I always find it refreshing to start the New Year with a colour that simply pops. This year the Pantone colour of the year is Classic Blue and this colour is a home run.
Not only can you wear this colour well, but it is important to understand how to compliment this colour with other items in your wardrobe. So have fun and let’s add some spice to our wardrobe this year.
To understand how colour works and flatters you, all the colours on the colour wheel work best when they are in harmony with one another. There are five types of harmonies within the traditional colour wheel that offers many different looks and styles, so hopefully, these suggestions will help you find your perfect looks this year.
1. Monochromatic: Monochromatic shades are those of a single colour in various gradients of light or a darker shade.
2. Complimentary: The best colours to wear together are shades that are complimentary of each other. In the world of colour, this actually means shades that are opposites. These include red and green, violet and yellow and blue and orange. These colours are opposite one another on the traditional colour wheel.
3. Analogous: This is when two or three shades of a specific colour are side by side on the colour wheel. These are referred to as analogous colours. They would include red, orange and yellow and they naturally work well together because they blend easily into one another.
4. Triadic: The term triadic is not the norm, but it is given to three shades in the colour wheel that are equal distance apart from each other. They might include the colours Pink, Green and Orange as an example.
5. Neutral: This is when two or more neutral tones are combined together. These would include greys navy, blacks, browns, creams and beige.
“The best colour in the world is the one that looks good on you.”