Do you know how to wear ORANGE successfully?
It's the vibrant power color of the year but most of us will either love it or hate it.
If it's not in your color palette you'd probably think that this brilliantly hot shade is out of bounds. Not so.
If you're happy to let it pass that's fine, but there is always a way to incorporate any color into your wardrobe if you want to try.
There's no reason to deny yourself a taste or splash of something new and stepping out of your comfort zone once in a while can be a real tonic!
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A version of orange appears in nearly all the Color Families so it's easy to incorporate into an outfit.
Although it's not actually included in the Summer or the Cool palettes
as long as you use the majority of your best colors, something new can
bring a freshness to your whole wardrobe.
SPRING - Keep it light and bright and it's vibrancy is perfect for all Spring coloring.
SUMMER - Although not strictly a Summer color, the light peachy/orange doesn't overwhelm the predominantly cool shades. The scarf cleverly ties the colors together.
AUTUMN - It's one of your best and most useful warm tones and it will come naturally to you to wear rich pumpkin tones either as an accent or richly blended with all the autumnal colors.
WINTER - It doesn't really belong in the Cool Deep and Bright palette of Winter, but orange adds an additional brilliance alongside the predominantly Cool shades.
LIGHT - This is great, just keep the color pigment light and gentle, more peachy.
DEEP - All the Deep colors are strong in intensity and create contrast against each other. Your best orange is rich and bold.
WARM - A strong shade like this is better used as an accent color against the warm soft neutrals.
COOL - By keeping the other 4 colors to strong Cool shades, the warm peachy/orange adds a fun dimension to the floral.
MUTED/SOFT - The softly blended colors of Muted are neither too Warm nor too Cool.
BRIGHT - Orange is a secondary color (a mix of red and yellow primaries) and holds it's own in the Bright/Clear palette.