as khaki is a smashing color with my reddish hair and beige skin”
— Erma Bombeck
Colors may not be all that critical for men. Most guys know they look great in navy or gray suits, white or blue shirts, and an appropriate power tie. Maybe that’s why we were smart enough to bless them as the official uniforms of corporate business.You can check out the charts, but if it says your best color is fuchsia, then I’d consider it for casual social clothes or a tie color choice, but avoid wearing a fuchsia dress shirt to your next job interview.
But to women, color is a whole different planet. Women divide humanity into four groups (by seasons) by looking at their skin, hair and eye color. Then best and worst colors are assigned by these criteria.
Women think like this all the time. Truth is, some of this information is pretty good. Once you learn it, though, it’s your choice to use it or ignore it — and whether to even tell anyone you actually know this stuff.
Women choose car color keeping in mind how it will enhance her hair, eye and skin colors, and it’s not uncommon for a lady to have her home decorated in “her colors” so she projects a fabulous image in every room!
You can even choose your car by your best color!
Since men are not usually into this detail of color, this might be a good cocktail party ploy – asking ladies if they think your eyes are hazel or teal, or if you have auburn or strawberry blond hair, or if they think you are a Winter or Spring! Well, maybe not!
The Best Colors To Wear For Your Hair, Skin, & Eye Color
So go forth armed with a little more understanding of optics, colors, tailoring and how they can have subtle effects on how you can look your best!
“How to Look Your Best” is comprised of several articles. Read these sections to see how you can project your best image.
- The Basics: Start here — stripes, patterns, how to stand up straight, all that.
- Body types: Your body type can be more important in finding the right clothes than your taste.
- What colors say: Need to make a statement? Let your hues cry.
- How women see colors (This article): To every man, there is a season.
- How men see colors: Who says clothes have to be complicated?
Andy’s Color Coordination Chart!
Hang this in your closet to help coordinate the colors of your clothing. This is a great but easy way to instantly see what colors go with others. This high-quality poster, printed on heavyweight 7 mil semi-gloss paper using superior dye inks. Image size 16″ X 20″. Treat yourself or give as a gift.