1990 - For the first time in Crayola history eight colors were retired. Maize, lemon yellow, blue gray, raw umber, green blue, orange red, orange yellow, and violet blue and placed in the Crayola Hall of Fame. Eight new colors were added. They were vivid tangerine, jungle green, cerulean, fuchsia, dandelion, teal blue, royal purple, and wild strawberry.
2003 - As part of our centennial celebration, the colors blizzard blue, magic mint, mulberry, and teal blue were retired. Four new colors were introduced for the next century: inchworm, mango tango, wild blue yonder, and jazzberry jam; Consumers voted to "Save the Shade" and saved burnt sienna from retirement.
On March 31, 2017 in celebration of National Crayon Day, it was announced that we will be retiring Dandelion. To celebrate, we are sending Dandelion on a retirement tour. Visit http://crayola.com/tour to help #CelebrateDandelion.
We currently manufacture 120 different Crayola Crayon colors, not including specialty colors. To see the colors, please visit http://www.crayola.com/explore-colors.aspx .