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  1. Linda Lane
    March 21, 2019 @ 12:16 pm

    Hi Tobi…..14 years of art school, and raising 2 out of 3 boys who are colorblind (as my dearly departed husband was), I can be of help.
    Take me shopping. Mark coordinating outfits.
    Hang total outfits on one hanger.
    Feel free to try any, or all of the above 🙂


    • Tobi Schwartz-Cassell
      March 21, 2019 @ 12:23 pm

      Awww…thank you, Linda. I rely on Stan and our daughter Jardin for color help. And I own A LOT of black because I am told that everything goes with black. 😀


  2. Pat
    March 1, 2019 @ 2:24 pm

    Check out paint names. I actually like them!


  3. Patti Parezo
    February 19, 2019 @ 9:33 am

    Hi Tobi!
    Well, as a Color Analyst I totally understand the dilemma!
    You’ll see those confusing color names with nail polish as well!

    Trying to keep THIS simply, with color in hand, you’ll need to determine the base color and the others mixed in.Tough if you’re color blind, I know!

    I know nothing about who makes up these names but some are obviously using the colors they see in nature like ‘pebble, egret and ocean.’ Even that would be up for debate.

    Everyone sees color differently. I know that since I am exposed to that with my business. I feel companies out there are just trying to be different thinking they can grab your attention. And maybe they have!

    The important thing here is does the color match your skin tone, hair, and eye color so that YOU look fabulous all of the time?!


    • Tobi Schwartz-Cassell
      February 19, 2019 @ 10:53 am

      Thanks, Patti! To be honest, I really wrote this because I always get irritated by the funny names.

      I agree with you that companies come up with crazy color names just to mix things up a bit. I also agree that many of the color names come from nature. My goal has always been to figure out the base color. But I don’t know what color a pebble or an egret is to begin with! And I hate to get technical, but my eyes’ “rods” and “cones” just don’t work like the majority of peoples’. So I either grab a sales associate or shopper, never go shopping alone, or (and this is my happy default) buy yet another pair of black leggings and then purchase whatever top speaks to me, and call it a day!


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