How to Mix Colours


Are you confused how to mix colours in a flattering way? Do you want to break out of the black plus a colour rut? Have you tried wearing multiple colours together but end up looking like all mis-matched?

Here in this short video I share a few easy tips on how to mix colours in a harmonious way.

Why not road test this idea and share pictures on the forum?

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  • Great videos! Combining this with the video about determining your own contrast level, this is very interesting. I have dark brown hair, brown eyes, and warm pale skin. Monochromatic, so then it makes sense that I never wear multiple non-neutral colors. This latest video explains the proportions – even with multiple neutrals and one color, I follow something like 60/35/5. Or else it’s just 2 colors in 60/40.

  • Very informative video. Have seen a lot on the color blocking, but have been leery of how it is shown on the runways as I was around for the 80’s bright colors the first time, and am petite. Enjoyed your e-book Never Short on Style which I refer back to for information. The proportions and matching the tone of the color that you show make the look very wearable, although I may keep to a smaller percentage of brights more as an accent. Great practical info.

    • Silvertree – yes the runway and magazine looks of colour blocking can be overwhelming, particularly on a petite figure, but it can be done, and keeping the brights to smaller percentages or more as an accent will work for you.

  • Hi Imogen!

    Thanks for sharing those videos about finding your right colors. Very informative AND inspiring. This explains why I have a hard time finding serious looking, neutral color combinations that suit me. I always feel best wearing lighter, brighter and warmer colors.

    My eyes are light turquoise, my skin is ivory coloured, and my hair is a dark golden/reddish blonde or light brown, not quite sure in which category to put it.

    I receive compliments when wearing coral pink, watermelon red, light warm green, and almost any shade of bluegreen/turquiose, and even bright yellow! These are all beutiful colors that I love, but they don’t make me look serious and professional, especially not if I combine them.

    I try wearing neutrals. Black is too harsh. Grey is awful, it makes me look sick. Dark blue just doesn’t look like a part of me. Light navy looks nice, but I don’t really think that is a neutral color. Most browns are to heavy. Some medium dark caramel or golden browns can work, but I don’t think they look as neutral anymore because they have a lot of yellow and red in them. If I combine golden brown with blue-green, the colors will look nice together and they will suit me, but I will stand out in the office, and the overall impression will not be neutral at all.

    I often end up wearing black to work. In the weakend I look like a peacock, just to catch up with all the colors that I missed wearing during the week.

    I could really need some advice on how to look serious AND feel like myself at the same time. Do you have any suggestions, Imogen? I feel like I have tried everything, but maybe I missed out something important.

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