Daily Archives: January 19, 2010

Colours

Red and yellow and pink and green, purple and orange and blue.
I can sing a
rainbow, sing a rainbow, I can sing a rainbow too.
Listen with your eyes, listen with your ears and sing everything you see.
You can sing a rainbow, sing a rainbow sing, sing along with me.
Red and yellow and pink and green, purple and orange and blue.
I can wear a rainbow, wear a rainbow, I can wear a rainbow too.

red yellow pink green purple orange blue red yellow pink green purple

Yes indeed I can wear a rainbow of colours if I choose with care.  I can wear yellow if it is of the creamy custard variety, but not the sharp acid tones. Winter white is softer than the pure white, beige into brown works well for me if it is the mushroom category, or on into what my mother called ‘donkey’ brown.  Anyone ever heard of it lately?  Again the yellow-browns are out.

Donkey brown Rider hat with a camel coat for my Confirmation Day.  Wisewebwoman did you have a hat like that?

Peaches are a fruit I love, but the colour drains my face.  Greens, from the pale apple to the jade family and on into teal all work well.  Pink, lavender and the raspberry reds have been added since the autumn gold tresses faded towards silver.

A dark grape or purple are my ‘black’ and with winter white or a pink it looks well.

Blues are easier, from the pastel through to navy, leaving aside those with a yellow tinge.  In the springtime during many of my younger years the shop windows were filled with navy – dresses, suits and coats.  The trimmings or accessories might be white one year followed the next with yellow or even green.  There was always a freshness to navy that you didn’t get with black.

Navy is still a very popular colour.  How do I know?  When you go to the sales at the end of the season, you seldom find good quality bargains in navy.  Navy carries forward particularly in classical styles.  So why sell at a reduced price if you will get the full whack a few weeks later.

How do you know if the colour is right for you?

When someone tells you that you are looking really well (and means it), before saying something about your outfit, then you have made the right choice.