How to Coordinate Outfits with the Fashion Color Wheel

The colors that make up your wardrobe are much more than a form of art they are a science.

Did you know that there is something called a fashion color wheel that outlines the rules of outfit color matching? Whether you have an eye for detail or you understand how colors match, the fashion color wheel will be your ultimate guide.

Ever look in your closet and grab the same old outfit you’ve worn countless times? Here are some tips using the fashion color wheel to help you try new looks!

What is The Fashion Color Wheel?

The fashion color wheel is made up of primary, secondary, and tertiary colors.

Primary colors include red, yellow, and blue. Every other color comes from the combination or combinations of these three colors.

Secondary colors are orange, violet, and green. Secondary colors are a combination of the primary colors. For example, red plus yellow creates orange.

Tertiary colors are a combination of primary and secondary colors. The result of a combination could be colors such as aqua or coral.

You can use these colors and their combinations to know how to match clothes and understand colors that don’t go together.

How to Put Together an Outfit With the Fashion Color Wheel

Let’s begin with how to use the primary colors. You can choose to use the primary colors to make a monochrome look.

A monochrome look is styling an outfit by only using one basic color. Using only one color may seem boring to you but it has many benefits. One of the biggest benefits is that one color streamlines and lengthens the body.

The minimalist approach of one color comes off as modern and chic and allows you to go for a bold look.

Using secondary and tertiary colors provides more variety in your look. Finding the best matching colors or complementary colors provides more diversity.

All you have to do is pick any secondary or tertiary color from the fashion color wheel and pick the color opposite the wheel. Whatever color is the opposite is the best matching color for your outfit.

Some complementary matches are orange and blue or violet and yellow. The options are endless.

Other Options for Outfit Color Matching

There are so many options for the best matching colors and how to match clothes. Here are some popular choices.

Analogous Colors: These are the colors on the wheel that are to the right or left of the original color. Colors that are close to each other create a harmonious look. One example is mixing an outfit with red and pink.

Warm and Cool Colors: Warm colors such as red, orange, brown and yellow are good choices if you want to appear slimmer as they make things look smaller in size. Cool colors such as purple, green, and blue create a more soothing and relaxing look.

The Accent Color: When the season doesn’t call for constant bold colors or your workplace doesn’t appreciate your fashion flare try an accent color. Adding a splash of color to your more neutral assemble can help you still accomplish your unique self-expression.

Leave Your Comfort Zone and Use The Fashion Color Wheel

Getting the basics right and knowing how to use the fashion color wheel will open a variety of outfits you never knew you had.

Whether you choose the monochrome look or use complementary colors to put an outfit together the fashion color wheel gives you the ultimate guide.

Get out of your comfort zone and try some new looks! Check out the year 2020 fashion and design tips to help amp up your wardrobe and express your unique flare.

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