So which is it? Oak Buff or Mustard? Marcy and Cynthia debate…
Cynthia (ominously): The Fashion Gods have spoken, Marcy. They have declared “Oak Buff” the trendiest color for Fall 2015.
Marcy: Looks like Mustard.
Cynthia (patiently): It does. But, it is called Oak Buff #16-1144 and is described by Pantone as a “golden yellow”.
Marcy: Looks like Dijon. You should eat it instead of wearing it. So stupid.
Cynthia (excitedly): I am excited about this color now being fashionable. Golden yellow is my second favorite color to wear!
Marcy: Yeah but in the photo above it looks like you’re wearing French’s mustard. Which is a bright yellow. But still… somewhat edible.
Cynthia ignores Marcy’s remark as she suddenly becomes a little stressed out.
Cynthia (worriedly): Gosh, I’ll have to stock up before it goes out of style and you can’t buy anything in this color. Remember in the 1990’s when you couldn’t buy a green shirt to save your life?
Cynthia: It’s true, Marcy. I went an entire decade unable to wear my first favorite color. I will NOT let that happen again with my second favorite color.
Marcy: You just want an excuse to go shopping.
Cynthia: Maybe. But this Oak Buff is so gorgeous!
Cynthia shoves the Pantone color swatch in Marcy’s face.
Marcy: Looks like Grey Poupon. Do you really want to walk around as a condiment? So stupid.
Cynthia: According to Pantone, “Oak Buff is a mellow, comforting, and warming shade that brings good feelings”. So I guess it is just not your color. I guess your color is Blood Red. Which, by the way, is not a trendy color for fall.
Marcy: Whatever. I’m going to make a sandwich.
Marcy stalks off. Cynthia calls after her.
Cynthia: Okay, but you’ll be missing out on my awesome Oak Buff finds.
Cynthia: Hmmmm… I’m a little hungry all of a sudden. Hey Marcy! Make me a sandwich too!
Marcy: Fine. Another Mouse Burger with Catsup coming up!
Cynthia turns a shade of yellow green. Pantone’s Green Banana #14-0434 to be exact.
Cynthia: Oh… Uh… thank you anyway, Marcy. I think I’ll have some crackers instead.
Marcy (smugly): I thought so.
penelope kitten (squeak): i”ll have hers. xtra catsup please.
The Verdict: Oak Buff = Mustard.