I just can't do it. Though my friend admired the ecru, red and blue with various beads, I never did enjoy those colours one bit! The shop I where I get the thread has very limited colour choices.
After pondering the palette options for a few days, I decided on three threads I had never considered and I am very happy about the way the first few rows look:
It had not occurred to me that the two ecru shades would work, as they are so close in intensity, but this works! Not sure what your screens register, however.
At first the lilac beads seems an odd choice and the woman in the shop raised her eyebrow, and not in a good way, when I voiced my intention. I think they look perfect!
In the past, I think I complained about the soft quality of the Finca Perle, ( likening it to toilet paper, if my memory serves me correctly!) but this time around I am truly enjoying it! So far,so good!