Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Magical Power Colors: What are Your Casual Colors?

Casual Colors

These are colors that support your coloring but don’t give off as much energy as your dramatic colors. Donna Fujii calls them understateds and I think they make great casual, wear-anytime colors.

They are not limited to one color family, of course, so they can include a fair amount of the colors in your palette. So, for me, they might include peach, apricot, apple green, curry, a soft violet, light brown, wood brown. For cooler coloring, there might be sky blue, a salmon pink, an icy yellow, etc.

“Wear understated colors when you wish to create a more subdued and conservative impression. Examples of Understateds include the soft yellows, blues, greens, and lavender.”—Donna Fujii

Golden Palette, Understateds

Though I do have a shirt in this color, I have to confess I haven't worn it yet.

What are your favorite casual colors?

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  1. Would these be roughly equivalent to Zyla's Energy and Tranquil colors, you think?

    1. Hi Rachel! In this series (each Wednesday), I have been using them both to explain different body harmony colors and palette colors. But I am not sure the casuals or understateds have a Zyla match, except maybe for each person's version of khaki.

    2. Rachel, I am just looking back through these posts to determine if, indeed, they match, and I think they do. And in her book, which I cannot find, for some annoying reason (!!), she gives more than one for each type. So the understateds would be the tranquil color range and it looks like the best neutral might be the energy color.

    3. Btw, I am determined to have a range for each color category because it just seems impossible to narrow it down to one!


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