I told you color was everything. It's definitely the thing I stew over the longest when finalizing designs - and especially for this - the cover of the 2011 Calendar! It's big. Everything else is done. Printed & printing. But I can't decide on this simple color combo. It might be the sunshine filling the room right now or my serious dependence on warmer weather or my craving for all things sorbet and water icy - but I'm leaning towards these cheery colors: Coral with Lavender Rose and Coral with Dusty Rose - and possibly ditch the red. Are they too girly, though? Besides you, Tommy, most of my customers are women, anyway. But still. Are they? Does it matter?

[btw, I was leaning towards combo #3 yesterday because I love turquoise and red, but I don't think that brown is punchy enough for this.]

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Linda & Harriett
Mara
April 07 2010

Coral and lavender rose is my favorite. I always like to weigh in on color. But maybe I like that combo since I have been painting a harlequin patten in that color over and over again for the past few months and I'm not tired of it yet.

Tommy
April 07 2010

Thanks for the shout-out, Liz! I like the second combination…if I had to pick from these two. :)

Hannah
April 07 2010

Love the color combinations, Liz! I'd go with 510 instead of 250, b/c it's just a bit less "girly." Can't wait to see the 2011 calendar!

alexkeller
April 08 2010

first – you need to tell me where i can get these pantone paint chips.second – i'd avoid pink & go with the turquoise 324 U, yellow 586 U and the red 185U. but that's just me. i think the 3272 is too much with the 185.

Meghan
April 07 2010

Ooh, yes! Definitely punchier than yesterday's options, but not too girly (IMO). I love the second combo of coral and dusty rose.

Liz Libré
April 08 2010

Megan – I agree. I just like the coral so much. I might have to ditch the red. Thanks for all the suggestions – this has been so helpful!!Liz

Megan
April 08 2010

I'd go with the second combo…but I'm not sure about them with that red. There's some sort of clashing going on with it that makes me itch. Is it because one is in the cool family and the other is in the warm family? I'm unsure of the issue…

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