How do you use color coordinate an outfit?

How do you use color coordinate an outfit?

If you have no idea where to begin when it comes to matching clothes, considering using a color wheel.

Organize your wardrobe according to the color wheel. Color coordinating your wardrobe will make it easier to find what you're looking for, and it will also help you create new color combinations.

The color wheel

What Is Color Theory?

Color theory is a set of guidelines for mixing, and matching colors. Color theory includes hints below:

  • Match analogous colors
    Analogous colors are these adjacent to each other on the color wheel. The colors are similar — in other words, they blend with each other when paired together. Examples: green and blue, blue and purple, pink and red. Actually it's a harmonious soft color gradation.

  • Apply complementary colors
    Complementary colors are colors opposite each other on the color wheel. These contrast with each other — Making the look more vibrant when paired together. For example: purple and yellow, red and green, orange and blue. The effect is a very dramatic color contrast and creates an absolutely awesome look!

  • Combine triads colors
    Triads colors means three colors equally spaced on the color wheel. Being equidistant on the color wheel, these colors balance each other out and create harmony. For example: blue and yellow, purple and orange, red and green. It is a multi-colored yet balanced look!

  • Integrate tonal colors
    Tonal colors are these sharing the same hue but different shade of color. For example, shades of blue that can be combined in an outfit are sky blue, powered blue, blue, royal blue, or navy blue. These are all different shades, different darkness of blue. Tonal colors look so interesting! It offers you a pretty style which is more subtle a little bit than a monochrome color scheme.

  • Keep Monochromatic
    A monochromatic color often indicate the same shade of a color, from head-to-toe — like all bright yellow. It’s a little harder to practise it because you need to generally and precisely match the color from item to item. Some colors are easier to do with this look, such as black, white, or gray. This gives a body-lengthening effect! Besides, it's an “expensive” but versatile look because you can wear as a set, or dress it alone.

So grab the piece you want to wear and place it next to other items in your wardrobe, you'll be able to decide which shades work best with your main colors!

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