Color Tips to Match Clothing
Style is not only about having the most expensive and trendy clothes, but rather by being able to mix and match. Most women deal with this issue, and that is not knowing what colors go together. Matching colors is fun and can help you spice up your wardrobe. So you should start learning a few basic things about the layout of the color wheel and the relationship between colors. Get a few color tips to match clothing that will help you become more inventive and able to establish how these colors will work when paired with one another.
Every outfit or clothing you choose to wear reflects your personality; but sometimes you just feel overwhelmed and don't know what colors look good next to each other. Matching colors is a matter of personal choice, yet a few tips of how relationships between colors work could help you create your very own style.
The color wheelThe color wheel shows the relationships between colors considered to be primary, secondary and tertiary.
Primary colors are red, yellow and blue.
When you mix any two primary colors in equal measure, you obtain a secondary color. Mixing red and blue gives purple, blue and yellow creates green and yellow and red gives orange. So, secondary colors are: green, orange and purple.
A tertiary color is made by mixing one secondary with its adjacent primary color. Yellowish green is a tertiary color.
When talking about matching colors there are two basic relationships:
Analogous colors are the ones sitting side-by-side on the color wheel and they usually work with one another. When matched the result is very nice as these colors are relatives and have little contrast. For example blue's analogous colors are green and purple, while red and green are orange's analogous colors.
Colors opposite to each other on the color wheel are complementary colors. When matched they contrast and intensify each other. Purple is complementary to yellow, blue to orange, red to green etc. But the reverse is always applicable.
How to match colors
One very important thing is to match the colors of your clothes to your skin tone and your hair color.
Avoid matching: green and blue, maroon and black, red and pink, black and navy blue.
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