Think you can't wear RED!
Think you can't wear RED?
Sure you can, just choose the shade that best flatters your natural coloring so you're not over powered.
Maybe you're not quite ready to dazzle head to toe in red this Summer but never underestimate the power of the new lipstick or nail polish. It's easy to choose once you know the shades that suit you best.
There is a shade of red in every color palette.
If you don't know your Color Family yet then try the Free Color Analysis Quiz.
If you want more detail (and a shortcut) you need Online Color Analysis.
What is Red?
It's the strongest and longest ray in the visible spectrum. It quickens the pulse and increases the rate of breathing.
It's the color of EXCITEMENT and DANGER - parties and balloons, passion and sexy red hearts - but also blood and fire!
This is all highly energizing but too much of the color can affect us adversely causing
us to become irritated, frustrated or even angry.
In the world of advertising, red stimulates the appetite and promotes impatience - ideal for a quick turnover of customers in one famous fast food chain!
How YOU can wear red...
If your coloring is LIGHT
Yes you can wear red and it doesn’t have to be overpowering.
You can still have beautiful brights but a LIGHT RED just means that it has less pigment. Coral red, bright clear red,
Watermelon and Bittersweet - nothing that will flatten your delicate coloring. Avoid heavy blue
reds and deep tomato.
If your coloring is strong and DEEP
The strongest boldest reds are all yours - nothing wishy washy here! Your DEEP exotic coloring demands strength and intensity - these reds have a heavy amount of pigment. True red through to Bright Burgundy and
With gentler coloring choose the MUTED shades
have to be overpowering! You have beautifully rich blended coloring and softened or 'greyed down' tones give you the most classic and classy shades. Elegance that allows your beautiful color to shine without harshness. Avoid
heavy burgundy and plum tones.
When your coloring is clear and BRIGHT
Your reds are the brightest and clearest. Your natural coloring has such complete clarity with no apparent undertone that only the true reds will do. True Red, Bright Clear Red and glorious Scarlet - through to Bright Burgundy.
With golden undertones choose WARM tones
You have warm golden coloring and you need reds with a warm golden undertone to harmonize. Your best reds are Orange toned, brilliant Pillar
Box through to Dark Tomato Red and into the Rich Rusts. Avoid Blue reds which will look cold against
An English rose complexion with COOL coloring
You have a blue undertone to your natural coloring and will be flattered by reds with a Blue undertone - Scarlet, Crimson, Blue Red, Burgundy and the beautiful Berry shades. Avoid pillar box red and anything with an orange tone as it will react against your cool complexion and may give a yellow or sickly glow.
Ready to make a splash!
Wear brilliant red for fun in the sun or make your entrance for a special garden party or wedding. A floaty fabric will sit more gently on your figure and the color will be less strident.
or just add a dash...
If a dress or top is a bit too much, a red bag or shoes can turn an otherwise boring work look into a stylish outfit.
Pop a pair of red sunglasses on your head or add a slim belt to a neutral outfit. You'll feel energized!
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