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How to Know Which Colors Look Good Together

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I love to play around with color. Whether it’s my purple hair or a bright outfit, I’m definitely not an all black wardrobe kinda girl. People often ask me how I know which colors will look good together. Here are a few tips to help you visually balance colors like a pro:Color wheel

An easy way to figure out which colors will look good together is to use a color wheel. A color wheel is just a circle with different colored sections that show the relationship between colors. A quick peek at a color wheel when you’re choosing your outfits can help you pull together great look.

  • Choose any three colors that are side by side on the wheel for a fun play on the monochrome trend
  • Complementary (or contrasting) colors are any two colors that are directly opposite each other on the wheel. In this case, opposites balance each other out
  • If you’re not ready to dive all the way in, add just a pop of color to neutrals. Like cobalt blue with gray or fuchsia with olive green

 

What say you? Are you a fan of color or do you keep it neutral? 

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T. Espinoza is CEO at The Style Medic. She's the Diva next door, the girlfriend who always looks Fab but doesn’t spend a bundle. She works with the active, focused Diva who wants to look fly, save time and most of all, save money. T. can help you streamline your wardrobe, maximize your budget and take your style from flat-lined to FABULOUS!

10 Comments

  1. Aidah

    August 19, 2015 at 9:34 am

    I love mixing colors and this chart and explanation make it easy to do!
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  2. Kita

    August 19, 2015 at 8:20 pm

    Since I do graphics for clients I use the adobe color chart but when it comes to clothes….I am lost as heck lol I love color but I always like to pair something bright with something reg.
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  3. Vashti (veepeejay.com)

    August 19, 2015 at 9:35 pm

    I’m a HUGE fan of color. The brighter the better 😀 Thanks for the great tips about mixing colors.
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  4. Siobhan (BeFree Project)

    August 20, 2015 at 9:08 am

    Great post! I’m a colorful kind a girl. Pink is my favorite 🙂 And I love adding a pop of color to my outfit even it’s just accessories.

  5. JoAnna

    August 20, 2015 at 9:35 am

    I’m NOW getting into color. My best friend is a fan and I always said she was “doing too much”. lol it DOES help in fashion as well as in design too.
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  6. Jaye@Curvatude

    August 20, 2015 at 10:12 am

    I live for color and print and try to mix and match them as much as possible!
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  7. Mimi "MimiCuteLips@ Green

    August 20, 2015 at 3:35 pm

    I’m all about colors, when I need all black it’s a struggle for me. My wardrobe is full over color because they speak to my personality and interest.
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  8. Christine @MomsNCharge

    August 26, 2015 at 2:01 am

    I'm all about the color but not always sure which colors/prints to use together. These are super simple tips to use, thanks!

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