Color Dancing and Your Wardrobe
I’ll be honest and say that I really never paid any attention to the color wheel and how it works for my clothing choices. Normally finding something that works (looks good to me) well seemed natural. Now that my goal is a more polished look. I’ve decided to learn how the color wheel can assist me. I go for
the same colors over and over again, the predictability is killing me.
Let’s take a moment and learn together. Understanding how color works will give our wardrobe a kick of confidence arming us with the tools we need to dress like a boss!
This is the Color
Wheel of a more blushed tone
You may be more familiar
with the below color-scheme
Our Primary Colors
are yellow, red, and blue :- when two primary colors are mixed we create the
three Secondary Colors of green,
orange, and purple. As we continue mixing primary and secondary colors we
create the Tertiary Colors.
Warm Colors are
those vibrant and full of life Reds, Orange, & Yellow. Think of rays of
sun or warm fire.
Cool Colors are your Blues, Purple, Aqua, Violet, Green greens. Think of relaxing things like
the winter skies, the ocean, or a lake.
light values which are created when mixing a color with white. For example,
pink is a tint of red, and light blue is a tint of blue.
dark values which are created when mixing a color with black. Maroon is a shade
of red, and navy is a shade of blue.
Color Freestyle AKA Color
Complementary color scheme
Colors that are opposite each other on the color wheel are considered to be
complementary colors (example: red and green).
high contrast of complementary colors creates a vibrant look especially when
used at full saturation. This color scheme must be managed well so it is not
color schemes are tricky to use in large doses, but work well when you want
something to stand out.
To ground this style option for the complimentary colors, I added a pattern pump. I feel this helps with breaking away from the solid colors and adds more interest to this outfit.
Analogous (uh-NAL-uh-gus) color
Analogous colors are side by side or next to each other on
the color wheel. They usually match well and create serene and comfortable designs,
because they are closely related.
color schemes are often found in nature and are harmonious and pleasing to the
one color to dominate, a second to support. The third color is used (along with
black, white or gray) as an accent.
I really love this style option, such a cool color way. If you wanted to warm it up, switch out the aqua clutch for something in the red or orange family
Triadic color scheme
A triadic color scheme uses colors that are evenly spaced around the color
wheel. These colors are quite vibrant, even if you use pale or unsaturated
versions of the your hues.
To use a triadic
color dance harmoniously with success, the colors should be watchfully
balanced. One color has to be the alpha, with the use of two others for accent.
Orange, yellow-orange, and yellow are an example of analogous colors.
This style option is from the Ralph Lauren 2015 collection, and it’s a perfect Triadic color scheme. To complete this a green handbag or strappy heels.
Neutral colors don’t usually show up on the color wheel. Neutral colors include black, white, gray, and sometimes brown and beige. They are sometimes called “earth tones.”
This outfit is from Cute & little blog. I love how Kileen is neutral from head to toe. From the blushed pink necklace and blouse to the nude pumps. The Havana tone old-school bag balances the outfit so well.
I hope this was helpful to you and you’ve learned a little more about the color wheel. I have and I’m very excited to get shopping and sewing!
Thanks so much for visiting. Happy Styling!