The Art Of Colour Co-Ordination

Hi everyone!

A little fashion post today all about co-ordination. The colours you wear can have a big impact. Here are a few tips when it comes to co-coordinating colours and piecing together the best outfit to make sure you look 10/10 (as per). 

Use neutral colours as a base

Neutral colours include whites, greys, blacks and creams. These colours can generally be used for all occasions. I love wearing these colours as they are so effortless yet easy to make look flawless…if that makes sense? It’s worth having a couple plain tops in these colours as well as neutral coloured leggings and tights. This allows you to then make a statement with jackets, skirts, jeans and shoes, as well as other accessories such as bags and hats. The outfit pictured is one of those OOTD that I never posted…from last year….but I am still serving looks right….

Use complementary colours

 Let’s get scientific with it. Two colours that sit opposite each other on the colour wheel are referred to as complimentary colours – these include blue and orange or yellow and purple and can make for a great bold contrast for when you want to make a statement. You can also use analogue colours (such as blue and purple) and split complementary colours (such as yellow, orange and blue). There are lots of sources online to get a better understanding of this. But, if you like the way any colours look on you, I say just go for it

Accentuate your natural qualities

Items of clothing can be used to accentuate your natural qualities. You can do this by using matching colours or contrasting colours – when it comes to bringing out green eyes, a moss green cardigan can work well whilst a coral jacket can be just as effective. The colour burgundy will bring out the richness of your brown eyes. Golds and silvers meanwhile can be great for bringing out tones in skin colour – gold can make pale skin seem warmer, whilst silver can make darker skin seem cooler. 

Avoid going matchy-matchy

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Too much of one colour can make your outfit look a little cartoonish. If you’ve got an eccentric personality, you’ll get away with it, but otherwise it may look silly. Try instead to add pops of colours. As you can see form the picture above, a matched a couple of pink items and a couple of leopard print items.

Use colour psychology

Lets get even more scientific with it. You can give off a feeling to other people with the colours you wear too. Black is cool and commanding – black leather jackets for women are great for casual occasions. Blue meanwhile is traditionally calming – if you want to put people at ease, this is colour to use. Red meanwhile is fiery and persuasive, a red blazer at work has been found to make people more engaging when selling. So all you business ladies take note!

What are your views on colour co-ordination?

Sharnah xx

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  1. December 2, 2018 / 10:30 pm

    This is such a great post! Really useful for people trying to figure out their style or have a revamp. I basically live in neutrals and prefer to pop with things like shoes or a bag. I also really don’t like being too matchy. Loved reading this x

    Sophie
    http://www.glowsteady.co.uk

  2. December 6, 2018 / 5:19 pm

    I often very bad at color coordination and always ask my friend for help ahha! loving the outfits there!

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