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SallyBR1's picture

I was talking to one of the students in Chinese class, and all of a sudden she asked me which was my favorite color (keep in mind that with our limited vocabulary, conversations tend to be quite simple :-)

I was quite surprised. First of all, I don't think anyone ever asked me this question before. And when I think about it, I have no idea. Not a single color comes to my mind as a favorite.

is it something that most people have? A favorite color? If you do, do you tend to wear that color in clothing? Or to decorate the house? What the heckypeck do you do with your favorite color?

 


 


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Carole4's picture

(post #52336, reply #1 of 45)

I don't have one favorite color, but I do tend to go toward the blues, purples and reds. When I look at my closet, I definitely like those colors.

As far as the house, we have blues, teals and browns.

madnoodle's picture

(post #52336, reply #2 of 45)

It's a tie between purple and orange, for me.

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wonka's picture

(post #52336, reply #3 of 45)

I lean towards earth tones, greens, browns, maroon etc...

MadMom's picture

(post #52336, reply #4 of 45)

When I worked for IBM, right out of college, I opened my closet door once and realized that all my summer clothes were beige and all my winter clothes were black or navy blue.  I put a sign on my bathroom mirror which said "this too shall pass."



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(post #52336, reply #15 of 45)

LOL!

 


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Biscuit's picture

(post #52336, reply #5 of 45)

It's a semi-common question, I suppose.


I don't have a particular favorite, but I do hate pastel tones.  I tend to like colors that have earthiness to them, or are very fresh.  And I do tend to be drawn to watery blues and really fresh, grass green a lot.  I notice it a lot in my clothes - I have loads of green and blue in my clothing.  And I tend to use a lot of greens, blues and barn red when decorating my house (g).


 


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SallyBR1's picture

(post #52336, reply #6 of 45)

I went to my closet for a quick inspection - I have a ton of black stuff, but also every single color, pretty much in equal proportions :-)

ok, pastel tones are not there, but it doesn't matter which color, I don't like pastel tones in clothes. And I dislike pink with a passion. Still I have a couple of pink shirts and two shorts, one solid pink, one with stripes of pink purple and white. Not pastel, though. Screaming bright pink.

oh, I don' have anything brown. Beige and caramel tones, yes. Dark brown, nothing.

So I guess I don't play favorites, but I am anti-pink and anti-brown

 


 


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wonka's picture

(post #52336, reply #12 of 45)

I worked for over 20 years either in a private lab or a hospital lab and I associate pastels with uniforms. If I try and put on a pastel colour, I immediately take it off, it just feels wrong. I'm the same with pleated pants, since losing weight I can't put those on anymore. I have too much memory about filling in the pleats, lol. They just feel like fat pants to me.

Regality's picture

(post #52336, reply #7 of 45)

Oh!  All one has to do is walk in my front door and you have no trouble at all knowing what my favorite color is.  Red!  Any shade of red with a golden undertone.  Rust, sienna, Campbell's tomato soup, orange, coral, salmon, and on and on and on.  Visitors either love my home or turn tail and run away screaming.  *L* (Just for clarity's sake, all the reds are balanced with equal but opposites.) 

Lee's picture

(post #52336, reply #9 of 45)

LOL!  It took quite awhile before I convinced DH that I was NOT crazy for wanting to paint the living room red and that no, it would NOT look like a bordello, assuming elither of us knew what a bordello looked like, which we didn't (at least I didn't), and I didn't care what anyone else might think and neither should he, and that fabulous, old, historic mansion around the corner that we walked past in the evening when the lamps were lit had a red living room and it was gorgeous, and the first floor apartment in the co-op next door had red walls everywhere that you could see from the street level and maybe it was a bit overdone, but it was still gorgeous, and red was just the right color for our living room, and if he really hated it, I would repaint (I would have found a way not to, but don't tell him that ). I had a devil of a time getting the right shade mixed to compliment the red in the rug, and I used lots of white in the upholstery fabrics and draperies, but it WAS the right color for the room and we both love it.  It's a big room and had a "barny" feeling before it got it's makeover.  Now, almost everyone comments on how warm and inviting it is.

shywoodlandcreature's picture

(post #52336, reply #11 of 45)

I semi- envy you. Red is the colour that draws my eye every time, and several of my favourite rooms have had red as a dominant colour. But in my home now, my colours have mostly been drawn from a green palette. The most successful rooms (from my perspective) are my office (olive green balanced with a bone-neutral that has hints of russet in it) and our bedroom, which is a very citrusy green, balanced with a deeper, mushroomy taupe.




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Lee's picture

(post #52336, reply #8 of 45)

I love clear, bright colors, but red is my favorite.  I wear a lot of black, beige, grey and brown, especially in the Fall/Winter, but I always have things in shades of red and always, always at least one red coat and/or outer jacket.  I also love orange which is a color I wear in all its permutations, from a BRIGHT ORANGE rain jacket to a jacket and matching sweater in paprika to a silk chiffon evening gown, an oldie but a goodie, in soft peach.  My favorite colors are reflected in our home.  My bedroom is mostly peach tones, although I'm working on refurbishing it.  One of the fabrics I'm considering for draperies, bed skirt and shams is a red and white toile.  It could win.  The living and dining rooms have red and blue oriental rugs, both rooms have red in the fabrics (mostly in the dining room) and the living room walls are deep raspberry red.  There are touches of red in other rooms as well.


It's funny, but up until about 15 years ago, I would have said that earth tones were my favorites.  For years, my home was decorated mostly in yellows, golds and greens with rust or coppery accents.  I rarely wore red and never used it in the house.  I still wear golds, greens and coppery colors, but when I redecorated, the guest bedroom is the only room where I kept the earth tones and decorated in yellow-gold and hunter green.  I'm going to redo it in blue and white. 

ashleyd's picture

(post #52336, reply #10 of 45)

None of this equivocation. Teal.


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Carole4's picture

(post #52336, reply #14 of 45)

You would love our living room wall. I love teal.

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(post #52336, reply #13 of 45)

Sunset goldish-orange.  Hard to describe - especially after you've seen it.  I might not wear a lot of it but the colors of Autumn make me very happy.  I wear a lot of black (I'm from NY - I think it's in my DNA) but love to look at the colors of Autumn and Earth.

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Jillsifer's picture

(post #52336, reply #16 of 45)

When I was growing up, it was a fairly common question among girls here in SoCal. You HAD to have a favorite color and you had to know what everybody's favorite color was. Oh, and it HAD to be blue. To prefer red was social suicide. You were allowed, however, to prefer pale, bright, greenish, or darkish blue. The Tribe was nothing if not open m inded.


Now my favorites are pumpkin/terracotta/rust--that whole autumn family of oranges; olive, sage and other drab-ish greens; muted barn red; VERY muted, dusty purples; soft goldish yellow; off-white; and pretty much anything else in the "autumn" palette.


And soft, icy pastel pink. I LOVE really cool, really pale pink.


And for football, ALWAYS black and gold. ;-)


 



 


 


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Edited 5/2/2009 9:18 pm by Jillsifer

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SallyBR1's picture

(post #52336, reply #17 of 45)

Interesting.

I have no idea what color is anyone's favorite in my family or circle of friends.

exception, my Mom. She has always made it very clear that she loves loves loves yellow

just asked hubby - he did not even blink: green.

Live and learn. I had no idea.

I guess I need to pick a color. Won't be blue, though. Burgundy, maybe?

 


 


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Gary's picture

(post #52336, reply #18 of 45)

Live a little! Here is some golf apparel that might help.

http://www.golfsmith.com/products/296262/Loudmouth_Golf/Patchwork_and_Plaid_Pants?PHPSESSID=f67c67ac13ae95a604540562cfb8f912#

The people who gave us golf and called it a game are the same people who gave us bag pipes and called it music and haggis and called it food.

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SallyBR1's picture

(post #52336, reply #19 of 45)

Oh, how cute. I will order a pair right away, I hope they carry size 4.

Now, since you brought golf up. Did you happen to watch today's tournament at all? They showed some bits of some other golf tournament in Europe, and I happened to see John Daly playing. You would not in a million years believe the pants he was wearing. I was speechless.

I swear, if I was married to him, it would be very simple - "darling, you go out the door with this pair of pants, and you will get a call from my lawyer. Your choice: the pants or me"

What is that guy thinking?

If I find it on google, I'll post a picture for you. You might need some heavy tranquilizers before you see it, though.

 


 


The garbage disposal is your friend. Treat it nicely.


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SallyBR1's picture

(post #52336, reply #20 of 45)

Ok, I found one, but it's not the one he was wearing today.

Today was about the same "style", except that instead of orange it was BRIGHT YELLOW. Anyway, just try to imagine this fashion abnormality in yellow, and you have it

http://tinyurl.com/cyljw6

 


 


The garbage disposal is your friend. Treat it nicely.


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Gary's picture

(post #52336, reply #21 of 45)

He certainly has (and probably still does) lead an interesting life, hasn't he? I wonder if he'll make it to 40.

The people who gave us golf and called it a game are the same people who gave us bag pipes and called it music and haggis and called it food.

SallyBR1's picture

(post #52336, reply #22 of 45)

Are you telling me he is not 40 yet??????????????????

I might have to faint.

 


 


The garbage disposal is your friend. Treat it nicely.


(A little pearl of wisdom, February 2009)

Aberwacky's picture

(post #52336, reply #23 of 45)

John Daly's from Arkansas.


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Gary's picture

(post #52336, reply #24 of 45)

Ooops. He is 43. Surprised me that he made it this far.

The people who gave us golf and called it a game are the same people who gave us bag pipes and called it music and haggis and called it food.

assibams's picture

(post #52336, reply #28 of 45)

OMG, he makes me look and feel so young LOL


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SallyBR1's picture

(post #52336, reply #25 of 45)

Ok, yet another link, this showing a better close up version of that 'outfit'

http://tinyurl.com/d5zjkg

I cut and paste part of the text, that describes it quite well

Earlier this morning, Daly took to the links in the Pro-Am segment of the Open de Espana at the PGA Golf Catalunya in Girona, Spain, wearing a retina-searing outfit that can charitably be described as "Upholstery Gone Wild." Or perhaps he's paying tribute to Hooters. Or maybe those pants are like one of those old Magic Eye images, where if you stare at them long enough, you can see ... no, no, let's not do that. 
 
The garbage disposal is your friend. Treat it nicely.
(A little pearl of wisdom, February 2009)


Edited 5/2/2009 11:05 pm by SallyBR1

Gary's picture

(post #52336, reply #32 of 45)

Oh, I get it. It's the white shoes before Memorial day that is offending you. : )

The people who gave us golf and called it a game are the same people who gave us bag pipes and called it music and haggis and called it food.

kathymcmo's picture

(post #52336, reply #27 of 45)

Oh my.

kathymcmo's picture

(post #52336, reply #26 of 45)

Your color preferences match mine, well except I go for the red and gold, not black and gold (Go Niners).

MadMom's picture

(post #52336, reply #30 of 45)

And for football, ALWAYS black and gold. ;-)


Ohhh, you like Purdue, too!  Just kidding, cause I know those are Steeler colors, but it's funny that I went to a high school whose colors were black and orange, went to a college whose colors were black and red, then to another whose colors were black and gold.  I don't like black!




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End the Occupation of Iraq -- Bring the Troops Home Now!

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