cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 

Are you colour conscious?

Luzern
Pro
Posts: 2,830
Thanks: 216
Fixes: 2
Registered: 31-07-2007

Are you colour conscious?

Are you colour conscious i.e not racially discriminatory, but when buying something like a peripheral for your system? If, say, the system was black and you wanted an item, but the item was dearer or unobtainable in black, would you buy in another colour?

No one has to agree with my opinion, but in the time I have left a miracle would be nice.
33 REPLIES
Community Veteran
Posts: 19,099
Thanks: 434
Fixes: 21
Registered: 31-08-2007

Re: Are you colour conscious?

I would certainly consider it. But it would depend on the precise needs as well as price & colour and how essential each of those were. It's very much on a case by case basis - no pun intended Wink

Community Veteran
Posts: 4,740
Thanks: 1,037
Fixes: 27
Registered: 16-10-2014

Re: Are you colour conscious?

I would hope that the colour of an item didn't colour anyone's decision on what to buy, it as no relevance on form or function whatsoever, and it would be a very sad individual that made a conscious decision not to buy an item because of its colour, and one would hope with the money they saved they could maybe invest in some therapy for themselves.

Community Veteran
Posts: 19,099
Thanks: 434
Fixes: 21
Registered: 31-08-2007

Re: Are you colour conscious?

Again that rather depends on what it is! There's no way I would by a 3 piece suite for example that was coloured pink with yellow spots (yes Mr. Blobby) just because it was £100 rather than the colour of my choice at £400. It's not quite so much what I would tolerate from a visibility point of view, but more to do with the ear-ache I would not tolerate from you know who Evil

Edit: If I had to be subjected to the ear-ache, I'd definitely need the therapy Crazy3

Community Veteran
Posts: 6,307
Thanks: 86
Fixes: 3
Registered: 08-01-2008

Re: Are you colour conscious?

I'd prefer if my router were a subtle/inconspicuous grey/black or similar but it's red and silver so I just put up with that (at least it isn't white and pink Tongue).

I recently (in the last year) bought a monitor in white because it was less expensive than the black one, if the price had been the same I'd have had the black one but the white one has stayed surprisingly clean and new looking so I have no regrets about saving a few quid.

Call me 'w23'
At any given moment in the universe many things happen. Coincidence is a matter of how close these events are in space, time and relationship.
Opinions expressed in forum posts are those of the poster, others may have different views.
rongtw
Seasoned Hero
Posts: 6,309
Thanks: 1,150
Fixes: 11
Registered: 01-12-2010

Re: Are you colour conscious?

Yes ,, its got to be coordinated Thumbs Up  all black and red

Asus ROG Hero Vii Z97 , Intel i5 4690k ,ROG Asus Strix 1070,
samsung 850evo 250gig , WD black 2 TB . Asus Phoebus sound ,
16 gig Avexir ram 2400 , water cooling Corsair H100i gtx ,
Corsair 750HXI Psu , Phanteks Enthoo pro case .
Community Veteran
Posts: 38,240
Thanks: 932
Fixes: 54
Registered: 15-06-2007

Re: Are you colour conscious?

Depends on what it was

If it was a replacement DVD drive then it would have to match the case colour as an example

Community Veteran
Posts: 5,333
Thanks: 607
Registered: 23-09-2010

Re: Are you colour conscious?

Reading this thread reminded me of my old friends car.

 

Back in the day he bought a mark 1 escort. Lovely car but it was a radioactive green colour.

 

Easy to find and spot but not easy on the eyes.

Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 16,511
Thanks: 1,773
Fixes: 121
Registered: 06-04-2007

Re: Are you colour conscious?


Anotherone wrote:

I would certainly consider it. But it would depend on the precise needs as well as price & colour and how essential each of those were. It's very much on a case by case basis - no pun intended Wink


I agree.

 

It doesn't matter to me if I have a white cable charging my black and gold Samsung phone for example.

 

I prefer black peripherals (so glad things have moved on from the PC beige we all seemed to have been stuck with in the 90's) but mainly because they don't show up the dirt/dust so muchTongue

Forum Moderator and Customer
Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear - Mark Twain
He who feared he would not succeed sat still

Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 25,754
Thanks: 1,116
Fixes: 47
Registered: 14-04-2007

Re: Are you colour conscious?

My daughter wouldn't have any of the current crop of PN routers in the house as her 'colour scheme' is predominantly black so she has an Asus.

Personally I tend to go for black as a subdued colour rather than loud reds and oranges.

Customer and Forum Moderator.
Product of the Tyrell Corporation
rongtw
Seasoned Hero
Posts: 6,309
Thanks: 1,150
Fixes: 11
Registered: 01-12-2010

Re: Are you colour conscious?

I have a ASUS too Smiley  but honestly who wants a router with pink feet Grin

 

Asus ROG Hero Vii Z97 , Intel i5 4690k ,ROG Asus Strix 1070,
samsung 850evo 250gig , WD black 2 TB . Asus Phoebus sound ,
16 gig Avexir ram 2400 , water cooling Corsair H100i gtx ,
Corsair 750HXI Psu , Phanteks Enthoo pro case .
nanotm
Pro
Posts: 5,670
Thanks: 108
Fixes: 1
Registered: 11-02-2013

Re: Are you colour conscious?

I bought several things last year in "the wrong colour" because they were substantially cheaper than "the right colour", I drew the line at saving money on the keyboard of choice through buying an annoyingly garish colour though, not because I don't like reflective colours but the glare coming off the keyboard would distract me too much, I went for a muted dark colour one instead because despite not being as cheap it was still cheaper than black.....

 

on the other hand utilitarian items like the kettle the toaster or an other appliance can be whatever colour is cheapest because If all else fails there's always white fablon to wrap it with......which might explain why we have a neon green cafitere a pill box red toaster an electric blue kettle and various other non matching colour appliances scattered around the kitchen and similar things have happened in other parts of the house, because the price was better in that colour .....

just because your paranoid doesn't mean they aren't out to get you
rongtw
Seasoned Hero
Posts: 6,309
Thanks: 1,150
Fixes: 11
Registered: 01-12-2010

Re: Are you colour conscious?

WOW nantom SWMBO would not have that in her kitchen Everthing has to match Cool smiley

Asus ROG Hero Vii Z97 , Intel i5 4690k ,ROG Asus Strix 1070,
samsung 850evo 250gig , WD black 2 TB . Asus Phoebus sound ,
16 gig Avexir ram 2400 , water cooling Corsair H100i gtx ,
Corsair 750HXI Psu , Phanteks Enthoo pro case .
nanotm
Pro
Posts: 5,670
Thanks: 108
Fixes: 1
Registered: 11-02-2013

Re: Are you colour conscious?

yeah I just got lucky I guess, mine knows that its better to get the right item at the right price rather than fret over the colour so much, having said that it must wind her up a lot cos she has o have all the labels facing the right way and arrange the cupboards just so ..... I tend to chuck stuff wherever it fits and she goes nuts over the smallest thing in that regard.....

 

but she does get her "colour scheme" to work in other parts of the house, although i'm in trouble since my new monitor has a white and green body whilst the tv has a grey one which don't match the décor ...... I offered to swap for the correct items but when she saw the price difference was several hundred quid she backed down to a low smolder ..... I rather suspect i'll pay for it in some way over the coming months until she stops "noticing" the mismatch, which is pretty much what happened with the kitchenWink

just because your paranoid doesn't mean they aren't out to get you
Luzern
Pro
Posts: 2,830
Thanks: 216
Fixes: 2
Registered: 31-07-2007

Re: Are you colour conscious?


rongtw wrote:

I have a ASUS too Smiley  but honestly who wants a router with pink feet Grin

 


But an elephant might want red  nails. Remember these from decades back?

Q: Why did the elephant paint its fingernails red?A: So it could hide in a cherry tree.

No one has to agree with my opinion, but in the time I have left a miracle would be nice.