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Crayola's New Color

Earlier this year, Crayola announced it would retire the crayon color Dandelion to make way for a new color. That new color is the one you see here, inspired by a new blue pigment discovered at Oregon State University. The YInMn pigment contains yttrium, indium, and manganese, which it is named after, and oxygen. Crayola is looking for a color name that will be a little easier for those who use crayons, so they are running a contest to name it. You can enter your idea for the color name here. Be aware that the best names have already been suggested.

Bluey McBlueface

Blue Ivy



Blue Manchu

Indigo Montoya

New Blue


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(Image credit: Oregon State University)

Sort of an off-topic personal observation: I vote that for every "name this" contest in the future, all entries starting/containing "Mc" and "face" be immediately disqualified and removed from view. Boaty McBoatface was enough.
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