Playing with colour is so much fun. Today I’ve mixed together a combination I’ve never tried before. I had planned to put on a different outfit, either a jacket or coloured jeans, but it’s just too hot here for a longer sleeved layer so I had to layer a cami under my t-shirt instead.
There are so many ways you can mix colours but when colour blocking, it’s good to think about using uneven proportions.
- Dominant colour
- Secondary colour
- Tertiary colour (optional)
- Neutral colour (optional)
Today I’ve gone the whole hog and chosen 3 colours – purple, red and turquoise and teamed them back with beige. Yes it feels bright to wear, but it also feels fun and invigorating and I’m sure when I leave the house others will enjoy my riot of colour.
The tricks to choosing colours that work together:
- Warm with Warm
- Cool with Cool
- Bright with Bright
- Light with Light
- Muted with Muted
If you try and mix a warm muted colour with a bright cool colour, it just won’t go. When we mix like colours together, it’s just so easy to make gorgeous combinations.
Also, use the colour wheel as your guide – try triadic or complementary combinations for a dramatic look, or analogous combinations for a more subduded appearance.