Color Harmony in Clothing - Brat Princess

Tuesday, May 08, 2018

Color Harmony in Clothing

Color coordination is one of the most important things when it comes to style. Understanding color theory make life easier when matching clothing. Since colors are related, understanding their relationship makes mixing and matching clothing easy and fun. All you need to get started is a color wheel.

The color wheel is the key tool for any color coordination. Break the routine, instead of using the same combination over and over again, experiment new options. Give a splash of color and creativity with these basic theories.

There are basically three types of color theories. They create a color harmony which engages the viewer and makes the balance in the visual appearance and bringing it catchy to the eyes.

Analogous Colors

Analogous colors are neighbors on the color wheel they flow effortlessly together.  A group of analogous color consists three colors. With one of the colors being the dominant color. Red, orange and red-orange are examples. This scheme looks stunning in nature too! It appears in sunsets as well as in the shades of the ocean.

To rock this scheme, let one color take the lead, and give the others supporting roles.

Why use this combination? Analogous combinations are more harmonious and it gives more sophisticated look.

Complementary Colors

a combination of complementary colors involves choosing two colors that are found in exact opposite sides of the color wheel. These colors are highly contrasting and look very bold if put together. Such combinations usually draw the eye and stand out very well.

Every color has a complementary color. It's just whatever is on the opposite side of the color wheel. However, true complementary colors are equidistant from the center of the wheel.

To give you a few example of such combinations, we can mention: RED-GREEN AND YELLOW-PURPLE as true complementary colors, whereas, RED-BLUE as artificial complementary colors.

These colors are not true complementary colors but if put in a combination, they go well together.

Use this combination to make a statement with contrast, especially if you are tall and want to break the height.

Monochromatic Colors

A monochromatic color scheme is where you use only one color. You can use it in the same shade or you can use variations of that color. Light and dark variations of one color blend beautifully. Such combinations are very hard to pull off, but if you manage to do it, you will look extremely subtle and elegant.

Wear dark on the parts you would like to downplay and lights, on the areas you want to play up. You can even mix textures, for example denim with a satin top or cotton dress with a satin scarf.

This combination is used for a more professional look. If you are petite, monochrome combinations will help you add visual length. Pairing a light blue top with a dark blue bottom can be called a monochromatic matching. A color will always match a whiter, greyer, or blacker version of itself.

Wearing colors is something that anyone can do with a little time and effort. Take these examples and create your own style and own identity and experiment with different combinations so that you discover what you like  and what you don't.

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