1920s Color Chart for your type – Blondes

The 1920s Color Key Chart for the Blonde-


Miss Laurene Hempstead, an expert in color harmonies, writes the first in a series of four 1920’s beauty articles on color for the four different types of feminine beauty. This week – the blonde.


The subject is the beautiful Marion Davies. Save this key to the colors.

1. Blue, medium value, slightly neutralized.
2. Much softened or grayed red-violet – an orchid shade!
3. Red-violet of medium value, somewhat neutralized.
4. Green-blue, nearer blue than green.
5. Red-orange, softened and of light value.
6. Green, medium value, somewhat grayed.
7. Blue, somewhat grayed.
8. Blue-green, more green than blue – a subtle, in between shade.

Remember that color can alter the figure as well as the face of the wearer.
Regardless of your type – only a woman who who knows beyond any doubt that her figure is a pleasing one – should avoid like a plague – a dress or coat of an extremely vivid color. Dulled, grayed or neutral colors are much more easily worn.

More than any other type, the blonde is dependent on correct color harmonies to set off her natural loveliness. Too vivid colors will overwhelm! Too neutral colors will make her uninteresting!

What are the most becoming 1920s colors for the blonde?

The blonde usually finds soft grayed cool hues, blue-violet, blue, blue-green and green her most becoming colors. Violet and red-violet, having more warmth, are sometimes becoming, though they are difficult to wear. Remember to soften whatever color you choose. Warm vivid colors should almost always be avoided for they submerge the blonde, causing one not to see her costume. So if you love red – choose a cool red-violet rather than – say – a red-orange! Red-violet is most commonly found in wine colored dresses and hats and are most becoming to the blond.
Examine the color chart above and have fun finding your most becoming color.

Download an original 1920s beauty Guide – packed to the brim with girlish advice for the 1920s flapper.