Brown is considered to be part of the orange family of colours. It is thought of as a more sombre and sensible shade. Brown is about duty and responsibility and being very grounded. On the negative side, brown is often used in movies to show an unhappy person who is a bit of a martyr.
Brown is not all dull. Springs and Autumns often love brown and it loves them. It can be a better neutral for them than black which is a harsher colour. There are rich shades of brown, especially red-browns and dark chocolates as in this Vogue pattern 8705. Brown can be an exciting hair colour especially when it is a mixture of light and dark shades. If you wear brown on the top half of your body, add something in a gold, aqua or turquoise to provide a beautiful contrast.
And finally, brown is the colour of chocolate. Enough said!
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