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Help us pick a couch color

What advice do you have about picking a couch color? How is your couch color working out for you? Do you want to comment on our options? After weeks of indecision, I turn to you, MetaFilter. Options and photos inside. [more inside]
posted by slidell on Feb 3, 2016 - 31 answers

sweat 'er

Can anyone identify the glorious sweater in this photo? I would like to buy it at the sweaterery from which it came
posted by threeants on Jan 6, 2016 - 13 answers

Folder colours in Windows 7

Is there a way to apply colour to folders on a file server? Preferably colours are only visible to me, not to other users accessing the server. Using Windows 7 machines.
posted by Kiwi on Jan 6, 2016 - 1 answer

Colors that soothes the eye

Are there any existing research surrounding the impact of colors on eye strain and mood? [more inside]
posted by pakoothefakoo on Nov 10, 2015 - 9 answers

What colorblind sorcery is this?

According to this Buzzfeed post, people either see the dress in the picture as black & blue or gold & white. Sharing this with my friends - who I trust not to troll me - also showed the stark disparity. What's going on? Is this an optical illusion? Or something related to the way our brains process information? [more inside]
posted by divabat on Feb 26, 2015 - 50 answers

What are these colored dice?

I recently came across a set of five six-sided dice with colored squares and triangles on each side. What are they? [more inside]
posted by moonroof on Oct 19, 2014 - 7 answers

Heavy Metal Bandcamp Design Help

I know that my bands bandcamp page can look better, but I don't know how. What are better choices for the background color of the main page? [more inside]
posted by kittensofthenight on Oct 1, 2014 - 10 answers

2 shades of gray

I need to paint my home to sell and completely lack the skill necessary to tell good colors from bad. (Really, my bedroom is a navy blue pit of despair.) [more inside]
posted by 1066 on Aug 4, 2014 - 13 answers

My Mismatched Crap + X = Beautiful Bedroom. Solve for X.

We're putting down new wood floors in our bedroom. We've got lovely curtains, terrific bedding. And I just painted the walls a pleasant grey/purple tone. But our dresser and headboard are two different shades of cheap light-colored IKEA wooden stuff. The new floor is yet another light wood tone. Is there some kind of wash or paint treatment I can apply to my headboard and dresser that will pull them out of the light wood range and into the other colors in my palette, so that our stuff can finally match? [more inside]
posted by Comrade Doll on Jul 26, 2014 - 12 answers

Painting question-- two colors, uneven surfaces -- paint up or down?

I'm painting a wall dark blue and re-doing the ceiling in white. The place where wall and ceiling meet is very uneven, and I'd like a nice clean line between the two. This seems to be a pretty common problem, and the standard solution seems to be creating a neat line somewhere other than the actual wall-ceiling joint. But some say paint the wall color up a bit onto the ceiling and some say paint the ceiling color down a bit onto the wall. Given the colors I'm dealing with, which will look better?
posted by neroli on Dec 2, 2013 - 15 answers

So I bought these tights....

I bought these awesome tights from ModCloth and I have no idea what to wear with them. They are grey and teal and it's just a bit of an awkward color combination. Can you recommend specific pieces or colors for me to pair with them?
posted by bq on Oct 30, 2013 - 14 answers

Help me (20s male) be fashionable for summer!

I am an early 20s male, straight if it's relevant, and I need some help getting good clothes for summer. [more inside]
posted by vogon_poet on May 19, 2013 - 24 answers

Surprisingly Versatile Accessories?

Please give me recommendations for accessories that you initially dismissed as too weird or "out there" but then discovered were surprisingly versatile. [more inside]
posted by estlin on Dec 14, 2012 - 24 answers

How to get complementary colors in powerpoint?

Powerpoint Chart Colors Question: can someone tell me how to calculate the R/G/Y values for similar colors? [more inside]
posted by Farce_First on Aug 1, 2012 - 7 answers

A rose by any other name..

Are there differences in the energy needed for a plant to produce a certain color flower than a different plant producing a different color? [more inside]
posted by rich on May 8, 2012 - 8 answers

What color purse should I carry if I will only carry one?

Help me figure out what color purse I should buy to maximize it's versatility with different colors in my wardrobe. [more inside]
posted by pallas14 on Apr 27, 2012 - 28 answers

Why don't African violets propagate "true"?

Why do African violets not propagate "true," in regards to color patterns? [more inside]
posted by fiercecupcake on Apr 19, 2012 - 1 answer

Fireworks in my head!

Music nerds! I'm looking for recommendations for songs that have synesthetic effects- music that makes you see colors, feel cold, et cetera when you listen to it. Suggestions? [more inside]
posted by dunkadunc on Jan 28, 2012 - 8 answers

Did they forget to do the laundry?

Missed the game itself, but noticed that in yesterdays outing the Lakers were wearing their home gold and the Heat were wearing black with the game in Miami. Why?
posted by drpynchon on Jan 20, 2012 - 3 answers

Don't want my black clothes to turn orange...

Have you painted a closet a bright color? How did it turn out? [more inside]
posted by acidic on Jan 12, 2012 - 10 answers

Please help me cut thru the complex jibberjabber and simply select a Pantone color in Illustrator.

Please help me cut thru the complex jibberjabber and simply select a Pantone color in Illustrator. [more inside]
posted by Senor Cardgage on Dec 6, 2011 - 5 answers

Best color picker? Ideally large in size

Best color picker? I have tried various things with differing levels of satisfaction, but I'd like to know if there's some really great one that I'm missing. Firefox addons, Windows software, or websites are what I need. [more inside]
posted by 6500xf on Nov 16, 2011 - 6 answers

Spave Invaders

My son-in-law has requested a knitted Space Invaders hat. I have found a design source for the various Aliens shapes, but I'm missing the shooting turret. Do you remember the shape and the colors of the turret? I'm thinking green, but I have this nagging doubt that everything was white on a black background, in spite of the very colorful alien invaders images on Google search.
posted by francesca too on Nov 9, 2011 - 9 answers

Let's go down the psycho path! (that is the slogan I would come up with if I were a board game publisher. It is lame enough to work!)

Board Game Filter: So my mom called today, and asking about an old board game she loved. She used to play it with her cousin -- she thinks it'd have been about '73-ish. She remembers it being called "Psychopath" (or perhaps "Psycho Path"), but my google-fu failed on that name, so perhaps that is not it. (Actual Gameplay Description Inside) [more inside]
posted by Rev. Syung Myung Me on Nov 5, 2011 - 8 answers

MacBook Screen Washed Out

My MacBook's display suddenly faded to a very pale bluish white, and all the colors look very washed out. Closing the display and reopening it will sometimes fix the problem, but within an hour the screen suddenly fades again. Restarting has no effect. [more inside]
posted by Yiggs on Sep 27, 2011 - 5 answers

How to figure out a house's exterior color scheme?

How do people pick exterior color schemes for their houses? Might you want to help with mine? [more inside]
posted by slidell on Sep 13, 2011 - 17 answers

Custom meetings in Adobe Connect?

Is it possible to create a custom Adobe Connect meeting room? [more inside]
posted by yellowcandy on Aug 10, 2011 - 3 answers

Tools for mixing food colors?

Are there any good online tools which give instructions on how to mix basic food colors to get more elaborate ones? [more inside]
posted by reticulatedspline on Jul 13, 2011 - 6 answers

Where can I buy colored jeans in NYC?

Where can I buy colored jeans in NYC? [more inside]
posted by Help, I can't stop talking! on Jul 2, 2011 - 18 answers

Diversity song

Does anyone know the name of this music video that was very popular in Turkey the last few months: the artist is a woman singing in Hindi (I think); the song is about 'different colors' (we are all different) and has diverse characters - with a lot of diverse styles. It is a real catchy song and a the video is full of beautiful colors.
posted by Surfurrus on May 23, 2011 - 2 answers

I'm not asking for much, just the perfect top in unfashionable colors.

Lead me to your secret treasure trove of tops that won't make me look like a tattooed easter egg! [more inside]
posted by griselda on May 18, 2011 - 13 answers

I'm ready to lose my letterpress virginity. What now?

I'm about to order a batch of letterpressed business cards. I've never worked with letterpressing beforeā€”do you have any experience or insight to share? [more inside]
posted by Mr C on Mar 12, 2011 - 7 answers

What looks good with #AFC398?

Programmers: know any good algorithms for picking colors, modifying colors or choosing colors that go well together? This is specifically for code. I'm NOT looking for apps that let you choose colors. [more inside]
posted by grumblebee on Feb 4, 2011 - 15 answers


I've read tons of advice on how to sync iCal on my mac with iCal on my iPhone via Google, but I'm still confused. Could a patient explainer explain to me how it works? [more inside]
posted by skidoom on Jan 14, 2011 - 9 answers

What to do with many small amounts of paint?

I just bought a house across the street from a Home Depot, all of the walls are white, and I'm indecisive. Please help me use up my many paint samples. [more inside]
posted by jalexc on Dec 30, 2010 - 11 answers

And you picked those colors why...?

How do I live in a house with light pink walls, and big bright blue accent walls? [more inside]
posted by MrVisible on Nov 20, 2010 - 20 answers

Why does red fade so easily outdoors?

On signs and other media shown outdoors, why does the color red seem to fade the fastest? [more inside]
posted by Hither on Nov 15, 2010 - 7 answers

where to find fall colors in nov (in SE USA)?

what part of south east US is likely to have the best fall colors (foliage) over the next week? [more inside]
posted by shalam on Nov 3, 2010 - 8 answers

Help me choose paints colors for my kitchen

If you had to paint this room, both the top and bottom parts of each wall and the cabinents, what colors would you choose?
posted by particular on Oct 21, 2010 - 32 answers

What color of clothes would best fit my complexion.

FashionFilter: Apparently I have a 'winter' complexion. What colors should I be wearing? [more inside]
posted by bstreep on May 17, 2010 - 9 answers

Makeup mavens - your help is needed!

Choosing the right makeup and brands is really confusing for me. So many companies - so many colors and combinations. I need help choosing lipsticks, pencils and eye shadows that will look good and feel good. What are some really excellent brands to go with that are cost effective? Colors that I'm looking for golds, creamy browns, tawny pink - soft and muted. Extra points for classy and luxurious though I'm out of the Chanel, Dior and Bobbi Brown league. I'd say low to middle range in price. Thanks!
posted by watercarrier on Feb 16, 2010 - 26 answers

Perfect paint color for a walk-in closet?

We are going to be repainting our master closet pretty soon and are considering new colors to use. Is there such a thing as an ideal wall/ceiling color for a closet--something that won't change the appearance of the colors of the clothing or cast weird glows in the room? I seem to recall that a lighter shade of gray is good for this purpose, but I'm not finding any decent writing to support that notion. The closet is 5 ft. by 11 ft. with a 9 ft. ceiling, lit by two CFLs. The adjacent rooms are in a light yellowy color (shown on the wall in the picture on this random blog post) with white trim. I guess there's always white? Any advice or links would be appreciated!
posted by jroybal on Jan 14, 2010 - 3 answers

How to get Word links to work like on Wikipedia?

How could one change the colors of links in a Microsoft Word document? [more inside]
posted by freddymungo on Nov 28, 2009 - 4 answers

Colors in Movies and Television

I watch a lot of movies, and I have noticed that in modern movies, almost every shot has a very restricted palette of two colors. Could someone tell me when this practice became standard? [more inside]
posted by Jimmy Havok on Nov 11, 2009 - 15 answers

What color tie with a Dark Plum Suit?

My brown suit looks more like a dark plum color; need suggestions for shirt & tie colors... [more inside]
posted by NYScott on Oct 4, 2009 - 10 answers

Roses are red & violets are also red

Does everyone categorise shades of colours in the same way? I'm interested in the way shades of colours are bundled together in different cultures/languages. [more inside]
posted by selton on Sep 16, 2009 - 27 answers

What color is St. Charles Place in Monopoly?

What color is St. Charles Place in Monopoly? [more inside]
posted by newper on Jul 5, 2009 - 35 answers

a sartorial color question

What colors go with maroon? [more inside]
posted by bookwibble on Apr 12, 2009 - 18 answers

Optoma HD70 projector flickering crazy colors, then whimpering out

Optoma HD70 projector flickering crazy colors, then whimpering out - just over a year old, with a brand new bulb installed 6 months ago -- tech support not very helpful. Anyone have ideas, or sympathy at least? [more inside]
posted by icetaco on Mar 30, 2009 - 3 answers

What color text on what color background maximizes screen readability while minimizing eyestrain?

What color text on what color background maximizes screen readability while minimizing eyestrain? [more inside]
posted by Joe Beese on Jan 19, 2009 - 19 answers

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