Preventing one’s self from falling into the cycle of colorless clothes requires a conscious effort nearly every day for most of us. We all have our collection of safe neutral blouses that go with basically every item in our closet, and while it may be a challenge to avoid these classic pieces all the time, it’s important to take a stroll on the brighter side every once in a while.
Simple color play tweaks have the potential to create pairings you’ve never tried before. For optimal color mixing and creativity, it’s important to have an understanding of the three most popular color schemes:
- Monochromatic: Combine different shades of a single color. (Ex. light blue and dark blue)
- Analogous: Combine two colors that are adjacent to each other on a color wheel. (Ex. orange and yellow)
- Complimentary: Combine two colors that are across from each other on the color wheel. (Ex. blue and yellow)
If you’re still unsure how to mix colors on your own, try finding a printed piece, like a scarf or a skirt, that already combines a mix of colors for you. Then break down the print, and pair it with an item that is the least used color in the design.
XOXO Mod Girl Arlene!!