The French word for "shaded," ombre brings to mind subtle gradation of color - from pale to vibrant. Ombre effects are now seen in art, fashion, hair, makeup, interiors & more.
Originally ombre was named for a dyeing technique developed in the 1840s. Wow! It's been around for a long time... Now, the dip-dye craze has everyone making their own ombre fashions and home accents.
You can buy a little something ombre.
I found this sweet bag on sale at anthropologie...
Or, you can apply your makeup with an ombre edge,
think eye shadow & lips...
...try your hand at making
your own ombre abstract art piece...
Or, create an ombre-esque feeling by using two different color draperies... a subtle tonal change like pink and orange... or aqua and a deeper hue of blue.
So, create your own interpretation of ombre. Celebrate colour in all its wonder!