ON THE EFFECTS OF COLOR
must be a balance of light and dark colors for the best
(ie. Red and orange) can change
or make other colors dull and unimportant.
be made to look different
by placing a different color next to it.
color used in small
scale can make a
look smaller in a dark
look larger in a light
appear to come toward.
to go away
color the greater is the effect of the color.
color of your hair may alter the color of the fabric.
dramatically appears different depending upon how much light
(natural or artificial) is reaching the color.
colors are seen different in outdoor as indoor
(red as seen inside the house is different as when
seen outside the house).
on the effect of artificial
light (Fluorescent and incandescent). White tend to look
grayish in fluorescent light.
Note: It wouldn't hurt to spend a few minutes in front of
a mirror to know how your environment affects the color
of your outfit.
TIPS on Color
at the neckline to achieve that light-dark balance.
is more expansive than black.
dressing is more slimming and elongating
than dressing in contrasting color blocks or pattern blocks.
colors tend to make you look thinner and
taller, especially when the same color is worn from head to toe (monochromatic
the body into numerous colors can shorten
and widen the body.
look taller and slimmer, avoid big prints
and stick to solid colors.
with white is the most dramatic color combination
because it has the maximum value contrast.
are like any other art materials. Balance should be observed for maximum effect.
You'll be surprised there are several things to can do with different combinations.