The Effects of Colour

Date Added : October 21, 2012
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The Effects of Color

Useful Tips!

ü  There must be a balance of light and dark colours for the best effect.

ü  Strong colours (ie. red and orange) can change or make other colours dull and unimportant. Strong colours can be made to look different by placing a different colour next to it. 

ü  Any colour used in small scale can make a solid colour stand.

ü  An apparel will look smaller in a dark colour. While an apparel will look larger in a light colour.

ü  Light colours appear to come toward.

ü  Dark colours appear to go away from you.

ü  The greater the contrast of the colour the greater is the effect of the colour.

ü  The colour of your hair may alter the colour of the fabric.

ü  Colour dramatically appears different depending upon how much light (natural or artificial) is reaching the colour.

ü  All colours are seen different in outdoor as indoor (red as seen inside the house is different as when seen outside the house).

ü  Colours change 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 colour of your outfit. 


MORE TIPS on Colour!

ü  Exposing light skin at the neckline to achieve that light-dark balance.

ü  White is more expansive than black.

ü Monochromatic dressing is more slimming and elongating than dressing in contrasting colour blocks or pattern blocks.

ü  Solid colours tend to make you look thinner and taller, especially when the same colour is worn from head to toe (monochromatic dressing).

ü  Dividing the body into numerous colours can shorten and widen the body.

ü  To look taller and slimmer, avoid big prints and stick to solid colours.

ü Black with white is the most dramatic colour combination because it has the maximum value contrast.


Noubi says: Colours 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