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Japanese Colour Rules
There are many, many rules to kimono wearing in Japan, though few Japanese know the rules now and relatively few experts ever knew them all. The list is vast and the rules complex.
Some rules are better known and more adhered to than others; among them, the colour combinations worn at different times of year. Further down this blog post, below the charts of colour combinations, you can see the Japanese names for colours. The colours may display slightly differently on different monitors, so it is a rough guide.
I have a couple of representative lists for kimono color combinations but there were no color swatches, so I was left wondering about the actual shades and contrasts. This makes for a lovely visualization for one set of layers and combinations.