Color In Nature; Nature Knows How To Dress

Why is it that when we look at certain man-made color combinations, either in fashion, product design, or advertising, we can definitely say those colors work or don’t work well. Yet in looking at nature have you ever noted that some color combination seemed off? Not likely.

When we look at a landscape all the colors flow beautifully one into the other. Even the flamboyant coloring of birds seems to work. Nature’s coloring is always in sync, matched, and flows effortlessly.   But mankind needs lots of help when we pull out the crayons.

So why don’t we look more to nature for help when picking out color combinations.

With a few notable exceptions, most of nature’s colors are muted. This natural and subtle muting is the presence of other colors within the generic color that you are looking at. Because muting a color introduces greater variety within a color, it also increases the combination of colors with which it can be matched.

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If you look out upon a landscape in the middle of summer you see a lot of green.  Blue and yellow make green.  So, generally speaking, a green can be matched with either a blue or yellow because they share the same color bloodline.

 

Additionally, by carefully looking into the green you can find blue/greens, yellow/greens, and even red/greens (rusty greens).  And these greens can be warner or cooler. It is best to match warm with warm and cool with cool. So, the warmer yellow/green sweater below is a better match for the warm yellow skirt.

The muted colors of nature are more complex.  They are a symphony compared to a melody. By carefully observing the color of an object, you can deduce its component parts. This allows for broader color choices in matching outfits.

To review, nature always dresses well. And most color variations found in nature are muted color combinations. Learning how nature creates these color variations allows us to better understand matching man-made items, such as clothing. Learning the mix of the color in clothing, deconstructing the color, will allow you to match clothing items in a natural way.

Best way to save on laundry by knowing when to do laundry.

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Want to know one of the best ways to save on laundry? Stop over washing! Over washing damages your clothes and makes you spend more money. OK, but who over washes their clothes?
In fact, most of us do -we are not talking about underwear here. Depending on our work and our body chemistry, most of us can get multiple wears out of our clothing between washes. But even when we can, often we don’t get the full use between washes because it is hard to remember and track clothing wear.

Why is it important to track clothing wear? Well, even if you can afford to do unnecessary cleaning, you would not be doing your clothes any favor. John Gielgud arther

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Imagine a few of your favorite outfits. Under normal conditions, cleaning wares down your clothes more than wearing them. So why would you want to spend more money to damage your favorite clothes?images-1

Let’s say you wear a particular shirt and pants outfit to the office. Under normal conditions you could easily wear them once or twice more before washing. But, will you remember that they are still fresh two weeks from now?

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Now multiply that by forty or more items you would like to be tracking in your closet and you start to see the problem. With so many clothes in our wardrobes it’s hard to remember when and how many times we wore each item between cleanings.

Alright, now let’s say it’s laundry day.   You have a number of things that you know need washing and a bunch of items you are unsure of. So to be safe, you decide to throw them all into the hamper or take them all to the dry cleaners. Because we don’t remember the freshness status we end up over washing, wasting more money and resources than we need to on washing and dry cleaning, while damaging our clothes.

You may be saying, I know when my clothes are dirty? Yes, that may be pretty obvious. 200220420-001The question is, do you know when your clothes are still clean? People have asked and tried to answer that question in many ways. (see Clothing Care 101)  To varying degrees we all attempt to track clothing wear. You may smell and inspect your lightly worn clothes before considering them for reuse or wash. But if you are like most people, the biggest part of your system relies on memory and guessing.

MyClothingHelper was invented to easily track clothing wear. It goes on any hanger and counts how many times you wear an item between cleanings.  Imagine, every time you go to your closet you will know at a glance the status of your clothing. Knowing the freshness status of your clothes will save you money on laundry and save your clothes from over washing.


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Clothing Care 101: How many times do you wear clothes before washing?

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How many times have you gone to your closet, picked out an item, and asked yourself,  ‘Can I still wear this?  Is this fresh enough to wear again?’Women deciding what to wear2

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People have asked and tried to answer that question in many ways. I used to hang my newly cleaned clothes towards the front of the closet and my lightly worn clothes towards the back.  But once I had a number of lightly worn clothes hanging in the closet it got pretty confusing.What to wear1 With a closet full of clothes that can take a couple of weeks or more to rotate through, how was I supposed to remember whether I wore the item once, three times, or not at all?   A clever friend told me that she would button her dress shirts to remember and count on the buttons how many times she wore the shirt between cleanings. Most people inspect their clothing to see that it looks clean.  After that some people smell their clothes.   But a clothing item could pass both tests and still need cleaning.

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Man washing clothes4 Not knowing how many times you wore an item between cleanings generally leads to over washing or under washing of your clothes. When it comes to washing or dry cleaning, many of us add additional clothing items to the wash just to be safe.What to waer2Also, not knowing and guessing what is still fresh enough to wear adds additional stress when trying to get ready in the morning.   MyClothingHelper solves this problem in a simple and inexpensive manner.   Without guessing you will know exactly what is available for each occasion whether you are going to the office, a special event, or working in the back yard. Carefree children running2You will be confident that you are washing all the clothes that need to be washed yet not over washing clothes that are still fresh enough to wear.

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