If you follow us on social media and our blog (if you don’t already, you should) you know that we are always talking about men wearing more colour and colour coordination. I bet you’re wondering exactly how we know what colours go together and which ones don’t, and we’re about to teach you our secrets! Its all based on the colour wheel! Its a tool used in colour theory, that artists and designers use to mix and create with colour. We use them in fashion to coordinate outfits and design clothing lines. It’s now your turn to learn how the colour wheel can help you put together outfits and coordinate colours! The Basics:
Let us introduce you to the colour wheel.Its a fun little rainbow wheel that is the key to dressing well! We will use this to show you how to pair clothing items.
The analogous colour scheme is among the easiest to learn and use. Basically, choose 3 colours on the colour wheel that are beside each other! Blue, Blue green and green all work together perfectly!
Check out how we put together an outfit using this colour scheme:
The complimentary colour scheme is another easy one! You probably learned this in grade 3 art class. Each colour’s compliment is directly across from it on the colour wheel, these usually work well together. In fashion, brown is a good substitute for orange!
Check out how we worked a complimentary colour scheme!
The split compliment colour scheme is a little more complicated, but it looks just as awesome! Pick a colour on the wheel, and scan across to it’s compliment, now pick the colour to the right and left of that compliment. There you have it! The split complimentary colour scheme. Easy! Now check out how you can try this colour scheme at home, or if you shop with us!
Tetradic Colour Scheme
This colour scheme is probably the most complicated and it needs to be executed very carefully. If not, you could end up looking a little like a rodeo clown. It’s okay though! Follow our example to create a complex colour scheme that is diverse, but works well together!
And there you have it! Of course this is just an example, there are so many other ways to use colour. If you want to find out what scheme will be perfect for you, come in and we will set you up! We are colour experts and have years of experience coordinating outfits.
Happy colour coordinating!