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.
March 31, 2017 in celebration of National Crayon Day, we announced that Dandelion would be retiring. To celebrate, we sent Dandelion on a retirement tour to all of his favorite places. His replacement was announced on May 5, 2017. For more details on our new blue, click here.
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 .