Scott and I spend a lot of time together while on our computers. In our old (one bedroom) apartment, it wasn't so much by choice: both of our computers were in the living room. In our current apartment (two bedrooms), my desktop is in the "office", while Scott's computer is still in the living room. Of course, we have become so accustomed to each others presence, I do most of my leisure surfing on my netbook on the couch beside Scott's desk.
This worked out quite well when we were choosing colours for our wedding - we could both have MS Paint open on our respective computers, playing around with colour combinations. In fact, it was quite serendipitous that we came to the same conclusion: the default purple and white, with the default yellow as a highlight.
Having felt quite confident in our decision, we began comparing HOW we were presenting these colours... when we realized that while we were both looking at 128-0-128... but they were definitely different colours on each of our computers. The solution is obvious: find a shade of purple that we both like on a paint chip / fabric swatch / concrete object. However, my solution is to order up a Pantone fabric sample... that way I can make sure not only do we have a clear idea of what our colour is, but I'll also feel all the more confident knowing the purple we choose is the "right" purple for Summer 2011.
Of course, Pantone swatches aren't cheap... so as I was test driving my argument on a friend at work, I couldn't help but notice that today, I'm wearing 4-5 different shades of purple:
- medium purple pinstripe
- light purple cami
- red-ish purple skirt
- purple-ish brown shoes
- purple amethyst necklace
Evidently we've made the right intial choice... I seem to like purple!