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Title: Iridium Color Choices
Post by: sugarbaker on April 29, 2012, 11:00 PM
I had some good results and suggestions the last time I posted a color scheme poll, so I figure I'd try again.  Keep in mind that these are colors I have currently in my possession (some in limited quantities).  Also take a look at my poll for the 6th Sense I'll also be building.  Thanks for the input!  I really enjoy this collaborative process of building (and the right to ultimately choose whatever color layout I like best!).


Color 1
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-utNSDNazHW4/T54fRRiC6cI/AAAAAAAABKw/YoFKJe0Ett0/s1440/Iridium%2520Color%25201.jpg)

Color 2
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-uexwfcVe6Sc/T54fRndtx6I/AAAAAAAABK4/QDdPklY2t5Y/s1440/Iridium%2520Color%25202.jpg)

Color 3
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-qu4SxU_VF0w/T54fR1IQ7HI/AAAAAAAABLA/QF6oiy7lVlA/s1440/Iridium%2520Color%25203.jpg)

Color 4
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-G_4oDWS-EiE/T54fSQcprzI/AAAAAAAABLI/IvkF4XGRRgQ/s1440/Iridium%2520Color%25204.jpg)

Blank Template
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-B7qbn7u8rCk/T54fROlbHMI/AAAAAAAABKo/sRMXZQK3zXU/s1440/Iridium%2520Color%2520Template.jpg)


Title: Re: Iridium Color Choices
Post by: Krijn on April 29, 2012, 11:13 PM
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Title: Re: Iridium Color Choices
Post by: chilese on April 30, 2012, 01:22 AM
Of your choices, 1.

Here's a suggestion.


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Title: Re: Iridium Color Choices
Post by: jaydub on April 30, 2012, 03:31 AM
Liking the JC option.


Title: Re: Iridium Color Choices
Post by: sugarbaker on April 30, 2012, 08:23 AM
I notice that the darker green is not high on the list of colors people enjoy (at least here on the forum).  green is hard to pair with other colors (like purple) without immediately drawing connection to comic book characters such as The Joker from Batman or The Hulk. Green and orange instantly screams "Halloween" and green with yellow is so collegiate (Michigan state and my Alma mater, George Mason). 

Thanks John for your suggestions.  I like that you take the time to play with the blank template. 


Title: Re: Iridium Color Choices
Post by: tpatter on April 30, 2012, 09:01 AM
How about a blank panel with each seam pinstriped the way that r-sky does it on the nirvana on the lower seams.   I noticed that the collector series Ns have more pin-striping.    I think with a geometrically complex design like this, it would really pop. 


Title: Re: Re: Re: Iridium Color Choices
Post by: DD on April 30, 2012, 10:14 AM
I notice that the darker green is not high on the list of colors people enjoy (at least here on the forum).  green is hard to pair with other colors (like purple) without immediately drawing connection to comic book characters such as The Joker from Batman or The Hulk. Green and orange instantly screams "Halloween" and green with yellow is so collegiate (Michigan state and my Alma mater, George Mason). 

Thanks John for your suggestions.  I like that you take the time to play with the blank template.
Green and purple; mardi gras!


Title: Re: Iridium Color Choices
Post by: madibiase on April 30, 2012, 12:27 PM
I really like the n1!!!  ;D



Title: Re: Iridium Color Choices
Post by: PUZZLE on April 30, 2012, 02:52 PM
i like jc's


Title: Re: Iridium Color Choices
Post by: KiteChemist on May 01, 2012, 11:57 AM
The 1 is the  most beautiful  ;)


Title: Re: Iridium Color Choices
Post by: KSC on May 01, 2012, 04:25 PM
I'd love to see some darker, "forest green" kites out there. You're right, they don't seem to be very popular, but that shouldn't stop you. Perhaps you will be a trend setter! No matter which color you choose, however, may I suggest you take advantage of some of the shapes you can achieve by using uniform colors throughout the center sections?

Something like these...

(http://i49.tinypic.com/2aj4z9l.jpg)

I think your layout really shines when using a more linear design across the panels rather than focusing on just the diamond shapes in the very center. It gives it a sleeker look, in my opinion.  :)


Title: Re: Iridium Color Choices
Post by: sugarbaker on May 01, 2012, 04:32 PM
Thank you for some of those suggestions.  I think it likely that I will be utilizing aspects of one or two for my build.  I really am leaning towards a green color scheme (with shades of grey, black and white).  I agree that the better layouts use some broader shapes rather than the individual panels (which I like about this design, as there are a multitude of options!).


Title: Re: Iridium Color Choices
Post by: Steven L Hall on May 01, 2012, 04:58 PM
Friends don't let friends buy (make) green kites.
Just sayin' ::)


Title: Re: Iridium Color Choices
Post by: chilese on May 01, 2012, 06:15 PM
Steve,

Green is the new purple:
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-QGbfKExte0s/T3iugUbkQ5I/AAAAAAABCIg/hdb7c9sUWK8/s800/21274%2520Mystic.jpg) (https://picasaweb.google.com/chilesej/KenMcNeillAerieBlueMoon#5726518796464964498)


Title: Re: Iridium Color Choices
Post by: sugarbaker on May 01, 2012, 07:20 PM
 :D dissension in the ranks! 

Steve, I might cross to the dark side (dark green that is).  I've got a few yards of green PC31 that is longing to be used!


Title: Re: Iridium Color Choices
Post by: KiteChemist on May 02, 2012, 06:56 AM
I'm curious to see which panel color scheme will prevail  ;)

This is a new color scheme i'm using for iridiums

https://picasaweb.google.com/116440615366198099089/IridiumSTLULSail?authkey=Gv1sRgCJvl38eM96iUJg


Title: Re: Iridium Color Choices
Post by: Danno419 on May 02, 2012, 10:09 AM
I'd love to see some darker, "forest green" kites out there. You're right, they don't seem to be very popular, but that shouldn't stop you. Perhaps you will be a trend setter! No matter which color you choose, however, may I suggest you take advantage of some of the shapes you can achieve by using uniform colors throughout the center sections?

Something like these...

([url]http://i49.tinypic.com/2aj4z9l.jpg[/url])

I think your layout really shines when using a more linear design across the panels rather than focusing on just the diamond shapes in the very center. It gives it a sleeker look, in my opinion.  :)


YES greens!... i have a wonderful dark green in both of my talons.... so i'm biased.