This month, I’ve decided to talk about brown – no not because I’ve had too much chocolate over Easter! but because we talked about black last month and wanted to show an alternative dark neutral that could be worn instead of black, oh OK and because we all love chocolate!!
So, what does brown do for us?
The colour of the earth and nature, brown sends is a signal of dependability, stability and approachability, and so great worn in professionals like counseling though lacks strength and force of a deeper black or navy blue. Those needing to show strength and power should choose a stronger deep neutral as brown does not convey this.
Ranging from taupe to the darkest of Bournville chocolate, it teams beautifully with many colours especially Teal, turquoise, orange and of course the greens. You only have to think of nature to see the amazing combinations. The taupe’s, and beige’s teamed with rich velvety leathers have become signs of a modern home interior, giving timelessness and warmth to a contemporary style.
In my last article, I stated that black can be worn by a small percentage of people, mainly the winters, but what about brown? More adaptable due to its difference in shade and tonality, it is of course warmly welcomed by autumns who look “to die” for in it.
Soft autumns would look a class act in the softer shades of brown from taupe to Galaxy brown, though always keeping it soft. These autumns look their best in Armani colours and a subtle mix of tones compared to the contrasting Winters. Deeper autumns can head for the Bournville chocolates! A warm autumn looks great in an orangey brown, to bring out the warmth in their skin and hair, while Springs too can go for the golden yellow browns/terracotta teaming it with clearer brighter colours. Summers are best away from brown, lending themselves better with a navy or soft Grey for neutral.
So, do you suit Bournville or Galaxy? or should you stay away from chocolate? Want to know more? find our with Colour Vie Harmony.
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