View Full Version : Color help needed

07-15-2007, 12:45 PM
I'm thinking about making a sweater for a boy in a rich burgundy color, but maybe with a little bit of contrasting color on the sleeves and/or bottom. What would be a nice color to complement or go along with the burgundy? (I'm such a nerd!)

Jan in CA
07-15-2007, 12:59 PM
I think navy blue or sage/olive green stripes would be a great masculine color combo!

07-15-2007, 01:29 PM
Perhaps a shade of gray?

07-15-2007, 02:13 PM
How about egg shell blue?

07-15-2007, 02:16 PM
I made my grandson a sweater with burgandy and forest green, his mother's requested colors and it looked good and got many compliments when worn.

07-15-2007, 02:58 PM
Or a gold color.

07-15-2007, 04:36 PM
I'd be careful with gold. It might look too Harry Potter-ish, if that's not the effect you want.

I think gray would be very nice.

07-15-2007, 04:39 PM
Ooo, I vote for gray, too. With white it looks a little xmas-y, same thing for green. It's funny now that burgundy and gold should leap to one's mind as HP. It doesn't for me, but I'm not that into it.

07-15-2007, 09:30 PM
what about black or white trim??
IS THIS the baby sweater combo that you posted about earlier ( and have lost lots of precious sleep to?
can you post some pics for us??:think:

07-15-2007, 09:40 PM
I think gray or a cream color would be the best. I'd probably go for a dark charcoal gray. A dark blue or green might look good as well. Good luck :D

07-15-2007, 11:21 PM
I just finished a round ripple baby afghan and I have burgandy and med. gray together. It looks really nice.

07-15-2007, 11:28 PM

07-16-2007, 01:34 AM
These are all AWESOME ideas--thanks!!!! :muah: I am quite conservative and boring when it comes to color, so I have to ask for help in that department. :oops: You guys rock!!!

aineepooh1, this actually is not the sweater I had posted about previously (sweaters for the twin layettes). I decided to go with bright color blocks for the sweaters, and use Homespun for the blankets, because it'll be a quick knit, plus, my toddler LOVES her Homespun blanket (and hopefully the new little babies will too). I'm almost done with the layettes, actually--just finishing up one of the little blankets, but everything else is done--whew!:thud:I'll need to do some snooping to see if the mom or family members are knitters to make sure they don't visit this site before I post any pics--I don't want to ruin the surprise!

Thanks again, everybody!!!!:cheering: