Wednesday, April 27, 2011

The return of colour...

An article was posted just last week on about how colour blocking is hot again for Spring/ Summer 2011.  This makes me very happy because as much as I LOVED the whole nudes & neutrals things that happened all of last year, I'm just more of a bold colour girl.  I try to fight it because I feel like neutrals are more sophisticated blah blah blah but I just can't help it.  I think it has something to do with being an 80s baby & being born into a technicolor world of lumos, sequins & spandex! It's.... within me.

Anyway, the thing with colour blocking is that it's not as easy at it looks.  You can't just take everything in your wardrobe that doesn't match with anything else & pair it together.  There are rules & guidelines (I know right...who would've thought?).  Some people are just born with an innate knack for this stuff but for the rest of us, there's science & a very helpful tool is this little colour wheel thingy below:

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.)
Brown is a neutral along with white, black & denim blues so they will go with pretty much anything.
Hope that helps! 

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