Also, have you noticed how slightly over time/power-ups, Venus’ main image color has fluctuated a lot between Orange/Gold/Yellow, but her eternal form is almost always VERY yellow, and even her first uniform is now yellow on the cover of the kanzenban edition of the manga. Add Uranus to that mix with her yellow aura and energy (even though her fuku main color is navy) and you’ve got a very confused fan hahaha What are your thoughts on that?
Oh, and I forgot to mention, in the Ceres vs Chibi Moon ask: CereCere’s image color seems to be yellow (her ball/sphere thing was yellow in the anime)… even though her hair is pink and all the others have their hair the same color as their fuku, etc. But then, Ceres is the leader, like Venus, so maybe she’s different for a special reason. I like the theory that mentions that her hair is artifically pink so that she can serve as Chibi Moon’s replacement/dummy.
Also, Ceres was the goddess of harvest, but was specially represented by golden grains and cereals… even more reason for CereCere to be yellow themed, not pink! Hahahaha SORRY FOR ALL THE ASKS D:
Wow, there’s a lot to unpack here and I’m really eager to do it!
You sort of touched on this in your message, but I’ve always assumed that Ceres has pink hair, pink fuku, and red eyes to serve as Chibi Moon/Small Lady’s decoy, just as Venus (with her long blonde hair and blue eyes) could step in for Moon/Serenity. That explains why, despite the fact that Ceres’s “real” theme color seems to be yellow (to tie her in with Venus), her overall appearance is pink. That way, she can easily take on Chibi Moon’s appearance by changing her hairstyle. Both of their fukus are primarily pink, and I doubt that the villains would be vigilant enough to notice that Chibi Moon has a red front bow and Ceres has a lavender one.
As for your comments on the fluctuation of Venus’s theme color (ranging from yellow to orange to gold), Naoko Takeuchi stated that Venus was always intended to be gold.
However, her modified color seems to be orange; this was probably done because gold/yellow can be a very tricky color to work with and doing orange instead probably saved a lot of time and frustration, especially during the animation process (and the Materials Collection consists of concept art and sketches that Naoko originally pitched to the animators so they would know what colors to work with; she also made them so she herself could stay consistent).
By the time Naoko got to Stars (and when she made the kanzenban artwork), she probably had more than enough experience and time to perfect Venus’s yellow fuku.