This week’s color is orchid. I think of orchid as a richer version of lavender, which is a light muted purple. You could call it purple, but it has a touch of red giving some warmth and interest. You see this color a lot for spring. Since spring is days away, I thought you’d enjoy some ideas on wearing orchid.

See which shade of orchid is perfect for your seasonal coloring. Then click on your season to see an outfit perfectly styled with your shade of orchid and colors from your color palette.

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1. Cool Winter
Cool winter’s orchid is a bit bright and leans toward violet.

2. Warm Spring and Clear Spring
Warm spring and clear spring’s orchid is a true purple. Saturated with no grey or black.

3. Warm Autumn
Warm autumn’s orchid is a muted version of warm spring’s.

4. Deep Winter
Orchid for a deep winter is a jewel tone bright orchid. Perfect for a winter.

5. Light Spring
Light spring’s orchid is a lighter version of warm spring’s purple. Still true but with white added.

6. Light Summer
Light summer’s orchid is a cooler version of light summer. You can almost see the blue added.

What about Cool Summer, Deep Autumn, Soft Autumn, Soft Summer, and Clear Winter? Deep autumn’s purple is very warm and is really a red-purple or violet. Not really an orchid as defined here. Cool Summer doesn’t have a shade that looks like any of these orchid purples. There is pink-violets and cool blue purples. But nothing in between. Soft autumn and soft summer have cool muted blue toned purples. Clear winter has bright pink-purples and cool blue purples but nothing that really fits in the family here.
Make sure you click on your season’s name to see outfit ideas using your perfect shade of orchid!

Wear what you love!

Jen Thoden

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