The Influence of Color
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Color Swatches Are A Guide, Not The Rule!



Image of Minka Kelly in the right green & Scarlett Johansson is wearing the wrong green.

These two celebrities have chosen to wear green dresses with black accessories. On the left is Minka Kelly in Yigal Azrouelin’s olive green. She is a Deep Autumn and she looks stunning! Scarlett Johansson is wearing Dolce & Gabbana jade green. Neither jade nor black is in her color palette. Jade green belongs in the Soft Summer (cool) swatches. She is a Clear Spring (warm) and her green shades are emerald, mint, lime.

Image of Scarlett Johansson in her right greens on the left; wrong on the right.

Just For Men: How To Wear Colors That Are Not Your Season

Fashionably dressed men.

How do you integrate a color that's not in your personal seasonal color palette?


Men Especially Need To Know Their Best Colors And Accessories

Women talk with each other and share anything new and exciting that they’ve found. Women tend to shop with their friends and discuss and critique everything. Men tend to go it alone.  Just think about it. You go to meet your best friends at the local bar and watch your favorite team. Which of your friends is most likely to say, “Hey, Bro! Love that new polo shirt! You look great in that color!” Exactly! Men just buy dress clothes and casual clothes with abandon.

Have To Wear A Color You Hate?

Closeup image of a plastic pink lawn flamingo.

I hate the color pink. I especially hate pink plastic lawn flamingos.


Sea or Beach Glass. It’s My Style.

Image of pale, rough, sea glass.

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Use Nature As A Source of Inspiration

Clients often have a difficult time narrowing down their choices for color when decorating.  Either they “love” too many colors, or they are just unsure which ones go well together and which ones express their personality the best.  What is actually the easiest step in the process appears to be which colors they do not like at all.  You can double the complexity of the project if your client is a couple.