Today, I looked at my pattern feed on Ravelry. (This is the bit called “Your Pattern Highlights” on the main pattern tab.) This is what I saw:
These are (clockwise from top left):
Do you notice a trend here? What would you even call this colour? The Nua shade (used for the Sanremo sweater) is called “Rolling Bales” and the Shibui shade (used in Cape Perpetua) is called “Pollen”. The Woolfolk Tov shade (used in the Dalmayr hat) is called “color 04”; I love that one! I asked Doug what he would call this colour and he said “Baby poo?”. (It is a good thing that Doug is gainfully employed and not trying to find work in fashion or sales.) I do know that it is not “Living Coral [16-1546]“. Should we let Pantone in on the secret?
Doug is clearly a ‘call a spade a shovel’ kind of person – brilliant! And how fascinating to get that combination of pictures. I hadn’t come across this part of Ravelry before, so fear that I will be endlessly looking at it. There are at least two patterns in my current highlights that I would like to knit. Meanwhile, I already had my eye on Sanremo from your set – I really like Carol Feller’s patterns.
Hi Liz, I love the pattern feed feature! I check it every day, and of course you can “train” your feed. For example, if you “like” designers, their new patterns will start cropping up in your daily feed. One of the things you can do is to train your feed to showcase more diverse designers, so that designers of colour have more visibility. And it works!
I’m in for such fun….! It’s been great that a wider and brighter spotlight is being shone on more designers so that their work can rightly be showcased. It has been impressive to see Ravelry and others leading the way in this important territory recently.
That’s a trend for sure. Mustard yellow has been trending for a while, it seems like this is mustard yellow mixed with ochre, a sort of dirtier,earthier yellow. I’m pretty sure there’s a Pantone shade for it, but not sure this would make a Color of the Year. Definitely to watch. A good color for fall!
Yes, it is too orange to be mustard, and too yellow to be brown, and too brown to be orange….
I love Doug’s suggestion, but like you say there’s probably only a niche market for that label. I’d say mustard, but whatever we call it I love that colour too.
Just after I posted this, I saw a hundred other examples of this colour crop up. And Karen Templer (of Fringe Association) posted about it the next day as well. It is definitely trending.
I love that color. It reminds me of butterscotch or goldenrod.
Oooh, butterscotch is good! It is such a lovely word. It is a much better label than baby poo!
lol, baby poo is also accurate. May be a turn off to some. Butterscotch is tasty and smells delicious. Baby poo, not so much.
I noticed it as I was scrolling. Very interesting!!! Doug is right…
A lot of golden shades there! I love it against that sky blue in the one picture. But you are right, it’s not “Living Coral” 🙂
I look terrible in this colour so a big no