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April 15th, 2008
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What _is_ your favorite colour?

Red
8(7.7%)
Blue
20(19.2%)
Green
20(19.2%)
Yellow
2(1.9%)
Orange
1(1.0%)
Purple
19(18.3%)
Pink
2(1.9%)
Black
8(7.7%)
White
0(0.0%)
Brown
0(0.0%)


If you're very bored at work you could rank them all for me in a comment too!

Cheers!

(This post bought to you by atreic-mori, who has no idea what colours people like. Except Sam M likes purple)

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From:atreic
Date:April 15th, 2008 12:08 pm (UTC)
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Blue,
Purple,
Green,
Yellow,
Pink,
White,
Black,
Red,
Orange,
Brown.
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From:azron
Date:April 15th, 2008 12:10 pm (UTC)
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Not sure why you gave any other options, really. If people don't vote for green then they're clearly lying.

Maybe.
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From:rjw76
Date:April 15th, 2008 12:14 pm (UTC)
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That is not consistent wtih the way you can't bloody buy green clothes anywhere...
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From:azron
Date:April 15th, 2008 12:20 pm (UTC)
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That's just a conspiracy to keep the masses at bay by making them depressed through the lack of green.
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From:ashfae
Date:April 16th, 2008 12:53 pm (UTC)
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This is so true.
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From:robert_jones
Date:April 15th, 2008 06:05 pm (UTC)
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This is not true, because my mother always buys me green clothes.
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From:wildeabandon
Date:April 15th, 2008 12:13 pm (UTC)
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Grey.
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From:lnr
Date:April 15th, 2008 12:15 pm (UTC)
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Purple
Red
Blue
Black
Pink
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Green
White
Yellow
Orange
Brown

But it depends quite a lot on the actual shade of a colour.

[eta: the line shows where I go from "colours I like" to "colours I'm not fussed about" - and actually I'm really fussy about which pinks I like]

Edited at 2008-04-15 01:05 pm (UTC)
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From:arkannath
Date:April 15th, 2008 12:20 pm (UTC)
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It's all about the context, baby.
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From:sphyg
Date:April 15th, 2008 01:15 pm (UTC)
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Aye. Green's good in nature, but not on me.
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From:gerald_duck
Date:April 15th, 2008 03:36 pm (UTC)
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If there's a context in which blue and black aren't my favourite colours I'm not recalling it right now…
From:ext_72852
Date:April 16th, 2008 04:09 am (UTC)
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bread?
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From:gerald_duck
Date:April 16th, 2008 09:57 am (UTC)
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I tend to choose bread by flavour, texture and form-factor, not by colour.

In any case, many dense rye breads are black. If I ever saw a loaf that was blue for some better reason than being mouldy, I suspect I'd try it. (-8
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From:alitalf
Date:April 15th, 2008 12:21 pm (UTC)
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  1. Yellow
  2. Red
  3. Blue
  4. Green
  5. Orange
  6. Purple
  7. Pink
  8. Brown
  9. White
  10. Black

The order of numbers 2 to 6 can vary according to shade and my mood.

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From:libellum
Date:April 15th, 2008 12:25 pm (UTC)
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Green
Purple
Red
Black
Pink
Brown
Blue
White
Orange
Yellow

The exceptions to this are brown and blue, which I don't like particularly but which look quite good on me, so I wear them quite a lot. Orange and yellow make me quite happy, but I wouldn't ever choose them for myself. All depends on context, really: art is very different from clothes is very different from which colour you pick as your piece in a board game :)
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From:gayalondiel
Date:April 15th, 2008 12:34 pm (UTC)
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Silver
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From:kerrypolka
Date:April 15th, 2008 12:46 pm (UTC)
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I wouldn't call pink my favorite color, but I have a lot of it and it looks cheerful. I wish I looked better in yellow.
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From:flats
Date:April 15th, 2008 05:26 pm (UTC)
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No-one - except, oddly enough, Paris Hilton - looks good in yellow. It's just One Of These Things.
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From:robert_jones
Date:April 15th, 2008 06:12 pm (UTC)
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Bah! Pink is a boys' colour. It's also awesome: it has the jouissance of red without its rather tiring aggression. On the other hand, I don't think I'd like a pink mountain or a pink forest.
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From:ringbark
Date:April 15th, 2008 10:25 pm (UTC)
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Pink doesn't exist.
You don't have a special word for light yellow or light green or light blue, so why do we need a word for light red?
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From:lnr
Date:April 16th, 2008 11:04 am (UTC)
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The shades of flourescent pink I'm particularly fond of are definitely not light red.
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From:robert_jones
Date:April 16th, 2008 06:55 pm (UTC)
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No colours exist in that sense. There didn't used to be a word for "orange". All our colour words are arbitrary divisions of the colour spectrum, and differ, e.g., from the Chinese divisions (I understand).
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From:atreic
Date:April 17th, 2008 09:27 am (UTC)
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Isn't barbie pink more equivalent to turquoise than light blue?
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From:arnhem
Date:April 15th, 2008 01:18 pm (UTC)
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I can think of gorgeous and repellent variants of and contexts for each of them.

Barbie Pink - just say no!
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From:naath
Date:April 15th, 2008 01:19 pm (UTC)
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Black
Purple|Green
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Blue
White
Yellow
Pink
Red
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Orange
Brown

The lines note the sets colours-I-like, colours-that-are-OK and colours-I-dislike-for-most-purposes. Green and Purple and equally nice, but generally shouldn't be used together.
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From:jane_somebody
Date:April 15th, 2008 01:32 pm (UTC)
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I have a deep purple velvet coat, which I love to wear with an emerald crush-velvet scarf (and preferably dark metallic green nail-varnish.) However this is probably the exception that proves the rule, because if the shades were even subtly different it might well look awful.
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From:naath
Date:April 15th, 2008 01:38 pm (UTC)
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Sometimes it works... mostly it doesn't. Mum's hood (BEng, Sheffield) is purple and green and fur - and utterly *hideous*; probably put me off the combination.
From:ex_robhu
Date:April 15th, 2008 01:22 pm (UTC)
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I prefer blue, but the most exciting things are pink.
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From:jane_somebody
Date:April 15th, 2008 01:28 pm (UTC)
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Ranking:
Pink
Purple
Blue
Green
Yellow
Red
Orange
White
Brown
Black

Though as other people have said, a lot depends on (a) context and (b) the particular shade. My favourite purple is a very bluey mid-purple, like deep grape-hyacinths, and this would outrank a lot of the pinks.

I spent years denying any liking for pink, as it just seemed tacky or something; anyway it wasn't the done thing somehow (when I was young there didn't seem to be anything like the preponderance of pink in little girls', or even bigger girls', clothing and other stuff that there is now.) As a child I always said my favourite colour was powder blue, which was my Nanna's favourite colour, and I adored her. As a student and older I said purple, which I do indeed like very much. But now I'm secure enough to not mind saying that, actually, my favourite colour is pink. Also it is one of the colours that suits me best, so it's silly not to wear it.
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From:jane_somebody
Date:April 15th, 2008 01:35 pm (UTC)
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On second thoughts, I'd rank white above orange for most purposes, and probably above red too.
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From:fanf
Date:April 15th, 2008 01:43 pm (UTC)
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blue
grey/silver
green
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From:simont
Date:April 15th, 2008 02:06 pm (UTC)
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I'm not sure I could reasonably say I had a favourite colour for everything, but there are some colours I tend to prefer for specific purposes, and some colours I tend to prefer for quite a few purposes.

I make a lot of things black if I don't have a specific reason not to (including my clothes). When I need something other than black (e.g. a colour that needs to be seen against a black background), blue is often my first choice.

But then, for some purposes, other colours are the right thing. For instance, I'm quite a fan of black, white and red if you need three easily distinguishable colours for something (e.g. piece colours in a three-player board game); black and white are obvious there, but no other colour would go with them quite as well as red.

Also wildeabandon makes a good point: grey is underrated.
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From:gerald_duck
Date:April 15th, 2008 03:41 pm (UTC)
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I'd have said red, yellow and blue was the most obvious trio of colours for game pieces, and probably more useful than black, white, red once you consider contrast with the game board as well as one another.

Though I keep being surprised at how easy it is to see chess pieces on a chess board. By my understanding they ought to be quite camouflaged.
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From:gerald_duck
Date:April 15th, 2008 09:56 pm (UTC)
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Indeed, though in practice games often have pieces for five or six players, so when there are only three you get to pick which subset of the colours to use. At that stage people can act accordingly if one of the players is colour-blind, but the odds are none of them will be.

(I make it about 80% chance that none of three unrelated game players will be colour blind. Things get much more complicated if a family is playing.)
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From:Dave Holland [org.uk]
Date:April 15th, 2008 03:17 pm (UTC)
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Red's great, but then you can have too much of a good thing.

[x] multicoloured
From:ext_72852
Date:April 16th, 2008 04:11 am (UTC)
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multicoloured

Aye, aye! Rainbows are the best!
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From:shreena
Date:April 15th, 2008 03:25 pm (UTC)
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To wear - currently, orange. Not quite sure why but I've started wearing a lot of it recently and I love it.

For furniture/walls/etc - green.
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From:flats
Date:April 15th, 2008 05:23 pm (UTC)
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Grey!
Then black, and white, and also red. Plus metallics, particularly bronze and pewtery ones.
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From:purplepiano
Date:April 15th, 2008 06:20 pm (UTC)
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Now somebody should post a poll about favourite musical instruments!
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From:ashfae
Date:April 16th, 2008 12:57 pm (UTC)
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Hurdy-gurdy!
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From:robert_jones
Date:April 16th, 2008 06:56 pm (UTC)
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It would be pointless. Everyone would vote for piano.
From:ex_robhu
Date:April 15th, 2008 08:37 pm (UTC)
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Octarine?
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From:countess_rezia
Date:April 15th, 2008 10:49 pm (UTC)
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1. Purple
2. Red
3. Green
4. Pink

It does depend on shade. I like most bright or deep/rich colours, but avoid pastels.
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From:ashfae
Date:April 16th, 2008 12:56 pm (UTC)
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Green (dark)
Black
Silver / Grey
Purple
Red
Blue
Gold
everything else









pink. (bleah)
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From:ashfae
Date:April 16th, 2008 12:56 pm (UTC)
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Actually, orange is worse than pink.
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From:ilanin
Date:April 16th, 2008 08:00 pm (UTC)
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It does depend very heavily on context.

Also "what fletchings the archery shop has in stock", mutter, not that I wanted deep purple and had to settle for crystal blue as they were the only ones available in 45mm and left handed.
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