One of the things I’ve discovered tends to confuse people is that they think that they can only wear colours that are the same value as them, so if they are overall lighter in value they can only wear light colours, and if they are deep/dark, they have to wear dark colours only. Ideally we want to base our outfit around colours that relate best to our value, so a light person looks better in an overall lighter outfit, but it doesn’t mean they can’t wear any dark colours, but you will find that their version of a dark colour isn’t as dark as someone with deep value. And it’s true that someone who is overall deep in their colouring tends to look ungrounded if they wear to toe light colours, just as wearing really dark colours all over looks too heavy and dark on someone who has light colouring.
In every colour palette you will find a combination of light, medium and deep/dark colours.
- So Light can wear dark colours
- And Dark have light colours