What is the psychology of the colour orange?
Clothing in the colour orange not only looks fabulous but also comes with positive psychological reinforcement! With the shade viewed as optimistic and uplifting, it is believed to also rejuvenate our spirit. What's more, orange continues to bring spontaneity and positivity, which they say encourages motivation.
What skin tone can wear orange?
Wondering what skin tone suits orange is an unsurprisingly common question. The great thing about orange, among many other colours, is that there is a shade of it for everybody. Whether it’s a light pastel tone or a bright, bold shade.
So, what shade of orange suits me?
Here, we’re going to briefly go through a few of our favourite orange summer shades and offer what skin tones they suit best, and the reason behind it. It’s important to note that, although we suggest the following shades work well against certain skin tones, if you prefer your chosen shade (even if it goes against our suggestions) then please do go ahead and wear it! Rock the look and own it with confidence!
Colour: Bright Orange
Best Suits: Olive Skin tones
Reason: The bright tone radiantly bounces off the olive skin tone instead of overpowering or washing out the skin.
Colour: Pastel Orange
Best Suits: Dark & Light Tones
Reason: Just like bright orange, pastel orange can radiantly bounce off dark skin and really pop against your skin, making you glow. Having a fair, lighter tone or a dark, smooth tone, can work perfectly with a pastel shade – it allows the colour to pop. Whereas, a tone that is almost matching with the orange shade itself can give a washed-out appearance.
Colour: Tangerine Orange
Best Suits: Fair Skin tones
Reason: The lighter the shade of orange, the lighter of skin tone is suits. With using a bright shade of tangerine orange against a fair skin tone, it mirrors the bright orange abilities in that it is a strong colour to POP against the fair skin tone beneath.
Here we’re going to go through the perfect orange for you and how you can easily incorporate it into your wardrobe.
How to incorporate orange into your wardrobe
If you're not used to wearing shades of orange often then you may be a little nervous to delve in! To begin with, we suggest starting small, just like you would do with any other shade of colour or even any type of makeup. Here, we're going to go through our favourite ways in which to incorporate orange into your wardrobe without overdoing it!
Wearing orange is simple. It's a much-loved, popular Summer shade that appears year after year. To start, we suggest trying accessories like shoes, bags or jewellery. From there, you can then introduce the likes of tops, trousers and dresses - although we suggest you don't wear them all at once!
Orange Accessories: Earrings
These smooth finish hoop style earrings come from &OtherStories and are the perfect small, subtle, nod to your orange takeover.
Buy now via &OtherStories @ ASOS £17
Introduce your new found love of orange by adding it to your manicure using this koi shade from Essie.
Buy now via ESSIE @ ASOS £6.50
Subtle changes to your wardrobe could begin with these cute, dainty, light orange espadrilles from TOMS. The clothing choices to go with these are pretty endless, from a pair of skinnies to a summer dress, the choice is yours.
Buy now via TOMS @ ASOS £28
There is rarely an occasion when there is a need for any introduction when wearing your dr. martens – let these do all the talking for you.
Buy now via Office £139
Whether you’re looking for a chic date-night off-shoulder dress like our Astra pencil dress or our ready-to-work Lydia Short Sleeve dress - you're guaranteed the find the perfect dress at Diva Catwalk. Our unique designs include sleeveless, short-sleeved, long-sleeved and 3/4 sleeved pieces – with each perfect for any occasion.
Buy Ubrique [pictured] @ DivaCatwalk £139
Orange CoatsPairing your outfit with an orange coat can be the final elegant nod required for your newfound comfort. Here we just a few of our 2022 favourites.
Buy now @ River Island £70
Buy now @ Zara £119
What colours go with orange?Pairing colours with orange can feel overwhelming – do you match the boldness or do you tone down the rest of the outfit to a lighter shade? Can you pair other orange shades? Or should you only wear one type of orange? Should you wear orange head to toe? What other shades could you incorporate to give your appearance the overall 5 stars? Here, we’re going to find out! Note: We’ve previously mentioned the colour wheel in our past articles, so here’s a super quick refresh: “The colour wheel is a visual representation of colours, with hues arranged according to wavelength. Colour wheels allow colour relationships to represent geometrically and show the relationship between primary colours, secondary colours and tertiary colours – Invision App”
How to wear an orange dressFrom light orange dresses to bright, bold numbers, there are plenty of orange dresses to choose from. Here, we’re going to go through our favourite orange coloured dresses that we lovingly stock at Diva Catwalk.
How to wear orange dress shoesOrange dresses can go perfectly with orange shoes, fact! However, we recommend that other accessories are added in a different colour shade altogether when doing this. If, however, you choose to use your chosen shade of orange on your feet, and only your feet, then you should reach for complementary shades when completing the look. Complementary shades to orange include the likes of green and yellow, so blending these in will most definitely result in a showstopper. Here, we’ll share a few of our favourite dress and orange shoe combos!
How to wear an orange coatAn orange coat can be the only statement piece you need when overhauling your wardrobe. Whether you choose a bright orange coat or a flowing pastel number, you’re sure to look the star. Here we go through just a few of our favourite orange coat ensembles, which gives you plenty of ideas on how you too can style them all throughout the year.
What makeup goes with an orange dressJust because your dress is orange it doesn’t mean you can’t add a subtle amount of orange into your makeup too. Yes, skipping the orange-toned foundation is a good idea, but using chic orange tints on your eyes or lips can really transform a look. Look on to see our favourite orange makeup pairings!
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