Tone of the Earth


Definition of tone




noun
  • a musical or vocal sound with reference to its pitch, quality, and strength:
  • a modulation of the voice expressing a particular feeling or mood:
  • a musical note or other sound used as a signal on a telephone or answering machine.
NOT THAT.....
  • the general character or attitude of a place, piece of writing, situation;
  • [mass noun] informal an atmosphere of respectability or class:
WRONG AGAIN!
  • (also whole tone) a basic interval in classical Western music, equal to two semitones and separating, for example, the first and second notes of an ordinary scale (such as C and D, or E and F sharp); a major second:
UM, NO.
  •  the particular quality of brightness, deepness, or hue of a shade of a colour:
 BINGO!

Colour combos and tones can be a tricky task to learn. The way I started was learning the basics of a colour wheel. This helps you establish what colours blend well & what diametrically opposite colours will really play off each other. 

When it comes to tone it does get a bit more technical, but the easiest way to begin is to work off your natural tones like your hair, eyes and skin. I have dark brown hair, olive green eyes and a light olive complexion; all quite earthy tones, so I try to go for those relative tones and shades in the colours I wear. Unless you want something to really pop then you can start to mix with solid colours and shades of black and white.








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