What can I say other than I'm sorry Patina I have always overlooked you!
I was recently walking aimlessly through Newcastle and decided that the temptation was too much to bare and entered Fenwicks I weaved my way to the MAC counter. Don't think I didn't say LUCY you do not need another eyeshadow! you have pallettes full! Nether the less Patina almost whispered my name; "pppppsssshhhh, Lucy how ignorant you have been! Just because I look boring does not mean I am!" I swatched this beige/ pink/ brown/ gold/ who the hell knows colour on my hand and GASP surprisingly it was flipping fantastic! I have reached for it everyday since. It looks stunning on the lid with a colour such as twinks in the crease!
This has been a lesson learned! do not judge a book by it's cover..... well in this case do not judge an eyeshadow by it's colour! (or do, becasue we don't want any colour disasters, there is nothing worse than a botched eyeshadow job!)
What I'm trying to say is do not overlook these 'boring' colours, because in the case of Patina it was far from the snorefest I expected from such a blah colour.