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Color Crush!

June 17, 2011

Nobody said you have to stick to the boring old contrasts – pinks with purples, Blues with yellows and reds with greens… BLAH and SO last season. Break out of your color rut and mix and match hues for a fantastic effect. But in order to break rules you must know them first!

This is the universal color wheel of basic colors used in your wardrobe- As per the traditional  ground rules for color combinations, you can match:

The Color Wheel

1. Colors directly next to each other (i.e. yellow and yellow-orange; yellow and yellow-green; violet and blue-violet, etc.)

2. Colors that form right (90 degree) angles with each other (i.e. yellow and red-orange; blue and violet-red; green and orange, etc.)

3. Colors directly across from each other (i.e. yellow and violet; blue and orange; red and green, etc.)

4. Colors that form a T (i.e. blue, orange, and violet-red; yellow, violet, and red-orange; yellow, blue-green, and red-orange, etc.)

5. Colors that form an X (i.e. blue, orange, violet-red, and yellow, violet, blue-green, and red-orange, etc.)

But Spring Summer 2011 saw the color blocking trend, which essentially allowed you to break these ground rules and use the Zig Zag path in the wheel to mix colors: Eg: Orange with blue and Red, or combining green with red and violet and basically spinning the color wheel into a tizzy.

Color blocking- one of the biggest trends this year

Ofcourse, the neutrals – white, black, grey and brown lend a solid base to your wardrobe but this season, leave them aside and go paint the town!

Take a cue and spruce up your style by making up wacky color combos, go bold and break the rules! If you catch people staring, it’s probably because you’re awesome! Try these fun combos to turn up the heat this summer.

Tangerine and Wasabi

The pale, muted Wasabi green is a perfect canvas for shocking bright tangerine accessories

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Wasabi hued dress. Pic: Kaboodle.com

 

Tangerine turban

Tangerine Pumps DSW

Strawberry and Lime
Looks great when matched with accessories but looks phenomenal when this contrasting is done with makeup! Try it to believe it.

Strawberry lips, lime green eyes

Hot pink and Teal

I love how easy, yet shocking this combo can be… Play with textures and prints for a super sexy effect!

Hot pink high waist skirt

 

Teal blouse

Gold/ bronze and electric blue

Gold anything requires a certain élan to carry off but this one’s a real stylish head turner!

Blake Lively sporting Gold and Blue

Gold printed trousers and electric blue bikini top. Pic: Chictopia

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Meenakshi June 23, 2011 at 8:17 am

Great post! The colour wheel was so educational… Now I’ll know what to mix without looking like a clown :P And I love the wasabi green dress :)

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