Of course each color given here belongs to a group
of tints. The members in each department have
their proper color for costumes, but the different
members of a group would not all wear the same
shades of that color. If there were twelve members
in the group of rulership, they would have twelve
different shades of crimsons and purples. The light
est shades in this group are the pinks, lilacs and
White and brown are the feminine and masculine
colors of unity. There is a special shade of brown
for each of the twelve departments. Thus a reddish
or seal-brown belongs to culture, and a greenish or
olive brown to rulership.
Each type of character has its own proper shade of color, and this shade is "becoming" to that person and also is in harmony with his or her natural taste. In a large audience the twelve groups would display an attractive and charming series of colors. And in the social dances and marches, where the groups are arranged in the form of flowers and stars, all the movements bring together a wonderful and changing display of harmonic colors with a multitude of gradations.
Every color, let us repeat, has a definite and direct effect of its own upon our physical health as well as upon our mental or spiritual sense of beauty. The colors of rooms and costume are therefore a necessary part in a complete system of sanitation.
In the mansions and temples each room has its proper color, adapted to the character and work of its occupant. In borders and trimmings a large use is made of complementary colors. In dresses, each