The Effects of Color
ü There must be a balance of light and dark colours for the best effect.
ü Strong colours (ie. red and orange) can change or make other colours dull and unimportant. Strong colours can be made to look different by placing a different colour next to it.
ü Any colour used in small scale can make a solid colour stand.
ü An apparel will look smaller in a dark colour. While an apparel will look larger in a light colour.
ü Light colours appear to come toward.
ü Dark colours appear to go away from you.
ü The greater the contrast of the colour the greater is the effect of the colour.
ü The colour of your hair may alter the colour of the fabric.
ü Colour dramatically appears different depending upon how much light (natural or artificial) is reaching the colour.
ü All colours are seen different in outdoor as indoor (red as seen inside the house is different as when seen outside the house).
ü Colours change on the effect of artificial light (Fluorescent and incandescent). White tend to look grayish in fluorescent light.
NOTE: It wouldn't hurt to spend a few minutes in front of a mirror to know how your environment affects the colour of your outfit.
MORE TIPS on Colour!
ü Exposing light skin at the neckline to achieve that light-dark balance.
ü White is more expansive than black.
ü Monochromatic dressing is more slimming and elongating than dressing in contrasting colour blocks or pattern blocks.
ü Solid colours tend to make you look thinner and taller, especially when the same colour is worn from head to toe (monochromatic dressing).
ü Dividing the body into numerous colours can shorten and widen the body.
ü To look taller and slimmer, avoid big prints and stick to solid colours.
ü Black with white is the most dramatic colour combination because it has the maximum value contrast.
Noubi says: Colours are like any other art materials. Balance should be observed for maximum effect. You'll be surprised there are several things to can do with different combinations.