Color Blocking

Hello Ladies,

A friend of mine just asked me about color blocking, so today’s post is dedicated to that subject.  Color Blocking essentially means throwing solid pieces together that all have different colors.  It seems a bit overwhelming, but all you need to remember are certain color combinations.

A basic rule to follow is the rule of two-thirdsIf you look at the color wheel below, make an equilateral triangle (a triangle with 3 equal sides) inside the wheel, and notice the three points.  The three points will be touching either red-blue-yellow or orange-green-purple. From there, you pick two of the three colors that the triangle touches.  These colors will always look good together.  Now for the 3rd color (since color blocking usually includes 3 colors) you just need to change the hue of one of the complimentary colors for example, red-yellow-green or orange-green-blue.  Just avoid colors on the exact opposite sides of the color wheel, like red and green.  And remember to keep the accessories neutral.

Take chances with color, this is something I tell myself every day since I mostly wear muted colors like black, cream, grey and beige.  Color is scary, especially since most women don’t know what colors look good on them.  But ask around and try things on…you might surprise yourself!

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