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[Icehouse] New Treehouse Colors - Ideas

  • FromBart Janssens <bartjanssens@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • DateThu, 09 Aug 2007 20:46:22 -0400
Well, Andy has posted his 'Death of the Monochrome Stash' essay, and he mentions at the bottom that he's thinking of coming out with a 3rd Treehouse set, with new colors. I figured I'd start tossing out ideas.

The first problem is that we've already got 8 translucent and 3 opaque colors, and making new ones that aren't easily mistaken with existing ones may be a challenge.

- Brown. This might be a good one for the obligatory opaque color, although people would have to remember that they are not real chocolate and should not be eaten.

- Dark Green. I was looking at the existing colors, and I noticed that the green is light enough to make a darker shade be recognizably different. I'm thinking of what's usually called Forest Green - after all, we do make trees out of them.

- Tan. I'm not sure we can slip this between the existing orange and yellow and still be distinct, but it'd look cool.
- Smoke (translucent gray).

- Pink.

The first three (brown, forest green, tan) got me wondering if an 'Eco-Treehouse', in all earthy colors, would be feasible, but I'm stumped for two more new colors that would fit the theme. (I don't think the gray or the pink would work for that concept).

Of course, we would also need a new color for the Treehouse die.
Bart Janssens