Colors in Fashion

29 Oct

Color is one of the main characteristics of each ensemble and you have to choose it carefully. Incorrectly selected, the colors of clothing and accessories can completely destroy the impression. Even the most fashionable dresses or suits can worsen the proportions of your figure and color of the face. A well-chosen combination of classic colors will give to your appearance the necessary individuality, freshness and elegance.

The rules for color combinations in clothes are quite simple and flexible – each rule is well known, but it provides an exception as well. One of the main recommendations regarding the selection of clothing concerns cold and warm palette of color shades:

  • Cool color shades are based on blue: they can be grey, blue, light blue, cool yellow and cool pink.
  • Warm shades of color are based on yellow: they include all shades of brown, orange, coral, turquoise, green, and golden.

It is not recommended to mix warm and cool shades of colors.

The safest solution is to dress in a single color, but such models are rare in contemporary fashion, which is in pursuit of brilliance and originality. To vary the wardrobe, the designers offer a combination of at least two colours. Taking into account the accessories, the colours usually reach three or four. In these cases, particular rules for combining different shades of colours are in use.

For example bold, but most impressive is the combination of two contrasting shades of equally saturated and bright colors. One of them may be lighter, and the second – a darker. Such a combination of colors not only helps to make the outfit more visible, but also visually adjust some problems with the figure by diverting away the attention from some “problem” areas of the body.

Another brave decision is the combination of colours, which are the so-called “complementary” to each other. This means that they are at the opposite ends of an imaginary color series: light blue and orange, red and green, yellow and violet. Such combinations, however, can be completely incorrect. The most important thing is to carefully select the appropriate brightness and intensity of the two colors.

A very good decision is to combine different variations of one hue: for example blue and pale blue, or soft lilac with a deep violet. Such a combination is called “monochrome” and allows a lot of experiment with colours. On the basis of one color only a group of all its variations in combination can be built. For example, only red shades are over a dozen – from bright and deep red to scarlet red, pink, and wine red.

It is not recommended to combine colors that are next to each other in the color range: for example, blue and green or red with orange. These combinations can be seen in collections of fashion designers, but they are not appropriate for the street, being, practically, meaningless. Most “safe” and easy in terms of combination of classic colors are black and white. Furthermore, soft pastel colours are also very easy to be combined well with each other. The grey, as black and white, can be combined with absolutely all colors, even the most vivid shades. Grey is often used to mute or, on the contrary, to highlight the basic color.

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