Color blocking is the exploration of taking colors that are opposite on the color wheel and pairing them together to make an interesting and complementary color combinations (Wikipedia).
Just as the definition sounds, it’s not about you just having a feeling that the colors would look nice, you should do your homework and be sure they complement each other.
Color blocking was a trend in the ’80’s, and it looks like the 80’s is coming back. Asides it probably being a trend, it can be boring to keep pairing colors with neutrals. With these tips you’re going to be able to color block properly.
1. Don’t over do it: you should have maximum of 3 colors, that’s advisable so you don’t look like a color palette.
2. You should understand the terms analogous, triad and complementary. Complementary colors are opposite each other on the color wheel ; while analogous are beside each other. And triad colors are colors that are four to five spaces apart on the color wheel.
3. You don’t have to color block with just clothes, you can color block with your accessories such as; wristwatch, bag, shoes, shoelaces even your phone case.
4.prints: color blocking with prints/patterns might look like hard. Don’t worry, treat stripe as neutrals and don’t forget abstract prints go with anything. But don’t forget, don’t over do it!!!
Here I am wearing complementary colors, orange and green.
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Thanks for reading 😊, hope you learnt a thing or two.