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Friday, February 3, 2012

Hue ambiguity

This is the cardigan I purchased at H&M when I was in New York last week. I initially thought that it was seafoam (or mint, if you prefer) but now that I think about it, it's a little too saturated to be seafoam, which is generally quite pale.
It's not turquoise, since turquoise is more blue than green, and it's not teal, becuase teal is much, much darker.
It might also be worth noting that these Towne & Reese bracelets are a perfect color match for the cardigan, and the color they are listed as is turquoise. 
So what color is it?

Zebra, seafoam and black IMG_2924.jpg IMG_2937.jpg Zebra, seafoam and black.jpg IMG_2952.jpg Zebra, seafoam and black-4.jpg
The Rundown
Zebra Blouse Thrifted - Pencil Skirt H&M - Cardigan H&M - Shoes Adrienne Vittadini - Swiss Dot Tights Gap - Necklaces and Ring The Cavernous Jewelry Box - Turquoise Bracelets Towne & Reese Avery Black Bracelets Kohls - Earrings Aldo - Nail Polish Essie Fair Game

57 comments:

this free bird said...

I'm not sure exactly what color it is...I'd say seafoam-ish, I think?

Whatever the case it is a wonderful color and does match the bangle perfectly. Love the zebra print & dotted tights. A really pretty outfit that looks terrific on you.

xo,
C

Bre said...

I love the detail and the color of your jewelry and the fact that your bracelet matched your card is too awesome.

Angela said...

I absolutely love this outfit! So pretty! :)

I would love if you linked this up to my Friday Favorites link party!
xoxo
Angela

Frannie Pantz said...

Not sure about the color--I think seafoam is pretty close. You look great! I love the bold graphic top with the softer pastel cardigan!

Amanda said...

oh how pretty

Terri said...

It looks turquoise to me, but a turquoise with a lot of greenish cast to it. Love that skirt that zips up the back.

chocolatefashioncoffee said...

whatever the color I love it :) great styling :)

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Ki said...

I asked my husband, just for fun, what colour this is.
'Green.'
'Yeah, but what kind of green?'
'Light green. Duh.'

So yeah, I'm gonna just go with that, although I was going to say seafoam :D

eek said...

I think it's more seafoamish, although it also looks just green to me in these photos. At any rate, you look great!

Madeline Quaint said...

In Hungarian I would call it pistachio. :) It's like pistachio ice cream, yum!

Natasha Fatah said...

Hmmm...you're right. Difficult to pin down the exact colour name, but I do think mint is the closest. Looking lovely and minty fresh my dear! :)

xoxo
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Annie said...

Whatever color it is - I love it! Looks great over that patterned blouse :)

Annie
The Other Side of Gray

Closet Fashionista said...

Looove it!! It does look a bit more saturated than I remember, but I think it looks perfect! :D
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Tashia said...

That is a tricky color. Too green to be aqua, but a little too blue to be mint. I would call it Jade maybe? Love the polka dot tights and zebra print top combo:)

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Vanessa said...

I can't help you on the color but you look particularly stunning in these photos. Your hair, makeup, those swiss-dot tights, everything is perfection.

Nikki @ The Ginger Diaries said...

I have absolutely no idea what the name of this colour would be... I'd say dark seafoam? and the H&M website just says it's "green" haha! x

Nic said...

idk the exact color BUT, i do like it :-) love the zipper in the back...this look is very "smart-chic". lol, i just made that up!

~nic

Gray Skies said...

I love your blouse! I don't see a lot of zebra print on people - mostly just leopard print.

Maybe you could just call the cardigan...dark seafoam green? Hmm, that still doesn't sound right. Greenish turquoise? Dang, that's a hard color to place!

Amber said...

Whatever color it is (I'd say seafoam...or mint!) I love it and it looks great on you. Nice find!

How have you been dear?

Love & Cake,
Amber

The PvdH Journal said...

Oh dear, you know that a similar thing happened to me with a pair of green H&M jeans I bought. I am still not sure the exact colour (I called them emerald)... but your sweater is definitely lighter. mmm sea foam perhaps yes!

Anyways! I loved it how you paired it with the polka dotted tights!

Marie McGrath (The Joy of Fashion) said...

You're right, it is sort of a difficult color to pin point. Well, whatever it is, it looks fantastic on you. I love how the color of your hair contrasts with the color of the cardigan. And I also really like your polka dot tights!

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luchie said...

I think it's relatively close to Pistachio Green. I looked up the color on Pantone and on my screen it matched your cardigan - LOL!

I absolutely love the outfit! The zebra blouse with polka dot tights...nice mix of patterns.

You inspire me!

Alex Elizabeth said...

I like this color a lot :) I like this whole outfit a lot-- the sheer and the necklaces, and the bracelets... accessorized to perfection. This green color is actually very common in turquoise gemstones, but most most jewelers favor the bluer turquoise. I like this one, though. I think it's underused.

Lorena said...

Very pretty - that is a fabulous skirt.
And in regards to the color... maybe we can label it "dark seafoam" ?

sacramento said...

Gorgeous and ready for a fantastic weekend.
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Amber said...

how about celery? That sounds about right.

Courtney Erin said...

I'm not really sure what color it is...but I love it!

Courtney ~ http://sartorialsidelines.com

Loren said...

I would have called it mint green.
It's lovely on you though. I really love the way you mix animal prints with everything.

rlutz said...

Love the color...what ever it is called! Great how you styled it with all the black and white!
Hope you have a great weekend!

Style Journey said...

Whatever color green the sweater is, it looks great on you! Love how you paired it with all black. Have a great weekend :)

Tinfoil Tiaras said...

Mint? I never know the proper colours- I just know the general colour family! I LOVE this cardigan- I'm looking to add some to my wardrobe so will have to check out H&M!

Shabby, Chic, & Cheap said...

Turquoise green? Whatever color it is it's gorgeous! I love those mini dot tights!

Daria said...

nice cardi colour! iand i love those thighta.


xxx
Daria, the Fashionsurfer

La Fille D'or said...

I wonder if H&M would be able to comment on this : )? You look amazing in the color though. We seem to be thinking in the same hues. I've been stalking all sorts of light green shades on etsy.

silvergirl said...

I am going with mint green
Lovely color whatever it is
Brett

Jodi said...

I like how you paired the sweater with black and white pattern. Of course I love black and white to begin with, but this makes your sweater stand out and is really cute!! xox oJ

Style Servings said...

What a pretty look! I adore those necklaces!

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Alyssa said...

I was really hoping it was Cerulean so I could quote The Devil Wears Prada. Shucks, lol.

Maybe its a dark mint? Or avocado? Either way, its absolutely beautiful.

Meli22 said...

hi sweetie! long time no see.

I came back to blogging and am glad to see familiar faces still around. :)

and super happy to see you still doing afforable cute fashion!!

Karoline Kalvø said...

Sooo gorgeous. Love your blog.

Kisses from Norwegian model, blogger and student
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Elegantesque said...

You look so pretty ! love your pencil skirt !

Kisses
Hannah

Elegantesque Blog 

Tonya said...

Super cute look! I love the polka dot tights :) And the mint is so refreshing..love it!

TaraMixandMatch said...

Love the tiny dots on your tights!

Sue said...

A great look on you this outfit. Love the green colour (I don't know what to call it either) with the black.

Glitter Gal said...

It really looks like seafoam to me!

-Myisha :)

Iris Colón said...

I would call it jade maybe? Definitely in the green family :)

MarieAntoinette said...

Great post ♥ I love the blouse, looks great on you.

Sabrina said...

beautiful outfit!!!

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Camelia said...

I love that sweater, sort of a seafoam i would think. And that zipper is so cute down the back of the skirt. I just got some polka dotted tights as well. Super cute! :)

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Hmm dark sea foam? It is still a lovely color for spring!

xoxo,
Chic 'n Cheap Living

Ali said...

Muted seafoam! Maybe that's a color. But maybe that's not specific enough. It's okay, I thought I knew what royal blue was until I discovered there were many different shades of it. Colors, bro. They were made to confuse us.

This is so perfect though. I love how your mutedseaformmintgreenmermaid cardigan pops against all the black and white. I like that you layered your necklaces under your collar, too. Fun fun!

Ashley said...

I'd say turquoise. Or green. Because I like being exact, you know.

I don't know another blogger who has so much great animal print.

Mochachocolata Rita said...

so this color is seafoam! it's very pretty! btw, you are right, i need to stop overestimating my size and buy stuff that fits ;) thank you!

Bonnie said...

Seafoam sounds like a good way to describe this cardigan. Whatever the color is, I LOVE IT.

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Sarah said...

What a great looK! I adore this blouse. Great colors as well.

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Kim (A Very Sweet Blog) said...

It's a pretty spring green. Love the animal print underneath. Great skirt (back zip) and criss cross heels.
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Angie said...

mint is my favourite colour right now! you did zebra print right and i love the matchy matchy accessories. you've got yourself a new follower :D

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