Discussion in 'threads and dreads' started by Mation, May 6, 2014.
A 'royal', I think. Kate Middleton? Another one? Probably Kate.
I don't hate the colour; I like it. I just object to its current given name
I am sure someone has already said this, I skipped to the end a bit, but the colour of clothing that is sold as "nude", I don't think anyone has a skin that colour. Unless they're wearing heavy all over body make up.
Totally not taking away from what you're saying Mation, I get that.
Its is ridiculous all round.
Magnolia ; )
You're right, it's not an exact skin tone. But I think the fashion idea is that it should blend in well enough to require a second look.
do you have that in the UK?
Yes we do.
Someone's been taking Pantone portraits for ages, and they are all here.
'Taupe' was a very vogueish colour once and everyone had a different understanding as to what it meant (from almost purple to almost white).
Taupe is a colour that can be made by mixing blue pigment with brown pigment. A similar colour is Payne's Grey which is used in watercolour and oil painting.
59-3 C, here, sort of
I think it's a great project. Plus, sometimes I just like looking at people. So many interesting faces. People are brilliant.
Yes! It's lovely for all the faces
I agree, I love looking at people. What a variety of us there are.
But I also tried to make sense of the pantone numbers, they all seem to end in a C which seems therefore superfluous, but there are shades that look very similar but have wildly different numbers, I looked for quite a while and could not make sense of it.
Pantone colours don't all end in "C". They can also end in a "U" or "M", as this describes the type of paper that the ink is printed on.
C - coated
U - uncoated
M - matt
There are also other suffixes which used to be used for computers.
The numbers in Pantone refer to the inks, and their proportions in the mix.
This is broadly my skin tone. Shit, that is pale!
I was reminded of this thread today when I saw this
Missed this at the time!
See also Christian Louboutin releases high-heeled sandals in seven different skin tones as part of their iconic Nudes Collection. | Glamour UK
and Nude Heels for Light to Dark Skin - Kahmune Has 10 Nude Heels for Every Skin Color
Nothing actually wearable though
nude is a specific colour tho pertaining to champagne with a touch of pink, I can understand why if you dont know this it can seem offensive
Are you saying it's not offensive that one specific skin tone is called 'nude' provided you know that this usage is widespread and has been going on for ages?
Because that seems like the opposite of something that would make sense.
The argument is not "what colour does the fashion industry call 'nude'?" though.
It's that by calling this colour 'nude', you promote or at least support a culture in which Caucasian skin is seen as the normal or default colour. Find another name for that colour (parfait? Biscotti? White peach?) because the name is actively problematic.
Vaguely recall 'ecru' being a generic creamy colour...although possibly lacking the pink tones in 'nude'.
Do you recall American Tan? Literally no human being has legs of that bilious rusty brown.
basically yer beef isnt with the colour but in how it has been marketed.
I dont think nude = match your skin tone
not really sure why people think it's something only white people can wear unlrss yer into believing marketing
it's not specifically a skin tone it gets marketed as one by placing the garments on similar toned models. true the shops should have relabelled it all but it's probably just bulk manufacturing problem
obviously I should know my place and stfu because this is a thread that is not for me it aint even in fashion anymore and there are far more bothersome things like correctors but there dont seem to be a thread about those
Your point about nude being marketed as a skin tone is crucial, because it works for no-one and worse, is clearly not remotely intended for brown people. We don't even have our own version of 'nude' to grumble about. The fashion industry simply doesn't value brown people enough to offer a crap attempt at skin toned garments.
demographics I'd imagine.
It doesn't match many (any?) person's exact skin tone but it's name reflects the fact that it's meant to blend in sufficiently that it looks like you're not wearing some stand out or contrasting colour to your skin tone. So this works (well enough) for lots of white people, but doesn't work in any way whatsoever if your skin in dark.
I know how colours work.
nude is probably whats on the roll of fabric in the warehouse before its made into anything because thats the name of the colour, it's not surprising that it has nude on the ;abel to specify colour
it's not meant to blend to anyones skin tone cus it's not foundation it's a colour of a garment thats been marketed with people whos skin match, it's just marketing
is there any campaigns anyones involved in about this??
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