I'm just curious as to what criteria everyone goes on in selecting the color of their base layers. Do you tend to go with darker or lighter colors?
The ones obvious to me are:
1. Sunlight absorption/reflection - Darker-colored garments will be warmer in direct sunlight, which is a good or bad thing, depending on the season/climate you are in. Also, darker-colored garments *should* dry out faster after a washing, compared with lighter-colored garments.
2. "Cleanliness". Dirt, stains, etc. will be less visible and apparent on darker-colored garments.
3. Whatever you like/Whatever looks good on you - Assuming that color has no direct relationship with functionality, it's up to personal preference. For some, the base layer becomes their lounge wear, casual wear, campwear, etc. after a long day on the slopes or on the trails. And when your activities involve members of the opposite sex, you gotta look good, right?