Color Choices

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What Do We Know About Wearing Color?

So often we stick to just a few colors & convince ourselves we look best in it. When did we get that notion? Did someone compliment you when you wore pink or did they tell you how the color blue matched your eyes?

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CHOICES

I recently posted an image on my Facebook page & asked my fans which necklace would look best on the gal. No surprise that readers chose the middle necklace as it coordinated with her hair & hat color. One fan chose the necklace  on the far right because it ADDED COLOR to her face & made her face POP.

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SUGGESTION FOR MY READERS

Try wearing one new color at a time, be it in a scarf, blouse or a beaded necklace & see the effect it has on you. In addition to receiving compliments, you might feel uplifted as you catch a glimpse of yourself.

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ABOUT ME & COLOR

 For years brown was my black. Given I was formerly married to a Tanner & had brown hair, browns & tans seemed like a natural fit. When I divorced I kept the brown hair & the name & noticed I added more color to my world. Now I mostly favor shades of purple & when not on the outside, it is often hidden. Recently I’ve fallen in love with the range of hues in turquoise, sea foam, aqua & when paired with purple- oh my. Just recently purchased water glasses in both colors & love opening my cabinet just to take a peak. My home has walls of muted purple & eggplant with lots of pottery & art in all colors & in all our rooms.

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I am a firm believer that  “I need to treat my eyes to color”.  Hoping you do too!

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Roslyn
I loved going to work each day for 30 years as a professional career counselor. When I retired, I explored my creativity and regard for crafts until I discovered beading. At age 68 I turned my new found passion- jewelry design, into a business. At age 72 I took on learning about social media marketing and developing my computer skills. I am sharing my journey from inception, to frustration, to elation -in the hope of inspiring others that 'it is not too late to start again'. Welcome to my re-invention!

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  1. So true about how we stick with certain colors for years and years. I absolutely adore how you asked your Facebook fans for input on the “Choices” question…brilliant! I see we are drawn to the same color palettes…both in the past and now. 🙂

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      The longer we get to know one another, dear Facebook friend, I believe we will uncover even more similarities. Must be “The Law of Attraction”.

  2. Great post. I once had my colors “done” by someone and it’s amazing how fascinating it is to learn which colors really enhance your look. I never knew that black was not a good color for me and it’s not for most people. I love your statement that you need to treat your eyes to color. It brightens your world.

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      I used to keep a basket of yarn of colors that I liked next to one another & I DIDN’T KNIT. A friend asked me why I had that basket & when I thought about it, it was to ‘treat my eyes’.

  3. Lovely article, Roslyn. I love different colors, depending on my mood. I used to always wear black. I still wear black but with pops of color. I need to treat my eyes to colors as well. 🙂

  4. Color is my number one must. I love the oranges, yellows, greens. I drive my husband crazy because nothing really is color coordinated like normal people. I have a brown couch which sports Orange, yellow and blueish green pillows. When your eyes are happy with colors, your world is complete. Thanks for sharing

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  5. Yes, we should be willing to try new colors and see how we feel about it. We might be missing on the benefits they could bring. But, of course, there are colors which do not match. We should be willing to ask for the opinion of others.

  6. I have been known to say: ” Why would I buy black, when I could buy color!” I could really relate to your article.
    Remember Monet’s Garden; all the colors combined to make a beautiful spectacle.

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  7. Great post! I think it is so important to mix and match colors. My jewelry and eye makeup regularly match my clothing . I find it so important to accessorize color!

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  8. It is true Roslyn and funny how we stick we some colors and don’t even think about the others. As a designer I love colors and all the study of colors and know that they make a huge difference. Nice idea to ask your followers about the necklaces, it is a excellent way for interacting with them!

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  9. I love color! However when it comes to clothes I always end up with pretty much the same hues. I love to watch what people wear, all the fun mix & match or unmatch going on. Beautiful!

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      Given your personality Norma, you would do great experimenting with color. Give it a try- one piece or change at a time, maybe in an accessory when you are wearing black.

  10. I love color and I love experimenting with it. I think too often we take the advice of “experts” in deciding the colors for our clothing, our home and our lives instead of going with what makes us happy. I’ve made some different and bold color choices in the last few years and not regretted a one.

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  11. Love this information about color and how it can brighten up our day, face, personality and yes…feed our eyes. I am color-blind to pastel colors. I’ve always love bright colors…just not ON me. Maybe it’s time to brighten up my wardrobe.

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  12. I, too, used to believe I looked good in browns & earth tones because I had brown hair and brown eyes. Then I had my colors analyzed.. found out I looked best in what was described as winter colors.. deep, full basic colors like red, royal blue, purple, teal, hot pink, etc. Those colors made me look alive. Silver jewelry has the same affect on me. My mother’s favorite color has always been red so just about all my dresses when I was a little girl were red.. she instinctively knew what color looked best. I enjoy your articles on color.. I used to own a fabric store so colors are very meaningful to me.

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      Thanks Pat for your personal refections & experience about color.I too am winter & prefer purples & teal. I know I look great in red but don’t like wearing red lipstick, so I stay away from it. I would love to be around fabrics, colors, yarn. I recently started doing my own graphics for my posts & have another way of playing with color.

  13. Colours are so important and they all mean something. In the morning, before i dress up, I often go with my feeling before choosing any colour.

  14. What a fun and fantastic post! I love to branch out of my color comfort zone! However, I have to be careful when asking my husband if something matches, as he is color-blind!

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  15. I love bright colours very much! So I wear a lot of pink, orange and red.
    So I am drawn to anything that is in a live color. BTW, the colours in your water glasses look amazing!

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  16. I love color and the brighter, the better! My favorites are fuchsia, turquoise, and purple! Nice article, thanks!

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      Martha, I can just see your favorite colors together. Hmmm=- maybe that will be my next necklace- fuchia, turquoise & purple. Just seeing it now.

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  17. Oh yeah, I’m a big fan of color pops myself… if your hair is dark, and you wear dark clothes (like me)… one of my favorite things to do is add in an accessory of COLOR to make the whole look pop 🙂

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