I Have A Lousy Sense Of Color!

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  1. Kitty Carmel

    Kitty Carmel Very Well-Known Member
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    I'm about 80% done with a shawlette I'm knitting and have decided I don't like the colors. Stripe with a dark grey and a variegated yarn with muted pinks/purples/oranges. I added a green stripe. I was doing fine with it and all of the sudden it seemed dreary to me.

    I've put in on "hibernating" on Ravelry and if I finish it I'll have to force myself. I've already put a lot of stitches in it.

    Now I found another pattern I want to do. Need two colors. Don't want to make the bad color choice again. The yarn I'm looking at I would need to order online and color choices are pretty good.

    What color combinations do you like? I like pink and green but I don't think the pinks available in this yarn are bright enough. Now I'm looking at blue and green. No blue and yellow. Old high school colors.
     
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    Rich brown and baby Pink looks lovely...


    ..or Two tone of any colour...like a Burgundy with a baby pink.....or Navy Blue with Baby Blue...
     
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    Emerald green and a bright sunny yellow. :)
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    @Holly Saunders Thank you very much for that link. I saved it to favorites. It's a treasure trove for people like me with no sense of good color combinations.

    @Babs Hunt I was looking at green and yellow as a combo. I may be leaning to the blue and green but I'm still deciding.

    Thank you both your input, it's helpful.
     
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    I think black and white always go well together.
     
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    Thanks kind of a cool idea. This pattern has two blocks of colors, not stripes. And then it adds a border of a contrasting color. Thank you for the idea!
     
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    I love that color combo.
     
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    I have always had a problem seeing black or white as a color...they are more a basic neutral shade that goes with everything...at least that's what all the fashionistas used to say. :p
     
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    I prefer Navy and cream to Black and white clothing. I think at this age it's less harsh looking against the skin...
     
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    Sometimes, when I am making something, I have an idea in my head of what exactly I want it to look like, and then choose the colors that will have that effect. For instance, if I am making a bathroom throw rug, and the bathroom is mostly a sea green, then I will use that color, and enhance it with other colors from the bathroom theme.
    However, sometimes I am making something and I am just not sure what colors i would like. Sometimes, I just hold the yarn next to each other and see if that looks like the effect that I am going for; but if that doesn’t work, or I do not have the yarn, then I look at google images of the same kind of knitted item and see if something sparks from there.
     
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    This may be off-topic as you ladies are writing about fabric colors but speaking of colors in general, it very much depends on the object in question. Automobiles for example, I prefer "elegant" colors, a burgundy or royal blue although white or pearl is better in the Arizona heat. In houses, I prefer various shades of white with a bright contrasting trim. I like interiors in white or light colors.
     
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    I'm a guy. I only know the eight colors that came in the small box of crayons.
     
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    like the Queen's Burgundy Bentley...it's a real beauty
     
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    I can relate. In the military, we wore olive drab. It was green. My wife gave me a sleep and walk tracker and called it persimmon. It's orange.
    The amber caution light is yellow and the azure sky is still blue in my book.
     
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    I will make use of that link that Holly put in....thank you for that.
     
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    My Honey refuses to recognize the color pink....and will always insist it's coral! :p
     
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    Makes sense. According to tradition, guys aren't supposed to wear pink lest they should be deemed effeminate.
    Coral, on the other hand is quite alright. Still, a rose by any other name.....................................
     
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    The two I was most sure about - white and black - they tell me aren't even colors.
     
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    I believe by now they are listed as Light Caucasian and Dark African American on the Crayola box.
     
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    I suppose it could be said that men are less discriminatory than women. While acknowledging obvious differences, we don't look for things to set one thing apart from another.
     
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    Perfect example: Drapes and curtains. Windows are windows and a set color should be sufficient but one has to have mauve, another is puce and God forbid that at least one isn't periwinkle with lace. All the windows should look alike...........dirty.
     
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    Do you have a picture of what you're making?
     
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