Getting Comfortable With Mixing And Matching Colors
Playing with colors wasn’t really my thing. I find that in every outfit I wore, it seems like I couldn’t wear anything that isn’t black related. Whether it’s a black pair of shoes, black dress or a pair of black tights-- I can’t seem to get black out of my system. Not that it’s a bad thing, I just feel like I need to experiment more on my style. That’s why I made a style goal for this season, and that is to be more comfortable with mixing and matching colors.
Even when I decided to run a fashion blog, I know I still have a lot of things to learn when it comes to improving my style. Thank God for technology, it’s so easy to learn new things now with internet. Recently, I discovered the easiest way to mix and match colors with my outfits through the principle of color wheel. Basically, the principle of color wheel is to determine which colors works best when combined. I’m not here to present you every little detail of how to mix and match colors (because I still have to master it), but for starters, there’s only three things you need to familiarize: monochrome, analogous and complementary.
Monochrome colors are basically derived from a single base hue with different shade, tones and hints. For example, blush and rust, blue and turquoise, violet and purple. Analogous colors are shades that are next to each other. Yellow and green, pink and purple, blue and violet. Complimentary on the other hand are the colors that are opposite to each other. An example of this is the outfit I’m wearing for this post: pink and green.
Honestly, styling this outfit was completely a fluke. I bought these items separately for different reasons. I knew I needed the green blouse so that I can wear jeans at work (we can wear jeans every Friday provided that we also wear a green blouse which I don’t have) and I bought the pink skirt because I love wearing skirts. It didn’t even cross my mind to combine them both in one outfit. The color combination doesn’t even make sense to me until I try both of them together. Although green and yellow are the complete opposites in the color wheel, it still worked perfectly as an ensemble.
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