By Taylor Martin | September 2, 2013 1:23 PM
Moto Maker, the online design portal for ordering a custom Moto X, is quite fun to play with, as evidenced by our post last week. We showed 10 of our favorite Moto X color schemes and, of course, had a little fun in the process.
Naturally, we thought it would also be entertaining to try and find our least favorite color combinations – the ugly, clashing, eyesores. We set out to find 10 of the ugliest combinations possible. However, after just a few minutes, it was clear this would be more difficult than we first imagined.
It’s safe to say Motorola did a pretty good job of picking colors that all go pretty well together. But there’s no way to avoid the inevitable. Some combinations are just … tacky. And others inadvertently remind us of various things we may or may not like.
Without further ado …
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This color combination may not look all that bad at first. It may remind you of many people’s favorite holiday – Christmas. Green and red don’t necessarily clash, but outside of December, this combo will look out of season. And to anyone with colorblindness, the phone will certainly look … off.
We’ll pass on the mistletoe phone.
It’s not you, parfait phone. It’s me. I promise.
In truth, the Blush back color with metallic red accents probably doesn’t look all that bad in person. But paired with the delicious snack background pictured above, we can’t help but think about eating all the sweets. That’s probably not good for our figure.
Barney & Friends
Some color associations are engraved in our minds forever. Anyone who grew up in the 90s knows the giant purple and green dinosaur and his friend, Baby Bop. Seeing this Spearmint phone with purple accents might make any tween spontaneously start singing the hypnotic and cringe-worthy “I Love You” song that tormented their early childhood.
Perry the Platypus
Barney isn’t the only children’s show character with a distinguished color scheme. This Turquoise back color, black front, and orange accents immediately makes us think of one thing: Perry the Platypus. This one probably won’t make anyone break out into the Phineas and Ferb theme song, but it won’t be long before the “Hey, where’s Perry?” questions get old.
Some colors simply weren’t meant to go together. A vivid purple and a bright red are two of those colors. This Violet colored phone with metallic red accents is enough to leave your eyes permanently damaged for the rest of your life. For the sake of the eyesight of passersby (because anyone who orders this color clearly doesn’t care about their own vision anyway), Motorola should ban this color combo.
Does any have a Goody’s power?
The opposite of the above phone should also be banned – Cherry with metallic purple accents. It’s like staring at the sun … from its surface. Only worse. My eyes hurt from just looking at the render.
Excuse me while I stop this nose hemorrhage.
We like vibrant phones. In fact, the matte yellow Lumia 1020 is superb. But throw in another citrusy color and a white front plate, and the phone becomes … difficult to look at. The Lemon Lime and orange accents combo is one of the worst possible color schemes we’ve come across for the Moto X yet. It reminds us of a fruit bowl … or one of those floating rubber duckies from your childhood baths.
We’ve had a lot of fun with Moto Maker. Who knows, maybe when more color and material options are added to the mix and the AT&T exclusive ends we’ll revisit these posts and have some more fun tinkering with combinations.
Of course, your opinion matters, too. Did you happen to order one of our least favorite color combos? Defend it or share your even worse color combos in the comments section below!