Dec 042014

brown_shoesDecember 4 is Wear Brown Shoes Day.

This odd celebration (of unknown origin) is for donning brown footwear.

Brown Shoes in History

  • In the late 1700 the phrases “no brown in town” or “no brown after six” were common, and the ideas were strictly adhered too.
  • By the 1950s brown shoes were common daywear, but not evening wear.
  • In modern times, brown shoes are acceptable anytime of day.

What to wear with brown shoes?

  • Brown tones, of course, but also neutrals like white and gray.
  • Earth tones
  • Reds and greens
  • Try to make the tones – dark brown with dark red, light brown with light green, etc.

Brown in Color Theory

  • Brown symbolizes stability, structure and support.
  • It is friendly and approachable.
  • It is loyal, trustworthy and dependable.
  • It is honest and sincere.
  • It is hardworking and industrious and reliable.
  • It is sensitive and warm.

Brown by Association

  • In the United States, brown is associated with autumn and Thanksgiving.
  • The Japanese do not have a word for brown, instead they use phrases such as tea-color and fallen-leaf.
  • In India, brown is the color of mourning because it resembles dying leaves.


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