Well - when I was pregnant my one stipulation to anyone knitting for me was 'NO PASTELS'!!!! I hate them with a passion and always wanted nice 'non-baby' colours which were virtually non-existant!
So for non-gender knowledge I would go for any colour except pink or blue ....
My DS's blankets were bright orange and lime green fleece and their sheets were dark blue, orange and lime green too!
Keep pastels away from me :shock: