CPC Color Palette Rated by Usefulness

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Most (top) to least (bottom) useful.

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Bright while is most useful? One of the few colors I’ve never used. I do like it for 1/8-1/4” spots but as a base color it has a bit of a plastic look to me.
 
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Bright while is most useful? One of the few colors I’ve never used. I do like it for 1/8-1/4” spots but as a base color it has a bit of a plastic look to me.

Gotta think white is the most useful color generally simply because of its prevalence as the base for $1 chips. Then to choose between White and Bright White...well that ain't no choice at all.

Lots of flexibility in the ranking obviously, but I will die on the hill of Dark Blue being the least useful chip by a long shot.
 
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Any color can be useful in combination with others, unless we 're talking about solid chips (no edge spots).

Agree. Certainly when dealing with chips that have a large percentage of rolling edge real estate devoted to spots (the extreme examples being 1/2 and 1/4 pies), pretty much any color can work well as the base. Except Dark Blue.
 

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White, Canary, and Mandarin Red should be up in top there!
 

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No, I will not fight you, I mean. Bright white looks prettier but regular white is the all around more reliable base color. If we're talking edge spots, that's a different discussion..
Oh. Yeah. Okay. That's agreeing with me and officially threw me off. SONOFA...
 

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No, I will not fight you, I mean. Bright white looks prettier but regular white is the all around more reliable base color. If we're talking edge spots, that's a different discussion..
More reliable? I require some elaboration please and thank-you.
 

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More reliable? I require some elaboration please and thank-you.
Less of a reject rate and goes better with a lot more of the DG spot colors. This is coming from someone who actually is going to use DG White as a base chip color on the next CPC set I purchase. I shall pray they come out well!
 

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More reliable? I require some elaboration please and thank-you.
IMO, alot of dayglos don't work as a base, since without the flakes in the clay, it can come off really plastic-ish. DayGlo Saturn and Bright white do this badly.
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I think you can see it in the CP 500, where the yellow just looks very one note. Works for my theme, but it would not work for a base color IMO.

Bright white can work, but I like the texture in the standard white.
 
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IMO, alot of day dayglos don't work as a base, since without the flakes in the clay, it can come off really plastic-ish. DayGlo Saturn and Bright white do this badly.
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I think you can see it in the CP 500, where the yellow just looks very one note. Works for my theme, but it would not work for a base color IMO.

Bright white can work, but I like the texture in the standard white.
Concur. I feel this with the couple of barrels of Key West $20's that I have. It tilts me that they feel so much different than the other cash chips that all use weighted base colors.
 

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Concur. I feel this with the couple of barrels of Key West $20's that I have. It tilts me that they feel so much different than the other cash chips that all use weighted base colors.
Situationally, it can work. But it can be a surprise in the end if not accounted for.
 

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DG Saturn should never be used in any set, ever. It is the only color CPC makes that is complete garbage. Anyone who disagrees is hereby formally challenged to duel.
..... Then my 500s offend you.... SINCE IT HAS THINE BEEN USED.

IT IS TIME FOR A DUEL.
 

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DG Saturn should never be used in any set, ever. It is the only color CPC makes that is complete garbage. Anyone who disagrees is hereby formally challenged to duel.
I'd be careful. If anyone who accepts gets your chips if they win, you'll have lots of takers :ROFL: :ROFLMAO:
 

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For brass-flake haters, it would be interesting to offer a set exclusively using "unweighed" colors, ie chosing among all Retros, all DGs and Bright White.
Nice exercise:D

On another note:
@RainmanTrail How do we fight? I think DG Saturn can be beautiful complementing most greens AND Imperial Blue:D
 
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