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People say they dislike boring colours for boys but what about girls?

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nappyaddict Mon 14-Feb-11 16:34:29

I have noticed a lot of people consider certain colours boring for a particular sex but not necessarily the opposite sex. Write BG (boring for girls) and BB (boring for boys) next to the colour if you are fed up of these colours for either sex or think they are too dark and drab etc.

Dark green
Navy blue
Sailor inspired:
red and white stripes
navy and white stripes
navy and cream stripes

soppypreggyloon Mon 14-Feb-11 18:55:24

Trousers/ skirts/ bottoms can be any colour.

Plain grey and any shade of brown are BB and BG

Oh and as I'm expecting a dd I now find baby pink EVERYWHERE and I hate it!
I felt almost as strongly about baby blue when ds was born.

HelenBa Mon 14-Feb-11 19:18:09

I like all colours really as long as they are mixed up a bit but pink for girls is getting vile, there's just so little choice

willybreeder Mon 14-Feb-11 20:53:23

I don't mind any colour - including brown - but REALLY hate pink! I have 8 nieces which I love buying clothes for (my name will hint at what I have). I love girly stuff say a floral long sleeve top with denium pinafore, or brightly coloured dress with stripy top, but PINK - yuk. Baby pink is ok-ish but when they become toddlers and pink becomes more bubblegum in shade, even buying a winter coat the shops were full of the bloody colour. Boak!
H&M and Next are bad for it angry

cheapskatemum Mon 14-Feb-11 21:57:27

Lol at name, willybreeder as I have 4 DSs. When they're young the range of colours boys' clothes come in isn't so bad, but once they're older than 10 - sludge, grey, navy boring, boring, boring. Benetton & H&M were the best of a bad bunch. DS1 is 18 & loves bright colours. He's found Never Ever online & is finally a happy bunny. I love buying my 3 neices clothes.

nappyaddict Tue 15-Feb-11 14:22:44

Is anyone else actually fed up of stripes on boys clothes?

nappyaddict Tue 15-Feb-11 14:23:41

soppypreggyloon Which of the colours I mentioned would you consider to be shades of brown?

soppypreggyloon Tue 15-Feb-11 18:50:46

These are all essentially brown in my book.
Mustard- bleurgh as a colour for anything!

Plain tops in any of those colours are DULL!

PukeyMummy Tue 15-Feb-11 20:41:47

For kids, especially toddlers, the rule should be "the brighter the better". When else in our lives do we get to have such fun with clothes?

My DD is 2.6 and has such fun with her clothes, mixing matching and clashing.

I hate pastels with a passion. Pale pink is the worst. Hot pink/cerise is fab.

If there must be a neutral colour, I'd pick navy blue, white or brown.

Dull in my book, for either gender, are:


Love Polarn O.Pyret clothes (wish they were cheaper though)!

Meggles76 Tue 15-Feb-11 21:31:34

DD is 6 and if it was all up to her, her entire wardrobe would be shocking pink grin.

DS is 7 and couldn't care less about clothes (Like his daddy).

TabithaTwitchet Tue 15-Feb-11 21:41:23

I don't have a boy. But I don't like drab, dingy colours for my girl and for me these include


I would also add olive green to the list. Bizarrely I like navy, even though I suppose it is just as dark really.

DD herself is very enthusiastic about brown, and so has two pairs of brown trousers. Her favourite colour is orange, and I actually find it quite difficult to find toddler girls clothes in orange, it tends to be boys stuff.

I don't mind pink. DD doesn't actually have much pink stuff though, as I got so fed up with it when she was a baby, so now when she wears it, it is quite a refreshing change.

nappyaddict Wed 16-Feb-11 00:09:05


Would you buy items with those shades of brown if they had another colour as well or not?

Pukey What about cream cos I forgot to include that in the list of colours? What colour is olive green? Is that different to bottle green or dark green?

Do any mums of girls dislike navy? Most mums of boys hate the colour, but I see a lot of navy and white or navy and cream girls clothes.

soppypreggyloon Wed 16-Feb-11 07:41:14

I don't mind those colours if they are part if a pattern or background to something but would never buy ds a plain brown top. Too dull!
I quite like navy but for bottoms more than tops as plain dark tops show all dribble marks so easily.

soppypreggyloon Wed 16-Feb-11 07:44:05

BTW you have a lot of questions- are you researching for something or just curious?

PukeyMummy Wed 16-Feb-11 07:56:52

Cream's fine as a base colour. Not very practical though - I tend to avoid long-sleeved tops (tops in general) which are white/cream.

Olive green is different, in my book.

Am also curious as to why you want to know...

TabithaTwitchet Wed 16-Feb-11 11:21:09

Olive green is more murky/browny/yellowy/pond coloured than bottle green/dark green which are more Christmas tree coloured in my book.

I like cream, but it is somewhat impractical, as is white.

nappyaddict Thu 17-Feb-11 09:35:30

Just curious

eddiemccready Thu 17-Feb-11 10:06:18

I love navy for some reason too. On both ds s and dd. I liked pale blue and pale pink for about a week when they were all born, but then always went for strong colours after that. Although I am partial to nice cream, linen colours on the ds in summer for a special occasion. Never buy pastels

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