A Woman’s Color
A woman’s color can be found in any aspect of the rainbow. Some women, as with the iconic women in a Truffaut film, opt for basic blank. Others lean toward classic female colors and say pink is my obsession. Color is as individual as women are. Even within one color standard, there is an infinite number of variations. From deep coral to pale carnation, not even pink is a predictable fashion shade. Variations of hue must be considered on every level.
Women Have More colors in Their Rainbow
There is much more disagreement among women–and thus variations in palate–regarding favorite colors. There is more unanimity than difference in gender color preference, with both genders preferring the color blue, though in varying degrees, but the two female color preferences that stand out are purple and turquoise.
Women of color seem to prefer purple more than any other group, although many women who are spiritual or inclined to romance also love the color. Men in general seem to dislike wearing purple, though they like to see variations of it in the garments of the opposite sex. Fittingly, most women prefer a mix of colors and textures in their wardrobe range. Age and race as well as skin tone and hair color all have some bearing on their choices.
The blue-green amalgam of turquoise is generally beloved by both men and women, though women tend to wear stones and jewelry of this color to adorn their wardrobes. Women also just like the color blue in general. Perhaps for its calming effect, all shades of blue work for the feminine side: azure, beryl, cerulean, cobalt, sapphire. Similarly, green–whether olive, emerald, pine, or aquamarine–is seen as a color of growth, health, and environmental friendliness.
Autumn, Winter, Summer, Spring
A color that you like and a color that you might choose for your wardrobe are two different things. Many women’s hair color and skin tone will place them in a specific color season. For instance, a reddish-brown haired woman with a pale complexion might be an autumn. As women age and hair grays, that season will naturally change. One can still keep a beloved color, though the mix may be different. If you still say pink is my obsession, you might consider pairing it with gray, with which it blends nicely, or similar shades. Even if hot pink is outside your color palate, there’s likely to be a shade of pink that fits you nicely.
Every Color Under the Sun
Most women have chosen a garment based on color, but upon wearing it found it clashed with their skin tone or hair color. Some colors bring out other natural colors. Other colors may dampen or contrast-away positive tones. It’s a highly individual choice, of course, and there’s no great unanimity of opinion. It’s also highly subjective. There is no objective science behind what “looks good.” Though we can generally agree that certain combinations work better on an aesthetic level, it ultimately boils down to taste.
We can site studies to help further this discussion. For example, recent polls show that womens’ top three colors are the cool colors of blue, purple, and green. Their three least favorite colors are orange, brown, and gray. Ultimately, the best color for a woman is the one she loves. The best color is the one that brings out what she wants to highlight and detracts from less positive features. At last, the right color for a woman is the one that makes her feel her best, no matter what the shade.