Universal Colours – colour for everyone
There are a selection of colours that look good on nearly everyone, we call them universal colours. The caveat here is they might not be your very best, but you’ll still look good wearing them.
When would I use Universal Colours?
a) Buying a gift for a friend, when I don’t know her season or tonal direction but I want her to look great wearing it.
b) I’m in a hurry, there are days when I’m pushed for time, you know the feeling, right? You dash into the store, stare aimlessly at clothing and accessories while madly trying to identify the right thing for the impromptu party tonight, the last minute work thing.
c) I’m choosing a uniform for staff and would like them all to look as good as possible, but know that if I choose the wrong colour, at least half of them could look like death warmed up.
d) I’m getting married (friends and most of all my boyfriend, I’m not getting married, it’s a scenario, relax please, people). I need outfits for my bridesmaids and maid of honour and I’d like them to look and feel good.
So, let’s have a look at these magical, mystical, universal colours
Purple – our drape for this is called Medium Violet and it suits pretty much everyone.
Teal – Teal is the perfect mix between warm and cool and always look great.
Lavender – looks great on most people and is a beautiful, feminine colour.
Soft Pink – most people can wear a pretty soft, pale pink and it’s very feminine.
Stone – a wonderful neutral and easy to dress up with pops of your best accent colour
Mid Grey – this is a medium grey, it works well as a neutral for most people and goes with so many things.
Navy – again is a great neutral, looks good on everyone and is easy to brighten/soften with accent colours or key jewellery pieces to suit you.