Did you ever wish there was some magic way to make your clothing prettier? But without spending money?
Amazingly, I learned the way and it was as simple as Roy G. Biv. I’ll share it with you in just a few easy tips to enhance your fashion without spending a penny!
Color is the purest form of expression and pairing colors can make or break your outfit. I have personally observed many occasions in which people grabbed all the attention just because of perfect color composition. No extra expense, just coordination. That’s why I always emphasize the need for familiarity with color theory. Clothing color theory helps us understand the relevance of colors with others to enhance style. Basics clothing color composition will add beauty and color sense to your every outfit. So, get ready to create a stronger awareness of color!
What is Color Theory?
Color changes with hue. Hue is the main property of color and describes color in the way that most people might simply say “red”, “yellow”, or “blue” – it is the pure form of color. Meanwhile other factors such as colorfulness, brightness, and saturation are some of the other aspects of how we describe a color. Intensity and vividness of the color is known as its saturation and when the saturation value changes new colors occur. Red, yellow, and blue are the primary colors which get mixed in different ways to create secondary colors. Secondary colors generate when primary colors get mixed and tertiary colors come into existence on the combination of secondary colors.
We also use the terms “warm” and “cool” for colors. The colors derived from blue hue fall in the category of cool colors and they include light and soothing colors like violet, green, and pink. On the other hand, warm colors emerge from red and yellow tones. Neutral colors don’t cast any strong impression and rarely grab the attention, i.e. black, beige, and olive.
Monochromatic Clothing Color Matching
I am fond of monochromatic color mixing because of the outstanding outcomes. Monochromatic color mixing involves the mixing of two colors from the same family of hues. Three to four degrees of saturation difference is necessary to make the perfect match. Blacker, whiter, and grayer versions of the same colors are used for this purpose. For example, wearing a light blue shirt and a dark blue skirt is the perfect example of monochromatic color matching. Isn’t it easy peasy to achieve? And you’ll always look classic in your clothing!
Analogous Color Matching
So, ladies our next type is analogous color composition and I need a color wheel to help me. If you match colors in such a manner that three colors which are adjacent to each other on the wheel, then you’ve created an analogous color combination. I start by selecting a primary color for my outfit, let’s say orange. amber and vermilion are easily matched due to sharing the same color family. I always prefer the color which is closer to the parent color to avoid the “too much” factor. Keep in mind that one color should be dominant while the other two should serve as supporting colors.
Complementary color composition is the most exuberant way of color mixing. It is shocking yet you will find yourself drawn to it due to the appealing contrast it creates. The name of this category hints that these colors need to complete each other. Choose colors directly across from each other on the color wheel to make vibrant yet enticing combinations. These draw the eye and give you liberty to match accessories from different colors families. You could achieve a dramatic complementary color look by starting with orange and identifying that blue is its complement. This is a super fun way to create outfits.
Split Color Mixing
Split color mixing brings innovative results. It is generally known as the most flattering color combination. In this technique, first you need to pick a base color from the color wheel. Second pick the color directly adjacent, e.g. red and orange. It’s a more dimensional yet feasible way of color combining perfect outfits. These are ideal for those who enjoy bold choices. I suggest plus-sized women opt for split colors because they give clothing a beautiful shaping effect and add personality.
Triadic Color Clothing Combination
Triadic color combination is the pairing of three colors which are equidistant from each other. I opt for this strategy when I need to decide colors for my multi-colored outfits and floral patterns. One color always remains dominant while the other two act as supporting colors.
Now that you have the secret to color combining, revisit the clothing in your favorite outfits. Try different colors and check out the results for yourself. Isn’t it interesting?
Life is beautiful and colors have made it rich by adding their hues and making everything awe-inspiring. Don’t hesitate to experience new things and match colors on your own. I love mistakes because they lead us to new ideas. Observe different patterns of colors so new ideas come into mind and boost your creativity. You will really feel like a designer and enjoy self-designed outfits. Don’t forget risks are the part of every successful strategy. So, never ruin the fun of color mixing and be brave enough to take bold decisions. Keep type of occasion, age, and body shape in your mind while making a color composition for someone. Play with colors and follow the above mentioned points to match colors like a pro!
It’s all your style!