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« on: July 18, 2006 10:28:29 AM »

So, are you drawn to certain colors over others?

I've been buying so many yarns in blues, purples, greens...lots of mellow colors.  Same thing with the yarns I've dyed.  How weird is that?
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« Reply #1 on: July 18, 2006 10:39:09 AM »

I can't stand pink, so I typically like the colours the furthest away from it. I like blues and dark purples and blacks, occasionally some reds. Really though it depends on what I'm knitting.
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« Reply #2 on: July 18, 2006 10:46:38 AM »

Yeah, I always head for the blues and purples. I *try* to break out of my box and go for something different, but every time I do, later I end up asking myself what possessed me to buy such a color. It makes sense if I'm knitting something that I will wear, the same way it makes sense that I always BUY clothing in pretty much the same colors, the colors that look good on me Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: July 18, 2006 11:31:44 AM »

I am always drawn to blues and greens and brown (in yarns and in other clothing) but I often end up going "practical" and knitting (and purchasing clothing if/when I do purchase clothing) in more neutral tones (beiges, greys, black) especially if the piece is meant for layering or is a cardigan/jacket. 

I figure I will get more use out of it if I can wear it with many different other pieces. 

I avoid like a plague any pinks or pale purples.  Reds, burgundies and yellow/orange all make me look seriously ill or just very very tired, so I stay away from those colors as well. 
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« Reply #4 on: July 18, 2006 11:34:20 AM »

when i buy fabric im drawn to blues, reds, pinks and black/white. I think that i am drawn to those colors because most of them are in retro fabric, which is what i like to use.
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« Reply #5 on: July 18, 2006 11:45:18 AM »

Colour is terribly subjective, and choosing colours to wear depends a lot on your own colouring - blonde girls look great in nearly all blue tones, black girls in red are vibrant, but swap those round and the results may not be nearly so flattering.  I noticed a few years ago when apricot was fashionable that it seemed to suit almost everyone except redheads.  I used to wear loads of bright blue in my teens, (dark blonde here) now that I'm in my 40's I wear a lot more soft golds, beiges and greens, as well as more muted blues.  I've given the bright blue suit to my 16yr old nephew!
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« Reply #6 on: July 18, 2006 11:50:04 AM »

I always buy the same colors of yarn -- blue and blue and sometimes blue!  Every time I get clearance yarn or yarn on sale, they're always the same colors!  The only time I seem to deviate from the course of blue (and shades of blue) is when I need to make something for someone else, then I only buy the exact amount of yarn I need.
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« Reply #7 on: July 18, 2006 12:21:07 PM »

Of course we all have our favorite colors. Mostly I like `water' colors - shades of blues and greens and combinations of those. I like plum or rose, but not pink or purpley colors (especially since we have to wear lavender/lilac/orchid at work). I don't care for bright red, but like wine colored reds. With a few tans or gray thrown in. All of those look great with black, tan or denim so I don't have to match up my wardrobe to much.

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« Reply #8 on: July 18, 2006 12:29:15 PM »

Lately when I buy anything meant for clothing, I consciously try to avoid greens, since I've been wearing and using so much of it I've just about turned into a plant.
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« Reply #9 on: July 18, 2006 12:51:20 PM »

It really is funny how we all seem to gravitate towards a certain pallate when choosing colors for ourselves, isn't it?
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