What Is Ombre Hair?
Ombr /??mbre?/ (literally "shaded" in French) is the gradual blending of one color hue to another, usually moving tints and shades from light to dark. In hair coloring, hair which has an ombre is said to be ombre (of women) or ombr (of men). Shading has always been commonly seen as a treatment wherever coloring is applied and has been. It has become a popular feature for hair coloring, nail art, and even baking, in addition to its uses in home decorating and graphic design.

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Following the early 21st-century trend, many popular home decorators have incorporated ombr into their home decorating styles. Ombr can be used in many products from textiles to glassware, and as a wall-painting technique, where walls are painted in colors graduating to a lighter or darker tone towards the other end. Martha Stewart describes the gentle progression of color in ombr as a transition from wakefulness to slumber.. David Kohn Architects have explored the Ombr effect in the design of the floor tiling of the interior of an apartment, Carrer Aviny, Barcelona. The tile pattern is graded in colour from green at one end of the apartment to red at the other to differentiate the two owners' private spaces. The encaustic tiles were manufactured by Mosaics Mart, suppliers of tiles to Antoni Gaud.

In baking, ombr effects are typically achieved through applied techniques such as frosting on a cake; but it is possible to bake individual cake layers in graduated tones from light to dark. The effect can also be achieved by dyeing and stacking the layers of a cake in the ombr fade. Ombre Hair.

Due to the color range available for different types of cosmetic products, an ombr effect can be achieved by blending two or more shades together on the eyes, lips or cheeks. The gradient from dark to light is similar to the practice of contouring, where different tints and shades of natural skin tones are blended but differs in that contouring is often intended to artificially sculpt the face whereas ombr can be said to simply mean the blending of any two or more shades, natural or otherwise. Ombre Hair.