Trying to understand what is a mid-tone color

I understand what are pastel colors (and that I don't have many of them in my closet) but I am struggling to distinguish mid-tones from non-neon brights. I have several summer items I am not sure about - can you help?
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 I think the bag is in pastel colors but about coral dress and yellow in oxfords - mid-tone or bright?
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What about this purple - mid-tone or bright?

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I think this lilac shirt is pastel - no?

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What about this blue jacket - mid-tone or bright?

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our YLF yellow seamed skirt - mid-tone?

So do I have any mid-tone colors in my closet now?
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13 Comments

  • Tanya replied 5 years ago
    I m not sure about the yellows, but for the rest I would guess the following:

    1. coral dress - mid-tone
    2. purple dress - mid-tone as well
    3. lilac shirt - pastel
    4.  blue jacket -  mid-tone (a bright would be a shade like cobalt or royal blue)
  • Sveta replied 5 years ago
    Thanks Tanya, this is what I thought too. I guess this lilac is the only pastel I have because it is the only pastel I can wear well.
  • Aida replied 5 years ago
    Hm I see:
    1 coral: mid tone bordering bright (there is white mixed in, but not a lot)
    2 purple: borderline bright on my monitor
    3 lilac: mid tone bordering pastel (medium white amount, I'd say lavender is more pastel; like Ceit's new blazer)
    4 blue: mid tone
    5 yellow: saturated muted :)
  • Marley replied 5 years ago
    Ok - this is what I see on my monitor:
    1) coral - bright, handbag - midtones
    2) purple - bright
    3) lilac - mid-tone
    4) blue - mid-tone
    5) yellow - kind of a "dirty" or muted color?
  • MsMary replied 5 years ago
    I got nothin' on the color theory.

    But oh my goodness I LOVE those outfits!!
  • Nanabear replied 5 years ago
    I'm as good as colourblind when it comes to colour groupings.  However, I agree with MaryK wholeheartedly.  These are some pretty darn gorgeous outfits.
  • Suz replied 5 years ago
    I would agree with Aida. 


  • Karie replied 5 years ago
    very nice outfits,  whatever color groups they belong to!
  • Liz A. replied 5 years ago
    Sveta, might I ask what brand of oxfords you are wearing?
  • Sveta replied 5 years ago
    Liz, these are Hush Puppies from last year. This year they have new colors but with tan instead of white so I like them less: HP Dancers

  • celia replied 5 years ago
    Glad of your inquiring mind because I was also wondering. Now I have a better grip on what is what.
  • Day Vies replied 5 years ago

    I agree with Tanya on what mid tones you were wearing. I am just completely floored by all of these outfits especially #1. Fab! (Pinning!)

  • Liz A. replied 5 years ago
    Thank you.  You're right, yours are much cuter with the yellow toe although I may still have to grab a pair.

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