Black color absorbs all wavelengths of light, it represents total
absence of light.
You can look at this color from two sides. From the viewer’s side,
black can be perceived as darkness, and darkness is fear. This color can look
threatening. It can make look large person even more massive and menacing,
especially if this large person confronts you.
From the side of the carrier, this color represents a complete
absorption, in other words, protection and safety, as well as privacy. It is
warmer in black when it is cold. Perhaps, bikers, goths, and punks wear black
not to shock and challenge. Paradoxically, they might wear black to feel safe
Many of us reach for safe black when we go to a party in
order not to stand out.
There is a large group of people, for whom black is recommended.
It looks good on them. I do not mean red carpet events, I mean day to day life.
One of their representatives is Chanel. Karl Lagerfeld also
belongs to that group. They have a similar aesthetic vision.
I also belong to their faction. Certain parameters, such as black
hair, relatively high contrast, introversion, low voice and some other
parameters explain my ineradicable love for the combination of black and white.
It is about the smoothness of your hair and skin, the purity
of the lines in your face. Smooth or rough surface? Sometimes, just an image, even
on a smooth fabric, makes it textured. Think of the fabric with a leopard
print. Therefore, freckles on a smooth skin also bring some texture.
I picked up few photos to illustrate my idea. This
characteristic can be imagined as a scale where the absolute texture is a woman
with wrinkles, freckles, with hard curly hair, and an absolute smoothness is a
woman with a smooth skin without a single pigment spot and smooth, silky hair.
Most people are somewhere in the middle.
Think of how much texture you can wear? How do you look in a
rough knit, fur cuffs, textured buttons, metals, a lot of accessories and so
on. There are people whose slogan is “the more you put on the better it is”.
They can really wear brocade in combination with knit or ruffles, plus an
incredible amount of accessories. Do you belong to this group of people?
What kind of lines prevail in your face? What kind of forms?
Look at your eyebrow line. It can be straight, curved or a
combination of both. Your eyebrow line can go diagonally up or down, and it can
be a line combining both diagonals. Analyze in a similar way the lines of your eyes,
nose, lips. What geometric shapes did you find in your face? Heart, circle,
square, triangle, oval, trapezium, rhombus, etc.
The main idea here is that if you repeat the face pattern in
clothes or accessories, your image becomes more balanced and harmonized.
We discussed some of the colors inherent in your appearance. Now try to find your own accent colors. The code words are “sport” and “red carpet”. One condition – it should not be black.
In what colors would you look good? Most probably you already have the experience of parties, corporate and family events. Choose a pair of colors that, in your opinion, will most beneficially accentuate your appearance. Discover the myriad of shades of the same color.