Color in Dress: A Manual for Ladies

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George Maclean, 1870 - Clothing and dress - 48 pages
 

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Page 35 - ... species of harmony. The simplest rules to be observed are the following : 1. When a color is selected which is favorable to the complexion, it is advisable to associate with it tints which will harmonize by analogy, because the adoption of contrasting colors would diminish its favorable effect. 2. When a color is employed in dress which is injurious to the complexion, contrasting colors must be associated with it, as they have the power to neutralize its objectionable influence. We will take...
Page 7 - God send thee good passage, And specially let this be thy prayere, Unto them all that thee will read or hear, Where thou art wrong, after their help to call, Thee to correct in any part or all.
Page 37 - There are many colors which lose much of their brilliancy and hue by gaslight, and are therefore unserviceable for evening costume; of this class we may enumerate all the shades of purple and lilac, and dark blues and greens. Others gain brilliancy in artificial light, as orange, scarlet, crimson, and the light browns and greens. It is advisable that all these circumstances should be considered, in the selection of colors for morning and evening costume. Our readers will find the following list of...
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Page 34 - ... and decision, while the latter are peculiar for their quiet, retiring, and undemonstrative nature. In affairs of dress both hold equal positions; and in arranging colors in costume, care must be taken to adopt the proper species of harmony. The simplest rules to be observed are the following : 1. When a color is selected which is favorable to the complexion, it is advisable to associate with it tints which will harmonize by analogy, because the adoption of contrasting colors would diminish its...
Page 40 - ... crimson harmonize. Yellow and white, a poor harmony. Yellow and black harmonize. Yellow, purple, and crimson harmonize. Yellow, purple, scarlet, and blue harmonize. Yellow and purple, an agreeable harmony. Yellow and blue harmonize, but cold. Yellow and violet harmonize. Yellow and lilac, a weak harmony. Green and scarlet harmonize. Green, scarlet, and blue harmonize. Green, crimson, blue, and gold, or yellow, harmonize. Green and gold, or gold-color, a rich harmony. Green and yellow harmonize....
Page 34 - The harmonies of contrast are 'more effective, although not more important, than those of analogy; the former are characterized by brilliancy and decision, while the latter are peculiar for their quiet, retiring, and undemonstrative nature. In affairs of dress both hold equal positions; and in arranging colors in costume, care must be taken to adopt the proper species of harmony. The simplest rules to be observed are the following : 1. When a color is selected which is favorable to the complexion,...
Page 41 - White and scarlet harmonize. White and crimson harmonize. White and cherry harmonize. White and pink harmonize. White and brown harmonize. Black and white a perfect harmony. Black and orange, a rich harmony. Black and maize harmonize. Black and scarlet harmonize. Black and lilac harmonize. Black and pink harmonize. Black and slate-color harmonize. Black and brown a dull harmony. Black and drab, or buff harmonize. Black, white, or yellow and crimson harmonize Black, orange, blue, and scarlet harmonize.
Page 38 - ... Blue and drab harmonize. Blue and stone-color harmonize. Blue and fawn-color, a weak harmony. Blue and white (or gray) harmonize. Blue and straw-color harmonize. Blue and maize harmonize. Blue and chestnut (or chocolate) harmonize. Blue and brown, an agreeable harmony. Blue and black harmonize. Blue and gold (or gold-color), a rich harmony. Blue and orange, a perfect harmony. Blue and crimson harmonize, but imperfectly. Blue and pink, a poor harmony. Blue and salmon-color, an agreeable harmony....

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