Feeling blue? Help name Crayola's new crayon color

We’re seeing Crayola’s new crayon color nearly a month after announcing the retirement of “Dandelion.”

Crayola announced on March 31 on “National Crayon Day,” it’s replacing the color dandelion in the 24-pack with a crayon in the blue family.

Now it’s up to fans to come up with a name for the replacement color.

You can go to Crayola’s website and cast your vote on what you think the new color should be named.

The new blue pigment “YInMn” (yin-min) was discovered in 2009 by Mas Subramanian, a chemistry professor at Oregon State University.

This is the first new blue pigment in 200 years and is the inspiration for the new blue crayon color.

Towards the end of the summer Crayola will release the five best name recommendations, then open a new round of voting.

An official name will be chosen this fall.

This is only the third time in Crayola’s history that it’s retired one or more colors.

And this is the first time it’s swapped out a color from the box of 24.

Other colors who previously got the boot include maize, raw umber and orange yellow.

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