How To | Use the Color Wheel in Fashion

Do you ever wonder how fashionistas combine colors to create unique, colorful outfits?

The color wheel is an excellent wardrobe tool to accomplish your unique style. The color wheel information below courtesy of a fellow blogger, can help give you insight on how to use this tool with fashion or for home decorating.

You can make the following combos using the color wheel as your guide:

1. Colors directly next to each other (i.e. yellow and yellow-orange; yellow and yellow-green; violet and blue-violet, etc.)
2. Colors that form right (90 degree) angles with each other (i.e. yellow and red-orange; blue and violet-red; green and orange, etc.)
3. Colors directly across from each other (i.e. yellow and violet; blue and orange; red and green, etc.)
4. Colors that form a T (i.e. blue, orange, and violet-red; yellow, violet, and red-orange; yellow, blue-green, and red-orange, etc.)
5. Colors that form an X (i.e. blue, orange, violet-red, and yellow, violet, blue-green, and red-orange, etc.)

Did you know that brown is considered a neutral and it will go with virtually any color on the color wheel? How awesome is that?!?! I don’t think most of us consider brown to be a neutral because a lot of us we associate lighter, creamier tones as neutrals instead of deep, rich, vibrant colors. I love it when I see outfits where they’ve paired chocolate-brown with cobalt blue or fuchsia to create a fashion statement. Of course white, black, gray and the hues of blue found in denim are also neutrals that go with just about anything. Don’t forget about metallics too. They too are neutrals and can be mixed and matched. Next time you go out, pair a metallic gold top with a silver clutch, or some fun bronze colored platforms. Most of all though, have fun with fashion and accessories. After all, that’s what defines your personal style!

In friendship and style…

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