I went with the beige to give the sheer some definition without standing out too much. I did the stem, gripe and keel the same color for the hull of it. Then I painted the interior satin white with beige thwarts and sternsheets.Blue boat hijack follows.
I'm requesting opinions on a stripe color for an upcoming dinghy. Which blue, actually which color, would you choose?
I think the dark dark blues look best when there is some bright work on deck to complement the rich tones.I suspect the very dark, almost black, blues need a bigger hull to look their best.
The blue, with the cover stripe (gold?), with the wide red boot stripe, with the teak - to my eye either too many colors or they dont mix so well. I'm not so sure the blue is the esthetic issue.the color scheme has never been one of them; something about it seemed a bit too boy-racer to me. Now it's time to redo our topsides paint and I'm looking for inspiration. I'm a traditionalist and would go for Stars and Stripes with a gold cove stripe if it were up to me, but Mrs. ChrisJD thinks that's too traditional. Anyone got any brilliant suggestions, other than the standard navy-with-white or navy-with-gold? Possibly more of a grayish-blue than just blue (though I've seen some lovely royal blue boats as well)?
Here she was five seasons ago, when her paint job at least looked as good as intended: