Extensive. Comprehensive. Broad. Sounds like a great way to build your wardrobe, does it not? By starting with universal colors, you can ensure that your wardrobe staples will look great on you and work for a variety of seasons. While knowing your seasonal color pallet can be helpful, universal colors are great for everyone, because they are balanced between warm and cool. Universal colors aren’t extreme, either — they’re not extremely light, dark, loud, nor bright. They can instead easily coordinate with your favorite trending or seasonal colors or stand on their own.
First, we’ll look at some other reasons why wearing universal colors can benefit you. Then we’ll explore some of these classic colors!
Reasons for Rocking Universal Colors
Universal colors can be helpful in a variety of settings and situations. First, they’re great for when you’re in a hurry. Of course, you still want to look great and experience the confidence that comes with that. When you’re wearing a dress in a universal color, you can ensure that you look great in only a matter of minutes. Universal colors also show up whenever people with a variety of skin tones are wearing the same color: think work uniforms, bridesmaid dresses, scrubs. A working knowledge of these one-size-fits-all colors also comes in handy when it’s time to buy a gift for someone. If you stick with a universal color, it’s sure to be a win!
As an added bonus, if your size tends to fluctuate or you simply like to change up your wardrobe, you’ll also increase the chances of your pieces selling when you consign them at The Penny Pincher!
So what are these magical, universal colors that look great on everyone?
Universal Color Choice: Blush Pink
This mellow hue offers a subtle glowing effect. With either a touch of gray, traditional blush pink is flattering on everyone. Whether or not you agree that Millennial Pink is still on trend, this similar hue is also referred to as “rose gold.”
Described by NY Mag as “a range of shades from beige with just a touch of blush to a peach-salmon hybrid,” this color has been experiencing increasing popularity since 2013. Thanks in part to the rose gold or “bros gold” iPhone to Wes Anderson’s films made using a blush filter, in 2016 rose gold rose to the coveted position of Pantone “Color of the Year.”
A toned down rendition of Barbie pink and slightly warmer than a typical blush pink, millennial pink has a unique allure. As described by a color psychologist, “With a touch of beige, it becomes less girly, more mature, more sophisticated, and more gender neutral. . . . [Millennial] pink has become a non-offensive and safe color for everyone.” The same color expert suggests that another reason for the heightened appeal of rose gold is tied to its subconscious allure, due to the stress and anxiety that plague society; she says many people find it “calming, soft, nurturing and safe.”
Continue reading with Part 2.
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