[caption id="attachment_1238" align="aligncenter" width="427"]
Image source: Youthdesigner.com[/caption]
The final color in our Science of Colors series is brown. This is an oddball color that doesn't quite fit in with any other color in the spectrum. It's not on the greyscale so it doesn't go with black and white
, but it doesn't fall within the red
spectrum, either. Still, this color deserves its own feature because it's such a reliable and versatile color for custom embroidered clothing
Brown is often considered the most reliable color. It's very down-to-earth
(hardly surprising considering that brown is the color of dirt and mud) and stable. It also has close ties to nature and the green movement because trees and so many other plants are brown.
[caption id="attachment_1239" align="aligncenter" width="500"]
Image source: Kissmytulle.com[/caption]
The one downside of brown is that... well, it's kind of ugly. Don't get me wrong -- brown can still be fashionable and even attractive if you present it in the right way. It's just that brown is pretty much outshone by every other color. It's a great color if you want your employees to appear reliable and stable, but you should probably stay away from brown uniforms if you're trying to make a fashion statement.
The other thing to keep in mind is that your employees probably won't be thrilled
about wearing brown. Because it's generally considered such an ugly color, employees will likely dislike their new company-mandated outfits.
Best Industries for Brown Uniforms
Brown is a lot like black, white, and grey in that it fits in just about everywhere -- but only if you use it as complimentary color rather than the main color. Brown shirts are fairly rare, but tan and brown khakis
are incredibly popular. They match every other color and brown doesn't steal the show by being too distracting. Don't be afraid to compliment your company uniform with stylish custom khakis
Professions that Operate in the Background
This is another similarity that brown has with the greyscale colors. Brown is such a dull color that it tends to blend into the background. Brown uniforms
are great if you don't want customers to pay much attention to your employees.
Brown is an excellent choice for eco-friendly companies. Not only does it go well with green, but it also invokes feelings of the wilderness.
[caption id="attachment_1240" align="alignnone" width="2179"]
Image source: Arches.files.wordpress.com[/caption]
Most stains are yellow, brown, grey, or black. These colors all tend to get lost in brown's muted tones. Beat dirt to the punch by giving your employees brown uniforms.
Worst Industries for Brown Uniforms
Industries with Prominent Employees
Do you want your employees to be front and center? Do you want your employees to stick out in a room crowded with people? Then do not
get brown uniforms. Brown is such a dull color that people will overlook your employees in favor of bright reds and yellows.
Don't expect to see brown uniforms in amusement parks, casinos, movie theaters, or other exciting industries. Nothing about brown is exciting, so ditch brown uniforms in favor of something with more pizzazz.
[caption id="attachment_1241" align="alignnone" width="550"]
Image source: Howtobeacasinodealer.com[/caption]