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color theory...

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I LOVE COLOR!
I'm fascinated by the meanings of colors and suggested uses for  maximizing their properties. Colors can mean many different things depending on culture, nationality or personal preference. Below is how I interpret the various colors...

RED - powerful, courageous, angry, determined, amorous
* wear red clothing, accessories or lipstick when you need an extra boost of confidence

ORANGE - creative, cheery, stimulating...screams AUTUMN to me!
* my favorite color...keep something bright orange in your work space to inspire creativity and to brighten a dull environment

YELLOW - happy, lively, comfortable, optimistic...so SUMMER to me!
* feeling dull? a yellow scarf (the appropriate hue depends on your skin tone) can perk you up in seconds flat

GREEN - luxurious, calm, reliable, honest, fresh...reminds me of SPRING!
* wear when you'll know you'll be faced with a hyper personality or when you're feeling out of sorts

BLUE - peaceful, loyal, cold, stable
* wear when public speaking or on television like the politicians do!

PURPLE - royal, powerful, mysterious, magical
* combine different shades of purple (violet with lilac) for a modern take on this regal color

PINK - feminine, youthful, pretty, soft
* my second favorite color...instantly adds a touch of girlishness whether fuchsia or pastel

GREY - conservative, traditional, serious
* this cool neutral pairs well with any color but is especially striking with more vibrant hues like yellow or orange

BROWN - casual, reassuring, earthy, genuine
* use this neutral in place of black to appear more approachable

BLACK - elegant, sophisticated, formal, strong
* black is commanding but can be harsh and sometimes a tad boring...for a real power combo wear black and red together

WHITE - clean, pure, innocent, simple...makes me think of WINTER!
* crisp flashes of white can make you appear more youthful...play with textures when wearing this neutral such as lace or matte silk.