Monday, April 11, 2011

Survey Says: What is your favourite colour combo?

Hey - last's week's survey recap was fun - so - in the spirit of Hollywood - let's do a sequel! (This month's survey is here.)


A while back, we asked:

What's your favourite colour or colour combination? Be specific! Do you wear it?
Predictably enough - Blue came out a strong winner - with the earth tones coming a close second - but every colour had it's fans - red, purple, pink, orange, black, white, and even clear! All except for poor old yellow- no one sings the praises of yellow!

And the consensus was that you wear your favorite colours, wear 'em often, and decorate your houses and paint your walls in your favourite colours too! There were a few who did note that the seasons drive their colour choices - electing to stick with brighter colours for the warmer months.

But we also got some great colour combo suggestions - so if you are looking for a little inspiration - how about checking out these?

Van Gogh said "There is no blue without yellow," he was talking about complementary colours and how they make each other stronger, but for you - there is a lot of blue without yellow!

  • blue/purple
  • blue/pink,
  • I think navy blue and maroon go well together
  • blue and silver
  • Cobalt blue, as well as bluegreens and well, any kind of blue!
  • blues and Ocean colors
  • blue and green
  • navy & white (Such a crisp colour combo!)
  • Blues and Browns
  • Navy Blue and a Dark Green.
  • blue, purple and green
  • blues and purples
  • I like electric blue with white.
  • anything blue/white/silver(love all colours)
  • neutrals, blues
  • Cobalt Blue, Deep Purple, Dark Teal and Metallic (not glittery or gray)Silver.
  • Practically every shade of blue...and green...and bluey-green with plenty of black and dark grey thrown in for good measure. Do I wear them? They're 9/10ths of my wardrobe!
  • blue and white
  • I am always a fan of blue tones with different coloured accents such as orange or purple. And I do wear those colours.
  • Blue and copper
  • Anything blue! Blue with silver is fab, but a deep sapphire with copper is also great. I wear tons of blue - clothes, jewelry. Thanks for carrying copper findings...
  • Blues--like sapphire, teal, turquoise.
  • Any shade of blue and any shade of green except lime.
  • blues/ blue greens
  • Navy Blue, Red
  • Blue!! and gold
  • blue, blue/green, pink.
  • I love blues and browns together, I wear them all the time!
  • blues, greens and sand (champagne) colors. Like a beach theme almost.
  • blue and white or pale blue
  • dark blue and light blue
  • Blue (light blues or turquoise) and deep rich browns.
  • blues and pinks
  • Blue or blue/purple
  • periwinkle & black
  • OCEANIC COLOURS! BLUES, TEALS, WHITES, GREENS- ALL BLENDED TOGETHER TO REMIND ME OF THE SEA.
  • blue,light blue,different combination of blues
  • Blues & blues and add some blues to that
  • blue and green with silver
  • Light Azore/ Indian Sapphire/Indicolite and also aquamarine
  • blue/green/turquoise
  • silver with dark blue
  • Someone always used to tell me that blue and green should never be seen, except in a washing machine, but for all that I can't get enough of those two colours together, across a variety of tones and shades. (I agree!)

You can argue that clear isn't a colour, and that white is all of them, but they still look great in a combo! British author Gilbery Keith Chesterton had this to say about white, "White is not a mere absence of colour; it is a shining and affirmative thing, as fierce as red, as definite as black."

  • Silver and clear or AB crystal with opal green
  • silver/clear icy
  • I am loving crystal/white/silver combos!!!
  • crystal AB + just about anything;
  • My favorite color combination are clear crystals AB dressed up with darker crystals or freshwater pearls.
  • Clears and purples
  • white and black
  • creams and pearls
Turquoise/Aqua was a big favorite too - and here's some interesting combos.

  • turquoise and silver
  • turquoise blues/greens
  • turquoise, green ( peridot) and aqua.
  • Turquoise and pink
  • aqua/amber/silver in beads and jewelry
  • aqua lavender
  • aqua-pink
  • turquoise & dark green.
  • turquoise and pink!
  • turquoise and orange!
  • Copper Wire and Aqua, I wear it all the time
  • Turquoise and gold
  • aqua..lime
  • aqua and coral
  • tangerine and turquoise
  • turquoise and brown (wooden beads)
  • turquoise and red coral
Kermit may have thought that it wasn't easy being green, but green is popular - "the prime colour of the world and that from which it's loveliness arises" (Pedro Calderon de la Barca - Spanish poet and playwright) - from bright to dark. Combos range from earthy to oceanic - and some interesting others as well!

  • green and blue
  • greens with burgundys
  • green and amber or topaz
  • pacific opal and smoky topaz :)
  • peridot green
  • Abalone (sea-green with tiny touches of blue, brown and pink).
  • limegreen, blue, purple
  • Green, Brown and gold
  • Forest green and light orange-yellow.
  • jade and gold
  • green and purple
  • Green, green and green
  • Greens/Blues/Purples
  • green/gray
  • green/orange
  • peridot green and orange
  • Greens and browns
  • Lime green and turquoise
  • green and browns
  • Green, Black, Gold
  • Green combined with gold or brown tones.
  • greens, more lime green and lighter greens with hints of olive green
  • any combination of greens - light and dark
  • Olivine, Smokey Quartz, and Jonquil
  • Teal and naturals

Fans of purple are loud and proud. Purple and Green was mentioned often - but there are some other combos too!

  • Purple with silver.
  • Lilac and Chartreuse.
  • Purple and green
  • Purples from plum to lilac.
  • amethyst and greens
  • Purple/Amber
  • purple in shades lighter or darker with periwinkle blue!!
  • purple and gold
  • purples, blue
  • PURPLE!!! with black or white
  • purple orange
  • amethyst and clear crystal swarovski beads
  • purples and browns
  • purples, violets, lavenders, amethysts.
  • deep purple, plums, royal blue, silver, black, teals, rose
  • violet to deep blue + black
  • Purples, blues, blacks
  • Purple & Lilac
  • Magenta & orange
Pink - the true colour of life - the colour of the covered red - here are some pink combos.

  • Rose, sea-foam, and turquoise (Doesn't that sound dreamy?)
  • pink and silver
  • A combination of light and dark shades of pink (for example, ranging from baby pink to fushia and magenta)
  • Also shades of pink with complimenting shades of green
  • Pink and White
  • Pink and purple
  • Pinks and reds
  • pink and grey
  • Pinks and greens in pastel are my weakness!
  • pink, lavender
  • pink and black
  • all pinks/roses matching with seacolours and clear crystals
  • shades of rose, purple and black
  • My favourite colour combo is cranberry/pink/brown.
  • pinks and purples
  • pink and yellow
  • pink and brown
Red - the colour of passion - and passionate you are about red. You said things like "Red makes me happy," "I love wearing the colour red. To me it means power and love," and "If it's not red, it doesn't count."

  • Transparent reds and black together.
  • Red & Purple. I'm a Red Hatter
  • I like combinations of reds, like garnets and some purple.
  • red and black
  • RED, GLOSS BLACK
  • Red and turquoise
  • Red and Silver
  • Red and White
  • Burgandy and gold
  • Rubies and diamonds
  • Rubies and pearls
  • reds and greens
  • crimson red and black
  • dark raspberry red with a bright lime green
  • reds and blues
  • burgundy/rose
  • Red and Orange
  • Orange and Blue, Like Fire Opal and Montana Swarovski crystals
  • dark wine and dark green
  • Red and white
  • Cranberry red with gold
  • every shade of red, from fire engine to dark magenta.
  • Red and gold together
  • yellow/orange/red seed beads all mixed together.

Winston Churchill said "I cannot pretend to feel impartial about colours. I rejoice with the brilliant ones and am genuinely sorry for the poor browns." Churchill could have benefited to meet with you all - I'm sure he would have agreed that a red strawberry dipped in chocolate needs only pity for it's short life expectancy.

  • I love chocolate brown with a deep red
  • chocolate brown with turquoise.
  • chocolate brown with aqua
  • brown/pink
  • anything with brown
  • brown, copper, amber
  • Brown, Blue, Dark Green
  • BROWN,AMBER,COPPER&BLACK
  • Brown and Aqua
  • Brown or taupes and black
  • Crystal Golden Shadow combined with the other shades of Swarovski browns
  • rust/dark orange
  • brown, black, green
  • Brown and red! I wear it all the time!
  • Opaque Brown AB and Matte Gold
  • bronze and brown/gold
  • Crystal golden shadow with smoky topaz

Earthtones - a huge category - and perhaps a continuation of the browns. We all know what "earth-tone" means - but maybe it means a little different thing to everyone. For some - it's pure shades of browns and neutrals, for others, green is an essential part of the mix. For some - it has to have oranges or topaz or amber, for others, gold is a must.

  • autumn colours (rusts-browns)
  • gold, rust, burnt orange, brown, yellows, and most other autum colors.
  • Gold/copper colour with white pearls and gold-filled chains! plus some amber
  • Amber and black
  • copper/earth tones
  • warm, earth tones...Green, Amber, Yellow Etc.
  • I love copper with shades of metallic blues and greens!
  • My favourites are earth tones, rich greens, browns, reds, oranges etc.
  • Copper, earth shades
  • topaz, amber, cinnamon, gold, yellow,
  • I love gold and red together
  • I love earthy neutrals and browns, pearlescent creams and crystals.
  • copper and indigo
  • amber, topaz, or any shade of green
  • copper and carnelian tones
  • golden brown and dark heather
  • silver with carnelian
  • autumn tones - brown, gold, olive green, mustard
  • natural colors, beiges, brown, olives, greens
  • I love to wear earth colored creations....woods, shells, browns, and olives.
  • copper (metal beads) and olivine (glass bead,preferably matte!)
  • amber and turquoise
  • amber, with beaten silver and turquoise is a great combo.
Black - the universal accent - the queen of all colours - the primordial colour - the void. The alpha and omega. Is there any colour that doesn't look better with black?

  • Black with any color
  • matte black and hematite!
  • black and gold or citrine
  • black and red
  • black/red/topaz
  • black and any reds
  • black, blues, purples
  • black & silver
  • black and white and red
  • black and tan
  • Black and white
  • black and blue
  • Black and all shades of grey
  • gold and black beads
  • Black and crystal
  • black-with light pink
  • J'adore black and blood red
  • Silver with red and black beads.
  • Gold with yellow and black beads.
  • Blackand Blue - navy, turquoise/aqua.
  • Dark Purple/Black
  • black onyx with silver
  • black and red and gold together
  • black and white/clear
And one final combo for you -

  • OOHH hematite with COPPER ya ya yah!!!

2 comments:

Lyndsey said...

Woah! That's a lot of colour combinations. I guess I now have no excuse to get in a design rut!

dragonjools said...

No excuse what.so.ever. ;-)