You’ve likely seen us use the phrase “deep tones” in describing a dominant theme of our Fall Collection. But what exactly are deep tones, and why do we place so much emphasis on them in this particular season? Well, a deep tone is pretty much what it sounds like: the tone (or color) is deep (or dark); this is in comparison to other seasons when we have pastels, jewel tones, and other such groupings of colors. Some of the most popular and unique deep tones are plum, mulberry, sage, merlot, brown, olive, navy, indigo, and burgundy. We’ll take you through the Fall ’16 Collection and recommend a few of our top styles in deep tones.
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Spring… Summer… Fall… Holiday… Each of the four seasons in a Paul Fredrick calendar year has its own particular colors and color schemes. There are, of course, tones that transcend these periods and are popularly worn year-round: basic white and black are two examples that are generally considered ‘evergreen.’ The building blocks of color are very important throughout; we in essence see the same colors – red, purple, yellow, orange, green, and blue – repeated every season. What changes, though, is the variation in each hue that we match to the appropriate season. Let’s look at these variations for Fall 2016!
Sage + Slate Blue
Sage and slate blue (sometimes substituted with light blue) is a color combination that… Continue>>
You probably remember learning how our eyes work in biology class, but here’s a quick review of the science behind seeing color. The human eye has receptors that take in light and transmit this information to the brain, which then translates that light into colors. Upon receiving this data, the brain determines our reaction to these colors or color combinations. Incredibly, some colors have been found to physically affect our bodies, while others stir an emotional response within us. In considering one’s outfit, it is useful to know how the colors we wear affect us and those around us.
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Holiday may very well be our favorite season. Open up our catalog and you’ll see why! Ranging from cheerful primary hues to refined earthy shades to dazzling jewel tones, our Holiday color stories are some of the most spectacular of the year.
In this article, we’ll share a few of our favorite color combinations for the season and show you how to wear them.
Brown and Red
Truly, both brown and red are eminently wearable in any season. Brown is a versatile neutral and red can provide any outfit with a lively pop of color; as a combination, they are well suited for Holiday and prove to be a sophisticated duo. Red is a very… Continue>>
Figuring out which pieces match and which do not can sometimes seem like an impossible task. Some lucky people are naturally talented at knowing the rules of fashion, but most of us need a little help in that department. For that second group, here are 3 tips that will give you a major leg up on the competition.
1. Make sure the pieces of your outfit are related. Related pieces are ones which, for example, are in primary colors (red, yellow, or blue) or some variation thereof; complementary colors, the ones across from each other on the color wheel; or analogous colors, colors that are next to each other on the color wheel. If you choose… Continue>>