Life is full of colors, it is what makes our world more interesting and beautiful rather than being dull and boring, everything in this world has a color even your clothes, and I know that is obvious but it sounded good in my head 🌚😂, but that is why you should learn about colors if you want to create better outfits.
First of all there is complimentary colors, which are basically two colors that are opposite of each other in the color wheel, and alot of designers and stylists use complimentary colors to create what they call color blocking, so they basically use two opposite colors or complimentary colors ( however you want to call it) in one outfit.
In my opinion though color blocking is not always perfect, yes it always attracts attention, but there is a thin line between looking like a walking traffic signal, and looking like a well put colorful confident man, so you should always becareful when you are color blocking, and you should be sensible, obviously you don’t have to color block the whole outfit, you can do simple things such as wearing red socks under your blue chinos or slacks so they pop up more, so you can always color block the small details of your outfit so they pop up more.
Then there is analogous colors, which are groups of three colors that are next to each other on the color wheel, with one being the dominant color, which tends to be a primary or secondary color, and a tertiary. Red, orange, and red-orange are examples.
And these kind of colors are easier to match together and play around with, because these colors are next to each other, they are a bit similar so they don’t look crazy and out there, so for example you can wear navy blue chinos with an aqua blue or baby blue shirt and it will look amazing.
Finally there is monochrome colors, which are the colors black, grey, and white, they are basically the two ends of the spectrum with grey being the combination of both. And that is because white things reflect light, while black things absorb light, but I bet you already knew that.
And monochrome colors are the safe ground when it comes to colors and style, you can never go wrong with these colors since they match everything, that is why I always advise people to stick with these colors if they dont feel comfortable experimenting with different colors, but the down side to monochrome colors is that they are a bit too dull sometimes, but you can always make monochrome outfits more interesting by wearing colorful accessories, it is simple but it looks perfect when it is pulled off perfectly.
Here you can see some outfits with different types of color combinations:
Qotd: What are the two colors that you always wear together? 🤔
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