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Is there any chance we might have some other less lurid colours for highlighting please?

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Rooners Sun 06-Oct-13 14:23:23

I keep swapping between the pink and the green and while I don't wish to be rude or derogatory, I really find the colour options on offer are a bit lacking shall we say.

The only nice one is forest green but it is very dark.

Could we maybe have some more neutral ones? Beige or pale blue or you know, just not pink or green? We need at least two nice ones so I can highlight the OP and my own posts.

Very grateful if you might consider this. thanks

BillyBanter Sun 06-Oct-13 17:33:16

We can have pebble pattern, sticks in vases pattern, heart shaped twig wreath pattern. That'd go with your brown sofa.

PatoBanton Sun 06-Oct-13 17:33:55

I can feel the sincerity in your post Billy.

(it is me btw, I had a sudden urge to name change)

BeetleBugBaby Sun 06-Oct-13 17:38:00

Beardy never had the plot to begin with!! grin

SillyBeardyDaddyman Sun 06-Oct-13 17:39:26

True, true... grin

SoupDragon Sun 06-Oct-13 17:42:44

I think 2001 A Space Odyssey had a similar plot actually.

OneStepCloser Sun 06-Oct-13 17:45:09

I find the white background a little boring, I like colour it's good for the soul. AIBU should be pink definitely, it would some people down in there. smile

BillyBanter Sun 06-Oct-13 17:52:33

You're not sludgy green any longer. angry

OneStepCloser Sun 06-Oct-13 17:59:33

I've changed my posts to silver, but it's not silver it's dark grey sad

SillyBeardyDaddyman Sun 06-Oct-13 18:01:32

That's false advertising! shock

SPsTwerkingNineToFive Sun 06-Oct-13 18:01:32

It will be tickers next!

"4 hours til I open the wine"

"6 hours of benign neglect to go"

volestair Sun 06-Oct-13 18:16:03

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Trills Sun 06-Oct-13 18:19:22

I agree with Rusty - I think they are quite gentle colours - not lurid at all. Do you just have a strange screen?

PatoBanton Sun 06-Oct-13 18:52:15

Not as far as I know. Perhaps lurid was the wrong word?


I think in terms of its later meaning it is incorrect, but in the original etymology it is about right.

BillyBanter Sun 06-Oct-13 19:12:17

Well come back to me in the 17th century and then I'll listen!

Trills Sun 06-Oct-13 19:24:13

How odd, and interesting

Pronunciation: /ˈl(j)ʊərɪd/
unpleasantly bright in colour, especially so as to create a harsh or unnatural effect:

So it has always meant an unpleasant colour, but the way in which it is unpleasant has changed.

FruOla Mon 07-Oct-13 07:33:04

Rooners, I started a thread asking for more colours two years ago (different NN).

MNHQ said they'd think about it .............. nothing happened sad

PatoBanton Mon 07-Oct-13 08:19:40

Oh Fru I thought someone had already. So it was you! smile Well I hope they see this and say something, this time.

FruOla Mon 07-Oct-13 16:52:26

Oh, I wasn't trying to make a oneupmanship comment blush

I'm delighted that someone else has asked the same question smile

PatoBanton Tue 08-Oct-13 07:44:07

No no it didn't even cross my mind smile

I am glad it isn't just me who wants it to happen! And I knew it had been mentioned a whlie back but couldn't remember who by so hoped I hadn't trodden on any toes.

AmyMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 08-Oct-13 10:18:19

<channels Farrow & Ball> We're envisioning marshmallow whisper or DH musk for the new colour scheme. Maybe we should get some mood boards going.

PatoBanton Tue 08-Oct-13 11:18:54

Are you serious Amy? smile

AmyMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 08-Oct-13 17:09:39

Sadly no, although we would love to see what DH musk would look like!

Changes like these can be quite a bit of extra work for our poor tech team, so we would probably only do them if there was really high demand for it.

PatoBanton Tue 08-Oct-13 17:37:58

Ok. Thanks though - will see if I can drum up a bit more enthusiasm! smile

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