Thinking that contrast stitching would liven up the cording at the bust, I realized I had to choose the flossing color so I could make the contrast thread match. Before I ran out to buy anything I looked into the bin of embroidery floss to see what I had. I liked the suggestion that I should show off the embroidery by going black, but surprisingly, I had no black thread. I did however find DMC 844, a warm dark grey. Grey it is. And I have a spool of thread that's the same color. What luck!