Colour

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What Exactly is Low Value Contrast

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Low Value Contrast means colours that are only 1-3 shades away from each other (on a grey scale such as this):   It doesn’t matter where on the grey scale the items sit, just they need to be close to each other in depth of colour. What it doesn’t mean is that the colours have…

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Psychology of colour brown

Psychology of the Colour Brown

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“There’s no brown downtown” is a saying of my gorgeous and super talented image consultant friend and colleague Sarah Brummitt from London. You don’t wear brown in the traditional corporate world (think big finance) in big cities like London and New York. Why no brown? Brown is about stability (think about the tree trunk that…

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7 outfit colour schemes to steal

7 Outfit Colour Schemes to Steal

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There are lots of great colour schemes you can put together in your outfits to create interest and excitement in your outfit. So many people tell me they don’t  know how to mix colours, and really it’s not hard.  There are a few key tips to consider. Mix colours of similar intensity Mix colours of…

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Psychology of Pink

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Pink is an interesting colour.  It’s basically a tint of red (a tint is a colour with white added to it). The closer the colour is to red the more it takes on the psychological properties of red.  The more white in it, the softer it becomes and the more of the purity and openness…

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Come Alive with Colour

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  Colour has such a profound impact on our appearance.  It really does.  Because of this impact I’m passionate about colour and you will see me wearing colour more of the time than less. It can make you look: younger or older brighter or duller more vibrant or more tired I don’t know about you…

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What Exactly is Medium-High Value Contrast?

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Contrast seems to be a topic that many find kind of tricky so I wanted to post more pictures to give you examples of different kinds of contrast. Here I’ll be showing you examples of Medium-High Contrast which sits in between Medium Contrast (that is a medium depth colour with either a very light or…

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Understanding Colour Contrast

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Colour contrast tells you how many colours and what kind of colours to wear at a time, in the one outfit. Colour Contrast tells you if you should predominantly wear: Neutrals – and you can find out what is a neutral here and here Rainbow colours  – which I will refer to as “colour” in this…

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How to Wear the Pantone Colours for Fall 2016

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Those in the Northern Hemisphere are just coming into spring, whilst we in the Southern Hemisphere are in Autumn (or Fall as you North Americans call it). Pantone has just released its predictions for the fashion colours of Fall/Winter 2016 and interestingly, neither “colour of the year” Rose Quartz or Serenity are anywhere to be…

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How to choose a beige and distinguish between warm and cool beige

How to Pick a Warm or Cool Beige

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I was recently asked by a reader about whether or not she could wear a beige jacket over the top of her column of colour outfit as she wanted to use the beige as her neutrals with her cool colours. How to Distinguish Between Warm and Cool Beige Now of course anyone can use beige…

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