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Nightshade
March 27th, 2009, 02:09 PM
Wow, mainstream media fails at color theory (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-1165217/What-wear-youve-got-red-hair--Fergie-breaks-basic-fashion-rule.html).

According to them the "Most basic fashion rule is... that red and green should never be seen."

Just because it's not the most flattering dress in the world doesn't mean red hair and green clothes don't look great together- hell, half my wardrobe (the part that isn't black or brown) is green.

So, redheads: hennaed, natural, and dyed- post your smashing red and green pics! Hair toys and clothes included!

Here's a few that I have handy:

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=1726&pictureid=32403

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/image.php?u=5944&dateline=1235883606&type=profile



http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=1695&pictureid=20422

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=1726&pictureid=33106

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=1726&pictureid=33819

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=237&pictureid=4830

Eireann
March 27th, 2009, 02:16 PM
That's absurd! Most redheads I know look SMASHING in green. Many natural redheads have green eyes! Honestly, one more strike against the fashion/beauty "experts." :rolleyes:

NiAosSi
March 27th, 2009, 02:22 PM
Says the people who want us to have super short over-processed hair, fake nails, and fake skin color. Green clothes or accessories with red hair is the best color combination!

SimplyLonghair
March 27th, 2009, 02:22 PM
Yes even in art we were told that they are called complementary colors, because they are the exact opposite of each other. :confused:

People just want to dis redheads! Urgh!

I have alot of green in my closet!

Rohele
March 27th, 2009, 02:24 PM
I'm not a redhead now (but I have been in the past), but I've never heard that particular fashion rule before - I remember buying green stuff to GO with the red hair when I had it, lol. I do agree Fergie doesn't look so hot in the dress, but I don't think its the colour thats the problem.

may1em
March 27th, 2009, 02:26 PM
I don't have red hair, but I have red "in" my hair. (Thank you undefinable smorgasbord of everything hair color!). It also looks more red in certain lights. I love wearing green clothes! I can wear almost every green except olive green next to my face - but I prefer either pastels or bright, clear greens (just bought a lime green shirt a few weeks back).

Never really thought about getting green hair toys, but now I will! Another contrasting color besides purple!

My sister is a natural redhead, and she looks even more striking in royal blue than she does in green - it really sets off the warmth of her hair. Just a thought!

HairColoredHair
March 27th, 2009, 02:26 PM
I was always told redheads OUGHT to wear green as it looks best!

They're just trying to muddle things up (again).

I do admit that dress looks awful, but it's just the tone of the green is too bright for her.

csm--carla
March 27th, 2009, 02:27 PM
HaHaHa!!!

Funny you should post this today!

I am wearing a delicious spring green 'column of color' --cowl neck to pants hem (that I designed and sewed) with a lovely belt of blues and greens--got a TON of compliments at work today. Looks so fresh and alive for spring.

Looks fabulous with strawberry blonde--henna/cassia'd hair and green clip in my twist up!

I do find I need a touch more blush when I wear green, however--to avoid the unhealthy 'green at the gills' look.

neon-dream
March 27th, 2009, 02:31 PM
Ugh this makes me so annoyed. It really does.

A girl in my film class told me I 'don't match' as I have red hair and green eyes.

Now the media!? I'll never hear the end of this :(

Anje
March 27th, 2009, 02:31 PM
Oi! Redheads are supposed to wear green. Now granted, certain shades are better than others and Fergie didn't pull off that dress well, but still...! Green, black, brown, and pumpkin orange are the best colors for me!

Anje
March 27th, 2009, 02:32 PM
A girl in my film class told me I 'don't match' as I have red hair and green eyes.

Don't match?!?!? So are you supposed to have brown eyes with brown hair, yellow eyes with blond hair, red eyes with red hair (blue eyes for blue hair, green eyes for green hair)???

aney
March 27th, 2009, 02:33 PM
That is so funny! I think most redheads look amazing in green! Especially dark deep greens... these 'experts'' don't have a clue what they are saying!

Wavelength
March 27th, 2009, 02:34 PM
Yeah, this is another case of the "experts" being completely out of touch with reality. :rolleyes:

And they fail at recalling aphorisms too. The saying is "BLUE and green should never be seen, Except inside a washing machine." That's when fashion dictated that blue and green clothing shouldn't be together in the same outfit. Obviously this was before blue jeans became so popular. It had nothing to do with hair colour!

Drynwhyl
March 27th, 2009, 02:38 PM
Are they serious? @_@

I wear a lot of green, it looks great with hennaed hair.
I can't find a better pic to show the colours, but here's one, with my favourite green sweater and my favourite green scarf :P

http://c1.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/76/l_70256611c3494753ae281034ed001e10.jpg

Naava
March 27th, 2009, 02:40 PM
Funny how I thought that the basic rule is that redhead should wear green and avoid pink and pale blue (not like I care about rules like those).

Nightshade
March 27th, 2009, 02:43 PM
Funny how I thought that the basic rule is that redhead should wear green and avoid pink and pale blue (not like I care about rules like those).


FWIW, I can't wear pink at all. I look undead in it :brains:

Blue I can pull off if it's a deep muted blue, but pastels and I? *shudder*

jel
March 27th, 2009, 02:43 PM
Here's an old siggy pic of mine:

http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c131/jel_sher/notts.jpg

My current profile pic:

http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c131/jel_sher/100_3760.jpg

The Pre-Raphaelites agree with us ;) :

http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c131/jel_sher/Rossett2.jpg

Nightshade
March 27th, 2009, 02:45 PM
Holy crap, jel, your hair is really getting LONG!

Are we hair sisters yet? :D

Atlantic
March 27th, 2009, 02:45 PM
I always thought it was "red and green should never be seen, except upon an Irish queen", but I always thoought that meant both red and green clothing, nothing to do with hair. Green looks great on redheads! And red and green clothing together - who cares? (Especially at Christmas!) But I always wondered if it had something to do with the old Irish Brehon law that set limits by social status on the number of colours people could wear .

Silverlox
March 27th, 2009, 02:47 PM
Yes even in art we were told that they are called complimentary colors, because they are the exact opposite of each other. :confused:


Yep! Complementary! Spot on! Like in complementing each other in a terrific way. :D

Opposite colours bring out and enhance each other in the most fantastic and vivid way. A well known technique in art. And in make-up. Just look at all the advice for people with green eyes to enhance the greenness by using eye shadows in purple hues. :agree:

While I do whole-heartedly agree that this particular picture/outfit is not flattering Ms Ferguson much, :blueeek: this, of course, has nothing to do with the colour combination. :wink:

Fashion rules! Hrmpf! As silly as the sheep abiding by them. :rolleyes:


Disclaimer time
It should be evident that I'm not much of a rule-lover, which sometimes shows in my comments. :o
It's not meant to bash people who like those rules. If you abide by (some) fashion rules because they work for you, that's a completely different matter!!
Mainly, it's the mindless following and parroting of rules, any rules, I'm against. It's the not-even-stopping-to-think-first to determine if a particular rule has any value.

AmandaPanda
March 27th, 2009, 03:06 PM
I'm not a true natural redhead (and haven't used henna or dyes in several years), but hopefully this counts :)

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=398&pictureid=34909

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=111&pictureid=4428

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=111&pictureid=34620

fishwich
March 27th, 2009, 03:26 PM
I cordially invite the writer of that article, and anyone else who thinks a rhyming couplet makes a great basis for fashion rules, to chew on this:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v706/Poitboing/redgreen.png

Nanny nanny boo boo, your head is made of doo doo, and so on. :D

Helen Baq
March 27th, 2009, 03:29 PM
Funny, on my way to get my lunch I saw a woman with lovely red hair and a striking lime green scarf and thought to myself "how gorgeous is that combo?" :p

Red and green are complementary colors. Like purple and yellow or blue and orange the combination is striking and appealing. I love all these photos of green hair toys in red hair. Makes me want to henna again. :)

MountainGypsy
March 27th, 2009, 03:32 PM
Green is my FAVORITE color!

I am afraid these are all pretty crappy photos (terrible at taking pics of myself) and some are pretty old from when I first started growing out my hair but here goes:

Henna red with moss and bark:

http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o317/MountainGypsy/IMG_5642.jpg

This really is a green shirt but the flash washed it out (and a green lampshade :D):

http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o317/MountainGypsy/IMG_5137.jpg

Goblin snot green (the light makes this shirt look neon but it's really not):

http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o317/MountainGypsy/IMG_4913.jpg

Look how short! Green shirt & green Arwen (Nightblooming) hairsticks:

http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o317/MountainGypsy/IMG_4712.jpg

Green knit:

http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o317/MountainGypsy/IMG_4929.jpg

And more green....

http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o317/MountainGypsy/IMG_1455.jpg

http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o317/MountainGypsy/IMG_2385.jpg

neon-dream
March 27th, 2009, 03:34 PM
Don't match?!?!? So are you supposed to have brown eyes with brown hair, yellow eyes with blond hair, red eyes with red hair (blue eyes for blue hair, green eyes for green hair)???

I really don't know!
She makes no sense, but she says it quite often.
She also says I look dead when I wear black, because I have 'ginger skin' :confused:
haha who knows.

Helen Baq
March 27th, 2009, 03:37 PM
Yep! Complimentary! Spot on! Like in complimenting each other in a terrific way. :D

Opposite colours bring out and enhance each other in the most fantastic and vivid way. A well known technique in art. And in make-up. Just look at all the advice for people with green eyes to enhance the greenness by using eye shadows in purple hues. :agree:

Actually it's complementary - as in they complete each other. Complimentary has to do with compliance. :)

Not to be a ninny about it, or anything... :shrug:

dearladydisdain
March 27th, 2009, 03:41 PM
Wow. I'm a redhead and almost all of my tops are green. :lol: I think it brings out the red wonderfully!

Sceleste
March 27th, 2009, 03:53 PM
I just love green color and have a lot of green clothes. Unfortunately I have no pictures of me wearing green but here's a picture of green and red together - I simply added myself to a background with green leaves. Isn't the color combination just stunning!

http://img27.imageshack.us/img27/6030/redandgreen.jpg

burns_erin
March 27th, 2009, 04:03 PM
Oh, that is just bizarro. And so not tru, besides black, I mostly use green, and horror of horrors, RED.

http://c4.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/100/m_6223eb75cd25a93d5c04dd21a0274b83.jpg (http://viewmorepics.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=viewImage&friendID=382645505&albumID=635140&imageID=5642957)

http://c1.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/54/m_9723ad9ebf82468db16ff4699eb70b64.jpg (http://viewmorepics.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=viewImage&friendID=382645505&albumID=855221&imageID=14573314)

http://c3.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/49/m_4f78ef809f644f73b72d3d4e8efa0eb6.jpg (http://viewmorepics.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=viewImage&friendID=382645505&albumID=855221&imageID=14570174)

Dolly
March 27th, 2009, 04:06 PM
Well, they can just BITE ME!

My hair is as red as it gets (not naturally), and green is my favorite color! My son and I had a portrait done together, but I don't like to post his pics on the internet, so I'll not put it up here......I was wearing a sweater with a bright green and black geometric pattern, and my son was weraing a green and black rugby striped shirt (I wanted us to be color coordinated)....AND, the photographer said that with my hair, we could not have picked a better color than bright emerald green.....

OH, and I am wearing green in my siggy......HA!


I do agree however, that Fergie should not have worn that dress.....

Feline
March 27th, 2009, 04:51 PM
Redheads look MARVELOUS in red! Actually, I think red hair looks great with almost everything (no, I don't have it, I just admire it.) Who makes up these silly rules, anyway?

Spike
March 27th, 2009, 05:00 PM
Ohhhhhkayyyy . . . mebbe I'm ancient now, but remember the Color Me Beautiful fad of the late 80's - early 90's? Where the line "What's your season became a cliche at the department store?"

The palatte for Autumn (red to reddish hair, warm complexion) was pretty much every green in the book, from kelly to pine. Depending on the level of contrast between hair and skin, you might foray into aqua and seafoam.

Sheeple deserve to look washed out.

RavennaNight
March 27th, 2009, 05:16 PM
Wow those are some pretty pics Nightshade. It wa always my understanding that opposite colors compliment eachother in color theory. Red and green, when done right, POP eachother, and do not create the Christmas effect, which you have proven beautifully!

AmandaPanda
March 27th, 2009, 05:19 PM
Found some old ones:

March 28, 2007
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/222/491953117_ff418a6162_o.jpg

April 2, 2008
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3637/3390982060_c33834273a.jpg

This thread makes me wonder....I think I read somewhere or heard that mixing brown clothing or accessories with black is a fashion faux pas. So, people with black hair can't wear brown, and vice versa?

HazelnutDelight
March 27th, 2009, 05:57 PM
I noticed the stories pictured on the right are all trying to make the person involved look bad. I wouldn't take any of those stories seriously it's a joke. They even try to poke fun of people just because they have cellulite or whatever even though it's none of their business. Couldn't they think of something else to write about?

Silverlox
March 27th, 2009, 06:29 PM
Actually it's complementary - as in they complete each other. Complimentary has to do with compliance. :)

Not to be a ninny about it, or anything... :shrug:

Ack! My mistake. You are so right. :flower:
I still stand by everything I said in my previous post, but will sneak back and change the i to an e.

From Wikipedia, bolding mine:

complementary (http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/complementary) colour (http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/colour)
(colour science) Either of two colours which, when mixed, produce a white (http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/white) or grey (http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/grey)
(art) A colour which is regarded as the opposite of another, so that the two colours together form a pleasing contrast.

IrishRover716
March 27th, 2009, 06:33 PM
Redheads look MARVELOUS in red! Actually, I think red hair looks great with almost everything (no, I don't have it, I just admire it.) Who makes up these silly rules, anyway?

I think it all depends on the color of the clothes and of the hair. I have dark red hair, and the shirt I think I look best in is a dark blood-red. On the other hand, I tend to think people with more carroty red hair don't look as good in red.

Silverlox
March 27th, 2009, 06:40 PM
Don't match?!?!? So are you supposed to have brown eyes with brown hair, yellow eyes with blond hair, red eyes with red hair (blue eyes for blue hair, green eyes for green hair)???

Apparently I was fine for years, having dark brown eyes and brownish-black hair. :agree:

But.. Eh.. What am I supposed to do now?? :confused:

My hair is now 50 shades of silver and no trace of brown, - but the darned eyes didn't change.. They're still brown!
Oh wailie, wailie! The horror of no longer matching!!! :wail:

IrishRover716
March 27th, 2009, 06:54 PM
Apparently I was fine for years, having dark brown eyes and brownish-black hair. :agree:

But.. Eh.. What am I supposed to do now?? :confused:

My hair is now 50 shades of silver and no trace of brown, - but the darned eyes didn't change.. They're still brown!
Oh wailie, wailie! The horror of no longer matching!!! :wail:

Now, that's just a pity too. Silver eyes would be awesome. Although not quite as epic as red eyes and red hair would.

cobblersmaid
March 27th, 2009, 06:56 PM
Or maybe blue eyes need blue hair, green eyes green hair, etc...

Sam-I-Am
March 27th, 2009, 07:00 PM
Um, hail no, green is my FAVORITE color. And none of these were intentionally taken in green. I just have THAT MUCH GREEN :lol:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v479/othergirl4christ/Hair/length.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v479/othergirl4christ/Hair/S1051283.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v479/othergirl4christ/Hair/S1051286.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v479/othergirl4christ/Hair/tialbone.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v479/othergirl4christ/Hair/2007-06-16length.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v479/othergirl4christ/Hair/legendaryhair5sm.jpg

xeternalsilence
March 27th, 2009, 07:01 PM
This thread makes me wonder....I think I read somewhere or heard that mixing brown clothing or accessories with black is a fashion faux pas. So, people with black hair can't wear brown, and vice versa?
I actually really like brown and black together, though I know I'm in the minority. I don't understand why mixing black and brown is so "OMG EW!" I really like it...
Call me crazy. :rolleyes:

Silverlox
March 27th, 2009, 07:03 PM
Now, that's just a pity too. Silver eyes would be awesome. Although not quite as epic as red eyes and red hair would.

Oh, yes! Grey eyes are indeed very awesome! :inlove:

:rollin::rollin::rollin: at the red eyes/red hair combo.

xeternalsilence
March 27th, 2009, 07:06 PM
Um, hail no, green is my FAVORITE color. And none of these were intentionally taken in green. I just have THAT MUCH GREEN :lol:
Green is my favorite color too. :)
Though I'm not that much of a red head... One day!

Redheaded Raven
March 27th, 2009, 07:14 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Anje http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/images/buttons/viewpost.gif (http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/showthread.php?p=521447#post521447)
Don't match?!?!? So are you supposed to have brown eyes with brown hair, yellow eyes with blond hair, red eyes with red hair (blue eyes for blue hair, green eyes for green hair)???



I really don't know!
She makes no sense, but she says it quite often.
She also says I look dead when I wear black, because I have 'ginger skin' :confused:
haha who knows.

She is probably jealous of you,
my sis has green eyes and I always wish my were green.

prosperina
March 27th, 2009, 07:16 PM
Uh oh. Clearly I must now gouge out my eyes (green) and burn all my green tee shirts. :D

That's some crazy nonsense. I bet some poor journalist was given that picture and told to write something about it, and that's what s/he came up with. I agree the cut of the dress is horrid on her, but the color? Not the best shade of green, but not terrible either. I'm so sick of this idea that with red hair you, you can only wear certain colors. The lady at the makeup counter for MAC nearly refused to sell me eyeliner other than brown. Don't get me wrong the "teddy" color is gorgeous, but I assure you I *can* wear dark brownish green too, it will look okay.

GlassEyes
March 27th, 2009, 07:36 PM
o-o

Oy. Redheads should always wear green. xD

Buddaphlyy
March 27th, 2009, 08:28 PM
However wrote the article obviously failed color theory in art. Or else they would have known that red and green SHOULD go to because they compliment each other.

Carolyn
March 27th, 2009, 08:37 PM
I've always heard the redheads SHOULD wear green and that it's their most complimentary color. I think they look fabulous in green. What could be better?

IrishRover716
March 27th, 2009, 08:41 PM
I've always heard the redheads SHOULD wear green and that it's their most complimentary color. I think they look fabulous in green. What could be better?

The wife and I also decided this is ludicrous because what is the very first eye color everybody thinks of with redheads? Green.

Rebelkat
March 27th, 2009, 08:54 PM
According to color theory, red and green COMPLIMENT each other! The dress Fergie is wearing isn't flattering, but that isn't because it's a green dress with red hair. That's more because it isn't her SHADE of green (although that particular shade of green doesn't look good on most people) and it isn't a flattering design. Skin tone and makeup have just as much to do with the color clash as hair color. :rolleyes:

Leabhar
March 27th, 2009, 08:55 PM
That shade wasn't the best color for her to wear, but it looked bad on her because it was an unflattering dress, not because she was a redhead!

~GypsyCurls~
March 27th, 2009, 08:55 PM
Beautiful hair toys, Nightshade! Like many "rules" of fashion, this is ridiculous. Green is one of the most flattering color on redheads because of the contrast, actually. And they just plain look great togther...

MotherConfessor
March 27th, 2009, 09:11 PM
who comes up with this nonsense, its a well known fact that red and green go great together!

Elenna
March 27th, 2009, 09:15 PM
Apparently I was fine for years, having dark brown eyes and brownish-black hair. But.. Eh.. What am I supposed to do now?? My hair is now 50 shades of silver and no trace of brown, - but the darned eyes didn't change.. They're still brown! Oh wailie, wailie! The horror of no longer matching!!! :wail:

Ohhh, silver hair and silver eyes. It sounds so, so, so.... cool, that's it cool.

az_sweetie01
March 27th, 2009, 09:30 PM
Mmmmhm. *eyes rolling*. Its clear to all of us that red and green look beautiful together. It's the most basic of color theories and I don't claim to be an expert but the diploma I'm about to collect for my design degree I think makes me qualified to say so.

The person responsible for writing the unintelligent drivel about Fergie's dress just isn't someone whose opinion matters to me.

You all look fabulous in your green :)

ancilla
March 27th, 2009, 09:38 PM
Nightshade, your hair's copper color looks amazing with those light greens, and would probably look great with dark greens too.
I think that saying goes more for bright fire engine red hair and kelly green clothes/accessories, because it tends to make one look festive like at Yule/x-mas haha.

AmandaPanda
March 27th, 2009, 10:09 PM
I actually really like brown and black together, though I know I'm in the minority. I don't understand why mixing black and brown is so "OMG EW!" I really like it...
Call me crazy. :rolleyes:

Yeah I wear black shoes with brown pants :)

Jules diamond
March 27th, 2009, 10:37 PM
Red and green are complementary colors on the color wheel. They're supposed to be worn together. Silly media...

Rebelkat
March 27th, 2009, 10:45 PM
A girl in my film class told me I 'don't match' as I have red hair and green eyes.
:bs:
Are you serious? I don't know why anyone would make a comment about your eyes not matching your hair. That doesn't make sense. She must have been jealous.

Rebelkat
March 27th, 2009, 10:48 PM
who comes up with this nonsense, its a well known fact that red and green go great together!
I would bet money that it's the same people who come up with "you should cut your hair and get extensions instead of growing your natural hair". They come up with rules that go against common sense just to see who'll do what they say.

Silverlox
March 27th, 2009, 10:53 PM
I think that saying goes more for bright fire engine red hair and kelly green clothes/accessories, because it tends to make one look festive like at Yule/x-mas haha.

Festive isn't bad. Actually, festive is good. :agree: :p

I can think of a lot worse things to look than festive! :twisted:

ancilla
March 27th, 2009, 11:08 PM
Haha, I guess that's true!

RancheroTheBee
March 27th, 2009, 11:59 PM
This is complete news to me. I always thought redheads looked BETTER in green than anyone else. I remember back in the day, Kate Winslet, still a redhead at this point, wore this satin green dress to some awards show* or another. She looked unbelievably beautiful.

Anyway, here's my double whammy contribution: Green scarf, red lipstick. Take that, haters.

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b198/emagdalene/048.jpg

*ETA: On second thought, it was probably the Oscars or something.

LittleOrca
March 28th, 2009, 12:52 AM
Ranchero, you look a lot like Drew Barrymore in that picture!

Heavenly Locks
March 28th, 2009, 01:05 AM
Green with red hair is my FAVORITE!!

Kiss my booty fashion people who say otherwise...

http://www.shredguitars.com/images/smilies/booty.gif

Kuchen
March 28th, 2009, 01:07 AM
Red hair and green clothes a no-no?

What would Joan (http://blogs.amctv.com/mad_men_season_2_publicity_photos/Betty,%20Joan,%20Peggy.jpg) say?

RancheroTheBee
March 28th, 2009, 01:42 AM
Ranchero, you look a lot like Drew Barrymore in that picture!

I get that a lot. I also like that you called me Ranchero. I was thinking of adding "You may call me Ranchero" to my sig so people would stop adding my "last name". :p

Sashay
March 28th, 2009, 02:00 AM
I read almost all the pages, and I'm not a redhead, but I want to make two points

I've heard the red and green warning before as an artist. I was warned, not because they didn't look good together, but because if you used the colors straight out of the bottle, it would imply xmas every time. But if you alter one or both colors from "normal" (being cadmium red and pthalocyanine green), then you can get a similar pleasing contrast without screaming xmas.

Red hair is never cadmium red...except Ronald's. So enjoy, and look gorgeous in green!

Jessaka
March 28th, 2009, 02:15 AM
I think red and green is lovely :) I obviously don't have red hair or anything green, but for those who can pull it off, it looks great :D

almudena
March 28th, 2009, 02:56 AM
I don’t think tomato red color and parrot green color look exactly great together; but the combination of red hair (which as pointed out above it is not actually red) and green clothes looks awesome.
I love all the pictures posted :inlove:

My contribution:

Auburn hair (me) and green (yes, half of my wardrobe is green too :lol: )
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y153/almunhotep/Fotos342.jpg
The fabulous Debra Messing:
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y153/almunhotep/52377748.jpg

The gorgeous Barbara Meier:
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y153/almunhotep/6118310h400mxh400mxw600pd2w341.jpg

And now that my hair is darker, green keeps looking absolutely great :D

hanne jensen
March 28th, 2009, 03:10 AM
I have naturally auburn hair with a lot of red highlights. I've been color tested as an autumn, and army green is one of my best colors! I think the fashion industry has been sniffing too many fabric fumes!

jel
March 28th, 2009, 03:49 AM
Holy crap, jel, your hair is really getting LONG!
:D :D :D :D


Are we hair sisters yet? :D

Gladly! Though you've gone copper on me ;)

Samitra
March 28th, 2009, 04:02 AM
I've always thought that a red head "should" wear green...

To some extent I believe that if a red head looks good in green, it's because her/his eyes often match. I read in a book from around 1955, that hair colour is not the only marker, not even the best marker of what one "should" and "should not" wear, the colour of the eyes are most important.

My hair is reddish/gold, and enhanced with henna glosses, but I look awful in green, but my blue eyes and my hair looks great when I wear blue, and a colour I like to call "antique rose" (even though I've heard all my life that "red and pink can't be worn at the same time" it looks very nice)

But mostly I think that if somebody likes to wear green, and feel good about it, that will show and they look great. We all look our best when we wear colours we're comfortable with. That is my belief :D

Unofficial_Rose
March 28th, 2009, 04:51 AM
I thought that most natural redheads have green eyes anyway?

It is just the British media looking for another excuse to knock poor Fergie. You would think they would leave her alone now she's out of the spotlight, but no!

Wonder if the person who wrote it was some paragon of pulchritude? Doubt it, some bitter old hack most likely :rolleyes:

I think it is a good colour on her. Maybe my eyes are wonky :confused: It's the cut of the dress that doesn't do her any favours.

I am enjoying the comments at the foot of the article. Are any of them by LHC-ers, perchance?

oneKnight
March 28th, 2009, 05:58 AM
My hair is brownish, but it has always had hints of red. Green is probably my best color, green and coral orange shades. True reds and blacks look horrible on me, but shades of pink, coral and green are the best. My eyes are blueish green and I think they have gotten greener with age.


I think I read somewhere or heard that mixing brown clothing or accessories with black is a fashion faux pas. So, people with black hair can't wear brown, and vice versa?
I've always had problems with this little rule, because my absolute favorite belt is brown but my favorite boots are black. Last time I just wore a longer shirt to cover my belt so I could still wear my favorite shoes. Shhhh!

rach
March 28th, 2009, 06:16 AM
nothing wrong with green. agreed , it compliments the colour .
http://i631.photobucket.com/albums/uu32/rachelheales/hair/red.jpg

Silverlox
March 28th, 2009, 06:44 AM
I read in a book from around 1955, that hair colour is not the only marker, not even the best marker of what one "should" and "should not" wear, the colour of the eyes are most important.

I agree that many people with blue or green eyes look good wearing an eye matching colour, as it brings out the colour of their eyes.

However, I have brown eyes and I look really, truly, awfully horrible in any shade of brown. There is just no such thing as a "good" or "nice" brown for me. It just kills my skin tone.
Which is slightly weird, actually, as I used to have not only brown eyes, but brown hair too and it looked fine with my skin tone. :shrug:

[/hijack]

BlackfootHair
March 28th, 2009, 07:31 AM
Says the people who want us to have super short over-processed hair, fake nails, and fake skin color. Green clothes or accessories with red hair is the best color combination!

Nothing wrong with nail enhancements. :)

I have several Irish barbies with red hair and green outfits. :) They look good. :) They have green eyes too.

Jorja
March 28th, 2009, 07:36 AM
I LOVE red hair and green together. What's wrong with these people!:rolleyes:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v462/jaffacake1971/hair082.jpg

Blimey, sorry that's bigger than I thought lol.

Samitra
March 28th, 2009, 07:39 AM
I agree that many people with blue or green eyes look good wearing an eye matching colour, as it brings out the colour of their eyes.

However, I have brown eyes and I look really, truly, awfully horrible in any shade of brown. There is just no such thing as a "good" or "nice" brown for me. It just kills my skin tone.
Which is slightly weird, actually, as I used to have not only brown eyes, but brown hair too and it looked fine with my skin tone. :shrug:

[/hijack]

Oh well, there is nothing that is "true" for everybody. :D
There are no rules without exceptions et cetera, but when it comes to fashion and colours and all that, there are so many "exceptions" that the rules not really deserve to be seen as more than hints, or vague universal advices...

RedFrizz
March 28th, 2009, 08:12 AM
If red and green together is a No-No, then I'm just a big No-No myself; half my wardrobe is in different shades of green. And I don't really care if somebody says that red and green shouldn't be mixed together, 'cause I love the combination (as you can see in my avatar) and I care more about making me happy than pleasing strangers :)

earthdancer
March 28th, 2009, 09:17 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Anje http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/images/buttons/viewpost.gif (http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/showthread.php?p=521447#post521447)
Don't match?!?!? So are you supposed to have brown eyes with brown hair, yellow eyes with blond hair, red eyes with red hair (blue eyes for blue hair, green eyes for green hair)???

She is probably jealous of you,
my sis has green eyes and I always wish my were green.

There is a young woman in my town with natural light-red hair and amazing green eyes (a very complex combination of cat's-eye-green, yellow, and just a hint of brown); it is a gorgeous combination!

ravenreed
March 28th, 2009, 09:25 AM
I think both green and blue are my favorite colors on redheads.

PurpleAshes
March 28th, 2009, 09:48 AM
I think green looks beautiful on redheads! It's a great combination.

Gothic Lolita
March 28th, 2009, 09:51 AM
Certain shades of red look ugly on me, but that's not because of my hair color, but because my eyes are also green and the shades don't match. However, dark shades like jade green or spruce make my hair look greener and my skin even paler. I've been told that it look really good!

I also wear mostly black and purple is also very nice.

HoneyMouse
March 28th, 2009, 10:11 AM
Redheads and green should always be seen. Redheads in purple however is a different story

rach
March 28th, 2009, 10:14 AM
i mostly default on black tops blue jeans which is probably why i hennaed, to force some colour in myself. if i have a coloured top i'm very particular on balancing colours and to me green and red balance in the spectum. i have defiantly found a light blue top which i had doesn't look right on me since i've red headed :S

Jessie Rose
March 28th, 2009, 10:19 AM
I love wearing green clothes, and I always get complements when I do. Olive green tends to really compliment my hair and complexion, but brighter greens look good on me too.

As proof, here is a picture of me in a green dress (my hair is somewhat wild in this picture)

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y284/jbcooper/036-1-1.jpg

rach
March 28th, 2009, 10:32 AM
:p looks pritty :p

Hairizona
March 28th, 2009, 10:38 AM
I think you have to consider the source of the comments....The British Tabloids are all about controversy and drawing either positive or NEGATIVE attention to their intended targets. It seems to me that Fergie is more her own woman, doing her own thing; not "fitting in the mold" of how a royal is "supposed" to conduct one's self-according to Britsh tabloid press. Another thing- she is a woman with.... "GINGER hair!...............

rchorr
March 28th, 2009, 10:59 AM
Hee, hee. Personally, I like forest green! I'd like to meet these "experts!" I also look good in burnt orange, brown, and even peach! (I've been told that peach is EVERYONE'S enemy ... but it looks good on me.)

That's one good reason NOT to be famous ;^) You can wear whatever you like, and no one cares.

RCHORR'

ravenreed
March 28th, 2009, 12:00 PM
Redheads and green should always be seen. Redheads in purple however is a different story

Ah, sadly, I don't often see a flattering shade of purple on a red head. However, I sometimes wear colors that I love, regardless of how they look on me. I need cool shades, but have a pumpkin top I love and a funky scarf from the 60's that is all that crazy orangy-pink and green and yellow... They do make me look sallow, but I wear 'em anyway!:bounce:

Gladtobemom
March 28th, 2009, 12:12 PM
Bah! When a redhead finds her optimum shades of green . . . she stands out like a magical painting.

Baaagh! And double Baaaghh!

Where do people get this stuff, obviously they don't use their own eyes!

deRosa
March 28th, 2009, 12:15 PM
That's absurd! Most redheads I know look SMASHING in green. Many natural redheads have green eyes! Honestly, one more strike against the fashion/beauty "experts." :rolleyes:
Exactly - that was my first thought too!

KatKeRo
March 28th, 2009, 12:21 PM
Everybody looks so lovely in their green red colorcombination.

I don't have a lot of green in my wardrobe but I'm starting to wear it more often.

My contribution, it's the most green photoI have:

http://i164.photobucket.com/albums/u21/katkero/hair/th_Wolfsputten10mei2008009.jpg (http://i164.photobucket.com/albums/u21/katkero/hair/Wolfsputten10mei2008009.jpg)

Anje
March 28th, 2009, 12:51 PM
Hmmm... Not many pictures of me in green (not surprising, really, most of my shirts are black). But here are a few.
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=105&pictureid=35176
Heh. You can see my natural copper on the bottom.
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=105&pictureid=35177
(Please excuse the messiness. I think this may have been my first reasonably successful crown braid attempt.)

flowers-n-waves
March 28th, 2009, 12:53 PM
maybe not green but red and aqua looks great :D

FallenAngel
March 28th, 2009, 01:17 PM
Redheads and green should always be seen. Redheads in purple however is a different story

I'd say that is up to the redhead to decide. :D There are so many shades of purple.

Pretty or not? I like purple and I like red hair.

Marcia Cross:
http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m143/lady_iz88/2008%20Emmy%20Awards/marcia_cross-emmys.jpg

http://img2.timeinc.net/people/i/2006/stylechannel/gallery/bw_best/marcia_cross200x400.jpg


http://www.newsgab.com/forum/attachments/celebrity-pictures/147023d1233417458-marcia-cross-coffee-jeans-purple-shirt-marcia-cross-frappuccin03..jpg

Julia Roberts

http://www.wmagazine.com/images/celebrities/archive/cear_roberts_h.jpg

http://img141.imageshack.us/img141/142/juliaroberts1zz2.jpg

Tory Amos

http://i209.photobucket.com/albums/bb315/lillyboo_photo_2007/f_1408_qc.jpg

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/159/396853503_f3a9ba273c.jpg

Gillian Anderson:

http://blog.nj.com/entertainment_impact_celebrities/2008/06/medium_and.jpg

http://i141.photobucket.com/albums/r61/BlueDogPics/LADIES/gillian-anderson-nu201-2.jpg

And I've never, ever heard that green is something a redhead should not wear... The opposit I've heard thousands of times, though. :shrug:

Just let everybode dress in the colours they like. To actually like your clothes is the best way of looking good in them, I think. :twocents:

Nightshade
March 28th, 2009, 01:19 PM
:D :D :D :D



Gladly! Though you've gone copper on me ;)

Heh, yeah, I did :o

I love it though!

Merlin
March 28th, 2009, 01:43 PM
Well, my wife is a redhead and her wardrobe is full of different shades of green.

What I have heard said by more sane people is that redheads come in two flavours, autumn redheads (brown, green or hazel eyes) or the rarer spring redheads (blue or grey eyes). While both can wear green the range of greens which work well for spring redheads is smaller because of the effect of the eye colour.

But it's like all of these things, clear rules are impossible because there are soooooo many other factors. For example, personally I've always found blue and green a generally unpleasing combination - but in some circumstances and with some blues and greens it looks great.


Redheads and green should always be seen. Redheads in purple however is a different story
Redheads and bright scarlet is an, err, challenging combination at times too

Freija
March 28th, 2009, 01:52 PM
It's more the wrong shade of green for her skintone than her hair...

That said, everyone, remember it is only The Daily Mail :p

Wavelength
March 28th, 2009, 01:56 PM
Redheads in purple can definitely work, although the purples need to be more along the darker end of the spectrum. Think jewel tones, like deep amethyst. Not pastels!

Merlin
March 28th, 2009, 02:49 PM
That said, everyone, remember it is only The Daily Mail :p

Bring back the death penalty for people with freckles!

Unofficial_Rose
March 28th, 2009, 04:05 PM
However, I have brown eyes and I look really, truly, awfully horrible in any shade of brown. There is just no such thing as a "good" or "nice" brown for me. It just kills my skin tone.
Which is slightly weird, actually, as I used to have not only brown eyes, but brown hair too and it looked fine with my skin tone. :shrug:

[/hijack]

Me too. But I think that brown hair, brown eyes, brown clothes - hmm, too much brown! shudder:(On me anyway, probably looks nice on some people)

Demetrue
March 28th, 2009, 04:11 PM
I LOVE green on people with red hair - ditto purples! It just has to be the right tone. I think forest or emerald would have looked better on Fergie than lime.

kwaniesiam
March 28th, 2009, 04:13 PM
:rolleyes: Green is and always has been my most complimentary color too! This is why I ignore fashion.

http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a90/KyanAdiel/DSCN0589.jpg
http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a90/KyanAdiel/LHC%20and%20BME/DSCN0524.jpg
http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a90/KyanAdiel/LHC%20and%20BME/DSCN0553.jpg

Silverlox
March 28th, 2009, 04:24 PM
One thing that deserves to be remembered when it comes to colour combinations, is that much of it is not so much about the colour itself, but finding the right hues, nuances. This can make a lot of difference.

But the main difference has nothing to do with the colours themselves, but the personality of the person wearing them. Attitude is everything! :cool:

I know, I've often seen people wearing colour combos which I personally did not find to be.. eh.. optimal. But great goodness, can some people make them work!! Wow!

WritingPrincess
March 28th, 2009, 04:29 PM
I always thought that green clothes plus red hair looked wonderful! <rolls eyes at fashion "experts">

carinkla
March 28th, 2009, 05:41 PM
I personally would think red and green look wonderfull. Only I would not personally try red hair and orange dress or something. Red and green are wonderfulll. I once came across beautifull art on the internet and saved it on my comp (only I do not know the artist, so if anyone knows please inform me) just take a look at the combination

http://img525.imageshack.us/img525/9217/kunstma4.png (http://imageshack.us)

Isilme
March 28th, 2009, 06:35 PM
carinkla, wow! That's just awesome! I LOVE green on redheads, and have several shades of green in my wardrobe. I also like petroleum, and turquoise! A nice deep amethyst or plum purple is also very very nice, just not the bright pastel purple, violet or lilac.
ETA, see sig for red and green combo

punky
March 28th, 2009, 11:15 PM
I have to disagree :mad: I happen to think red hair an green goes very well together. It's a great contrast. They compliment each other. I don't know where people come up with this stuff. I also have always heard that red heads should never wear RED, that to is baloney.:p

RancheroTheBee
March 28th, 2009, 11:41 PM
I have to disagree :mad: I happen to think red hair an green goes very well together. It's a great contrast. They compliment each other. I don't know where people come up with this stuff. I also have always heard that red heads should never wear RED, that to is baloney.:p

I'm a redhead, and I only wear black and red. It was horrible trying to find something green, but I found my red lipstick in a moment.

JESSICA RABBIT, PEOPLE.

Nightshade
March 28th, 2009, 11:43 PM
I can wear red... IF... it is TRUE RED. Not a hint of orange or of magenta, if there is I can't carry it, but 100% Primary Color Red, that redheads can do in supreme knock-you-socks-off fashion :)

longhairedfairy
March 29th, 2009, 02:14 AM
Lovely pics, Nightshade!

While I don't think the color complements Sarah Ferguson's coloring at all, I think the issue was more the shape/style of the dress, not her hair color.

ETA: I mean the shade with her coloring (including her skin), not the basic colors themselves. In general, I love red hair with green.

CaliRose
March 29th, 2009, 02:21 AM
Sheesh. First it started in summer camp when I was seven- a little red-haired girl was advised by another camper not to wear pink because it clashed with her red hair. Then, many years ago when I dyed my hair red temporarily, an shop clerk told me not to wear red, and a makeup counter woman said no purple. Now they're talking about green. Personally, green is my favorite with red.

In response to the article, in the words of my stylist friend when anyone's preferred style is criticized, "They're just jealous!" :-P Rock on, redheads!

ilovelonghair
March 29th, 2009, 02:28 AM
Wow, mainstream media fails at color theory (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-1165217/What-wear-youve-got-red-hair--Fergie-breaks-basic-fashion-rule.html).
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=237&pictureid=4830


I don't see anything wrong with that picture in the first place, the color of the dress is nice but the dress itself doesn't fit well and the lightning is not good. Does she have red hair I wonder, it looks blonde to me.

Actually most people look good in that shade of green, no matter what hair color.

Gothic Lolita
March 29th, 2009, 03:03 AM
I can wear red... IF... it is TRUE RED. Not a hint of orange or of magenta, if there is I can't carry it, but 100% Primary Color Red, that redheads can do in supreme knock-you-socks-off fashion :)


This is true for me too. True red look great, my graduation gown is this color. I'll try to find a picture of it.
For purple, it depends. I can't wear anything blueish, needs to be more reddish purple. Just plain white looks also good, anything slightly off-white makes me look sick. Magenta is horrible and makes me look sunburned, yellow and anything alike too. doesn't bother me much, I mostly wear black, red, purple, and green.

ljkforu
March 29th, 2009, 03:20 AM
Really funny, I have been using henna and vampire red mixed and went into a hunting store. Hunter Orange looked stunning. Too weird.

shayly-fyanna
March 29th, 2009, 05:33 AM
Insane! how can Red and Green not work together? red heads look great in green, I have always been told my best colors are olive green and turquoise. (example siggy pic.) most of my clothes are either turquoise, purple or black with some wine , brown and blues thrown in plus a couple of nice pink shirts. but it is true, fuschia does not look good on me. and neither does bright red, i look better in more jewel like colors, like sapphire, gold, but the best color i've seen and been complimented on is Emerald green. stupid to follow one person's crazy advise. not to mention that red hair and green clothes stop traffic. (maybe that's why this person said green and red are a no-no? because she watched a beautiful red haired woman cause a car accident while wearing green clothes? )

who knows? but i believe red hair and green clothes are fantastic, and green eyed red heads are so beautiful. well all women, no matter what age, skin color or hair and eye color are beautiful.

prosperina
March 29th, 2009, 11:00 AM
I wear pastels (pink, lilac, lavendar) and they work with my red hair quite well. I don't think there are any set rules about hair color and clothing color--it all depends on the individual, and maybe I'm vain, but I think I look good in all colors. :D

Anje
March 29th, 2009, 01:22 PM
This is true for me too. True red look great, my graduation gown is this color. I'll try to find a picture of it.
For purple, it depends. I can't wear anything blueish, needs to be more reddish purple. Just plain white looks also good, anything slightly off-white makes me look sick. Magenta is horrible and makes me look sunburned, yellow and anything alike too. doesn't bother me much, I mostly wear black, red, purple, and green.

Interesting. I really don't look very good in red (though I'll wear it anyway from time to time), though burgundy works fairly well for me. All blues are horrible near my face, and plain white (I'm thinking of when I tried on wedding gowns) makes me look dead. Ivory and champagne tones worked much better, though I generally prefer stronger, darker colors. Pastels and lighter "autumn" colors like oatmeal and camel aren't much good.

BlackfootHair
March 30th, 2009, 12:45 AM
Redheads and green should always be seen. Redheads in purple however is a different story

My niece is a natural red head and looks awesome in lavender. :)

Or were you thinking Barney purple? :run:

Bianca
March 30th, 2009, 01:06 AM
I love green with red hair... When I dyed mine red I had lots of green scarfs and blouses, bought with my red hair in mind :p

AutumnLeaves
March 30th, 2009, 06:09 AM
Nightblooming! That hair do with the vines is so beautiful! I love it! And redhair is and always has been my favorite color hair and green looks fab with it. So does pink if your hair is the right color red and your skin tone can wear pink!

Nightshade
March 30th, 2009, 08:10 AM
Nightblooming! That hair do with the vines is so beautiful! I love it! And redhair is and always has been my favorite color hair and green looks fab with it. So does pink if your hair is the right color red and your skin tone can wear pink!

Awww thank you :flowers:

Alas, my skin tone is the opposite of the one needed for pink :lol: I have yellow tones in my skin and it just makes me look 30 ways of wrong.

Purples I can do, though, if they're muted enough and warm.

kwaniesiam
March 30th, 2009, 08:13 AM
I can wear red... IF... it is TRUE RED. Not a hint of orange or of magenta, if there is I can't carry it, but 100% Primary Color Red, that redheads can do in supreme knock-you-socks-off fashion :)

It really does depend on the shade of red you have. I pull off burgundy quite well, but bright true reds look ridiculous on me.

Also, any shade of purple, orange, or yellow (and cream/off white) is a nightmare on me. Pink very rarely and only small bits, but I generally don't wear it much anyway unless its just a tiny accent mixed with something like blue or green.

KajiKodomo
March 30th, 2009, 08:58 AM
I'm not a redhead, but I agree that green looks amazing on redheads! :D Those pictures are great, Nightshade. I think the green brings out the red in your hair and makes it more vibrant than it already is.

KajiKodomo
March 30th, 2009, 09:00 AM
kwaniesiam, you DO look great in green! I'm in love with that first dress (or is it a top?)!

Nightshade
March 30th, 2009, 09:03 AM
It really does depend on the shade of red you have. I pull off burgundy quite well, but bright true reds look ridiculous on me.

Also, any shade of purple, orange, or yellow (and cream/off white) is a nightmare on me. Pink very rarely and only small bits, but I generally don't wear it much anyway unless its just a tiny accent mixed with something like blue or green.

:ponder: You have pink skin, yes? That may account for the difference :)

JamieLeigh
March 30th, 2009, 10:38 AM
HAHA!! I wonder if they're just saying that to see how many people will follow? Sometimes I wonder if that's all these so-called fashion experts are about. :rolleyes: I think green is the best thing FOR red hair...it brings out the vibrance in both colors to have them next to one another. :)

wintersun99
March 30th, 2009, 10:40 AM
Wow, mainstream media fails at color theory (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-1165217/What-wear-youve-got-red-hair--Fergie-breaks-basic-fashion-rule.html).

Ok - well poor Fergie has on a terrible dress and the green is certainly the wrong "color" of green for her hair and skintone...
However, anybody can wear green - you just have to find the right shade for you - as with any color. :D

Sam-I-Am
March 30th, 2009, 11:36 AM
Redheads in purple can definitely work, although the purples need to be more along the darker end of the spectrum. Think jewel tones, like deep amethyst. Not pastels!

I agree! Most purples don't get along well with me, though I do have one deep plum top that I like.

burns_erin
March 30th, 2009, 11:37 AM
I read almost all the pages, and I'm not a redhead, but I want to make two points

I've heard the red and green warning before as an artist. I was warned, not because they didn't look good together, but because if you used the colors straight out of the bottle, it would imply xmas every time. But if you alter one or both colors from "normal" (being cadmium red and pthalocyanine green), then you can get a similar pleasing contrast without screaming xmas.

Red hair is never cadmium red...except Ronald's. So enjoy, and look gorgeous in green!

Very good point!

gibsongirl71
March 30th, 2009, 11:44 AM
Wait a minute!! I have green eyes and I love to wear green for that reason. It makes my eyes stand out even more.

Do any of you redheads wear pink or red?

My mom always told me redheads shouldn't wear pink. I don't wear pink very often and it has to be a particular shade, deep cool rose, no yellow undertones. I guess the no pink rule is very old school. Not calling my mom old or anything.;)

wintersun99
March 30th, 2009, 11:47 AM
When I henna'd (before indigo) my hair it did show quite orange-red in the sun and I did ban pink and red from the wardrobe. Purple too, now that I think about it.

Lady Lilya
March 30th, 2009, 01:22 PM
I'm so glad they published that article. As a result, I got to see all of your lovely pics of red hair with green clothing!

Fencai
March 30th, 2009, 01:22 PM
from being in the fashion industry, I would say that its more the particular shade of green against her skin, not so much her hair. The media are a bunch of idiots.
red hair and the PROPER shade of green look fab- there's no denying that.

But that color on fergie looks, well, :puke:

Melisande
June 26th, 2009, 05:57 PM
I own an old fashioned book about style which is often spot-on (for German readers: it's the famous Lilo Aureden book from the 50's, with very pretty illustrations). The recommendation for redheads: wear green and purple! Check gray and blue, it depends on your coloring. And forget pink.

I think it really depends on the individual. My wardrobe is mainly green, purple and gray - and lots of black. My complexion is neutral and I can wear both warm and cool tones. I'm more pale-pinkish in winter but when I tan a bit, my colors warm up. And I think I can pull off both cold and warm hues (or look equally horrible in all of them ;-) ).

So while there are many colors that might or might not flatter a reddish- or redhead, I think Green is the one color everybody agrees - it's simply the most stunning color for redheads.

Fergie's dress is weird, maybe the flash played a trick on her. A darker, muted green would look very well on her.

Cloverleaf
June 26th, 2009, 07:45 PM
You definitely proved them wrong - your photos are awesome!

ReddishRocks
June 26th, 2009, 07:56 PM
http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x143/ReddishRocks/thehoneycomb-lavendar.jpg

http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x143/ReddishRocks/22nov08001.jpg

Admittedly, I don't own a lot of green... My parents dressed me in it ALL THE TIME as a child, so I've turned to more blues, but I don't avoid green just to avoid it. ;)

Quixii
June 26th, 2009, 08:05 PM
That's absurd! Most redheads I know look SMASHING in green. Many natural redheads have green eyes! Honestly, one more strike against the fashion/beauty "experts." :rolleyes: I completely agree with this entire post. :)

NamedForTheMoon
June 26th, 2009, 08:08 PM
I'm sure this is news to the elves up at the North Pole.

NickalNack
June 26th, 2009, 08:36 PM
Just how are complimentary colors a "no-no""? That is absolutely ridiculous.

hellkitty
June 26th, 2009, 10:02 PM
Frankly, I balk at taking fashion advice from these 'style mavens'. Aren't these the same rockstars who think that everyone no matter their figure type *must* wear the 'in' hemline? That we all need super freaky dayglo white teeth? And that to look 'my' best takes several hundred dollars in products (at minimum?) so people admire my makeup but not *me*?

I'm still irritated by an article I read in a fitness magazine yesterday about styling long hair. Apparently to do a ponytail, you now need a flatiron, hairspray and backcombing. I do not listen to these morons.

So, as a boring brunette, I guess I'm not supposed to wear, what? Yellow? I'm there.

Loving the red hair green clothes, ladies!

HK

Kiraela
June 26th, 2009, 10:08 PM
I think it's because red hair is often 'looked down upon' - so anything that looks gorgeous on redheads, that might bring out the red more, is a terrible, horrible, awful thing.

Which is why I ignore 'beauty' experts pretty much entirely.

NamedForTheMoon
June 26th, 2009, 10:30 PM
Oh, it's THAT Fergie! I thought they were talking about Stacy Ferguson from the Black Eyed Peas. I hadn't clicked on the link till now. Hrm... Yeah, she'd look fine in green, but that dress looks like she tore something off the rack and threw it on last minute. I think a slightly more muted green that was more shapley and calf-length would look better on her, along with a glamorous up-do and softened makeup.

Lookit meee, sounding like a stuck up clothing/hair snob, lol!

redcelticcurls
June 26th, 2009, 11:01 PM
ooooh, I like green

http://i40.tinypic.com/29ustgh.jpg

http://i42.tinypic.com/2guyz9t.jpg

rach
June 27th, 2009, 06:28 AM
eek sorry double posted - below proper post

rach
June 27th, 2009, 06:29 AM
ooooh, I like green

http://i40.tinypic.com/29ustgh.jpg

http://i42.tinypic.com/2guyz9t.jpg

pretty and bright. :cool:
we like :D

Shell
June 27th, 2009, 09:51 AM
Well, I think that the colors that look best (or worst for that matter) on a person depend much more on skin color than hair color. Some colors (pastels and some mustard type colors) make me look dead. In fact, my husband calls them "death colors!" And, in other countries people don't have the red and green clash rule--in Japan for example they go together, and not just at Christmas :twisted:

My grandmother had silver hair and grey eyes--wow! And I think that black and brown look nice together. Don't these fashion police have anything better to do? Clearly not.

People also say that blondes look good in blue. Well, I really don't. I can wear some blues, but many just make my skin look red and blotchy. Yuck. Purples can be problematic as well, but I wear pink and red, even with a henna gloss (my hair is naturally blonde with strawberry highlights). White is also a color that doesn't look great on me. Go figure. Green, on the other hand, has always been a great color on me! Even my glasses are green--though you can't see them in this pic.

Here's me in green:

http://www.gossamerstrands.com/Hair/hennaficcare.JPG

ETA: I'm wearing two no-nos in my sig pic--green and yellow!

Audrarian
June 27th, 2009, 10:01 AM
When I first did my hair red, I called my mom and told her that I would have to buy more green because my bright green T-shirt looked so good on me. I lived in that green shirt while my hair was super red!

Kiraela
June 27th, 2009, 10:23 AM
I'm a brunette, but I've got a lot of red in my hair, and green is definately a good color. Especially avocado and olive type colors - makes my coloring pop! No pics, at the moment, though.

I have loved looking through this thread and seeing such pretty color combinations!

*Rose Red*
June 27th, 2009, 10:26 AM
I&#180;m red haired, too and I love green, especially dark green. I think it looks very good with red hair, but I should not be a light green.
I love green eyeshadow. I think a warm green is beautyful with red hair, but I don&#180;t like light green or a cold green.

Edit: red hair and green remind me alway of Ireland, and that reminds me of vacation ;-)

*Rose Red*
June 27th, 2009, 11:17 AM
I think this is beautyful:
http://yousonice.wordpress.com/2008/12/08/makeup-for-redheads/

rach
June 27th, 2009, 01:21 PM
http://i631.photobucket.com/albums/uu32/rachelheales/other/Photo185.jpg
i think i'd suits the darker greens better apart from i can't find any around. (don't think it's fashionable colour a moment for shops)

and my lovebird "jasper" looked good in green :p
http://i631.photobucket.com/albums/uu32/rachelheales/pets/SDC11148.jpg

tigerlily896
June 27th, 2009, 01:25 PM
Back when I had reddish auburn hair, I was in Best Buy checking out and the girl that was working the cash register told me I look like Mother Earth or something, and at first I was thinking "wha.. are you trying to be rude or something?" but then she followed it with "with your red hair and green shirt, you're so beautiful!"

So.. with a compliment like that I'd say red and green are just fantastic! :cool:

ReddishRocks
June 27th, 2009, 01:50 PM
Do any of you redheads wear pink or red?

My mom always told me redheads shouldn't wear pink. I don't wear pink very often and it has to be a particular shade, deep cool rose, no yellow undertones. I guess the no pink rule is very old school. Not calling my mom old or anything.;)
I too can wear cool pink... and I wear it a lot, LOL! I don't look very good in red, however. I avoid orange (peach is sometimes okay), and I only wear bright, clear yellows. :) As has already been mentioned, I really think skin tone is as important as hair color in many cases. :)

hennaphile
June 27th, 2009, 02:07 PM
Show 'em how it's done, Nightshade!

Xandergrammy
June 27th, 2009, 02:18 PM
That's the most ridiculous thing I've ever heard!!

Thila
June 27th, 2009, 09:03 PM
Interesting. I am always complimented when I wear a simple and plain kelly green polo shirt to work. There are a few shades of green that work against my pale skin and red hair which would be any green with yellow tones in it. I feel like it makes me look ill. Pastel green also works against me.

Forest green is also one of my favorites that I enjoy wearing in the winter. I can not count how many times people have asked me if I was Irish when wearing green and it makes me giggle.

Schmoomunitions
June 27th, 2009, 09:15 PM
I think Fergie just needs some strong red lipstick and she'd look good!!!

GlennaGirl
June 27th, 2009, 09:35 PM
I haven't read through the thread, but I thought colors opposite one another on the color wheel do complement each other. Red and green would fit that bill.

I mean doesn't that make sense?

Anyway, I don't think I've ever really worried about a person with a certain color hair wearing a certain color of clothing. That's taking things a bit far! :D

redcelticcurls
June 27th, 2009, 10:23 PM
Thank you Rach!

zombi
June 28th, 2009, 02:01 AM
i think the general consensus here is that all of us redheads wear green. all the time. :D

MimiKeki
June 28th, 2009, 05:52 AM
Ugh this makes me so annoyed. It really does.

A girl in my film class told me I 'don't match' as I have red hair and green eyes.

Now the media!? I'll never hear the end of this :(

You don't match?
What the heck!? Is she insinuating that you ought to have red eyes to match your red hair? Or is it green hair to match your green eyes?
Absolutely stupid comment. Any time I see someone with red hair and green eyes, I think to myself "A rare treasure", the rarest of combinations.

Also, green accessories/clothes with red hair is absolutely stunning!!

Boudicca
June 28th, 2009, 05:54 AM
That's so odd, I always have people telling me to wear green to bring out my hair colour. Especially deep foresty, mossy green.

JewelsSparkles
June 28th, 2009, 08:53 AM
Green on redheads looks fantastic - I thought everyone knew that?

I've only ever heard the saying blue & green should never be seen... which is possibly why it doesn't look that good on her because of her blue eyes.

That & it's just a really unflattering dress for her shape & skin tone (& eye colour).

Nyghtingale
June 28th, 2009, 09:01 AM
Poor me, I guess I am a fashion disaster. Oh well.

Dementia1013
June 28th, 2009, 09:22 AM
What about Green and Purple hair? :D

desertgirl
June 28th, 2009, 10:07 AM
Nightshade
I think it's beautiful when redheads wear green! Fashion people definitely don't know their color wheel if they are forgetting these two complements!

I also love the pic with the green fork. Beautiful!

Pachamama
October 19th, 2009, 02:37 PM
Most of Mucha's women are redheads, and most of his surrounding colors are green...
I think that he had a great taste and that it's a beautiful match, like the green and red of Snow-White's apple....http://img8.hostingpics.net/pics/106045mucha.jpg



http://www.myspace.com/plumemusik

Maddy25
October 19th, 2009, 02:39 PM
I always thought Red hair with green looks beautiful!

McKanna91
October 19th, 2009, 03:32 PM
Um, no. Redheads should wear green because it makes red hair look more intense and vibrant. Those media buffoons have nothing better to do than to sit around picking on other people's style choices. Why listen to what they have to say about fashion and color theory?

Proof that redheads can wear green and look fabulous...

Julianne Moore
http://www.magazine.org/userdata/content/images/19006/ACF3A2.jpg

Amy Adams
http://z.about.com/d/celebritystyle/1/0/g/2/-/-/AmyAdams2008.jpg

Isla Fisher
http://cm1.theinsider.com/media/0/354/31/isla_fisher_confessions_of_a_shopaholic_premiere_p hotos_9.0.0.0x0.400x637.jpeg

Christina Hendricks
http://jadorefashionblog.files.wordpress.com/2009/07/mad-mens-christina-hendricks-strikes-a-pose-2009-tca-amc-cocktail-reception-in-california-tuesday.jpg

Maddy25
October 19th, 2009, 03:45 PM
http://www.close-upfilm.com/pictures/kirsten_dunst.jpg

fleurdelis
October 19th, 2009, 05:44 PM
Ehm..I love to wear green since it makes the slight twinge of red in my hair shine!

Sissy
October 19th, 2009, 06:05 PM
rubbish! I think the colours mix well together. :D

clairenewcastle
October 19th, 2009, 06:24 PM
Red and green are in perfect harmony in nature, red berries on sprigs of green holly leaves are one example.
Mother Nature is never out of balance unless made so by man......

McKanna91
October 19th, 2009, 06:31 PM
Red and green are in perfect harmony in nature, red berries on sprigs of green holly leaves are one example.
Mother Nature is never out of balance unless made so by man......

Amen to that. :)

twolunarspring
October 19th, 2009, 06:35 PM
That's a bizarre statement... I always thought it was generally agreed that green was ideal to set off red hair!

Gypsy
October 19th, 2009, 06:40 PM
I have always heard redheads look best in greens- I even remember a comment about it in some historical romance I read years ago (that takes place in Medieval Scottish Highlands:D) saying the redhead sisters of this Laird went to some fair and fought about who would wear green because redheads look beautiful in green.
Are the people who say no to red and green the same people who say you have to cut your hair over a certain age?

Tressie
October 19th, 2009, 09:05 PM
As has been said by other observant, intelligent people (LOL) green is one of the most flattering colors for people with red hair!! This is a well known, accepted, established fact and has been for years!! Where have these so called "fashion experts" been living? Under a rock? Sheesh!!

JCFantasy23
October 19th, 2009, 11:27 PM
It's so funny, but I was so surprised to hear something like this a few weeks ago that I told my best friend and we just couldn't believe it. We both agreed that red haired people look amazing in green.

I like this article -

http://www.greatestlook.com/advice/redheads.html

For red hair and green clothing it says:

Make them green with envy
It seems that there is at least one complementing shade of green for about every shade of red hair. Green is very versatile and looks good on almost any redhead - the lighter the shade of your hair, the lighter the green you should go for. Warmer greens suit warmer omplexions.

Lyttle Lox
October 19th, 2009, 11:45 PM
What about Green and Purple hair? :D

I looove the color of the dress fergie is wearing!

I think people are afraid of looking christmasy all year round with the color combo... but I looove christmas colors too.. also have a hard time agreeing with most fashion rules, they never seem to be much of a rhyme or reason! Other than it being the current trend! There are some good rules though... but they always end up changing, so I don't get it

Purple and green... looove that combo too... but I am very green biased :D

Gothic Lolita
October 20th, 2009, 12:23 AM
My sister owns a beautiful blouse with green and purple and I frequently steal it!

I think I look best in certain dark shades of green, blood red, black and purple. A greenish looking turquise is nice too. I can't get away with pastels, too pinkish tones or this toxic looking shade of green, I look sick in them.


And the combo if red hair and green clothing is the best one there is! Unfortunately the fashion industry in Germany doesn't agree with me and only ever produces strange shades that don't suit me at all. My sister has golden hair and wears green almost daily, I think that too makes a Christmas-y combo!

rach
October 23rd, 2009, 03:57 PM
green and red mix-
http://i631.photobucket.com/albums/uu32/rachelheales/hair/bump2.jpg
i love that shade of green. i think it works?

Kiraela
October 23rd, 2009, 04:06 PM
I definately think it works beautifully, Rach!

julliams
October 23rd, 2009, 04:17 PM
]I am a Strawberry Blonde but I do have a fair amount of red in there so I don't know if I count but... I always get compliments when I wear green and it became my most favourite colour to wear for a while there. I recently made a great green dress and took pics for a pattern review website so I can post one here. I personally thought it was "blue and green should never be seen" but then, I've put those two colours together on many occasions too.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2801/4017573941_d49fd6da7c.jpg http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3491/4017519405_d5bdbbc10f.jpg

Fiferstone
October 23rd, 2009, 06:51 PM
Olive green is one of my go-to colors, it always looks good on me. The problem with the dress is the harsh lime shade, the fact that it's shapeless and busy, and wrinkled into the bargain. The fact that it's a green dress is not even the real problem. It would look just sas bad if it were maroon, because of the shapeless/rumpled factor. Poor Fergie, some idiot with a camera obviously ambushed her after a long car ride.

julliams
October 23rd, 2009, 06:58 PM
I just had another thought - maybe it's because of Christmas? It looks Christmassy? :xmas: For the same reason that I wouldn't put red and yellow together - because it look McDonaldsy???

Ven
October 23rd, 2009, 09:52 PM
That's a cute dress Julliams! You look lovely in it.

Regards,
~Ven

clairenewcastle
October 23rd, 2009, 09:59 PM
Great dress Julliams! Love the hair too!

Flynn
October 23rd, 2009, 10:10 PM
Wait, what, since when? I thought it was exactly the opposite: that redheads were supposed to wear green! Isn't that in the seasonal colour palate for most gingers, too?!

pineapple pea
October 23rd, 2009, 10:30 PM
Green is definitely my best color. I think people just like to make rhymes. :)

Flynn
October 23rd, 2009, 10:50 PM
Green is definitely my best color. I think people just like to make rhymes. :)

Incidentally, when my nan was a wee gel, that rhyme went "blue and green should never be seen", so I don't think they even got that right. She was so contrary that she had a blue and green party once.

Dementia1013
October 23rd, 2009, 10:57 PM
I don't think there are any two colors that compliment eachother as well as green and red. Just my opinion.

GlassEyes
October 23rd, 2009, 11:04 PM
I don't think there are any two colors that compliment eachother as well as green and red. Just my opinion.
Barring the barney comments and irony, I think purple and green are quite complimentary as well.

rach
October 24th, 2009, 06:14 AM
I just had another thought - maybe it's because of Christmas? It looks Christmassy? :xmas: For the same reason that I wouldn't put red and yellow together - because it look McDonaldsy???
christmas- didn't think of that ......................


Barring the barney comments and irony, I think purple and green are quite complimentary as well.
Purple and green are lovley together :p

all colours have a balance equal. if it's the same darkness,richness,texture? your generally safe - seems to work for me what i paint. Balance is good

Little_Bird
October 24th, 2009, 06:33 AM
Gee, people get so general about it...

Your hair looks fabulous in red, those pictures are just very beautyfull! Come on people... all they do is give fashion a bad name ;)

Just wear what you like and be proud of it! :D

morguebabe
October 24th, 2009, 07:13 AM
When I was a red head I hated the way I looked in green.

rchorr
October 24th, 2009, 09:30 AM
Well, that's just silly! :silly: Red and green are complementary colors. While mine's not a true red (more dark auburn to strawberry blonde, depending on how much I've been out in the sun), certain colors of green look GREAT on me. And my brother has bright, shiney copper penny colored hair, and greens look great on him, too. Just don't wear olive! LOL!

RCHORR'

catysue
October 24th, 2009, 12:06 PM
I have red(ish) hair and every time I wear green I get tonnnnnssss of compliments! pfft.

Kiraela
November 9th, 2009, 10:13 AM
I have come to a conclusion... Anybody who thinks red hair and green clothes doesn't usually work together (not much goes with bright lime, haha), has obviously never seen photos of the actress Christina Hendricks (http://theryancokeexperience.files.wordpress.com/2009/04/christina-hendricks.jpg). I can understand not seeing some of the lovely redheads-in-green on the forums, but sheesh. She's on the red-carpet all the time. You'd think the same people who grumble about celebrities wearing the 'wrong' colors, would pay attention when somebody looks that stunning, right?

Gothic Lolita
November 9th, 2009, 12:09 PM
The problem with some celebrities is that they can get away with wearing anything and still look stunning, whereas normal people somedays have a hard time looking great in their best robe... :( it's so unfair sometimes.

meph
November 9th, 2009, 03:11 PM
She does look stunning indeed. Although I agree with Gothic Lolita - celebrities can get away with wearing a lot of things and still look nice.

As a redhead myself, I love wearing green. It complements my hair and skin tone, so I don't know why I shouldn't wear it.. but then again, I also wear a lot of black which is apparently also a no no for redheads. Ah well, as long as I'm happy with it.

Kiraela
November 9th, 2009, 03:15 PM
Meph: I've seen plenty of redheads that look stunning in black. I think it has more to do with A) the shade of black, B) the particulars of your skintone, and *most importantly* C) the confidence with which you wear it!

Supposedly, with my coloring (neutral to cool, pale skin with dark hair) I ought to look horrible in cream and pale tea-stained type colors, but those are really flattering. *shrugs*

Lady Danger
November 9th, 2009, 03:22 PM
What a crazy "rule"! I just Henna'd my hair on Saturday and the first thing I did after it dried was throw on a stunning deep teal turtleneck. It looked awesome. And I don't usually say that about myself, because I don't want to sound obnoxious. ;)

Pifkin
November 9th, 2009, 09:00 PM
I have red(ish) hair and every time I wear green I get tonnnnnssss of compliments! pfft.
Same here. :eek:

myrrhmaiden
November 10th, 2009, 10:29 AM
If this is wrong, I don't want to be right.
http://i861.photobucket.com/albums/ab179/myrrhmaiden/john_william_waterhouse_-_hylas_and.jpg?t=1257870403

Rentlle
November 10th, 2009, 01:55 PM
Did they just realy realy said that?
XD
can't believe it!!
Can't post pictures either, don't know why.. but if I can, I return for some pictures :D

BranwenWolf
November 10th, 2009, 02:01 PM
I have one of me in a heather green turtleneck when my hair was red but I can't track it down now. It was very striking- I loved wearing green then.
I really don't want to be "right" either if red and green is wrong. Bah.

MauiAngel
November 10th, 2009, 02:19 PM
BAM! :D

http://www.flickr.com/photos/33677675@N05/3890878081/in/set-72157622579584822/

MauiAngel
November 10th, 2009, 02:22 PM
hahaha... try again:p
http://www.flickr.com/photos/33677675@N05/3890878081/in/set-72157622579584822/

Kiraela
November 11th, 2009, 04:16 AM
MauiAngel: :thud:. That is gorgeous.

LuXious
November 18th, 2009, 01:37 PM
Wha...? When my hair was red, that was one of my favorite colors to wear. They used to say redheads shouldn't wear pink, too. Rediculous. Absolutely absurd. Anyone can wear ANY color, in my opinion, if the color's undertones go with the complexion.

LuXious
November 18th, 2009, 01:38 PM
hahaha... try again:p
http://www.flickr.com/photos/33677675@N05/3890878081/in/set-72157622579584822/

There ya go. In your FACE, fashion "experts"!

Keildra
November 18th, 2009, 01:56 PM
Hey I'm a redhead and I thin I look hot in green. Green always brings out the color in my hair

*Rose Red*
November 23rd, 2009, 06:00 AM
and this pictures shows one more time how beautyful redheads look when they´re wearing green:
http://www.otakuboards.com/showthread.php?p=826886

Angharad
November 23rd, 2009, 10:10 AM
Wow, gorgeous :applause picture Rose Red!

I am a woman who wears lots of black (always have since I was thirteen) but when I wear colours I usually pick colours that are opposites; my favourite combination is turquoise with red or green with red. I even have that combination in my house a lot. I just adore opposite colours, because they enhance eachother so well.

Never listen to socalled experts, because life wouldn't be so much :) fun if you would follow rules made by others.

Stephichan
November 23rd, 2009, 11:40 AM
I find that my hair is set off very nicely with navy blue and white, not so much with green. With that said, yesterday, a friend of mine gave me belated birthday presents that included a set of green hair clips :D I was so excited that the minute I got home I put them in. I'll have to take some pics later ^_^