Tuesday, 12 May 2020

MY ORANGE PHASE


When I was studying an Interior Styling and Decorating course, the first thing we learned was the importance of colours in relation to creating a happy environment for our potential clients which would reflect their lifestyle, taste and individuality.
MY ORANGE PHASE
One of the golden rules of interior styling which I learnt from the styling guru who guest appeared at one of our lectures and it was the one relating to the process of choosing the colour, the so called  60-30-10 rule, where 60% is your main colour, 30% is your secondary colour and 10% is your accent colour or as she liked to call it, the fun bit where your personality really comes through the choice of small accessories and a finishing touch that will unite all other decorative elements you’ve selected into a perfectly looking room.
MY ORANGE PHASE
MY ORANGE PHASE
When it comes to clothes, the same rule, although with a slight variation, may apply whereupon a skirt, a pair of pants or a coat will be the item which represents the main colour; a blouse, a jumper or any other kind of top would represent the secondary colour and our accent colour will be attributed to accessories, shoes, handbags, scarfs or even a lipstick, in other words, anything that adds that last touch that brings the whole outfit together.
MY ORANGE PHASE
While the choice of colour in clothes is equally important, the approach in choosing the right hue is predominately based on personal taste and understanding of which colour suits you best rather than the application of colour psychology.  Surely, we dress according to an occasion and our mood, but we can change our appearance as quickly as our mood shifts which is not as simple when it comes to interior styling.
MY ORANGE PHASE
MY ORANGE PHASE
MY ORANGE PHASE
And speaking of colours, it seems that I developed a tendency such as from time to time I become obsessed with a single colour and this obsession will dominate my subconscious choice of clothes.  I call it my Colour Phases and they are totally random.  After a while it will go away until the next Colour Phase takes its place.  
MY ORANGE PHASE
Over the years I have been through many of them and when this attachment becomes too strong, it projects on my home decor.  Not that I re-paint the walls or change the upholstery, it is more reflected in the accessories:  vases, decorative plates, ornaments, flowers etc.
MY ORANGE PHASE
MY ORANGE PHASE
MY ORANGE PHASE
Today’s post is about my Orange Phase.  There is a lot of good things which can be said about the colour Orange, mainly that it is a colour of happiness, enthusiasm, attraction, success and determination to name just a few.  I just like it for its bright colour but most importantly that I think it suits my colour tone and hair colour.  I would say that it is the most heavily represented colour in my wardrobe and in my home.  I included some images to support my statement.
MY ORANGE PHASE
Do you have a favourite colour and how it is represented in your wardrobe?  Do you go through the colourful phases like I do?  Please share your thoughts on the subject
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26 comments:

  1. Lovely pictures with nice outfits! Pink and red - perfect match.
    XO Martina from Munich

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  2. You are looking very good in orange, also love how you styled it. And those slingbacks are fabulous!

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    1. thank you Nancy, they have been with me forever

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  3. I love all of these orange items! I am loving yellow right now even if I do not wear it much.
    wwww.chezmireillefashiontravelmom.com

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    1. Thank you Mirelle, I think yellow is lovely

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  4. That's really interesting because I definitely go through colour phases. I often put outfits together with three colours too - much like the 60-30-10 rule. I love your orange outfits!

    Emma xxx
    www.style-splash.com

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  5. Gosh... Anna, I don't know what to say... I was trying to find my favorite look of yours and I couldn't. I love them all! Every outfit is very stylish and unique. Orange is definitely your color, it matches so well with your skin tone and hair color.
    What about me? It is an interesting question... I have never thought about it. My answer is boring, but it is still me: white for the warm season and black for the cold one. I wear all different colors a little, but mainly white and black is my favorite combination.

    Tatiana

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    1. thank you Tatiana but I should disagree with you on colours, I've seen you wearing rich burgundies and blues and they suit you really well

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  6. I also go though color phases! First time I have heard someone else articulate this. There is no set time period for them, some running from a few months and some for years even. And they just appear unannounced or without having put to much thought into it. For example I may have been thinking I want to do pastel sea-greens and blues this summer and in reality I am suddenly drawn to orange and pink and red (not necessarily all together :)) - that is what is happening for summer 2020. Those orange pants are stunning. Lise

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    1. I totally agree with you Lise, it's just happens organically

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  7. You wear orange so well! I need to add so orange to my closet. Love all of this inspiration!

    Jill - Doused in Pink

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  8. Orange really suits you. You look so *amazing* in that dress! I've got a big collection of rust and am starting to feel the need to branch out.

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    1. Thank you Kim, you also love reach tones and look lovely in them

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  9. Wow, your orange phase has resulted in some really fabulous outfits! I love it! Orange is not a color that I am drawn to for myself, but I definitely go through color phases as well. I think most recently it was purple for me. And then after a while I will dislike the color! So weird how that works. This was a such a fun post to read and I am inspired by all of your bright, cheerful outfits! Thanks for linking up with me.

    Shelbee
    www.shelbeeontheedge.com

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    1. thank you Shelbee, I guess it just happens organically

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  10. You look so good in orange! I think I have moments like that too where I'm loving a colour and wear it a lot - although I haven't heard of that colour % rule before, what a good one!

    Hope that you are having a nice weekend :)

    Away From Blue

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    1. thank you Mica, this rule is very helpful in interior decorating but we definitely can apply in choosing our outfits for maximum impact. Enjoy your week

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  11. Ah, I wondered how you put your style together so well Anna. I love all of these outfits. I think orange tones are one of my favourite colours for summer. xx

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  12. You look so nice in this outfit. Orange looks good on you
    https://www.melodyjacob.com/2020/05/femme-luxe-white-bardot-cowl-neck.html

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  13. Oh most definitely!! I do believe my phases last for quite a bit. Right now it's all about Sunset Orange and Yellow.

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    1. I love this combo too. Bet, you have the most amazing outfits in this combo, Sheela :)

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  14. I Love the color Orange and your outfits are Fantastic! I will be back to read more. . .

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