Bring colour to your life

Viviane Freitas

  • 12
  • Mar
  • 2013

Bring colour to your life

  • 12
  • Mar
  • 2013

You’ve probably noticed that when autumn or winter come around, people tend to wear dark coloured clothing. Why is that?

Who said that bright and colourful clothing should only be worn in the spring and summer?

It’s time you changed that way of thinking and put a little colour into your life. By the way, did you know that they actually show a bit of our state of mind? Seriously, they can even influence it. If you are a person that has low self-esteem, you can be sure that your favorite colours are probably dark ones, but if you are a cheerful person, full of life, you probably enjoy wearing bright colours. For example: How many women after losing alot of weight start to wear more colourful and younger looking clothes? It’s due to the rise in their self-esteem.

So, why not start the day by choosing colourful clothes from your closet and not the classic black, white and gray? Today, the shops are full of coats, sweaters (jumpers), pants (trousers), all types of clothes and accessories that can help us pull off a happier look. But for that you have to have the courage to change your wardrobe, if necessary, and add more colour. It doesn’t have to take alot of money, believe me, you just have to look around.

I decided to talk about this subject because I know how difficult it can be for us women when it comes to matching colours. Many times we want to match them, but we don’t know if yellow looks good with green or if that blue is a cool or warm colour. To help out, I did a little research. I really hope it helps!

First of all we have:

Primary colours

They are red, blue and yellow, plus all their derivatives. These colours have strong personalities and their presence is enough to give colour to your look. They are perfect to be worn on their own.
The monochromatic look (one colour) lengthens and thins out the silhouette. It gives you an elegant look, but of course you have to know how to match the colours. Dressing in one colour from head to toe is a big mistake. If you dress all in red, for example, it’ll look too gaudy. The same goes for yellow or blue.

There are ways of creating a sleek, monochrome look. Example:

Match them with neutral colours such as white, black or gray. Or mix primary colours together, when complemented by neutral tones. For example, try wearing a pair of blue jeans, a gray shirt, red shoes and a wallet in some shade of yellow. It’ll look beautiful, don’t you think? You’ll be surprised!

Complementary colours

To know which colour complements another, take a look at the colour wheel: the complementary colours are those in front. So, violet complements blue and orange complements yellow. A good option is to match two complementary colours, with a neutral colour that is not too contrasting. Be careful when using the complementary colours of red and green. Use them wisely. It may sound complicated, but it isn’t.

Analogous colours

In simple words, analogous colours are colours that are similar. To find out which colour to choose, use the colour wheel: analogous colours are those found on both sides. A look that uses analogous colours is harmonious and elegant. It never fails!

Now that you have a better idea of​ how the colours work, let me give you two fashion tips to remember.

Take note:

There are certain clothes that, if too colourful, or of a single striking colour, may not be suitable for you to use at work or church. Always choose your look based upon where you’ll be going. If you’re going out with friends, or your husband, you can choose outfits that are more relaxed. But it’s something else when we have to follow a certain formal dress code.

Remember, harmony and discretion at all times. Good looking and cheerful clothes – yes! Tight, flamboyant and too colourful – no! Use colours, but keep in mind the true value you have, respect your “interior” through your “exterior”.

Send us photos of your new look! We want to see!


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