New colours don’t come along very often. When the artist Yves Klein invented the vivid colour he called Internaional Klein Blue in 1960, it was a major event, and one on which he built his subsequent career.
The big colour news today is that Crayola have added a brand new blue to their range, replacing the old Dandelion colour. This remarkable bright colour was discovered accidentally by scientists at Oregon State University who created the blue hue when they were experimenting with materials that could be used in electronics.
Crayola are so excited by this new addition to their palette that they have launched a competition to name it, with $100 prize for the winner. Entries must be in by 2 June, so start your blue sky thinking process, and win cash and a place in history!