To Brunettes, or those ladies having dark complexions, silks of a grave hue are adapted. For Blondes, or those having fair complexions, lighter colours are preferable, as the richer, deeper hues are too overpowering for the latter. The colours which go best together are green with violet; gold-colour with dark crimson or lilac; pale blue with scarlet; pink with black or white; and gray with scarlet or pink. A cold colour generally requires a warm tint to give life to it. Gray and pale blue, for instance, do not combine well, both being cold colours.
While I don't agree with everything that's said (i.e. no deeper hues for blondes and the cold colors concept), it's great to see how much of this is still relevant today. I absolutely love gold and crimson. In fact, I've created an outfit for work featuring these colors that I hope you'll enjoy as much as I do.