Let me preface my question by saying...I have only the company of my fellow Birkin lovers here to talk about this bag. Everyone at home thinks I have lost my mind. So I thank you all for listening to me and all your advice. My short story...I have longed for a Birkin for a decade. It is coming to that point that I need to make a move. I have always been a black bag carrier. It is just me. The whole classic black bag...black shoes thing. Simple, clean, and classic. I always wear simple classic clothes, but pump it up with amazing jewelry and bags etc. I have always thought I would buy a black Birkin with Palladium HW. As of the last year or so I am swaying toward a color. Am I crazy? At times I get a bit stressed about my whole choice because this may be my only Birkin I ever own and I don't want to make a choice I regret. I just think some of the colors are amazing and the Birkin makes such a statement. "LOOK AT ME...LOOK AT MY GORGEOUS BIRKIN!" So, I am thinking color now. My only thought is as I age will I want to carry a bolder color and not black? Maybe I won't even care. So, this is where you all come in...what do you think? Also, I am loving some of these colors: orange potiron with palladium (I have loved orange since I was in grade school), Vermillion or a rouge bag, and that raisin color is even interesting. Let me know what you all think.