Welcome to Color Me Rad!, our new color series where each week we challenge each other to make awesome, wearable outfits based on a couple of random colors. Think teal and pink can’t work together without make you look like a Malibu Barbie? Think again! Aren’t sure that orange and yellow can really work with brown? We got that.
Each week, we’ll dream up super awesome outfits that mix and match unlikely and unexpectedly fun color combos. For our first go, Winona chose the two above colors (that’s Pantone 296 and Pantone 148, in case you were wondering) and challenged me to come up with a cute, wearable look. Check out what I found after the jump!
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Do you love Skittles but hate disorder? Are you, well, kind of an OCD monster? Good thing Youtube user egenriether is thinking of you. He designed a fancy sorter using a phototransistor in order to identify and sort Skittles by color. It’s kind of mesmerizing. [YouTube]
I’m currently in the throes of growing my hair out, which requires patience, precision and a will of steel. It’s all I can do to not chop it all off into a pixie cut again, but then I remember that my ultimate goal is to have long, flowing hair, so I can do fun stuff to it. Fun stuff like dye it multiple pastel shades or a bright, bold color. Culling through these pretty pastel-flavored hair shots makes me practically itchy with glee. So while I sweat out the next year of hair growing to get my long waves back, I’ll be keeping these tacked up to my inspiration board.
Tell us: What’s the craziest color you’ve ever dyed your hair?
I thought the breakout all over my face would be enough to ruin my day as I glared at myself in the mirror this morning. I was highly mistaken: while brushing my teeth, I saw something white flickering within my hairline. That’s when my toothpaste started to dribble down my chin, my mouth wide open in disbelief. I counted seven gray monsters trying hard to mingle with the other reddish-brown strands.
My 20-year-old reflection was in disbelief. Keep reading »
I walked by an old brownstone the other night and stopped to admire its red door. I looked up and saw that the third floor window was decorated with children’s stickers. They spelled out “I Love You.” I was thoroughly charmed by the place, and turned to my friend and said, “Life would be good if I lived here.” Turns out my instincts were correct. According to a new study, people who live behind red doors lead the happiest lives. Of the 2,000 people surveyed, the ones with red doors were found to be most extroverted with the most laid back approach to life. Other door colors found to be conducive to contentedness were white, green and brown. Those with black doors were found to be the most successful, while those who valued love over career were more likely to have an orange door. Who knew door color was so important? I’d better go out and get some red paint right away as my door color, puke mustard, doesn’t appear to be on the list.[Newslite]
I remember the first time I was told that black and white should only be worn with … each other. Maybe a little gray or brown, if you’re feeling crazy. I scraped my jaw off the floor, snickered, and promptly dismissed this restrictive advice as total bunk.
But it lingered in my brain. And, over time, I began to notice that color-on-color pairings looked richer, livelier, and more sophisticated than color-on-neutral pairings. When several shades are combined in carefully crafted ensembles, the colors look their best and so do their wearers. This isn’t to say that colors should NEVER be worn with neutrals. Oh hell no. There are plenty of ways to create intentional mixes that include both colors and black or white. Or both, or other neutrals. But I believe that learning to pair multiple colors is a skill worth cultivating, especially as The Frisky celebrates New Year, New You month. Here’s why… Keep reading »