Once upon a time, the show series I showed at the most was a huge fan of nontraditional ribbon colors. Every 1-8 had a rainbow stripe down the middle and I have some rather interesting champion ribbons from various divisions.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m a satin addict regardless of color so if a ribbon is big with a pretty medal medallion – I’m thrilled… even if it is orange, brown and dark red (true story).
However, when it comes between a purple tri-color or the traditional Blue/Red/Yellow… I prefer the traditional. There are some cute reasons to go nontraditional though, like a schooling show centered around a holiday.
Or maybe your show series has a trademark color or theme?
Or, the “strange” colors can mean something specific… like these TIP ribbons.
Overall though, I’m a stickler for the traditional. There’s just something very classic about those bold primary colors.
What do you think?