Crayola to retire color from 24-count box for first time ever

NEW YORK (WPIX) — Crayola is kicking one of its iconic colors to the curb.

The crayon company said it's retiring a color from its classic 24-count box for the first time in its history.

Crayola didn't reveal which one is getting the hook, or what color, if any, will replace it. The big reveal will happen in Times Square at 8:15 a.m. Friday on National Crayon Day.

But once the color is retired, the Forks Township, Pennsylvania-based company will not produce any more crayons in that shade. Only boxes that already contain that specific color will remain.

Right now, the 24-count box has 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.

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TORONTO, ON- MARCH 29 - Friday is National Crayon Day and Crayola says it will mark the occasion by retiring one of its colours from its 24-pack. in Toronto. March 29, 2017. (Steve Russell/Toronto Star via Getty Images)
This Crayola box with Elvis Presley's name on it is part of the memorabilia going on tour around the United States as part of a commemoration of his 75th birthday. The exhibit will eventually end up at his home of Graceland. (Photo by Antonio Perez/Chicago Tribune/MCT via Getty Images)
EASTON, PA - OCTOBER 11: A local school group dressed in purple participate in the Crayola Parade during Crayola Crayon's 100th birthday celebration October 11, 2003 in Easton, Pennsylvania. Crayola announced the retirement of the colors blizzard blue, mulberry, teal bue and magic mint while introducing replacement colors inch worm, jazzberry jam, wild blue yonder and mango tango. The new colors were named by children in a contest sponsored by Crayola. (Photo by William Thomas Cain/Getty Images)
EASTON, PA - OCTOBER 11: A giant birthday cake is rolled in front of the stage during Crayola Crayon's 100th birthday celebration October 11, 2003 in Easton, Pennsylvania. Crayola announced the retirement of the colors blizzard blue, mulberry, teal bue and magic mint while introducing replacement colors inch worm, jazzberry jam, wild blue yonder and mango tango. The new colors were named by children in a contest sponsored by Crayola. (Photo by William Thomas Cain/Getty Images)
EASTON, PA - OCTOBER 11: The world's largest blue crayon, a 1,500 pound, 15 foot, 16 inch long waxy wonder is introduced during Crayola Crayon's 100th birthday celebration October 11, 2003 in Easton, Pennsylvania. Crayola announced the retirement of the colors blizzard blue, mulberry, teal bue and magic mint while introducing replacement colors inch worm, jazzberry jam, wild blue yonder and mango tango. The new colors were named by children in a contest sponsored by Crayola. (Photo by William Thomas Cain/Getty Images)
EASTON, PA - OCTOBER 11: A group of girls dressed as green crayons participate in the Crayola Parade during Crayola Crayon's 100th birthday celebration October 11, 2003 in Easton, Pennsylvania. Crayola announced the retirement of the colors blizzard blue, mulberry, teal bue and magic mint while introducing replacement colors inch worm, jazzberry jam, wild blue yonder and mango tango. The new colors were named by children in a contest sponsored by Crayola. (Photo by William Thomas Cain/Getty Images)
EASTON, PA - OCTOBER 11: A giant blue crayon waves to the crowd while siting in a car during Crayola Crayon's 100th birthday celebration October 11, 2003 in Easton, Pennsylvania. Crayola announced the retirement of the colors blizzard blue, mulberry, teal bue and magic mint while introducing replacement colors inch worm, jazzberry jam, wild blue yonder and mango tango. The new colors were named by children in a contest sponsored by Crayola. (Photo by William Thomas Cain/Getty Images)
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While Crayola has never dropped a color from its 24-count box before, it has retired crayons — it has 124 in production now — over the years. The last time Crayola got rid of colors was in 2003, when blizzard blue, magic mint, teal blue and mulberry disappeared from the collection.

Burnt sienna avoided getting cut after more than 60,000 fans voted in the campaign to "save the shade."

The company first retired colors in 1990 when eight colors — maize, lemon yellow, blue gray, raw umber, green blue, orange red, orange yellow and violet blue — left the pack and joined the "Crayola Hall of Fame."

Crayola will be livestreaming the Friday announcement on Facebook. To join in, head to the Facebook event.

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