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Matching Your Dress Codes

Updated on May 8, 2013

Colour Code

How often do we walk into a circus and find ourselves smiling involuntarily due to the amount of colour clashing around us? Hardly do we stop to question our laughter, but on the other hand, no one needs to tell us how humorous the clown was. Apart from the funny acts, our laughter is usually triggered by the colour code of the clown.

There are many people out there who would do with a bit of advice on the type of colours to don before venturing out. A bit of toning to match is necessary if our clothes will serve up that cheerful mood that might even cure that minor malaise. I at times feel cloth stores need to employ shop attendants with enough experience to guide buyers on suitable clothes they need to purchase.

Dress codes vary for the two sexes, such that, where men have a limit to their choices, ladies are spoilt for choice. Masculine attire leans more towards darker shades of the deep coloured fabrics. These may of course be punctuated by an occasional bright shirt and that rather brilliant tie to enhance the male outlook.

Ladies on the other hand can dress in anything and stand out to be counted. A careful blend of shades of colour greatly complements a lady’s outlook when supported with the right make up. The key word here is harmony with an aim to strike a balance in colour so as not to overdo things. Failure to follow these principles produces a colour clash that is capable of making you seem rather ridiculous in public. Colour enhances fashionable attire.

A Fashion Model


Colour Schemes

Fashion experts unanimously agree on the colour codes exhibited below for maximum effect where the mixing of your outfits, makup, eye colour and lipstick are concerned. Harmony of colour is attained whenever the following codes are adopted. Match these and you will get away with anything;

Colour Scheme for Harmony

Outfit Colour 
Eye colour 
Bright blue
Lilac, navy blue
Navy or Mid blue
Cobalt blue, Gold
Bright pink
Coral, Pink
Apricot, Purple, Black
Bronze, Orange
Navy blue, Brown
Olive Green
Reddish brown
Green, Ivory, Chocolate
Brick Red
Dark Maroon
Pink, Currant, Light-Blue
Damson, Pink-pearl
Ivory, Chestnut
Deep tawny
Topaz, Chocolate
Deep rust
Blue ash, Burnt rust
Deep rust
Gold, Black
Dark coral
Dark coral
Fuschia, Gold, Black
Deep Orange
Champaign, Silver, Black
Dress well, feel good and beautiful for that special occasion

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  • Anjili profile imageAUTHOR


    6 years ago from planet earth, a humanoid

    Hi teaches12345,

    I'm glad to see you in my turf. Too sad my valet didn't serve you a cuppa as you read through my unworthy article. Nevertheless, you seem to have picked something that will make you paint the town red. I'll carry my camera just in case I spot you. Twas nice meetin' you:)

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    Dianna Mendez 

    6 years ago

    This is a very good hub topic and I love the suggestions you listed on the chart. I have always wondered what makeup is appropriate with what color outfit. I think that I have missed the match on some colors, but now I can make it much better. Thanks for posting!

  • Anjili profile imageAUTHOR


    7 years ago from planet earth, a humanoid

    Thanks ladyjojo for checking in. You are right about those clashing colours. It takes a good eye to match colours. Many blame it on upbringing and past experience, including environment and community influences. Do come again.

  • ladyjojo profile image


    7 years ago


    Yep i see some kinds of make up and clothes matching and i just wonder why did that person do that wickedness to themselves. Come on you must see if to colours off.

    Thanks for sharing ;)

    God bless you

  • Anjili profile imageAUTHOR


    7 years ago from planet earth, a humanoid

    Hi Giselle Maine,

    I'm glad to be of assistance to you. You are most welcome to use the table

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    Giselle Maine 

    7 years ago

    Hi, thanks for putting together this color co-ordination table, I can see it will be very helpful for me.

  • Anjili profile imageAUTHOR


    7 years ago from planet earth, a humanoid

    Hi theseus,

    Thanks for checking in. You are fearfully and wonderfully made and have to look meticulous too. Your customer base in whatever you are doing will definitely increase. Welcome again

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    7 years ago from philippines

    Useful hub.This is an interesting hub as I didn't realize that dressing up is this meticulous.Good job!

  • Anjili profile imageAUTHOR


    7 years ago from planet earth, a humanoid

    Hi Kamran100,

    Thanks for your compliments. Do come again

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    7 years ago

    it is nice hub with rema:)

  • Anjili profile imageAUTHOR


    7 years ago from planet earth, a humanoid

    Hi Minnetonka Twin,

    Thanks for bookmarking the article. you are also welcome to use the color scheme for your ensembo. Let me know how you fare there after. You are most welcome

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    Linda Rogers 

    7 years ago from Minnesota

    I'm bookmarking this as I could really use the color schemes to help my ensembo's.


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