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The Blog by Michele Charles Gustafson

A Blue For The People: Classic Blue

Pantone, the color authority, has released the 2020 Color of The Year: Classic Blue.
 
 
Standing in my own Hue and Style® Universe with a method of connecting color...
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Why You're Taking Wearing Color For Granted

Wearing color can be fun but consider who you could influence silently if you used it strategically.  In this micro-episode, Michele explains why one hue does not emit one meaning and why typical color psychology color meanings are incomplete for you to use color as a personal brand marketing superpower.  Today, you’ve got your Hue and Style® color expert in the house....
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What Is More Important Than Simple Fashion Sense

color fashion style Apr 25, 2019

Formality.

Formality, not fashion sense, is the secret to always looking appropriate in any situation with your image.  

Recently working with clients locally and far-flung, I showed them how garments with different formalities can send completely different messages about your presence. (Just 2 out of 4 here I used to teach this concept). I impressed on them why it is SO important to...

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2019 Pantone Color of the Year: Living Coral

Every year, color authority Pantone releases it’s Color of the Year! It’s always so exciting for me as a color expert to see how this influencer will be driving color’s direction in everything from fashion to art, to home decor and design. Pantone’s reach is far and wide but just as I counsel my clients, just because the “authority” has told you what the...

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2 Unexpected (Yet Powerful) Uses Of Color In Your Life

color Nov 07, 2018

Right now, there is a huge chance that you don’t realize how powerful color is in your life.  I mean, you may generally agree with me that it boosts your mood or makes you face more vibrant but unless you’ve learned the deeper power of it, you just can’t know how powerful it is.

That also means you don’t know how to use it in your life to do two very amazing things:...

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2017 Color of The Year - Greenery

color Jan 10, 2017

Pantone, the color authority, has named the 2017 color of the year! Introducing Greenery!

Greenery is a yellow-green. Its hue is warm and chroma bright. Its psychology is on of energetic renewal. Think of the first-day-of-spring green and match green tea both are reinvigorating.

And now for my Personal Color Expert take on this color and what I know you WON’T do with it!
Because of its...

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