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priority order:
green
orange
red

gray
blue
pink
#1 Michael Britt-Crane on 2010-05-05 16:26 (Reply)
gray is not a priority in my mind, since you guys have the Alumide. Pink is too girly for general use, and could simply be substituted with red in most cases. Orange has always been an awkward color to me, and is thus nixed. This leaves:
Red,
green,
blue
#2 Kristopher Reed on 2010-05-05 17:16 (Reply)
These colors are boring, why can they have cool names like the old ones? :-P.
#3 Michael Williams on 2010-05-05 17:39 (Reply)
1: Green
2: Red
3: Blue Jeans ;-)
#4 Virtox (Homepage) on 2010-05-05 18:56 (Reply)
I'm not very lucky that you want to change the old ones, since some customers are happy with the existing colours (i.e. limestone).

If I can choose colours I would prefer none of the predefined ones but instead:
sand
olive
grey

Woody64
#5 Andreas Woody64 on 2010-05-05 20:50 (Reply)
1. green
2. orange
3. red

please :-)

pink might be also quite interesting
#6 Dmitry Kobzar on 2010-05-06 05:49 (Reply)
We will give them cool names later!
#7 Joris on 2010-05-06 06:55 (Reply)
Please, please, do not replace all the old colours, but add one or two. I'll spend ages getting my photography right again.
#8 Michiel Cornelissen (Homepage) on 2010-05-06 07:43 (Reply)
Pink Pink!







;-)
#9 Arnoud on 2010-05-06 07:48 (Reply)
If you replace, then...
1. Red
2. Blue
3. Green

If you add...
1. Red
2. Pink
3. Green
#10 Pekka Salokannel on 2010-05-06 08:51 (Reply)
So my favorite line up would be:

- add a pinkish/magenta red.
- keep blue jeans
- keep limestone

If we have to loose a color, make it terracotta.
#11 Michiel Cornelissen (Homepage) on 2010-05-06 13:27 (Reply)
Pink - it's my new obsession
Pink - it's not even a question,
Pink - on the lips of your lover
(oh)
'Cause Pink is the love you discover

Pink - it was love at first sight (yeah)
Pink - when I turn out the light
Pink - it's like red but not quite ;-)
#12 Ralph on 2010-05-06 14:33 (Reply)
Turquoise is the Pantone color of the year.
Purple also seems to be emerging.

If possible, a nice deep chocolate brown would also be a good basic.
#13 michael zindell on 2010-05-06 16:36 (Reply)
Michael,

If you ever meet Peter Paul, our Product Manger, I think the two of you would get along very well. He suggested the purple and the brown but that didn't make it to the final selection!
#14 Joris on 2010-05-06 16:40 (Reply)
good to hear!

too bad they didnt make it...they definitely have backup in the world of color trend!
#15 michael zindell on 2010-05-06 16:46 (Reply)
i love the idea. was never really into the current colours. and i do like the bright look of

pink, blue and green or maybe red, blue and green if the pink is too girly for some people.

but seeing that a lot of the work on here is jewelry and decorative objects it might be fitting. i would def place a batch order!! thanks for the great work!
#16 Bettina on 2010-05-06 21:24 (Reply)
blue
pink
green
#17 Lin on 2010-05-06 22:18 (Reply)
Green, Red, Terracotta

I don't quite understand why, but the Terracotta frog I have seems to have a better transluscency/ dynamic range of colour/ life to it than any of the other materials I have seen so far.
#18 Gene on 2010-05-07 00:52 (Reply)
Red,
green,
blue
#19 Mathijs on 2010-05-07 00:58 (Reply)
Green
Blue - I like the current blue
Pink
#20 Joe Palmer on 2010-05-08 21:30 (Reply)
Ever thought to offer a bigger color palette where the buyer can choose of. My buyers would like to see a lot of other colors (brown, silver, grey, olive, sand, red, ... )
#21 Andreas Woody64 on 2010-05-10 05:01 (Reply)
If those are the choices,i would rather you not change the colors at all. i like the colors that you have. If anything, I would change the black since it's not a true black. I think ALL your new color choices are all too saturated and intense. the colors you have now are more complex and sophisticated. Maybe it's just the way the samples look, but I can't even pick three that i like. I like the idea of brown or turquoise, even purple might be good, but none of those seems to have made the list.
#22 Erica Schwartz on 2010-05-10 15:24 (Reply)
I agree with Kristopher about the gray. Most items people would want in grey probably will get in in alumide. I also have always associated the color orange with fruit and ugly 90's pants.

Though female, I really don't care for the color pink very much, but from a marketing standpoint there are thousands upon thousands of females who will buy things they don't need just because they're in pink, so unfortunately that's in my top three.

From most favored to least:

blue
green
pink

red
orange
gray
#23 Christina Westbrook on 2010-05-10 22:56 (Reply)
I see the powder blue and the orange and immediately think "Gulf Oil" which would be awesome for model parts. I'm kind of partial to the green too, so those are my choices

orange
blue
green
#24 Jeff Andros on 2010-05-12 17:57 (Reply)
Only bright primaries? That's unfortunate. The old colors were tasteful. These are gaudy and garish. Bad idea! What were you thinking?

NONE OF THE ABOVE!
#25 Steve Morris on 2010-05-12 18:04 (Reply)
A purple would be nice. Purple is my favorite color. I don't see why you just can't stock more multiple colors and just use them per demand. To keep the menu less cluttered, people could choose "colored" in addition to white or black WSF, then choose their color during checkout.
#26 Alfred Williams on 2010-05-12 21:23 (Reply)
Green for the Ampelmann GO traffic light: http://www.shapeways.com/model/119245/ampelmann_go.html

Red for the Ampelmann STOP

Orange for the upcoming soccer world cup "Hup Holland" shapes

-Ivo
#27 Ivo Beckers on 2010-05-13 19:40 (Reply)
Please consider the material restriction menu when you do a color change.
Currently the adding of "gold" results in availability of "gold" for all items.
#28 Andreas Woody64 on 2010-05-16 09:35 (Reply)

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