Choose five colours... (56k warning)

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by Blue Velvet, Apr 24, 2007.

  1. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

    Jul 4, 2004
    I have to supplement a palette of 5 colours that are already chosen by someone else, with another range of 5 from the selection below which I've narrowed down already... but would love to have your opinion to help get it down to the last 5.

    I have my favourites already, but I don't want to influence your choice.

    I realise that colours are going to look different on everyone's monitors but that's not important right now. The top row of colours are the ones that are the main colours, choose 5 to go with them and post their numbers.


    BV :)

  2. Legolamb macrumors 6502a


    Nov 27, 2006
    North of where I'd like to be
    Colours for what? It would help me make my decision. Do random "what's your favorite color" really work in design?
  3. Blue Velvet thread starter Moderator emeritus

    Jul 4, 2004

    I can't tell you, but it's not random as there's a selection there already. Choose 5 that you think look nice with the top five... :)

    There's no right or wrong; it's more like a market survey.
  4. Abstract macrumors Penryn


    Dec 27, 2002
    Location Location Location
    Sorry, but my taste in colour with regards to wall and floor colours will be much different than my choice of colour in clothes, cars, flowers, furniture, etc. I think having some idea of what we're dealing with makes it easier. :confused:

    Otherwise, I'll play it safe and say that all 5 colours go with #20, and 4 colours go with #5, with the exception being the yellow.

    So in summary:

    Pink: #20, #5
    Purple: #20, #5
    Green: #20, #5
    Turquoise: #20, #5
    Yellow: #20

    There are other combinations that work, but I'll have to find another time (when I HAVE more time) to match all 5 colours up with the numbers I think they'd look good with.
  5. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus


    Jan 15, 2006
    The Kop
    17, 4, 12, 14, 21

    Sorry for the random order.
  6. Luis macrumors 65816


    Jul 19, 2006
    Costa Rica
  7. Luis macrumors 65816


    Jul 19, 2006
    Costa Rica
    At least we got one in common...
  8. Blue Velvet thread starter Moderator emeritus

    Jul 4, 2004

    A range of all sorts of things from stationery to Tshirts to pens, to desk-toys... all sorts of stuff. I don't even know the full answer to that yet so I can't be too specific.
  9. CanadaRAM macrumors G5


    Oct 11, 2004
    On the Left Coast - Victoria BC Canada
    Here's mine - Buuut.... I'm not happy with 8 or 21 - I want 21 to have a bit more green in it, and 8 to be less blue and much dustier.

    7 and 16 wwere both compromises because my original picks for those two were too close to each other, and my imagined brief was that the chosen colours each had to be related to one original colour, while at the same time easily distiguishably from each other.

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  10. Blue Velvet thread starter Moderator emeritus

    Jul 4, 2004
    Yeah, neither am I with the whole thing so that's why I've thrown it out there. ;)

    Thanks for all suggestions so far. This whole thing has a few days to run so I'm not sure when the final choice will be made.

  11. camomac macrumors 6502a


    Jan 26, 2005
    Left Coast
    i dont really like all the choices, but here you go...
    i hope this helps

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  12. iAlan macrumors 65816


    Dec 11, 2002
    Location: Location:
    4, 8, 15, 16, 23 ... no wait....these are the 'Lost' numbers.

    Oops :eek:

    In terms of a secondary palette it is always best to have a lighter shade in the same colour family as the primary palette, which is a little difficult from your selection (especially for the 4 and 5 primary palette colours which are litter anyway)

    However, here is what I think -- but I am not sure my IBM T43 laptop screen is doing the selection justice - am posting at work, will check again from my Mac at home.

    In the order to match the 5 primary palette colours - 7 (or 1), 25 (or 16), 8 (or 9), 12, 5

    Edit: because I spell like a 2 year old
  13. Blue Velvet thread starter Moderator emeritus

    Jul 4, 2004

    Heh heh. I didn't choose those but there we go.

    <shameless bump to garner more opinions> :D
  14. bartelby macrumors Core


    Jun 16, 2004
    4, 12... (bugger! I can't remember the other 3)... 14, 17 & 20!
  15. wongulous macrumors 6502a

    Dec 7, 2002
  16. Deepdale macrumors 68000


    May 4, 2005
    New York
    From left to right from the primary palette, I will go with:

    7, 14, 3, 25, 24.
  17. dcv macrumors G3

    May 24, 2005
    My initial instinct was just to go with a slightly muted version of each colour:

    View attachment 73119

    But then I changed the middle three as they were a bit too close to the original, so I tried this:

    View attachment 73120

    Still not happy with it though, think I prefer the first set I chose.

    Dammit, I wish I had an eye for this stuff! :eek:
  18. Blue Velvet thread starter Moderator emeritus

    Jul 4, 2004

    Thanks though. :)

    There's no correct answer; just trying to get some wider general feedback on something that's got my hands tied.

    Imagine they were shoe colours instead. :D
  19. dcv macrumors G3

    May 24, 2005
    But... but... there's no red :confused: :p
  20. MACDRIVE macrumors 68000


    Feb 17, 2006
    Clovis, California
    Which one is mauve? That's all I want to know. :confused:
  21. mpw Guest

    Jun 18, 2004
    10,19,8,12,5 with 3 & 9 as my lucky stars...

    ...right that's my Euro Millions numbers picked for Friday's £18m jackpot.

    *looks forward to getting lucky on Friday*
  22. Blue Velvet thread starter Moderator emeritus

    Jul 4, 2004
    I guess 16 is the closest... ;)

    Are you in town this weekend then? :p

    Any lottery winnings from these magic numbers have to be split 50/50 between the both of us. It's only fair... :D
  23. iGav macrumors G3

    Mar 9, 2002
    That's exactly the one I've come up with. :eek: *those shifty eyes things here*

    To be honest Blue, I think that the general lack of contrast between the primary and supplementary colours means that you're going to have to do something really f'in stupid to f**k it up. ;)

    You should take it down to the sunday chumps in a B&Q. They have a machine that can scientifically work out this type of stuff for you you know. You'd swear it's magic. ;)
  24. Blue Velvet thread starter Moderator emeritus

    Jul 4, 2004

    I know... :(

    Can't do much about what I've been given. Your choices have been added to the little poll I'm keeping here. :D

    This is more helpful in weeding out the non-starters while I'm getting on with other things, so for that reason, I'm very grateful to all who have given their opinion. :)

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