Hmmm... I say use the old and the new colors. People will be able to find similar colors to substitute. And I don't know a crafty person who doesn't have stock!! (Or will be stocking up on favorites, like me!) I, too, am sad to see some of the gorgeous colors be discontinued. I don't know that I can live without Lovely Lilac, Summer Sun, Ballet Blue... Oh, who am I kidding?! How's that old song go.... "Make new friends but keep the old, one is silver and the other gold!"