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I had the random thought today: "I wonder if permies favorite colors are different than the general population's average?" Supposedly blue is the most common favorite color, but I wonder if a larger percentage of us like green?

For this apple poll, please just use one apple to designate your favorite color (not 10 or 500 apples). If you're torn between two different colors, you can vote one apple for each. Does that make sense? Now that we have collums for apple votes (the left column) and thumbs-up votes (the right column) it's not as esential now to just use one apple. Only use one thumbs-up vote, though!



And, of course, feel free to discus why you think your favorite color is the best, or to suggest a color you want added to the poll! (And, if you don't have an apple and therefore cannot vote, ask, and I'll probably give you one )
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My favorite color is teal which is different from turquoise.  For the vote, it is probably OK to include teal/turquoise.  I always thought I look best when wearing yellow or red, though I mostly wear black or brown.

I don't think people pay a lot of attention to birthstones now days but mine is March which is aquamarine also similar to the color turquoise.

Part of Edgar Cayse's predictions were related to color.  I wish I know what my color is.  Maybe it is teal.
 
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I used to have favorites, especially when weaving...now it varies day to day so I would say that I love them all
 
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Now I wonder if you meant to limit our choices to only two?

Maybe add a listing for 'all colors' and I'll vote only once
 
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My favorites are earth tones, all the browns, ochres, umbers, tans, ecrus, etc.
 
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Green! When I see the first hint of soft green foliage on trees in the Spring...I shake the winter blues and I feel alive again. It makes me happy, because "with forty shades of green, it's hard to be blue." ūüĆ≥
 
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Yaasss to the green! As a kid I loved periwinkle - for its soft, gentle color and fun name! Though green is just so beautiful.

And I also think green is a little like the girl with the curl in the middle of her forehead. Green is either very very good or it can be horrid. Some green-painted houses strike me as awful. Natural greens are usually beautiful, uplifting and inspiring as Karen described - though green mold and green bruises (also natural) are on the horrid end too.

My mom is an artist and used to teach watercolor painting. Greens are so difficult to create/mix that she once dedicated an entire class just to making watercolor greens.
 
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Judith Browning wrote:Now I wonder if you meant to limit our choices to only two?

Maybe add a listing for 'all colors' and I'll vote only once



LOL! I realized after I'd crawled into bed that I should have made a "All the colors!" and "I don't have a favorite color." They're both added now!

My favorite color is teal which is different from turquoise.  For the vote, it is probably OK to include teal/turquoise.  I always thought I look best when wearing yellow or red, though I mostly wear black or brown.  



Yeah, I was torn between differentiating the colors (e.g. light blue, sky blue, dark blue, etc) or staying in broad categories. I figured it made more sense to have broad categories, but the blue/green colors really needed their own category. And, even though turquoise and teal are really different colors, it made sense to combine them for the voting--there was just no simple term for the colors between blue and green, so I wrote both turquoise and teal.
 
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I can recall a summer day as an elementary school-aged girl that I spent hours outside on a covered porch mixing tempera paints to create the perfect blue for a sky.  After all these years I can recall the peacefulness that just mixing those paints and becoming immersed in the colors gave me.  While I don't really care for the sky blue shade anymore, blue is still my fav - just darker shades.  

My daughter infected me with a love of forestry greens and I generally just relax when surrounded by blended earth tones that include the blues and greens of nature.  

I am certainly not really a person who pays much attention to clothes so long as I have a couple of decent pairs of jeans and plenty of t-shirts/Henleys/sweats depending on the season.  But have been binge watching the History Channels Vikings series in the evenings and found myself actually stopping the program to look at the ways the blues/indigos/browns blend in the clothing worn by the actors.  

I don't mind "fall orange" but I strongly dislike bright "primary orange."
 
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Green, all shades except 'lime' green, which ironically is not like the colour of a lime.

Green is an abundant colour and in nature there are multitudes of shades and textures. It tends to serve as a background to the more flamboyant colours as those found in birds - parrots, birds of paradise, etc.

Without that background, the beauty of birds wouldn't appear as dramatic, the sky so blue, or flowers as eye catching.
 
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My favourite colour has always been green.

Green is the colour of chlorophyll, key to photosynthesis, and (please correct me if I'm wrong) all plant life.

It's also one of the only colours that you can wear different shades of and not have it look weird to the eye, because we're used to seeing so many shades of green sharing the same pallete.

So green is supreme, for my money.

-CK
 
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I like turquoisey teal colours because a) they remind me of the sea, and b) because I am vain and they suit me best!
 
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If I had to pick a single color it would be red, but I also love any combinations of green, orange, purple, and/or bright pink.  Colors I do not care for are white and any washed-out looking pastels.
 
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Black, like my soul.

I'm joking.  Kind of.

Even as a kid, I always loved black.   Old Model T fords, cast iron skillets, my Dad's Harley, my mom's fancy dress when she went out, our labrador retriever . . .  all the best things were black.  Today, I wear black jeans, often a black polo, black boots, drive a black motorcycle (like dear old Pops), and I married a beautiful woman who looks fantastic in black (which she wore today).  I remember a Sunday School teacher asking us our favorite color when I was in 4th grade or so, and when I said black, she absolutely loved that answer.  Years later, when I was in college, I saw her again (in that old town in Kansas where I grew up) and she asked me, "Is your favorite color still black?", with a huge smile on her 75 year-old face.  I pointed to the good looking black coat I was wearing and my black high top shoes -- "Still is."

 
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