A Parade of Beige

Rain on Your Parade


When in doubt, go with neutrals.

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Happy Father’s Day

Man's Neck Tie

What color tie did you get for dad this year?

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Cherry Mousse

With Cherries on Top

Why is it that adding a bit of white makes colors instantly appealing, as if they’ve been diluted by mounds of sugar and whipped cream, butter, or eggs?

Do pastel colors remind you of desserts?

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Purple Perplexities

Purple is a very contrary color. It is youthful and exuberant, and simultaneously sophisticated. Likewise, people who prefer the color purple are often imaginative, charismatic and poised, while also being restless and a bit scatterbrained. Or so they say.

What does purple bring out in you?

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Pretty Pink Pop

Fuchsia Sequin Trim by Zazuta

It’s amazing how the right shade of pink can add life to an object. Clothing, art, food – they all get more notice with a pink that pops.

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In the Navy

Did you know that Great Britain is behind two of the best blues? Deep azure, or royal blue, is said to have been created for the wife of King George III. And that deepest of blues – and most colorful of neutrals – was named after the British Royal Navy. Both have been around since before the 1800’s.

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The Two Greens

green shoes

Every color has it’s time and place, and it’s usually worth noticing when it wanders out of it’s usual zone. Green is one of the most divided colors, always falling between normal and strange.

Green plants are totally natural, but green hair is wild. A green shirt is smart, but green shoes make a statement.

Which side of green to you like best?

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