Thanks for the feedback, sounds like the tie isn't a lost cause. The colors are fairly true in the pic, no sheen at all, very matte type finish.
Point well taken on the square. There is a slight overlap in color with the tie which led me to give it a shot. Next time I will go with something more reserved. I don't usually think of pairing an earthier color like a green or a brown with a white shirt but may give it a shot.
I agree on the dimple.
Off white or ecru would be better, likely. I think a very faint ice blue might work as well. In any event, I think I'd stay away from anything too close to the background of the tie, but that also echoes the matte finish (like earthier colors will).