WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE COLOR AND WHY?

published in: Design By Costas Voyatzis, 04 August 2009

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WHAT IS

YOUR FAVORITE COLOR

AND WHY?

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We want your opinion!  So, typical cliché question:  what is your favorite color and why?  

Well here @ Yatzer were curious to know! We’re curious to see what colors you prefer and why, have they marked your life, have they always been your favorite colors?  Have you perhaps discovered a new shade and have given it a unique name?  Give us all the info RGB, CMYK, RAL and Pantone; or simply its name... all are accepted!

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WHY? 

Because Yatzer teamed up with PREVIEW and three lucky winners are going to win a set of PREVIEW SPRING/SUMMER 2010.pdf INTERIOR colourcards. Each PREVIEW colourcard has three colored version pages and one full text page with the design trends for 2010.

The most interesting, exciting, surprising and innovative suggestions will be rewarded and will be announced at the Yatzer’s newsletter  which will be sent to our subscribers on Tuesday the 15th of September. For this reason, all the nominees have to subscribe here first.

So hurry up!!

The deadline for your submissions is September 10, 2009.

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about PREVIEW Colourcards
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Success is more than cool design and smart functions - you need to understand consumer behavior. To know the needs.

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Mads Arlien-Søborg // portrait by Kim Vadskaer

About Mads Arlien-Søborg

Mads Arlien-Søborg has worked as a trend researcher for Pejgruppen and news editor for Bo Bedre. In 2008 Mads was assigned to Formland to create the design area, New Note. Mads frequently appears on national television presenting new interior trends. He is now assigned to Boligmagasinet, and is often quoted in various lifestyle magazines and newspapers.

Since 2008 Mads has run several projects with the Kolding School of Design. In collaboration with Henrik Høyer he created the concept "Grand Danois - Next Generation Danish Design" presented at Milan Design Week. Mads is a frequent lecturer and consultant for companies in the design industry, where he presents future trends.

 

WHAT IS

YOUR FAVORITE COLOR

AND WHY?

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So just write your favorite color using the // ADD COMMENT// form and submit it.

IMPORTANT NOTE // please do not forget to add your NAME and your COUNTRY at the end of your submission///

sources:

Yatzer + PREVIEW

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    carlo nicola | 2009-08-04 16:32:31

    my favorite color its red; color of love & hate, life & dead, hurt & sex, ends & begins. With it i can see goods & bads, both sides of the same color, one color, multiplous feelings.

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    pieter | 2009-08-04 17:03:20

    that's an easy one: grey it always works and fits with everything

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    dionysis | 2009-08-04 17:56:27

    Multicolor! I like all the coloors! I like variety! http://www.thedesignshop.gr/img/80/afieroma_07a.jpg

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    stephanie dasher | 2009-08-04 18:12:10

    RED!!! RED/HOT/SEX RED/FIRE/LIFE RED/TOMATO/SUSTENANCE RED/BLOOD/DEATH

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    Guillermo Medina Ramos | 2009-08-04 19:08:39

    My favororite color is what i call "Passionate red" and it's the Pantone 188PC (c0 m97 y100 k50) and it's because as a designer i had this client years ago who made me use a lot of red, and when I was looking for some colors for the scheme i found this interesting and I already liked the Reds because his power and passion, I know that pink represents love better... but red is all about passion and sex and this specific tone for me is very powerful and well balanced not to be distractive when comes to graphic design, it becomes a powerful background message to the viewer... And I personally call it "Rojo apasionado" (passionate red) So, that's it, thank you. Your site is truly amazing, keep it up!

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    wenhao | 2009-08-04 20:06:17

    yellow-olive (C:23 M:10 Y:75 k:0) a natural woody and soothing character that still retains its ability to be young and fresh because its absolutely bright. i love yellow-olive colour. God Bless, wenhao, Singapore.

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    Pablo Lara H | 2009-08-04 21:51:46

    White is my favorite color because it is the perfect framework for all the others colors.

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    Pablo Lara H | 2009-08-04 21:53:01

    Sorry, my country is Chile. Pablo Lara H is my name and I am silly. ;)

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    Elena | 2009-08-04 22:52:35

    Hi, My favorite color is purple and I can see that in many ways...For example, when I'm drafting in AutoCAD or some other application, I color most of the layers in purple tones. Also I use purple for my final drawings which are usually bi-colored (black&purple) and of-course in my projects... My favorite purple is with these features: R189, G131, B208... And yeah, my "All stars" are also purple... :) I think that this is connected somehow with the phase in my life that I'm going through. I'm kind of reborn, and maybe the purple represents the brightness and optimism I'm experiencing at the moment. Greetings, Elena, Macedonia

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    Michelle Allison | 2009-08-04 23:06:44

    I would have to say that my favorite color has to be a nuetral green. Green is the color of nature and it is the color that warms my heart. Why does this color warm my heart you ask. It warms my heart because when I look out at nature I see the birds playing and singing their beautiful songs in the trees. It all makes you think that we live on a calm green earth and we call this place home. My name is Michelle Allison. My country is the United States

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    Guillermo Medina Ramos | 2009-08-04 23:24:59

    Well... I forgot to put My country; I'm from Mιxico.

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    dionisis | 2009-08-05 00:27:24

    White is my favorite because it is a symbol of infinity and it does not control my feelings, so it helps to express myself. Dionisis Paraschos - Greece

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    Guillermo Gonzαlez | 2009-08-05 04:04:04

    Black - Because it΄s not a color Guillermo Gonzαlez Mιxico

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    Irene | 2009-08-05 05:30:13

    My favorite color is a deep emerald green. It is such a lush shade and is deliciously mysterious. Its my favorite not only because it is the color of my birthstone (May=emerald), but also because the most alluring part of both forest and sea are this shade of green. Plus, I dare you to show me a brunette who can't pull this green off!

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    schoyan | 2009-08-05 05:56:44

    PINK IS MY FAVOURITE COLOR BECAUSE IT IS FOR LOVE, PEACE AND HARMONY. I am from the country JAMAICA.

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    Odysseas Lekkas | 2009-08-05 09:28:12

    Black is my weapon of choice… because black absorbs all the colors of the visible spectrum and reflects none of them to the eyes. Odysseas, Greece.

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    yatzerina | 2009-08-05 10:55:50

    My dearest Yatzer today you gave me the chance to understand why I am obsessed with Purple…. I went to your comment and I started writing that my favourite colour is Purple and then I thought “wait a minute” , “why do I love so much purple”?, “What purple symbolizes”… so I Googled on purple and guess what…. Finally “Nothing is Accidentally” as our great Philosopher Platon used to say … Royalty and Spirituality: Purple is royalty. A mysterious color, purple is associated with both nobility and spirituality. The opposites of hot red and cool blue combine to create this intriguing color. Pantone has selected the color Blue Iris (PANTONE 18-3943) as the 2008 Color of the Year telling us: "Combining the stable and calming aspects of blue with the mystical and spiritual qualities of purple, Blue Iris satisfies the need for reassurance in a complex world, while adding a hint of mystery and excitement." Purple combines the stability of blue and the energy of red. Purple is associated with royalty. It symbolizes power, nobility, luxury, and ambition. It conveys wealth and extravagance. Purple is associated with wisdom, dignity, independence, creativity, mystery, and magic. Thank you Yatzer once more for helping me understand why I like Purple so much….. HAVE YOU YATZER’S FANS SEARCHED WHY YOU LIKE THE COLOUR YOU DO???? :-) :-) :-) :-)

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    philippe | 2009-08-05 10:56:43

    duck egg blue is the favourite. It symbilises the start of everything. The start of life, love, mystery, spiritual awakeness, hapiness and fullfillment. I love the colour which makes me want more....

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    Papaspyrou Maira, Greece | 2009-08-05 11:38:43

    WET SAND R144 G119 B76 Yoy can feel the summer!!! It makes feel happy and relaxed.

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    iRABo | 2009-08-05 15:35:22

    Is black a colour? If so, my favourite colour black...but not the usual black, nor the one which turns blackish or even grey after few washing. I mean the BLACK! Recently scientists manage to create a 99.9% light absorbing black... Boris GASTALDI FRANCE

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    calliope xirafi | 2009-08-05 15:36:34

    WHITE! BECAUSE IT'S ALL CLEAR,PURE AND NEVER GET BORED OF IT. WHITE HAS THE POWER TO BECOME ANY COLOR. IT'S THE BASE OF COLORS,IT'S THE MOTHER OF COLORS {WHITE ARE MY DREAMS,MY DREAM HOME,THE SAND THAT I LOVE ON THE BEACH,THE CLOUDS,THE SNOW,THE HOUSES IN CYCLADES...ALL IS WHITE}

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    Sty Light | 2009-08-05 16:06:47

    Blue - I don't know why. I preferred this color since I was a kid. Maybe because its the color of my eyes. Lavender - since we spent 6 months in Valbonne - small village near Grass at the French' Cote-d'Azur.

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    maria georgiou | 2009-08-05 17:27:47

    Red. Because red means life to me.

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    Elena | 2009-08-05 19:34:07

    ".. HAVE YOU YATZER�S FANS SEARCHED WHY YOU LIKE THE COLOUR YOU DO???? :-) :-) :-) :-)" well.... yatzerina..that is not the point of this research... personal fascination of the issue is more important because everyone can be googling "smart" and "creative"...

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    yatzerina | 2009-08-05 23:25:04

    Relax darling.... Life is Beautiful!!!!

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    dimitri kopsidas | 2009-08-06 00:35:06

    red.no explenations needed.red is red.

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    Aura Taylor | 2009-08-06 07:02:08

    WHITE.It's elegant and classic.Clean canvas for anything to add.Feels fresh and clean.modern and chic.

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    Aura Miniotaite | 2009-08-06 07:05:58

    WHITE.elegant and classic.fresh and clean.modern and chic. USA

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    Edina | 2009-08-06 11:33:06

    I call it passion for green. My friends and everybody else that knows about my passion, calls it Green Edina. I have a reputation of wearing this color, whether if it's a pastel, fluorescent, really dark, but there's just one green "edina". And that would be R159G274B33. I discovered that green was my color when, whatever i did, bought, painted, designed, wore, and ate from time to time(just tasted better.btw, my all time favorite is green salad, green apples and parsley <3 ow, and mint ice-cream) :), well, it was green. I found my green in high-school and when i wasn't wearing green(even if it was just a ring or a bracelet) friends asked why, where's my green, what happened with me. They knew when i was alright, i was wearing it. MY eyes pop and I'm hypnotized every time i see this specific green. It could be anything, any stupid little object, if it's green, it caught my heart. :)) that doesn't mean i'm some kinda "green witch"... i don't like having too much green on me, in my house or wherever,yeah, i know, not that logical, but this color, even if it represents me, even if people call it be my name, i have only little precious things that are green. I like to think of it as a color that only a few things really deserve to "wear" it for real. for example, shoes.(i own a pair...so, yeah, i am the luckiest) And it's all about what this color means to me, not what its general meaning is... This makes it personal. It only comes natural whenever i use it,no thinking, just green. And for me, green is freedom, enthusiasm and mild "craziness". so , i'm going "edina" green, how about you???

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    Berni Martνn | 2009-08-06 11:35:53

    White is the color of peace and serenity... :)

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    Emmet | 2009-08-06 13:27:07

    ORANGE! preferably a bright one. It gives me hope, and energy. And works so nice with other colors, both when wearing and designing. It's a creative color.

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    emmet | 2009-08-06 13:28:12

    Oh, and I'm Swedish, but I live in Hamburg, Germany. Until October when I'm moving to San Fransisco :)

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    steve | 2009-08-06 16:14:15

    I think this answer is depend for the thing that has the color... But general this long my favorite color is Yellow...Because i think is the color which keep your confidence up!

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    noni | 2009-08-06 17:07:38

    My life is orange. Orange, as vivid and warm; spiritual and full of energy. It is positive and encouraging; but also sexy and inspiring. It makes everything look brighter; and me, more confident. Also I love its secret contradiction; it's the color of both the sunrise and the sunset; the first and the last color; day and night; action and peace. It represents the beginning; the next step. It’s the color of my island; my childhood, my dreams, the future!

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    stefan | 2009-08-06 17:32:40

    black it always works and fits with everything

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    Tina Notaro | 2009-08-07 05:35:44

    Although, as many have said, white is a clean canvas and gives you a fresh beginning, I would have to say my that favorite color is that of nature; rich greens of all shades. Green is a color that to me means life and health; it's fresh without being overwhelming, and comfortable without being too familiar, and at times can take your breath away. Tina Notaro USA

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    Vilav | 2009-08-07 08:14:11

    GREY. It makes me think. Vilav Bhatt India.

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    labraji | 2009-08-07 11:08:20

    I would have to say my favorite color right now is gray (PMS 444 to be exact). Somehow that color portrays a paradox to me. It's in between, there's a transition to it.

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    ALICE ZHANG | 2009-08-07 12:43:18

    RED!!!! PASSION! HOT!

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    ALICE ZHANG | 2009-08-07 12:45:19

    I AM FROM CHINA!!

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    Hadi Jalali | 2009-08-07 20:32:42

    Byzantium. It is the perfect mixture of red and blue: while red can stand for both love and violence, and blue for both calm and sadness, this shade of violet represents the royal elegance and passionate calm found within those two colors. It stands out and accentuates--on a painting, in a piece of clothing, on jewelry, or even on furniture. [Pasadena, CA, USA]

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    Aideen McCole | 2009-08-09 20:10:41

    My favourite colour is blue! Perhaps this one: #3366ff Aideen McCole Ireland/Denmark

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    Kennedie | 2009-08-10 03:48:33

    YELLOW. is my color. its not just yellow;its gotta be sunflower yellow. thinking about why its my favorite is pretty easy. taking art my whole life has been a wonderful experience. and every single time a make a piece of work, yellow has to be in it. I don't know why.but it always seems to be in there. its also my favorite because I think yellow looks good on me. See I have this yellow top.and it definitely my favorite. Every time I wear it,it seems to bring me complements. so there fore SUNFLOWER YELLOW. has GOT to be my favorite color(: Kennedie/United States.

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    Arthur V. | 2009-08-10 05:21:50

    Onyx. Its a smokey black thats extremely elegant, albeit mysterious, and reminds me of film noir movies. I love onyx with a metallic sheen.

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    georgia theodoropoulou | 2009-08-10 08:06:23

    light blue

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    Pedro Paulino | 2009-08-13 01:04:46

    black

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    nina | 2009-08-17 15:51:32

    green green and green...you know i m living in iran these days, green it's not just a color for me it's a meaning,meaning of hope and power, unity and change!

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    Jenerhian | 2009-08-18 17:49:38

    Black, it goes with every other color.

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    kalliopi | 2009-08-18 18:28:17

    white cause neutral gives me no horizon

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    popi | 2009-08-18 18:33:28

    LILAC the one in the adorable violets. The colour of the emotions. Popi-Cyprus

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    Aleph Escobedo | 2009-08-19 07:40:13

    Green. Because since i remember in my dreams i see the blood green.

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    Edina | 2009-08-19 19:01:27

    Damn, the green went to my head and i forgot to say i'm from Romania, and not that it's very important... contest policy, right? :D ow, and go green ! :D

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    akiko hiroshima | 2009-08-21 16:00:54

    my favorite color is definitely pink. why i like pink is because it reminds me of strawberry & milk. it reminds me of cotton candy, my first bike, garbellas, and all those things that make me feel happy. it's really girly. i like being girly. pink represents all those things that are girly, sweet, warm and pretty. and they're all good things :)

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    michalis b. | 2009-08-22 01:12:25

    BLACK---> simplicity + surety michalis / greece

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    Angelo | 2009-08-23 03:55:19

    to appreciate all the colors would be a great thing. Angelo Sicily

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    Shirin | 2009-08-23 19:22:17

    Black , cuz it makes even sh** look good ! >>> Iran

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    Kristyn Hill | 2009-08-24 09:15:33

    My favorite color has to be any shade close to AQUA. As a kid I spent my summers on the beaches of cape cod, but the royal blue waters never fulfilled by 'childhood dream' of swimming in 'tropical & clear' water. At 21 years old, I still have yet to swim st the beach in aqua colored water. so seeing this color makes me feel happy, and subsides the waiting.

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    emily ling | 2009-08-24 14:39:54

    grey- subtle enormous variety of shades/ hues- create perfect back drop tp show off interiors/ fashions etc... emily ling london uk

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    Victoria | 2009-08-24 16:03:50

    Green is a misconception in a whole. Originally during the Renaissance it was the color of evil-whereas red was the color of vitality. Red is green as good is to evil. Now a days green has an entirely new meaning. "Going Green" is about improvement and conservation-ironically quite the opposite of it's original symbolic meaning. Knowing that, green is incredible and malleable in symbolism.

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    Aiden Sibrava | 2009-08-24 17:35:31

    My favourite colour is undoubtedly the 'Bordeaux, Wine Red' pencil from Faber-Castell's 'Albrecht Dόrer' range (No. 133). I've bought it at least three times during my time studying Industrial Design, and it continues to be a favourite. The name is enticing; it reminds me of ma belle fille, the 'Francophile' (her words, not mine). And who doesn't enjoy a colour which reminds them of the warmth, and sweet abandon, to be found in a fine bottle of red wine...? The colour itself is amazing. Being a watercolour, it blends perfectly with our Copic markers to bring it to life in full vibrance. The colour is bold, but it can be fanciful. I've used it on exotic, arcane objects, all the way through to renditions of the 'heart'. It's versatile, and soft, but bold. It's a bit of a paradox. And it's not a colour I'd have traditionally looked for as a man; but it's surprisingly good fun. Finding the colour was just that moment of joy, upon finding a hidden treasure amongst the Dόrer rack at my Art School. (Aiden, Australia)

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    alice | 2009-08-25 13:49:02

    my favourite color is Lilac snow (pantone 13-3405) It is the color of my inner- creativity-quiet

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    Aastha Bhatnagar | 2009-08-25 21:02:27

    I like WHITE color the most because of itz adjusting habit with every other colour be it furniture piece or any other accessory .

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    naima | 2009-08-26 06:43:23

    My favorite color is sky blue because it's a relaxing color, reminds me of the sky. And when I was a child I use to look to the sky & imagine all sorts of silhouette and it bring back great childhood memories:)

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    Anne Moeller | 2009-08-26 08:14:04

    Color: PANTONE 631 PC | C67 M0 Y12 K2 Why: It's so pool!

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    zoe g. | 2009-09-08 10:30:06

    Vanilla with a dose of black.The purity combined with the absolute strictness... zoe g./greece

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    Yatzer | 2009-09-14 22:57:12

    YATZER WOULD LIKE TO THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUBMISSIONS. The competition is over and the lucky winners will be announced in Yatzer's newsletter which will be sent tomorrow. The three names of the winners will also be posted here.

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    vivek singh parmar | 2010-09-07 11:22:02

    ya my favorite color would be red because it is a sign of goddess durga and people addicted to this get success in each and every field and other fact about red is that it will be visible from one place to another easily in night..

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    Raushan | 2014-04-05 09:34:48

    Hello everyone, i want to share my favorite colour. My favorite is saffron (keshariya or Bhagwa) because its show strenght. Bhagwa or the saffron colour denotes renunciation or disinterestedness. Our leaders must be indifferent to material gains and dedicate themselves to their work..

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