The Fashion Trend of Spring / Summer 2011

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You will be surprised that now the very 2011 spring / summer trends are comprised of various colors. One of the most common problems people have when dealing with their wardrobe lies in knowing what colors go together. I am sure when you open your wardrobe, your brain will just go blank and then come up with questions such as will this pink blouse work with this blue skirt? Can I pair my red skinny jeans with a yellow singlet? Well, the answers to the above questions are "No" for more than 90% of the time. If you don't have a sixth sense about color matching, please read on and understand the concept if you want to increase your ability to get a handle on. I can guarantee if you follow some rules, you would be able to save more than 20% on clothes and accessories. But in the meantime, without adding dramatic amounts of new items to your wardrobe, you will still be in a position to give everyone a fresh new look!

"Fundamental Color Matching"

The basic concept behind color coordination is that colors have natural associations that either strengthen or soften them. I would suggest printing out the color wheel (the graphic representation of the way colors are formed). Once you understand the color wheel and the relationship of the colors, combining and matching colors into pleasing pairings becomes easy. Not only you will be able to determine how well you can match one with another, but also improve your creativity.

The three basic colors (primary colors) are red, yellow and blue. It is from these basic colors that all other colors are formed. For example, mixing red and blue creates violet (secondary color). Adding measures of light or dark to these colors creates varying shades of the colors as well. Tertiary colors are created by mixing a secondary color with its adjacent primary color. For example, mixing green (red + yellow) with blue creates blue-green.

Color Relationship

Analogous Colors - Colors sit next to each other on the color wheel. They tend to look pleasant together because they are closely related. E.g. Blue's Analogous colors are green and violet, while orange's Analogous colors are red and yellow. Analogous colors tend to work well with one another and often have the effect of causing each color to appear subdued.

Complimentary Colors - Colors that are opposite each other on the color wheel. E.g. red and green, violet and yellow. The high contrast of complementary colors creates a vibrant look. It is tricky to use but work well when you want something to stand out.

Monochromatic Effect - lighter and darker shades of the same color.

Please remember, the idea of color matching is to pair colors nicely to flatter one another. By using the rules above, you can be assured of making much better choices in combining the colors of clothing in your wardrobe. In the next topic, we will be discussing more in the color relationships and provide some more photos to show the effect of putting two colors together.


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