Fashion Tip #2 - Color Blocking
What is Color Blocking
The main principle of the color blocking trend is the combination of different colors and hues.
Color Blocking Tips
The main rule of colorblocking is to avoid sharp contrasts. The color pair must remain within the same sentiment. Major colors go with major ones, while minors create a beautiful union with minor ones. This is why pink looks so amazing in combination with orange, while the same pink is just unbearable when matched with light green.
The simplest solution is to follow the rule of the “color wheel”. Colors are located in the spectrum on the basis of an organic transition from one to another. Those colors, which are on both sides of a particular color, will be the best for it to form a color-blocking union. For example, red looks most adventurous with orange or purple (or pink), yellow goes well with light green or mustard, while turquoise with blue or green. First come the basic colors, which are red, yellow and blue, and only then the secondary ones, that is their derivatives – green, purple and orange, complemented by the tertiary colors, which are formed from the subsequent combination.
It’s particularly important for beginners to study all the facets of the color spectrum. If you have always loved to wear very neutral colors, blacks and whites, don’t rush to dress in all the possible rainbow hues. Instead, choose a pair of complementary hues, such as blue with dark blue, pink with red, lilac with purple.