This section is from the book "Hill's Manual Of Social And Business Forms: A Guide To Correct Writing", by Thos. E. Hill. Also available from Amazon: Hill's Manual Of Social And Business Forms: The How-To-Do-Everything Book Of Victorian America.
The object of two or more different tints in dress is to obtain relief by variety, and yet the two shades brought thus in contrast should harmonize, else the beauty of each will be lessened. Thus, a lady with a blue dress would greatly injure its effect by wearing a crimson shawl; as she would also a lilac-colored dress by trimming it with a dark-brown material, no matter how rich.
That the reader may understand the colors that will contrast and yet blend, the following list of harmonizing colors is given:
Blue and gold; blue and orange; blue and salmon-color; blue and drab; blue and stone-color; blue and white; blue and gray; blue and straw-color; blue and maize; blue and chestnut; blue and brown; blue and black; blue and white; blue, brown, crimson and gold.
Black and white; black and orange; black and maize; black and scarlet; black and lilac; black and pink; black and slate-color; black and buff; black, white, yellow and crimson; black, orange, blue and yellow.
Crimson and gold; crimson and orange; crimson and maize; crimson and purple; crimson and black; crimson and drab.
Green and gold; green and yellow; green and orange; green and crimson; green, crimson and yellow; green, scarlet and yellow.
Lilac and gold; lilac and maize; lilac and cherry; lilac and scarlet; lilac and crimson; lilac, scarlet, white and black; lilac, gold and chestnut; lilac, yellow, scarlet and white.
Orange and chestnut; orange and brown; orange, lilac and crimson;
lll-Fittfng and Unbecoming Dress.