Red, green and blue in assorted tints and shades are suitable for all occasions; however, straight green is not appropriate for the workplace. Try olive, teal, or sage; but if you love yellow, try shades or tints such as gold and mustard.
If you want to appear smaller, incorporate dark, cool and dull colours and textures. Dull textures absorb the light like wool or cotton. Some very slimming colours include black, navy, olive, violet, charcoal grey, chocolate brown, plum, eggplant and burgundy. On the contrary, if you want an area to appear larger, choose light, bright and/or shiny colours and textures. Shiny fabrics reflect light making an image appear larger.
If you want to appear taller, wear colours from the same colour family such as blue, navy and teal, otherwise known as monochromatic colour scheme. Colour is wavelength and when wearing two different colours, the eye has to stop briefly to adjust to the different wavelength. When wearing colours from the same colour family, the eye doesnâ€™t have to adjust.
Remember these simple rules; wear a colour that makes you feel, one that suits you and one on which people compliment you. It may not be the best one for your complexion, but it is the best one for you. Yes, when you are feeling blue â€“ wear blue!