There are only 8 days left before the Chinese New Year, so it’s perfect to wear red Hanfu for the New Year. It just so happens that more and more people are asking about Hanfu styles for the New Year, so let’s take a look at the styles that Hanfu Time recommends and share with you “how to wear the red Hanfu with a sense of sophistication”.
01 – Why are the Chinese passionate about “red“?
Of the five Chinese colors, why is red the only one that is the representative color of China today? As early as the pre-Qin period, “The Art of War Annotated” wrote: “There are only five colors, yet the variations of the five colors produce a beauty that is incomparable to see.” Red, yellow, black, white, and blue, which of them can actually be said to be common.
But when you come to China and see the brightly colored Ming Dynasty buildings left by history, from the large red walls, Zhu Men (朱门, in ancient times, the gates of noble houses would be painted red to show their dignity.) and lanterns to the small lacquerware, Huadian (花钿) and rouge, there is no color as eye-catching as “red” that can be applied in life, on occasions large and small, both intense and festive, a color full of hope and enthusiasm.
The Book of Rites records that the use of red was already common in palaces after the Zhou Dynasty. Each dynasty changed its main color with the regime, but the importance of “red” as the earliest dye found has remained unchanged until today.
02 – Different Red Matching
Red color also has other names: Jiang (绛), Chi (赤), Zhu (vermilion, 朱), Dan (丹), Tong (彤), Zhe (ochre, 赭), Fei (crimson, 绯), etc. It is related to the shade of weaving and dyeing, and also related to the method of weaving and dyeing, such as:
Feihong, as a color that is a little lighter than big red, was called “Fei” in ancient times, i.e. pink.
Rouge, also refers to the bright red. Rouge is a cosmetic name for face and mouth grease, one is made of silk wool dipped in red and blue flower juice; the other is flower processed into small, thin flakes.
Pomegranate Red (石榴红)
Pomegranate red, that is, the color of red pomegranate flowers. The pomegranate dress dyed with this color was also a favorite dress for young women in Tang Dynasty.
Red is so brilliant, so how to match the “red”, but more important than the choice of “red” selection.
03 – Red matching with other colors
Red & Black
This collocation is actually more common, red and black, white with are very nice. Red and white will look bright and vibrant, and black will look stable, but red and white are easier to dress sense more young, red and black is more suitable for more solemn ceremonial occasions, need to use a small area of white to neutralize.
Red & Blue – Purple
Vermilion with blue, rose-purple, in fact, we often see this “official match”, wear a Ao, with blue horse face skirt, two bright colors mixed together, in fact, the temperament will be better, but more suitable for more grand occasions. If it is the daily, try to red and blue to Morandi color, higher gray color bias, there will be a quiet and elegant feeling. The two colors are more contrasting. These two colors are stronger contrast color, it is recommended not to add patterns, the cleaner the better.
Red & Green
In fact, this color scheme also appeared in ancient pottery figurines. But it is more difficult to manage in the matching, so pay special attention to the ratio of red, you can try 1:7 red, green ratio to match, or with a large area of green with a small area of red, this green can not use brightness too low or saturation too high green.
Red & Yellow
It just so happens that this year’s popular color is illuminating, and there is no shortage of red and yellow to go with it naturally. You can also refer to the red and green with a large area of yellow, you can also try to use goose yellow.
04 – Related red accessories
Festive accessories are naturally indispensable, whether they are accessories with pearls, or auspicious lions, persimmons, goldfish, and other motifs to brighten up the red Hanfu.
The above is the sharing of red Hanfu, if you have and red-related dressing experience, welcome to Hanfu group to share!
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