This is my colour guide
To make your own perfect wardrobe is a combination of many different things. It is, of course, about well fitted and well-crafted clothes. But to create an ideal wardrobe, you also must think about colours and how to coordinate them. In this post I write about how to find your primary colour – but what do you do when you have found that colour? And does it mean that you only can wear that colour? Fortunately, not. In this post, I will guide you through the anatomy of colours.
Many people always go for the classic and neutral colours as black, white, grey and nude for the reason that you feel home safe. However, you can handle colours in many ways, and in my opinion, you can feel as safe with a colourful wardrobe as with a black and white wardrobe. It is all about how you put your colours together.
There is a theory about colours, so what I tell you here is not something I have invented. On the other hand, it is a simplified version of how to put colours together. We are not about to create great art. We just create a wardrobe that works.
In my colour guide, I have made four different categories. The first three is a more traditional way on how to use colours; the fourth one is something we must get around when we talk about clothes in a fashion context.
I find this the easiest when it comes to putting colours together. A monochrome look takes its starting point in one colour – and then you work with that colour in all its shades. Here you see a blue colour card, but it could be all colours as long your just stick to one colour. In my opinion, the black, grey, white and nude is also in this category because they are all natural
Analogue means that you have to choose colours that are beside each other in the colour wheel. For example, Turquoise- blue- green, Blue-purple-pink or red, pink, orange
By glow, I mean that you can choose all the colours you want in the world as long as you choose colours there are equally powerful, delicate, burnt or light. This colour combination can be very intense.
There is no theory about this colour combo. However, in my world patterns and how you mix them, is essential in a fashion context, it is not a must, but it can have a significant effect if you can manage it. To mix patterns is for the more adventures. If you want to give it a try. Use the guidelines from one of the above guides. I have a friend Pia who is a master in making outfits with pattern mix. See her colourful wardrobe here