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Retrodolls US/UK Colour Matching Thread - WIP
« on: February 03, 2019, 01:21:36 PM »
Please use this thread to share your confirmed hair colour matches for Nylon hair from Retrodolls US and Retrodolls UK. It would also be helpful to share any hair colours that were a close, but not exact match and also hair that is definitely not a match so that they can be ruled out. Bear in mind that original 80's hair will fade slightly so in some cases may look different to new hair, even if it is the correct colour.

Retrodolls US Confirmed Matches:


Sonic Lime - Surprise, Honeycomb, Rainbow pony yellow stripe
Buttercup- Applejack, Daddy Apple Delight
Limerick Low Temp - Raspberry Jam, Scrumptious

Retrodolls UK Confirmed Matches

Shamrock- Lavender Lace forelock, possibly Seashell
Buttercup - Rosette's yellow stripe
Lemon Drop - Vanilla Treat, Brilliant Blossoms

Partial Matches

Pink Sapphire - close to baby Tic Tac Toe's purple, but a tint lighter
Vert - close to Tutti Frutti's green, but less blueish, more deep green
Paradise (poly) - close match to curly Bowtie's pink
raspberry smoothie - close to curly Bowtie but lighter/a tint colder

Retrodolls/Dollyhair Equivalents

Sasperilla- brighter version of old bubblegum
peridot- guacamole (very close)
Eden- sea nymph
Amethyst- Bourgainvilla
Peacock & Petroleum- darker versions of atomic turquoise
Canary- Napalm
Peppermint- Peppermint/Snowflake
Siberia- Blizzard
Orchid- Mulberry Crush
Peony- lighter version of hot lips
Yellow Peril- Electric Banana
Raspberry Smoothie- Tea Rose (not 100% match)
Garnet Glow- couple shades lighter than venom
French Fancy- Old Bubblegum
Dewdrop- Arctic Frost (not 100% match)
Butterfly holo- Hyacinth (this is retired, and now there is a matte version and also a "glistening" version)
Mardi Gras- Candy Kiss
Uluru- Cherry Pie
Gooseberry- lighter tone of key lime
Sapphire Gin- close to bobby blue (this is a "brilliant" color)
Blue Glacier- ("Brilliant color"), lighter shade to water nixie
Carnival- sugarberry
Grasshopper- slightly lighter than envy
Pixie Dust- Pink Sugar (Fading pink)
Lemon Merringue- Lemonade
Cherry Pie- hot lips shade darker
Lawn- lighter than envy
Kirsch- watermelon but more intense
Seville- Satsuma
Topaz- water nixie
Wonderland- heart throb
Gelignite- sour apple martini

Thank you to Shannon from Retrodolls US for providing this list - note that not all matches are perfect for the UK/US hair colours
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Re: Retrodolls US/UK Colour Matching Thread - WIP
« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2019, 08:01:57 AM »
lets see what i can find:
 - all from the UK- nylon
buttercup - matches rosettas yellow stripe
pink sapphire - close to baby tictac toes purple, but a tint lighter
vert - close to tutti frittis green, but less blueish, more deep green
paradise (poly) - close match to curly bowties pink
raspberry smoothie- close to curly bow tie but lighter/a tint colder
I tend to buy more pastel colors, so i can not compare the vibrant colors. I try to match more as i get more in! :D


can someone check if tangerine sorbet fits peaches and cream by dollyhair? And does bordoir fit dollyhairs heart throb?
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Re: Retrodolls US/UK Colour Matching Thread - WIP
« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2019, 12:51:30 PM »
I have ordered Siberia, Lemon drop, Ballet Slipper, Sea Shell and Orchid.
I am hopping orchid is close to Blossoms purple as I have a few future ponies in the same purple hue that needs some rehairing. Crossing fingers lemon drop is close to Baby sunsets hair color.

Also TheDollPlanet's 'Yellow submarine' is very close to Baby Splosh's yellow, just a slight warmer hue but of course mine have joined me for the bath for years so I dont know if that effects the hair much.. how she dont have rusttail is a miracle.
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Re: Retrodolls US/UK Colour Matching Thread - WIP
« Reply #3 on: February 06, 2019, 06:58:23 AM »
I have ordered Siberia, Lemon drop, Ballet Slipper, Sea Shell and Orchid.
I am hopping orchid is close to Blossoms purple as I have a few future ponies in the same purple hue that needs some rehairing. Crossing fingers lemon drop is close to Baby sunsets hair color.

ohh, please compare ballet slipper to bowtie, that could match!
siberia is one of my favorites, it gives a more opaque and full look when blending a color.^^  lemondrop should be a close match but i am not sure about orchid. i do not have blossom here, is it the same haircolor as baby lemondrop?
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Re: Retrodolls US/UK Colour Matching Thread - WIP
« Reply #4 on: February 06, 2019, 07:05:00 PM »
It would be good to find a white match too - I tried one from Retro Dolls UK (Dove?) and it’s too ‘white’ and not as silvery as the original G1 hair.
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Re: Retrodolls US/UK Colour Matching Thread - WIP
« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2019, 03:39:28 PM »
Lemon Drop works great with Vanilla Treat and Brilliant Blossom
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Ballet Slipper did not match my Bowtie but she is also a bait pony so I have no ide if she is faded. Tried matching with other pink haired ponies I have but its either to light or too dark.
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Sea Shell seems to matc up with the pink on my Rumper but she also the only one with pink left of my faded pink ponies so I dont know how pink 'faded pink' was.
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Orchid did not match up with the purple I needed its too "neon" purple compared to Blossoms. Siberia is super white with no sign of the silvershade found in white pony hairs.
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Re: Retrodolls US/UK Colour Matching Thread - WIP
« Reply #6 on: February 12, 2019, 06:47:46 PM »
Thanks so much Strawberrysweets I will update this soon :)
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Re: Retrodolls US/UK Colour Matching Thread - WIP
« Reply #7 on: February 16, 2019, 08:58:46 AM »
I'm excited to follow this! :) Thanks for all the hard work guys!
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Re: Retrodolls US/UK Colour Matching Thread - WIP
« Reply #8 on: February 16, 2019, 12:28:21 PM »
I've got a list but it's not done. I want to go through my bait bin.

Are we only doing G1s for this? I can check my G2s.
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Re: Retrodolls US/UK Colour Matching Thread - WIP
« Reply #9 on: February 16, 2019, 12:52:15 PM »
I've got a list but it's not done. I want to go through my bait bin.

Are we only doing G1s for this? I can check my G2s.

We can do G2’s too!
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Re: Retrodolls US/UK Colour Matching Thread - WIP
« Reply #10 on: March 01, 2019, 03:38:25 AM »
Thanks for gathering this resource! I've linked this in the customizing tutorials sticky, because I think this will help a lot of people.
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Re: Retrodolls US/UK Colour Matching Thread - WIP
« Reply #11 on: March 23, 2019, 12:47:47 PM »
I can confirm that "Ballet Slipper" does not match Bow Tie pink. "Flamigo" matches G3 Strawberry Surpise pink exactly, G3 and G3.5 Pinkie Pie has strikes of this pink in her hair. It's a shade too dark for fading pink, not sure if any G1 pony had this colour. "Pixie Dust" allegedly matches Fading Pink.

I have ordered Siberia, Lemon drop, Ballet Slipper, Sea Shell and Orchid.
I am hopping orchid is close to Blossoms purple as I have a few future ponies in the same purple hue that needs some rehairing. Crossing fingers lemon drop is close to Baby sunsets hair color.

Also TheDollPlanet's 'Yellow submarine' is very close to Baby Splosh's yellow, just a slight warmer hue but of course mine have joined me for the bath for years so I dont know if that effects the hair much.. how she dont have rusttail is a miracle.

Can you tell me if "Orchid" matches Lemon Drop's violet when you get your order?
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Re: Retrodolls US/UK Colour Matching Thread - WIP
« Reply #12 on: March 23, 2019, 03:49:01 PM »

Can you tell me if "Orchid" matches Lemon Drop's violet when you get your order?

My Lemon Drop is close to Blossoms purple only slight lighter(she might be faded)
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Re: Retrodolls US/UK Colour Matching Thread - WIP
« Reply #13 on: March 29, 2019, 07:27:54 AM »

Can you tell me if "Orchid" matches Lemon Drop's violet when you get your order?

My Lemon Drop is close to Blossoms purple only slight lighter(she might be faded)

Not sure if I follow - I meant to ask if "Orchid" hair matches the color of Lemon Drop's (pony) hair colour. I know that Blossom's hair matches Lemon Drop's (pony) hair, except for nirvanas and re-releases. Are you saying that "Orchid" matches Blossom's hair and therefore Lemon Drop's too? (Man, it's so confusing that there's Lemon Drop the pony and Lemon Drop the hair color)
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Re: Retrodolls US/UK Colour Matching Thread - WIP
« Reply #14 on: March 30, 2019, 12:17:33 AM »
Hello all, Shannon Andrews (who owns RDUS) asked me to post this for her :

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I cannot for the life of me remember my password for the arena (or the email I used to sign up with) but to answer a few questions about matches- 1. Yes, I stock all the same colors as the UK as she supplies those to me. 2. I also outsource my own nylon and am ordering from the factory myself. So I do have colors that the UK does not. Here is our old list of matches- however some of these colors from the UK/US are retired and we have since gotten a ton of new colors. Philippa's Custom ponies matched these colors and some I agree on, some I don't.
Sasperilla- brighter version of old bubblegum
peridot- guacamole (very close)
Eden- sea nymph
Amethyst- Bourgainvilla
Peacock & Petroleum- darker versions of atomic turquoise
Canary- Napalm
Peppermint- Peppermint/Snowflake
Siberia- Blizzard (def match)
Orchid- Mulberry Crush
Peony- lighter version of hot lips
Yellow Peril- Electric Banana
Raspberry Smoothie- Tea Rose (I don't agree with this one)
Garnet Glow- couple shades lighter than venom
French Fancy- Old Bubblegum
Dewdrop- Arctic Frost (again, don't agree)
Butterfly holo- Hyacinth (this is retired, and now there is a matte version and also a "glistening" version)
Mardi Gras- Candy Kiss
Uluru- Cherry Pie
Gooseberry- lighter tone of key lime
Sapphire Gin- close to bobby blue (this is a "brilliant" color)
Blue Glacier- ("Brilliant color"), lighter shade to water nixie
Carnival- sugarberry
Grasshopper- slightly lighter than envy
Pixie Dust- Pink Sugar (Fading pink) (I agree that this is the fading pink)
Lemon Merringue- Lemonade (def match)
Cherry Pie- hot lips shade darker
Lawn- lighter than envy
Kirsch- watermelon but more intense
Seville- Satsuma
Topaz- water nixie
Wonderland- heart throb
Gelignite- sour apple martini
I haven't had a chance to really check a lot of them, but that's a starting point.

also some of the UK's newer nylon colors have different names than mine because I already had those names for other types of hair (confusing I know, but as we are both different businesses, I have no control over that)

and Limerick Low Temp is a US color not a UK- any low temp nylons are US only. (In reply to NoSar's post)

and my website is www.retrodollsus.com (best way to contact me for questions) or www.instagram.com/retrodollsusfeature

 I’m sending Skig a bunch of samples to match- so she’ll be able to give everyone a better idea
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