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Mar 6, 2009

Be Color Coordinated

Color coordination is important to many people. Whether it's wearing matching colors for an outfit, or using it for things such as advertisements, everyone seeks it.
Always wear what's in season. When it's winter, try using lighter colors such as light blue and white. When it's spring, try using more intense shades of colors.
Pay attention to what's popular. Make sure what ever is going on is "in style." For example, never use colors like dark yellow and red because nobody uses those colors at this time.
Use personal opinion. For example, check out some magazines. Try to find colors that are "you."
Use colors that remind people of things. For example, light pink, brown, and white seem to remind people of Neapolitan ice cream.
Pick out the right color for the right pattern. For example, if you want to use a checker board pattern, don't use lime green and pink.
Use the color wheel. The phrase "opposites attract," in this case, is true. For example, white and black look great together. Purple and green look good together, too. Using complementary colors also can attract attention to an area or feature.
Choose a signature color or a couple of colors for a particular outfit and use them boldly.
Use the right colors for your skin tone and coloration. Try different colors against your skin and learn which palettes look best on you.
Explore the internet and search for pics of people and a certain color or colors you are unsure of to see what it looks like on them.
Finally, get a second opinion from a friend or family member.

Never use holiday colors like red and green UNLESS it is close to that holiday.
Try to avoid gray colors with bright colors such as yellow.
Try to be careful if you are wearing outdated accessories and catch up!