Rwanda : Four Universally Flattering Clothing Colors
Colour can be referred to as visual perceptual property corresponding in humans to categories called red, green, blue and others.
It plays an important role in our lives especially in dressing and decoration.
According to Yolanda Wikiel, some hues bring out the best in everyone, regardless of skin tone or hair color. The following have been chosen to be the universally flattering colours.
“Some colors work for all skin tones and hair colors, because they fall into the middle of the color spectrum, meaning they are not too warm or too cool,” says Leatrice Eiseman, author of The Color Answer Book ($10, amazon.com) and director of the Pantone Color Institute, the international authority on color.
Eiseman calls the eggplant tone “the perfect purple” because it is extremely versatile, almost like a black, a dark brown, or a navy.
Designer Bill Blass once said, “When in doubt, wear red.” And he was right. Not only does red stop traffic but it may also make you a winner.
In a study conducted at the University of Durham, in England, researchers found that athletes in combative sporting competitions who wore red were more apt to win than contestants wearing other colors.
Red flatters everyone because it “resides in the center of the color spectrum, in between a cool cherry red and a warm, orangey tomato red,” says New York City makeup artist Sonia Kashuk.
Colors on opposite sides of the color wheel enhance each other, which is why strawberries look so good packaged in green containers, Eiseman says.
It’s not surprising that this teal, the color-wheel opposite of pink plays up a healthy flush in the skin. Plus, it’s more versatile than a bright, summery turquoise, so you can wear it well into the fall with black, brown, and other neutrals.
Sorry, Pretty in Pink fans, but Molly Ringwald did not look all that great in her bubble-gum pink prom dress. She should have opted for a more sophisticated shade, somewhere between a light pink and a peach, which looks more like a neutral than a pastel. Mellow rose highlights the natural flush of one’s face, says Kashuk, giving anyone who wears it a glow.