It’s one of the first questions we get asked as a child and one we probably ask others often as adults: what’s your favorite color? Knowing someone’s favorite color may tell you a bit about that person’s personality. I found this infograph very interesting. My favorite color is purple. It wasn’t always purple, though. For years, it was blue. At some point, I changed my mind and converted to purple. That seems to be how it is with me. I’m quite fickle in my likes/dislikes. I guess I should state that up front before you read this post. All my “favorites” of today may be quite different a year from now. So take everything I say with a grain of salt and read it in the spirit of pure entertainment.
Let’s have fun with color. Go grab your floss boxes, bags, and organizational systems and play a color game with me. The question? What’s your favorite color? More specifically, what’s your favorite floss color (name/number) in each one of the color groupings? I’ll share mine with you and I’m certainly hoping you’ll share yours with me. You don’t even have to choose a favorite from every color group – it would be just as fun if you shared your favorite blue, for example. This activity shouldn’t take a lot of time. Peruse all the blues you have and quickly decide. The longer you think about it, the more indecisive you will be. Choose quickly – you’ll instinctively know which one is your favorite. If you do this for every color, you may start to see your color preferences. Maybe you already know them and choosing colors will confirm it for you. As you will see, it became obvious what my preferences were as I made my choices.
(Disclaimer: I took all these photos outside in the shade so the lighting is not the best, but you get the idea. It was a hot day; my only excuse. Well, that, and the fact that I was too lazy to drag out my Still Life Studio box.)
For all of my color choices, I photographed them in rainbow order (remember Mr. Roy G. Biv?), with the outliers (browns, pinks, etc.) at the end.
I decided to start with silks. I have a limited amount of silks and most of them are from Classic Colorworks as I got a great deal on them through a liquidation sale a few years ago. I do not have the complete palette so my choices were just made from the colors I do have. And the winners…
Yellow: Tie between Cake and Her Crowne
Green: Miss Green Jeans
Blue: Blue Lagoon
Purple: Elegant Eggplant
Pink: Rose of Sharon
Brown: Teddy Bear
*Favorite overall variegated silk: Golden Oak
Moving on to DMC. If you have a color card, this will be really easy since they’re grouped by color.
Purple: Tie between 154 and 3834
*3886 deserves an honorable mention in the purple category.
For the over-dyed flosses, I am choosing my favorite colors from The Gentle Art line of threads, simply because I do have a complete palette.
Red: Buckeye Scarlet
Yellow: Tie between Gold Leaf/Butternut Squash
Green: Piney Woods
Blue: Presidential Blue
Purple: Grape Arbor
Brown: Tie between Cinnamon/Gingersnap
Pink: Antique Rose
Favorite variegated color: Vintage Lace
I think it’s fairly obvious that my preferences lean towards darker, bold colors. More jewel tones instead of pastels and muted tones.
Please share your favorite colors in your floss collection/s!