Color Sense

To make an impression with your clothes the most basic rule is to wear colors which suit you best.  Knowing that first impression has the most long lasting effect, why not try and ensure that you’re making a favorable impression with your dressing sense. It is important to understand which colors complement you and which ones you need to avoid.

Do you know that colors in the fashion world are classified based on the season of the year? So you cannot expect to wear a warm color during spring or summer to make an impressive fashion statement. There are four season color categories which are warm, spring, muted autumn and cool summer.

Apart from keeping in sync with the season, the choice of color must primarily be based on which all colors complement you. Undoubtedly we all have our own favorites when it comes to colors, but sometimes our favorites may not be the most suitable based on our body structure, age and skin tone.

Whatever color you choose, it should reflect your personality, like if you are calm and peaceful shades of blue will externally portray this internal character. Red is associated with passion, sexuality, power and authority while yellow and orange portray enthusiasm and fun. Your choice of color should also take into consideration the occasion for which you are dressing up. Say if you going for an interview you should avoid the red color clothing for it may seem too overbearing.

The way clothing colors have been classified on the basis of seasons, even human skin tone has been classified according to seasons. Those with tints of red in their skin fall in the cool summer category, and those with the yellowish tinge fall in the warm category.

Apart from skin tone, the texture of the skin is equally important. For instance solid colors are not meant for people with a blemished or spotted face. If you have a rough and porous skin then deep shades of red must be avoided, however with smooth skin you can experiment with almost all different colors. So you will have to make an assessment of your skin type and skin tone before you can actually decide what colors will look good on you.

Sidharth Thakur