First new blue discovered in 200 years is set to become beautiful new crayon.
It’s difficult to come by new colors these days, as the earth’s naturally-occurring colors have been thoroughly researched and new ones created in scientific settings are dwindling in occurrence. The last shade of blue to be discovered and named was Cobalt Blue back in 1802. Since cobalt has been found to be toxic when inhaled or ingested, its use in science has been limited and almost non-existent, though it is still used as a coloring agent for fashion items. The final name for the color will be released by the end of 2017.