Friday, February 14, 2014

Happy Valentine's Day! We Love You Giveaway.


GIVEAWAY CLOSED.

The Henry Glass offices are located in NYC and as you know by now, the northeast was hit with a big snowstorm. We long for spring and warmer temperatures! Stay warm if you are affected by the snow storms of late.

One day last week there was some organizing going on in the offices and we thought that it would be so fun if we showed YOU how much we love our fans. For the next few days, we will ask you some questions and all you have to do is answer here on the blog or on Facebook. Also, please let your friends know about the giveaway. The more the merrier! There's no right or wrong. We want to know what you like. We will select a winner of the bundle of fabric each day. [Random and fabric is our choice.] Giveaway ends Sunday, February 16 at midnight.



We simply want to say that Henry Glass Fabrics LOVES our fans! Are you ready? What are your most and least favorite colors in quilt fabrics? What colors do you find lacking in the marketplace now and you would like to see more of?  Today's winner will receive a bundle of Bears & Buddies.

Happy Valentine's Day! Good luck!
-hg

157 comments:

Lisa Marie said...

Personally, I love bright, clear colors. Aqua and lime are some of my favorites. I am not a fan of purple, but there are times when it's just what a quilt needs. And I make quilts in lots of different color schemes because I try to make them to suit the person who will receive the quilt. I have had a hard time finding a good variety of bright grass greens.

Crickets Corner said...

My favorite color is aqua with least favorite being burgundy. I always have a hard time finding yellows and grays. Would love to see more true yellow prints either bright and vibrant or muted but still true yellow.

Denise Mitchell said...

YES!!! I am ready!
My least favorite colors are DARK DARK Blue and Dark Browns.
Most lacking I think is yellow very hard to find a bright cheery yellow that says hello spring! Would love to see more yellows for sure!

Melissa Miller said...

I especially like greens. Odd shades of greens. Not emerald or hunter greens. I've added your giveaway to the weekly link up on my blog to help spread the word.

Unknown said...

I love bright colors and prints. On the other hand, my least fave is yellow.

Linda said...

Hello,my favorite colors are pure bright colors of RED in all shades!
Thank You!

cobaltt16@yahoo.com

Betsy said...

I love all colors since I make so many different types of quilts. I do not like neon colors,emerald blue or a shiny yellow.

Lee Ann L. said...

I do not like black or solid whites. But, I do love deep browns (like the color chocolate) and I do love vibrate colors such as orange.

Karens Quilts, Crows and Cardinals said...

My favorites are burgundy and taupe or gray. What I dislike are orange red or lime green -- but I'm sure they have their purpose... ;) I can never seem to find enough greens for stems, leaves and or dark taupe/grey - with a green tint. Thanks for the awesome giveaway -- we just finished shoveling and plowing out from under 10+ inches of snow here in Upstate NY. Happy Valentine's Day!

KaHolly said...

I am especially attracted to greens and to tone-on-tones. My least favorite color is blue, yet there is so much of it out there. I am attracted to the yellow/black combination and have difficulty finding prints containing both. Thank you for this great give-away. Happy Valentines' Day!

Kathleen said...

I like the sea tone colors:blues and green's

magicthimblecreations said...

My favorite color is a dark red, my least favorite color is blue. I do a lot of applique and sometimes have trouble finding yellows that are not neon and bright. Greens are also sometimes hard to find that are not too bright.

P Bybee said...

I like turquoise! I don't really have a color that I like least, because sometimes we just need to have a certain color!

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breathessunshine said...

I love all colors, just depends on the project and what my creative self wants. I find it hard sometimes to find the perfect shade of green.

Kay said...

My favorite color is red & I especially love floral fabric that is red & aqua.

Mo said...

My all time favorite colors for quilts are yellow, blue and green. Those colors make me feel calm, and cozy.
It is difficult to find soft clear yellow w/o too much red/ orange..just pure sunshine yellow warms my heart.

Robin said...

Least fave would be yellow and favourite is red.

Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts said...

Most favorite is red, least is.. ummm, hmmm, I don't think I have a least favorite color! :-o I can never find a nice clear yellow, one that isn't neon, or pale. Just yellow like the crayon. Thanks for the fun!

LisaT said...

Blues, bright royal blue to navy

Vroomans' Quilts said...

I am ready - it took us from 8am until 5pm to plow and shovel and snowblow 18"+ snow. I love any shade of blue and least favorite color is orange. And I agree with some of the others - a true yellow

Diane H said...

Least favourite colour is the lime greens. Especially in the Christmas fabric lines. Happy Valentines and thanks for the fun giveaway.

teachpany said...

I love blues, purples, and pinks. i don't really like green or orange, but will use it if required. I love the variety currently in the market. I think you can find something that works in most manufacturers. I am looking for good quality whites and tone on tones. Some out there currently are so thin they look like gauze. I also want a good white with pastel batik. Just something with a little extra color, but mostly white. There are a few cream batiks, but none that have a white background. This bundle looks cute!

Cheryl said...

I love all colors, would enjoy making a red and yellow quilt.

patricia said...

Never enough yellows. And I love a deep rose and mulberry. Ok. anything!

Rolyn said...

Oranges, yellows, and turquoise are my favorites. Least favorite is mauve. There's not too many colors I don't like!

Lorna McMahon said...

I am always drawn to blues and greens, but purple has a problem with me. Lacking? More yellow please!

Mary Ann said...

I am not drawn to blues. I like the fall colors and lately drawn to more brights.

Barb said...

Orange could be flushed away and I'd never miss it, lol! I do like purples, though, and they are difficult to find, especially during this Orchid year. Happy Valentines Day - stay warm, dry and safe.

carolann said...

I like bright colors, do not care for browns or primitive colors. carolann427@aol.com

Podunk Pretties said...

Purple and orange are my least fave. I'd like to see more yellows. The ones I find are usually dark instead of cheery.

Jo said...

I like all really bright in your face colors I am not very fond of muted or pastel colors. I would like to see more shades of Orange and blue than I do now especially if they have small prints on them there seems to be an abundance of large prints lately

DebraKay Neiman said...

I was looking for true royal blue and just could not find a pretty shade. Now I need to find the blue of the tardis for Dr Who. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com.

Kathie said...

I like the colors of nature. I don't think there is a nice choice of yellows

Sherry said...

I love all colors of blue and blue green and usually find a way to have some blue in most of my quilts. I am not really a fan of orange but have seen it used and think it is growing on me. I am really like the bright colors and think that adding gray to any quilt is fun.

Joanna said...

I love reds and blues, including pinks and turquoises. My least favorite is probably orange on it's own, but a bit in a quilt is okay. I think the market does a good job of covering every color and variation.

Tina K said...

My favorite colors are the ones from the 30's, for a while I could find the repros everywhere. It's getting harder to find them.

marie said...

My least favorite color is white. I find their isn't enough beige backgrounds for us prim lovers.

Farm Quilter said...

I love clear, crisp colors - brights on black or white is great. Don't like muddy colors, especially the primitives. Yellows are hard to find that lovely crayon yellow!

Joan and Kevin said...

I love aqua and red. I would like to see more brown.

Margaret said...

I love all colors except mustard yellows. I do like yellows but bright or pale. I have a hard time finding purples they are usually more on the pink side instead of on the purple side.

Donna said...

Blue is my most favorite quilt fabric color . I'm not sure I have a least favorite although I avoid bright orange in large projects and always seem to select ivory/cream background instead of white.

Dorian said...

I enjoy rainbow colors, in all varieties of values and hues. I'm not a big fan of browns. I do have a hard time finding a good lemon yellow. Thanks for the fun giveaway.

Kathy H said...

I think it is hard to find bright primary colors, especially the yellows.

Diana Fink said...

Most favorite is aqua, least favorite is burgundy

barbara woods said...

I don't really like brown but if you throw in some more colors then I love it

Tabitha Keener said...

I'm new, so I haven't really seen a lack of any colors or fabric yet. I tend to like real bright rainbow colors (in solids too) and pretty pastels. I don't really like dark browns, but I've seen some samplers that are beautiful with these autumn colors. Thanks for a chance, you guys inspire me so much and I love your fabric! :)

tdkcarpenoctem@hotmail.com

delaineelliott said...

I love bright, vibrant solids. I dislike pale patterns with little contrast. I would to see more blues on the market.

Kris said...

It is hard to pick a favorite, I have many, so I will go with my husband's which is blue. I am picking greens are hard to come by. I have looked for a piece with mostly greens for a shower curtain for awhile.

Christine S said...

I love navy,red or orange and dislike purples. Even though I don't like it, I see people say purples are lacking in fabric choices.

Kathy Davis said...

My least favorite colors: Brown, My most favorite: Reds! Sometimes it is hard to find the right color yellow.
Kathy Davis
kdavis1@centurytel.net

Fibercrafter said...

Blue and green are the colors I am especially drawn to. Soft colors just look very cozy.

Cheryl p said...

I love red, but thing all colors have a place in quilting. As for colors that seem to be "missing", just wait a little while and they will show up in someone collection.

Heidi said...

My favorite color is Kelly Green, which can actually be hard to find, but I really love creating with just about any color and I like a varied selection on hand. Although I have never really favored florals, there are MANY exceptions, especially those based on fun retro prints or very artistic renderings that are not too feminine. Wood Block and ethnics are fun. It is great to see some variety of geometrics lately as I have always favored them. I'd like to see a great line of large scale tonal prints that are not floral or juvenile.

Cecilia said...

I love red and my least favorite is brown. I have a hard time finding fabrics that have a neutral background with a small that can be used as backgrounds.

Michele T said...

My favorite colours are blue, aqua, purple. My least favorite is orange. I would like to see more tiny floral fabrics.

Connie Cain said...

I am going through a blues phase right now. I have a hard time finding peachy colors.
craftyccain@gmail.com

darlene macdonald said...

It seems like blues are in many quilts but I guess it depends on the quilt. I love pastels and old old fabrics but that's just me. Thanks for the giveaway!

Sheffield Beehive said...

My most favorite colors are in the violet/light purple range. My least favorite are definitely oranges. As for what is missing, all of your companies lovely plaids. There are so many 'modern' fabrics -- dots, chevrons, etc. that a lot of the more traditional fabrics seem to be going by the wayside.

Lisa Cox said...

I love blues and browns, and really don't like reds and oranges in quilts.

Jan Baker said...

I love bright colors and really dislike pastals. My favorite color is green and they don't have a very good selection of that color. Just to let you know my sister only buys western fabric and that's hard to find a good selection too.

Lila said...

I love reds, blues,pinks, purples--any shade. Any color. I love a mixture of all colors.

Sandy said...

I love most all colors, with my favorite being orange. My least favorite is lime or yellow green.

Lois said...

I like bright colors... aqua, tomato red, orange, bright pink. I guess my least favorite would be gold.

scottylover said...

Favorite color: pink. Least favorite: pea green. Lacking in stores: oranges that are not harvest or halloween based.

Sandy A

Deb said...

I love brights in greens and blues the best; my least favorite color is gray!
Thanks-Deb

Deb said...

I love bright blues and greens; my least favorite color is gray.
Thanks-Deb

Judy1522 said...

My favorite colors are blue and purple and I don't really have any colors that I don't like. So far I have not had a hard time finding any colors that I am looking for.

Jeanne Gwin said...

My first love of colors for quilts are those ever luscious warm browns, golds and reds. But then spring comes around and I find myself yearning for light colors so then go for the yellows, blues and greens. I would love to see more dirty greens (poison green if you will) and dusty pink (dirty pink is what I call it). All these colors blend so well with neutrals.

The Thimblemouse of Country Crossroads said...

Brights are my favorite....lovin' Limes at the moment....least fav must be brown since I see very few in my stash.

Mia's Cottage said...

I love the muted colors...I guess primitive colors you'd call them..I can always find what I'm looking for if I look hard enough.
Donna

Barbara on the Eastern Shore said...

Love red do not like orange so much

msmargie2 said...

My favorite color is blue, I havent seen a blue I didnt like !! My least favorite color is orange....I would love to see more of a variety in mustard yellows.

Lynda said...

my most favorite color is orange, my least favorite is hard - I cannot think of a color I do not like. I have been having a really hard time finding good sunny shades of yellow - not gold - yellow.

Cathy said...

I don't think I have met a fabric I didn't like. I would love to see more cheddar. Thanks for the giveaway. Hugs

Joan H. said...

I love pastels as well as bright , clear colors. I don't care for most darks of any kind. Would like to see more true greens.

Grammy said...

My favourite colours are purple and green, not a fan of orange at all, be it fabric or paint, my biggest problem finding fabric has been in the blue family. I know there is a lot of blue but just not the perfect blue for my need. No matter, I changed the colour and went with a grey instead, worked for me.

Janet Monahan said...


Love purple but not yellow. I would like to see more interesting greys.

Mary Jane said...

I love blues and pinks. Not overly fond of oranges. Market not lacking in anything.

Vicki H said...

I am liking bright colors but not anything neon bright. I need more low volume in my stash.

Jen Paetzold said...

i love anything bright and bold

i am not into the drab colors....they can really turn me off

i would like to see more bright yellows and bright greens

Stacey Larson said...

I love the earthy warm feeling these fabrics give. I think they would be great the way they are. As far as a whole regarding fabrics I would love to see more vintage lacy fabrics. beiges, browns, taupes, very light teal. I'm usually attracted to reds and blacks but I'm trying to go in another direction. I hope that made sense. The bundle shown as I said I think looks perfect as is. :)

Pauline Gudas said...

My favorite color is blue and my least favorite is yellow.The color that I think that is lacking in the market is rich shades of red

Quilting Jeannie said...

I don't find a good selection of browns in the market place. I love soft neutrals and also bright colors. I make more modern quilts, and those colors play well in them. I'd love to win fabric, so count me in!

Dee D said...

I have so many colors that I like but have always been drawn to browns and tans. If I had to pick a color not to use, it would be orange. I would love to see some more shades of blue-greens and green-blues (teal and aqua?).

KatieQ said...

My favorite color to use in quilts is blue. The color I don't use is orange. I don't think there are enough yellow fabrics available currently. I love the range from butter to lemon, but don't see it often enough.

Quilting Jeannie said...

I find few browns I like in the stores. I make more modern style quilts, and love both soft neutrals and bright colors. Love your fabrics and I'd love to win some.

Janie said...

I try to keep up with the Pantone colors picked for each year. The colors chosen for 2014 are Orchid and Freesia, beautiful! Thank you for the giveaway

Quilting Jeannie said...

I love soft neutrals and bright colors. I make more modern quilts with these. Rich browns are hard for me to find in the stores. HOpe I win, because I love your fabrics.

WYO Di said...

Not sure that any color(s) are missing, but it's that just right one when you want it that you can never find!

jmniffer said...

I'm a fan of saturated colors for the most part. I don't care for neons and large florals. I am past ready for spring. Bring it on!

lefuntz said...

With quilts I'm finding that colors I didn't like make it into my stash and I'm loving it. Pink is my least favorite color but even it can find its way into my quilt. I love neutrals and want to make a quilt with just neutrals but don't have near enough. I would love a bigger selection, especially tans.

Deb said...

My two favorite colors are blue and yellow. Yellows are not easy to find.

But I love all colors. Brights and white. Seriously .... nice white fabrics are hard to find. Tone on tons I love.

Amy, a redeemed sheep said...

My most favorite color is aqua blue, least favorite is burgundy and dark forest green.

The color I want to see more of are soft grays. They are either too dark or too blue.

Thanks for the great giveaway!

Jan said...

I really don't like browns for quilting. My favorites are almost everything else, lots of blues and greens.

Brenda said...

I really like grey and aqua but not a big fan of lime green.

JoyceLM said...

I like green - most of my quilts have at least a little bit of green in them. I don't have many grays in my stash, though I've been trying to collect some to make a quilt for my niece. Thanks.

Quilting Jeannie said...

Okay, love the orange, mad about bright colors in modern quilts. Also gentle neutrals make great quilts.
Just love fabric, so hope I win.

Charlene McCullough said...

My favorite colors are aqua and coral. I don't really have a least favorite. I believe all color shades have their purpose depending on the project and situation. Thanks for the giveaway. Hugs and Stitches.

Karen said...

Favourite is definitely blue. Least fav is brown. Love to have more true reds. Happy Valentine!

Debra Lee said...

Seventies retro colors and prints!

GranChris said...

The other day I went looking for Beiges and had trouble finding them. Most of the time I think you have it covered but often I time it wrong.

Barb Keith said...

Taupe tone on tone

auntbee said...

I think you asked what colors are lacking?....I have a hard time finding a good selection of browns, grays, taupe's, and teal. Browns are coming along but teal is another story! Thanks for asking quilters! You will get lots of different opinions.

GranChris said...

It seems like when I want a color it's out. The other day I couldn't find beiges, go figure. A few months ago everyone had beiges. I really don't like orange, it's over powering. Just a little does the trick. Lately I've had trouble finding shades of brown. Is everyone buying all the beiges and browns? I'm amazed at all the colors you create. My favorite quilt colors are always Blue and green, I think they are always out there. Blenders are so important to a quilt. Thanks for all the inspiration. Maybe grey is my least favorite but it's growing on me.

Nancy said...

My favorite colors are purple and green. Least favorite (although that's not really a fair statement) is orange.

Sunnybec said...

My favourite colours are pastels, anything delicate and my least favourite are dark colours, browns and greens. Thanks for the giveaway.

ledamewood said...

I love blues and have a wide assortment, but the colors I have the hardest time finding are very pale blues, like ice while still being clear and crisp. Also, very dark navy blue and midnight blue.

sofen said...

I love purple and reds together, blue and purples together, but I also love sheer colors of green and pinks together.

jachelno at gmail dot com

Terry@ a quilting blog said...

Favorites are blues and reds. Least favorite is olive greens. I have the hardest time finding pretty shades of yellow and orange. Thanks for the sweet giveaway!

Dana Gaffney said...

My favorites are blues and least favorite is browns. I've had trouble finding real blues, not teal or turquoise and good clear yellow.

Lee said...

Its hard to say my least favorite but I will say Dark Brown and Bright Orange and my favorite is Navy with lime or aqua! thanks!

Emily C said...

I love blues and purples. Hate ugly greens, like olive and dirty brown.

Deb G. in VA said...

I like brights the best. I don't have a least favorite color, it's rare for me to meet a fabric I don't like! Thanks for the giveaway!

quilter said...

My favorite colors are blue, green, purple used together, thanks for the giveaway

Debbie Rogowski said...

I'm not sure if I have a favorite anymore, I love that teals seem to have popped into the quilt fabrics and my least favorite is Orange even though my latest one is almost completely orange. I REALLY think that greens are lacking in a good variety in the market.

chefpa said...

Blue and purple are my favorite. I don't like yellow much. I have trouble finding greens. Thanks for the giveaway!

Patty D from NC said...

favs are blue, reds, creams. Least favorite is orange and yellow

Sowing Stitches said...

I find that yellows are difficult to find...corn yellow is plentiful yet the many various shades of yellow are few and far between. Strange as is sounds, Browns that come in so many rich beautiful colors when it comes to fabrics....I can only find about 3 to 5 different shades of brown. I don't have a favorite color, each has it's own place and depending on what I am working on will dictate the colors used. I do find that I lean more towards fabrics that are pure saturated colors rather than those colors that are muted weathered or appear aged or faded....and for quilting...neons are avoided at all cost.

Lena Yakim said...

I like bright colors, blue and purple are my favorite. But also I love girly colors - thanks to my daughter, she is almost 4y.o. Anything bright that reminds me of spring is my choice!

almstreet said...

Pinks and blues are my favorite colors to quilt with. My least favorite are probably browns and oranges.

bets said...

Love brights and modern looking prints...enough flowers etc. fun prints for kids are what I look for". Thanks!

Gill said...

Aqua and red are my favourites! Yellow and brown my least favourite!

Diann said...

Favorites-blues, especially cobalt. Also love bright, bright red and also yellow. And aqua.

Least favorite-browns and tans.

I think the market is short on grass greens.

Sandy D said...

MY least fav. fabric is pink and I love reds.

Cheryl said...

I like brights and blacks. It's hard to saw what's short out there bc there's so many beautiful fabrics. But I would say prints that read solid. Mrscwatson81(at)hotmail(dot)com

Cowtown Quilts said...

Personally, I think reds and purples are hard to come by, because of the different shades; bluish red, yellowish red, bluish purple, reddish purple... I think bright colors are what people are craving right now, anytime of the year.

JustPam said...

I think corals are difficult to find. I wanted to decorate with coral and it just wasn't anywhere. I think any color looks good in a quilt-scrappy quilts are my faves!

Dawn Jones said...

I love teal, my least favorites are browns. I would like to see more pastels. dawnm1993@gmail.com

Mara said...

Favorite color is green, least brown, but I wish I could find more reds

Carrie P. said...

My least favorite color in fabrics is burgundy. Sometimes it is hard to find the perfect red fabric.

Mary Mac said...

I am not fond of orange/green. I love working with reds and pinks. Black is my favorite color for borders.

Gale, Ky quilter said...

My favorite color is red and yellow and least favorite is orange. I would love to see more aqua.

Helen L said...

I LOVE the Spring colors: clear and bright oranges, blues (aqua especially), yellows (clear and pure, not orange or goldish), pinks, greens, reds and purples. let
My least favorite colors are dark and muddy colors.

OhioLori said...

Don't care for the dull shades of any colors....love bright cheery colors! Fave colors are Blues & greens. Don't have many grays, blacks, browns.

pippirose said...

My most favourite colour in a quilt is aqua, and my least favourite is dark brown.

Peggy said...

I like aqua colors and don't like yellow very much.
Thanks,
Peggy
peggy_verdongibbs@att.net

Ellee said...

My most favorite colors are clear, clean colors. My least favorite are muddy colors. Sky blue is my favorite color. Gold is my least favorite. -- soparkaveataoldotcom

Pat S. said...

If I look at my fabric stash I can see that my taste has changed over the years. My fav of the moment are brights; they are sew vibrant and fun to work with. I also like tonals that blend in with my main fabric of choice. Thanks sew much for this chance to win! :-D

Jo Stovall said...

Most favorite colors are blues and greens and deep red. Least favorite color is orange unless it is mixed with bright all colors. Colors lacking is deep red.

Joan said...

My favourites are aqua and red. I'd love to see more yellows.

Pepper's mom said...

The only color missing from the market place of fabrics is the one that I am frantically searching for to complete a project.
Ann Schenke

Pepper's mom said...

the only color missing from the market place of fabrics is the one that I am frantically searching for to finish my project.

Abbigail said...

My likes??? I like about everything except the bright neon like colors! Do care for them much at all. I do love the earth tone colors of greens, rust, browns, reds and golds.

It hard to find golds in my area.

Donna Giordano said...

Like many of the other quilters, I love bright colors especially oranges and yellows, and pinks and aqua - oh heck, I love them all. I find that there is not a lot of prints with yellow.

dortha said...

I love blue fabrics best but love all colors but yellow is not one of my favorites.

Shauna said...

I love all colors, but find that the one I love the most Purple seems to be lacking. And what is there is always very bright. Which I love, but would love to see more muted, purples

Sewing Mom said...

I tend to gravitate toward very bright bold colors...like those in the rainbow. I don't think they are lacking...but I'd also like to see some cute baby boy fabric options. Thanks for a chance to win.

Renea said...

I have been looking for a certain yellow fabric and also a gold fabric. Not really much out there to pick from. I am really loving the aqua or teal colors. Thanks for the great giveaway.

JD said...

I love all colors depending on what I am making. I want to make a quilt this year using flying geese. But I also have 4 quilts to finish and I have everything to finish them.

Carla G said...

I love all shades of blues, aquas, greys & reds in quilts. I find that the aquas are limited and wish there were more shades. :)

Paulette Rea said...

I have babies coming this year,so I will make quilts for them... I love the soft romantic colors of pink, blue and green...but I also like the darker colors and different hues of these colors... I have made quilts using all colors and they are all beautiful. Even the civil war colors that I would of thought I wouldn't like... So I try them all... And I have loved everything I have made.....

Jodi Connors said...

I love all the muted tones, earthy tones, but only a select few really put these in their fabric collections. I dislike bright green, orange, emerald green. I would love to see more Gray in fabrics.

Jodi
mtnfamily2013@yahoo.com

Jacquie Billot said...

I love brights and pastels. Not a big fan of gold. Would love to see more teals.

Karen said...

I love reproduction style quilts so I really love dark blues, browns and shirting fabrics. I would love to see more cheddar and orange colored fabrics.

NancyL said...

Depends on what I'm making, but I love blues, especially aqua & turquoise, and always love reds!!

LJ said...

I'm a pink lover and so a quilt with pinks, greens, and white is most likely a winner. Oranges and browns are my least liked quilt colors but I've seen some knock-out quilts in those colors, too.

Marni Paredes said...

Teal is not out there like most colors.