"[C]olour is no different from anything else; there is a question of mode; and a shade or combination which seems impossible to us today is quite likely to enchant us tomorrow." (pg. 25)
"It is very difficult to form an elegant and harmonious combination with three different colours, except when two of them are black and white." (pg. 28)
"[T]here are absolutely no taboos for the majority of women. Besides, most of them have acquired in childhood preconceived notions as to what colours they can and cannot wear, and they sometimes deprive themselves of many highly flattering shades simply because they refuse to try them." (pg. 29)
When I was at BlogHer'13, a woman at my lunch table told us about another blogger that she had met earlier in the day who believed that women should find their signature color and then only wearing that shade. Not only is that limiting, but it puts a lot of faith in the person who helps you find that "perfect" color. When the discussion of color would come up when I was working in retail, clients would often tell me what season I was. Sometimes they would look at me and say that I was obviously a winter and the next client would swear I was an autumn. I mostly just nodded along and ignored it because I was not about to let myself be limited to a smaller color palette just because a random person told me I should.
"When you are matching colours which are meant to be worn in the daytime, it is absolutely necessary to judge them in true daylight; and colours which only go out at night should be selected under electric lights." (pg. 30)
"In conclusion, an elegant woman must have the courage to try an unaccustomed color from time to time, but she should select it with open eyes as well as an open mind." (pg. 31)
Dariaux, Genevieve Antoine. A Guide to Elegance. New York: William Morrow, 2003. Print.