I prefer the blue and bronze myself, though bronze is a hard color to pin down. I saw someone mix black and gold sculpey together to get a good bronze clay once.
As for yarn, I usually just go with a dark tan or straight out brown, and try to get heathers if I can. I noticed the Red Heart TLC heather nutmeg is a pretty good match, if you can find it (TLC is on sale this week at Joann, so it might be out of stock there.)
Sometimes I'll even go with an "antique gold" color, rather than the darker browns. In that case, even the "oatmeal" TLC heather might be acceptable. This one's available at Hershnerr's, or however you spell that.
Edit: Also, The "fawn beige" color in Red Heart sport is good.
(I'd be giving you knit picks colors, too, but their site is down.)
Caron's Nature taupe is decent, and Caron Wintuk oatmeal or nutmeg would be good, too. (Actually, that nutmeg is really nice...) I wouldn't suggest simply soft, the colors aren't all that great, and the yarn splits a lot, though it really is ... well, soft.
What thickness of yarn are you looking for, so I can be more specific?
And are you ok with acrylic, or d'you prefer wool?
As for my projects? I just had an experiment go awry, so... err, I'm back down to zero. But, if I can get some stitching done tonight, I'll be ahead of the game!