I must admit that I didn't listen to advice posted here in the WBF and had to learn it by myself (the hard way).
Some years ago I strongly defended my position that dark colours not only look better on wooden boats but don't have any disdavantages. Back then all I wanted to do is to get away from that yachty-looking white.
That's how I bought her, Bermuda rigged and yachty-white
Rerigged, but still in white
Partly I was right, the dark-blue I decided on really made the boat look elegant, hid her "voluptuous" shape and just made her look classic.
But a very hot and sunny summer also showed the disadvantages of the colour. Since my boat is very highboarded the top plankings got so heated up and dry that heeling over actually brought water in the boat.
Dark blue with the problems already showing
The year after that I decided that I must have a lighter colour. To keep in touch with the working boats from the museumharbour I thougt it a good idea to use the typical danish fishingcutter blue, which is a light blue with a touch of turquoise in it.
That is definetely not her colour
But that looked rediculous on a 1950 built wooden yacht.
I still didn't want to have that yachty-looking shining white, so this year I decided to have an ivory looking colour. It works well with this hot summer and also has this certain vintage look to it.
I am quite satisfied with this cream/ivory colour