I'm a bit surprised at the panning of the tie though. Generally it gets some good feedback, but as I mentioned, I agree it doesn't work with this. Threadbearer, I'm sure you're right that grey and pink are a good match - that was in my mind too - but maybe the blue spot pattern on this tie is too bold to work that angle? I will give it another run with a blue shirt and a different suit, and see if Mr Umbrella still thinks it's "horrible"! Maybe he's right, but I'll try it another combo that I've worn more before, and see what the expert critics think!.
The thing about the tie is that grey is sober and sleek while the large colourful spots aren't.