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#1 ELH05

Posted 04 February 2013 - 02:40 PM

Well just reading the current Kmart catalogue today and on page 10 they advertise block out curtains - says also available in Donkey colour....!  Well I assume it's a shade of brown ??  Why would you call it donkey colour is new to me !


Edited by ELH05, 04 February 2013 - 02:41 PM.

#2 SUSIE25

Posted 04 February 2013 - 02:43 PM

I used to work for a kidswear designer/wholesaler and they used to come up with some ridiculous names for colours .  Foliage comes to mind rolleyes.gif

#3 Chelara

Posted 04 February 2013 - 02:44 PM

Maybe because camel is a colour so why not?

#4 carriesshoes

Posted 04 February 2013 - 02:45 PM

I would imagine Donkey to be a grey/brown colour.  Almost taupe.

#5 PureBliss

Posted 04 February 2013 - 02:46 PM

I'm thinking a grey/brown. I think there is a paint colour called Donkey as well.

I would love to be the person who names paint colours, what a fun job!

#6 PureBliss

Posted 04 February 2013 - 02:46 PM

I'm thinking a grey/brown. I think there is a paint colour called Donkey as well.

I would love to be the person who names paint colours, what a fun job!

#7 Feral Grey Mare

Posted 04 February 2013 - 02:49 PM

Paint colours: our bathroom is painted a pale blue colour called "Julie" ?

#8 ELH05

Posted 04 February 2013 - 02:50 PM

QUOTE (Chelara @ 04/02/2013, 12:44 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Maybe because camel is a colour so why not?

Haha true must not discriminate against the donkeys !

#9 MrsLexiK

Posted 04 February 2013 - 02:54 PM

I am guessing grey/brown colour however perhaps there is a purple one perhaps the green/foliage colour will be closer?

I have paint swatch which is basically Jade green siting in my study called "Fig Jam"

#10 Amberlily

Posted 04 February 2013 - 02:54 PM



#11 ELH05

Posted 04 February 2013 - 02:57 PM

QUOTE (Amberlily @ 04/02/2013, 12:54 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>

Thanks - hopefully it is like that, that will suit the area that I'm looking for curtains for.

#12 Oriental lily

Posted 04 February 2013 - 03:26 PM


So from dark brown to pale grey/white. Lol

I think you should not take it as a literal guide.

It's just a name for a paricular colour in that style.

It is a bit weird though. Donkeys are hardly a 'sophisticated' figure in the animal kingdom.

#13 i-candi

Posted 04 February 2013 - 03:44 PM

We did a feature wall in our bedroom in our last house with the colour Donkey. I loved it ! that was probably 6-7 years ago so not a new colour.

#14 SuboptimallyPooks

Posted 04 February 2013 - 03:47 PM

I would have expected a grey colour.

#15 la di dah

Posted 04 February 2013 - 03:49 PM

Might just be me, but I dunno that I want to buy a curtain that literally looks like ass.

#16 liveworkplay

Posted 04 February 2013 - 04:04 PM

It usually describes a grey brown colour. Quite a nice shade actually wink.gif

#17 jo-v

Posted 04 February 2013 - 04:09 PM

I used to work for a fancy paper wholesaler and we used to have fun thinking up names for the new colours/prints.  biggrin.gif

#18 aidensmum

Posted 04 February 2013 - 04:18 PM

My house exterior is painted in colour called Self Destruct.  I hope it doesn't....

#19 Chelara

Posted 04 February 2013 - 04:22 PM

We have self destruct inside lol.

#20 Coffeegirl

Posted 04 February 2013 - 04:29 PM

I worked in manchester and loved coming up with colour names.

Donkey was a standard brown/grey colour
Taupe - light brown with yellow tint
Cream - could be anything from slightly off white through to pale yellow with a brown tint
Red - anthing from hot pink to cherry red and burgandy

Don't even get me started on the different shades of blue available.

Oh and trying to explain to a client that it is very difficult to match a paper swatch from magazine to a towel.  Two totally different textiles original.gif

#21 winkywonkeydonkey

Posted 04 February 2013 - 04:34 PM

a purple grey colour- like eyeore is my first thought .

Edited by winkywonkeydonkey, 04 February 2013 - 04:36 PM.

#22 k-lo

Posted 04 February 2013 - 06:36 PM

QUOTE (Coffeegirl @ 04/02/2013, 05:29 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Oh and trying to explain to a client that it is very difficult to match a paper swatch from magazine to a towel.  Two totally different textiles original.gif

Or colour match from a photograph on a phone?? rolleyes.gif

I work with colour a lot - we give everything food names: raspberry cream, coconut ice, butterscotch - much more enticing than donkey!

#23 I'm Batman

Posted 04 February 2013 - 06:59 PM

Is anyone else unable to say donkey as a normal word, it has to be how eddie murphy does it, DDDDDDDDDONKKKKKKKKKEY?

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