How do I know which colors fit together?
Is it just a chance? Is it random? Does it have what kind of garment to do with it? Thankfully, color matching is an art that can be mastrered.
“FASHION IS WHAT YOU BUY, STYLE IS WHAT YOU DO”
An old saying when it comes to dressing nicely, and it’s incredibly true. Every day, you see people with expensive and nice clothes, but who have no idea how to combine them or even wear them. Having expensive clothes does not make you well dressed, not on long roads. Dressing nicely is about combining the right materials, garments, and most importantly, the right colors.
Here is a complete guide on how to combine the right colors to create thoughtful and really stylish outfits. Remember, color is extremely powerful and a well-composed outfit with color is almost always prettier than one that consists only of the neutral colors.
The Neutral Colors
If you want to make it as easy as possible for you, you can bet on just buying clothes in the Neutral colors, they can all combine both with each other any other colors without it cutting. However, it is rarely the most inspiring or the most attractive (although black trousers and a white shirt are a difficult combination).
An easy way to dress nicely is to always have a neutral color as the base for your outfit, then you only need to combine the base garment with 1 or 2 matching garments/accessories to easily compose a good outfit.
If you feel brave, and the desire to wear color (which everyone should do) then there is a very useful tool, the Color Wheel.
The color wheel is something that is used in color theory, it is an instrument for knowing how to combine colors for best results. Whether you are looking for contrasts that intersect, colors that blend together or just find suitable, adjoining colors, the color wheel is really useful.
Coming home with new clothes that then don’t match anything in the wardrobe is, to say the least, frustrating.
The color wheel can be divided into Primary, Secondary, Adjacent and Complementary colors. It is with the help of the division that one can easily find matching colors.
The primary colors, Red, Yellow and Blue are the foundation of all other colors. Therefore, they are called “The primary colors”.
When it comes to color matching the primary colors, in a simple way, you can work with a monochrome outfit (an outfit that only consists of a single color) or to make it a little more fun, one that consists of one of the neutral colors and one of the primary colors, e.g. Black pants, a blue pique, blue cardigan, and a blue leather bracelet.
Adjacent colors are an easy way to create a decent effect in your outfit. Matching complementary colors (more on this below) often creates the right eye-catching outfit, an easier way is to work with a neutral color as a base and then add 2-3 garments/accessories in adjacent colors. The adjacent colors blend well and create a smooth and low-key look.
The secondary colors are the result of a mixture of the primary colors. This is not something you need to decide on or even know when it comes to color matching your clothes.
Colors that are opposite each other in the color wheel are called complementary colors. They are perfect to match with each other and provide a well thought out and stylish outfit, eg. You can wear a blue suit and accentuate it with an orange tie or handkerchief, or an orange scarf for an otherwise monochrome blue outfit.
The image below is a good example of stylish color matching, navy blue and blue in suit, sweater and shirt along with a chest cloth in the complementary color orange, really nice!
Learning to combine clothes according to which colors complement each other is the most difficult when it comes to color matching, but it also gives the best and most thoughtful result.
Carry more color!
Now that you have learned the basics of color matching clothing, just take out your entire wardrobe, look at what your favorite garments are and, with the help of the color wheel, find out what accessories/garments you need to buy, and in what colors, to make your wardrobe really well-sorted and well thought out.
An outfit with color is almost always prettier than one without.
Do you want to know which colors you fit best in?
There is a big difference in dressing in colors that are flattering and colors that make you look pale, sick and generally worn. The science behind this is called color analysis and is based on looking at the combination of your hair and eye color and based on it decides which colors and shades will make you look the most stylish. Of course, we have developed a simple test that you can do yourself in just a few minutes.