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Thread: Kona White or Snow

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    I'm trying to decide which color I should use for various future projects. Is there much af a difference between the two or is it possible using both would clash in a quilt?

    Thanks for you opinion!!!!!!!!!!

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    I don't have those two specific colors, but, to my eye, there is enough of a difference in all Kona solids colors to be noticible. Whites can vary quite a bit or just a little and if it's just a little, it can look like one is just grungier than the other. I wouldn't use them together for that reason. Ask Favorite Fabrics if she can check her color card for you to see how close they are.

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    I agree with ghostrider, whites should probably be purchased in large enough quantities to use the same one in a quilt.
    The same fabric can even vary from one dye lot to another too :wink:

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    I'Ve got a dozen whites, and none are the same!

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    I buy all my white and black fabric by the bolt, so not a problem :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by ghostrider
    I don't have those two specific colors, but, to my eye, there is enough of a difference in all Kona solids colors to be noticible. Whites can vary quite a bit or just a little and if it's just a little, it can look like one is just grungier than the other. I wouldn't use them together for that reason. Ask Favorite Fabrics if she can check her color card for you to see how close they are.
    AGREE!

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    Ok, and so I did...

    The color "white" is just clean white, like a blank piece of paper.

    The color "snow", on my sample card, is more like milk white. I mean whole milk, not skim!

    Puts me in mind of that song from the musical "Oklahoma", about the horses ... "One's like snow, the other's more like milk..."

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    Thanks so very much for all of your replies!

    I guess either would be good, so I should pick one and stick with it!

    Probably cannot go wrong with the true "white".

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    Quote Originally Posted by sweet
    Thanks so very much for all of your replies!

    I guess either would be good, so I should pick one and stick with it!

    Probably cannot go wrong with the true "white".
    I don't know; pure true "white" can be glarey -- for example, for a wall painting color, both true-white and off-white will reflect a lot of light but the true-white will look more harsh. Also, a true-white typically has a grayish cast to it whereas a whole-milk white would likely have a very slightly yellowish cast to it (from the butter content in milk). A grayish white will look cold whereas a yellowish white will look warm. I usually dislike colors with a grayish cast to them; to me they often seem simultaneously dull and cold. Occasionally a grayish cast is needed to calm down nearby bright colors, but my thought is that milk white would be softer and calmer and more widely compatible with other colors.

    Just a few thoughts.....

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    Well honestly I just went to take a picture of the 3 next to each other to show the difference.
    And I can't see much but this would most likely vary from bolt to bolt also.
    Don't think they would clash.

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