Wednesday, July 18, 2012

watermelon and tangerine


One of the BEST things about BOLD and BRIGHT colour combinations is that they are, quite often, somewhat unusual or UNEXPECTED. I love this. Now, when you think back on your childhood, what two colours did your Mom tell you to NEVER, ever wear together? Why PINK and ORANGE, of course! So, what do we know today that our Moms did not? Well, here goes:
  1. Rules are meant to be broken. 
  2. An unexpected grouping can turn the ordinary into something extraordinary. 
  3. You'll never know if something "works" unless you try it! 
Once upon a time, not so long ago, the dynamic duo of watermelon and tangerine (aka pink and orange) would have caused many a raised eyebrow. Now, however, brave fashion pioneers and courageous designers have proven, time and again, that this colour combo REALLY can deliver! 

While watermelon pink conjures images of cool and refreshing poolside beverages (watermelon granita, anyone?), tangerine orange conveys feelings of sunny, happy warmth. Is it merely a case of opposites attract? Or, is it possible, that no matter how old we get, we still like to prove our mothers' wrong?

Here are some of my favourite examples of this duo in action:







I hope that everyone is keeping cool during this oppressive heat wave! 


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