Friday, March 18, 2011

Using the Color Wheel in Fashion

Do you ever wonder how fashionistas combine colors  to create unique, colorful outfits?
The color wheel is an excellent wardrobe tool to accomplish your unique style. In fact, you can not only use this in fashion but also in decorating your home as well.  Here’s a quick breakdown of how colors can either compliment or highlight your wardrobe or home:
You can make the following combos using the color wheel as your guide:
1. Colors directly next to each other (i.e. yellow and yellow-orange; yellow and yellow-green; violet and blue-violet, etc.)
2. Colors that form right (90 degree) angles with each other (i.e. yellow and red-orange; blue and violet-red; green and orange, etc.)
3. Colors directly across from each other (i.e. yellow and violet; blue and orange; red and green, etc.)
4. Colors that form a T (i.e. blue, orange, and violet-red; yellow, violet, and red-orange; yellow, blue-green, and red-orange, etc.)
5. Colors that form an X (i.e. blue, orange, violet-red, and yellow, violet, blue-green, and red-orange, etc.)
Since brown is a neutral, it will go with virtually any color on the color wheel. How awesome is that?!?! I love to pair a chocolate-brown with cobalt blue or fuchsia or bright red to create a bold color combination. Of course white, black, gray and the hues of blue found in denim are also neutrals that go with just about anything. Don't forget your metallics too. They are neutrals and can be mixed and matched with your wardrobe accordingly.
Have fun with fashion and accessories. After all, that's what defines your personal style!

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