Hues Tints Shades & Tones Man's Guide To ColorVariations In Men's Clothing Colors [0:00:00] Hi! I'm Antonio Centeno.
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I've got a question in that I thought waspretty darn good.
The gentleman is asking me, “Antonio, I wantto go with this blue sports jacket.
It is a true blue, a little bit brighter thannavies or any of the other colors out there that you're recommending in the core wardrobe.
Is this an item that I can wear and I'm goingto get a lot of miles out of or should I go with something that's more traditional, perhapsin the navy darker blue?” This is the question I'm going to answer andI'm going to give you guys a little bit of information about understanding hues, tints, shades, so I'm going to use some technical terms.
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The question that came in is, “Antonio, isthis color of blue versatile enough to be worn in multiple ways like the more traditionalnavy blue? I'm not sure if it should be my first purchase, or should I go with the traditional navy?” The jacket that he's talking about is verysimilar in color to this jacket right here.
This is a true blue.
It's going to be a brighter blue and it isblue.
Sometimes I use the term — and I just say”blue”.
Get a blue sports jacket; that's going tobe interchangeable, but what I mean and what I'm usually referring to is something in navy.
This is a navy — actually, a suit jacket.
You've probably seen me wear this in a coupleof videos.
It's going to be three buttons, but the pointis the fabric is darker, it's solid, and this is going to be in my opinion the jacket thathe should start off with.
I'll explain why here in a second, but it'sgoing to help if you guys understand a little bit about what do we mean by colors, whenyou hear the word “hue”, when you hear “shades”, when you hear “tints”.
I've got a few notes right here, but basicallythe point is that a hue is the same thing as a color.
Those terms are interchangeable.
There are 12 — well, it depends on who youtalk to, but there are going to be 12 main colors.
And when I say hue, those are the original, those are the bright colors.
So the jacket that we're talking about righthere, this is going to be blue closer to the original hue.
Right here, we see how it's pretty bright.
So I'm going to throw out a few terms hereand I'm going to explain how we get these various colors.
When I say the word “tint”, what I mean iswe have the original hue and we've added some white to it, so a lot of the colors out therewe're going to see are tints.
These are often called pastels as well.
If you look at especially polos, other formsof shirts, we will see them in pastels.
So when you see the word “tint”, when yousee the word “pastel”, understand that it's a hue basically that has had white throwninto it.
Now, the next term I'm going to bring up are”shades” and that's where navy comes in.
Navy is blue in which black has been addedto it, Therefore, it is a shade.
Shades are going to be very common in menswearas well.
They work well with most of our colors.
They're easy to match.
Most clothing out there is going to be ina sense a form of a shade.
The last point that I'm going to talk aboutis a tone.
I've got a jacket that is — this one righthere, you notice how it's a little bit lighter blue than the navy.
This one has not so much.
It has a little bit of white, a little bitof black, so gray added to it.
Therefore, it is a tone of the color blue.
Does that make sense? Again, I'm going to link over to the articleand I'm going to go in more detail in the article, but understand the word “shade” basicallymeans that you've added some black to it, the word “tone” means that we've added somegray to it, and the word “tint” means that we've added white to a hue.
Hue equals color.
To answer the question, I'm going to recommendyou go with a navy or you go with a little bit lighter.
Maybe you go with a tone of that navy, soa little bit lighter color than the navy, but don’t go with the true blue as yourfirst sports jacket.
It's going to be a little bit harder to match.
I recommend that sports jacket maybe for athird of fourth sports jacket, but not your first one.
All right, make sense? Take care, gentlemen.
I'll see you in the next video.
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