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  • Color schemes? :D

    So King is back on work, cleared by vet. I'm going out to ride him tomorrow and spend some quality time together! My vet is coming out to do a PPE on him Wednesday morning - if he clears, I'm buying him. So excited!

    Now ... what color should his stuff be? =p This is always the fun part. So, he's dappled grey, black legs, etc. He's the DARK shade of dappled grey. His name is King Of Lords..
    So I was playing with royal colors but his dark legs wouldn't make them stand out..

    I like baby blue and pink. I know he's a boy... but, I do like my pink...

  • #2
    Purple goes really well with dark gray.

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    • #3
      Purple is the color of royalty.

      Not a purple fan myself, I think royal blue stands out really well against black - in fact it's the color for my black horse should we ever get around to eventing. I'd do the royal blue tape on black boots, royal blue pad (already have), royal blue shirt for me.

      All my luggage stuff is SmartPak Blue though, so I have a lot of navy/lt blue accessories. His sheets and coolers are all the Rambo Newmarket Navy - which is really a bright navy with lt. blue and cream.

      I like to pick colors that are easily matched between brands. Royal blue is a royal blue generally. Pinks and purples are all over the map. And non-matchy, matchy just won't do for me

      I think red is a nice bright color for grays. Or maroon if you're not that bold.

      Good luck with your PPE.
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      • #4
        If you do use royal blue (which I reccomend) make sure it is that epic, SUPER bright royal blue. Not drab gross navy blue.

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        • #5
          Purple is what came to mind for me as well. Royal blue would look nice too.

          My favorite color is purple, and happens to be one of my xc colors. My other color is lime green. I had a grey that it looked smashing on.
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          • #6
            What about green with pink? Not neon, and not forest... green like the color of the "free shipping every day" banner on the smartpak ad on the right side.

            A green saddle pad with some pink piping. That would be a cute way to man-up the pink a little.

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            • #7
              Your gelding sounds so beautiful, dapple grey is my fav! I personally live navy, all of my stuff is navy! I even think that pink with navy would be pretty!
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              • #8
                Ahhhhh is he King of Lords from CANTER MI? If so I was just drooling over him last night

                I think he'd look smashing in royal blue or kelly green.
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                • #9
                  Not trying to be a party pooper. Color is fun on a horse but please keep it simple. It can be so distracting to the eye when watching a horse that is all decked out head to toe in his colors. You want to show off your horse not your color scheme, especially since he looks very lovely.
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                  • #10
                    There's nothing wrong with pink of course, over the top Barbie pink is a bit tacky, but I mix my pink with navy to tone it down a bit.

                    http://photos-b.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos...21890760_n.jpg

                    (the bell boots aren't actually that bright - we'd just been through the water jump and this pic has made them look a bit weird)

                    http://photos-b.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos...07477981_n.jpg

                    So if you like pink, then I say go for it!
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                    • #11
                      Well grey (or black, or white - eventually he'll be much lighter, of course) go with anything, so the world is your oyster!

                      Blue would look superb but it can highlight yellowish tones in the tail or on stains.

                      That said it's an easy color to match as shadowanne says.

                      Not many horse colors can pull off purple or bright red though! Something to also bear in mind if you ride other horses and need your colors to go with a variety of animals.

                      Perhaps get a black body protector and have your colors represented in easy to change tees, boot tape and saddle pads? (Black and royal for one horse, black and gold for another etc)

                      Or get Colour Swap silks for your body protector! On sale - 5 GBP!
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