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The Ladies' Home Journal

September 1893

The New Colors and Materials

Author: Emma M. Hooper

Section II: Combining the Shades

In combining colors green appears as the all-important factor, as it is the one color that goes with everything. Green and brown, tan, black, gray, purple and even blue will be seen, but when undertaking combinations remember there are shades and shades, and where a yellowish green may jar, a grayish green may harmonize admirably. The new old rose shades go well with brown, gray, green, black and purple, but if not blessed with an eye for harmony in colors, get some one who is, to put such shades together. Golden browns and the light greenish blues look well together, and a dress of the lovely Merisette is Frenchy with a vest-- nothing more of it-- of the green shade Volga. There are so many sallow complexions that it is well to know that both yellow and old rose shades tend to make one look fairer and clearer. Shades of orange are only becoming to a pale brunette. The greenish blues can be worn by blondes alone.

Click on this article's sections to view:

 Article Intro

 Names for the New Colors

 Combining the Shades

 Novelties in Dress Goods

 Novelties in Silk Fabrics

 Velvets and Velveteens

 Use of Combinations

 The First Fall Gown


Bibliographical Information:

Hooper, Emma M. "The New Colors and Materials", The Ladies' Home Journal, Vol. X, No. 10, September 1893, p. 18.

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