The gradient in fashion industry refers to the color gradient. In this term, the color progressively blended with another color, and it appears like fusing together without giving a visible joint. Gradient achieved by moving tints and shades, where tint is a blend of color with white that can increase the lightness and shade is a blend of color with black that can decrease the lightness. Thus, we can say the gradient is a term for the process of giving gradual coloring from light shade to dark shade.
In gradient, one color shades the other by blending gradually without showing any obvious joining points. It also refers as ombre; a French word stands for shade. The word ombre also has its roots in the Italian language, called as ombrare that is also using for shade or to shade or shadow. It has become a common practice for nail art, hair coloring and even in baking. In addition to that, now it is using in home decorating and fabric design.
History of Gradient fabric:
Using shading or creating a special effect is omnipresent. Color Gradient have been using since ancient time, and it got tremendous popularity around 1840, and it was very popular in the 19 the century. It is also one of the preferred color choices even with modern fabric and fashion industry. Gradient techniques are using in handloom and power loom. In machine embroidery, color gradient is using by dyeing the threads in graded colors in advance.
Now color gradient technique is common in baking and home décor wall paintings. The method can give a personal touch to your interior and can produce simple, subtle look.