Garfene Grandison, Assistant Lifestyle Coordinator
Valentine's Day is known around the world as the day to celebrate love. It is common for us to show our love and deep affection for our lovers by wearing red and white. As a matter of fact, the red and white tradition has become entrenched in the Jamaican psyche and as soon as February 1 rolls around, the place is fully cascading in the colours.
Red, pink or white roses, humorous or sentimental cards and chocolate (usually in heart-shaped boxes) are the typical gifts exchanged. Jewellery has also become a popular love token. However, almost any present wrapped in valentine colours is acceptable. V-Day is a wonderful occasion to remember your loved ones. On the flip side, however, it is also one of the most difficult days of the year for those who are alone. This V-Day, the Flair team is encouraging all to step away from the red and white and wear colours that are just as romantic but go unnoticed. We teamed up with Sobelio Boutique to present some of the most romantic colour trends that are very fashionable this Valentine's season.
1. Purple - the colour of romance and passion. One the most feminine colours and one that is oftentimes used in Valentine's Day flowers, gifts and decorations to awaken the romantic spirit in your beloved.
2. Maroon - the symbol of outrageous passion and imagination. Maroon is mostly used in restaurants on Valentine's Day through candles and dinner table settings etc.
3. Pink is the colour of innocent love and affection. One of the gentlest colour among all the romantic colours. Pink is the perfect colour for new relationships. Pink roses are almost as popular as red roses on V-Day. Pink teddies, candies and satin bows are also very popular parts of the Valentine's Day celebrations. If you are considering to gift a friend this V-Day, pink roses might be a better choice since this colour speaks of affection, sweetness and understanding. Light pink can represent grace, gentility, admiration and friendship. Dark pink, on the other hand, leans more towards gratitude, appreciation and thankfulness.
4. Orange is a very bright colour and suggests fertility and happiness. It also stands for fulfilment.
5. The colour blue symbolises trustworthiness. In order to instil honesty in your loved one, perhaps you might want to purchase some of blue orchids or even a trendy blue frock. It also has subtle erotic suggestions.
6. Yellow stands for wisdom and illumination. It symbolises the sun and hence, suggests power. It might not be a very popular romantic colour if you want to complement the beauty of your beloved one.
7. Green is the colour of royalty and can be used in Valentine's Day decorations. If you want to project that royalty to your beloved, then don an elegant green dress.
8. Red is the most popular colour and is, in fact, a vital symbol of Valentine's Day celebrations. From candies to cards to red roses, this colour is a mainstay on V-Day. Red roses symbolise energy, passion and deep love. Traditionally, they are reserved for intimate, romantic relationships.
9. White suggests purity and is popularly used in Valentine's Day decoration. White roses symbolise spiritual love, purity, reverence and humility and can also connote faithfulness which is a valuable component to any relationship.
10. Lavender is another very popular romantic colour. Lavender symbolises enchantment and originality. This colour shows that the giver has fallen in love with the recipient at first sight.
Assistant shoot director:
Shani-McGraham Shirley from Chai Studio
Clothing and accessories provided by:
Sobelio Boutique Sovereign North, 29 Barbican Road, Kingston 6.
Tel: 631-2114, 779-2885