:30 a.m., during an event at New York City’s Times Square. Friday happens to be National Crayon Day.
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Hopefully the white crayon. No one used that one anyway. It's the only one in all of my boxes that has the sharp point #whosleaving— Brandy Hall (@greenbrandy82) March 29, 2017
Others are using the retirement party as an opportunity to suggest new pigments be added to the pack, though that wasn't really part of the deal.
#WhosLeaving cerulean has always lacked pigmentation I would like a more vibrant blue— k (@kexplainsitall) March 29, 2017
If anything add more colors so kids can be more creative in colorful ways. #WhosLeaving— c0ler0ne Art ✏__ _ _ (@c0ler0neArt) March 29, 2017
Regardless of which color goes, there is no need to feel blue or get red with rage, as the crayon color will be honored with a permanent spot in Crayola’s Color Hall of Fame.
The Crayola Color Hall of Fame is located at the Crayola Experience, formerly called the Crayola factory, in Easton, Pennsylvania, which is about an hour and a half from Philadelphia.
Plus, you can still snag a box with all 24 OGs on store shelves for now. The retirement simply means no more crayons in this color will be made.