For a lot of us, we choose to remain in the safe zone. My safe zone is anything on a black trouser. We can slip-past unnoticed in such colors unless our physique enhances the cloth, which should be the case in all times.
I am particularly not an expert in color combination (although I am slowly becoming one) but I believe this article will help you combine colors effectively.
We've been exposed to numerous colors as humans and this has posed a problem in itself. It is interesting to know that these numerous colors are gotten from a simple combination of colors. In its simple form, we have red, yellow, and blue colors which are known as "primary colors". Combination of these colors makes life more beautiful and adds variety. Combination of the three primary colors in equal proportion is supposed to give black.
- Blue and red produces Purple
- Red and yellow produces Orange
- Yellow and blue produces Green
Combining colors can be monochromatic, complementary, triadic, or analogous.
- Monochromatic colors are colors of the same class (hue) that vary based on lightness and saturation. Simply put, you have sky blue, navy blue, turquoise blue, etc. all in the class of blue. It doesn't necessarily mean wearing the same color head to toe. Always try to balance things up.
- Complementary colors are those adjacent on the color wheel. Examples are orange and blue, pink and green, purple and yellow.
- Triadic colors are formed by drawing an equilateral triangle on the color wheel. In some cases, three colors may be too much because of their contrasts, it is best wearing only two of such colors and supplementing them with a neutral. Blue, Red, and Yellow is an example of a triadic color scheme.
- Analogous colors lay side-by-side on the color wheel.