The art of color blocking.
I don’t know why, but here’s a fact: some girls are afraid to experiment with bold colors and neon prints. That’s why minimalist colors like black, white, red, and gray are always in demand by the female species.
Hollywood actresses and supermodels actually pull off some very good color blocking techniques both in their street style, runway, or Award’s Night. But like others, we think that they can always wear what they want because they have their flawless beauty. OMG.
Are you one of those girls? (yeah, me too. But that was before) If so, you don’t have to worry now, girl. I’ve got some awesome combinations as well as tips and tricks for you regarding color blocking. 🙂
So you can pull off that neon colors in your wardrobe the Kim Kardashian Way. 😉
Red-Blue-White color blocking
Red-Blue-White color blocking sample
This is probably one of the basics among color blocking techniques. Red, white, and navy blue actually belongs to the basic wardrobe color. They aren’t seasonal, you can find this color palette to almost every department stores and shopping malls in town. From formal to casual wear, this combination is so classy.
orange-pink-nude color blocking
orange-pink-nude color blocking sample
This color combination is perfect for movie dates and meet-the-parents. Orange and pink, though both striking, complements every skin color in the world. from African-Americans, Western, Latinas, and Asians, this color combination will definitely fit you perfectly. Nude is the neutral ground, since the two colors are already striking, the nude will tone it down a bit.
blue-pink-yellow color blocking
blue-pink-yellow color blocking sample
This pastel blue, pastel yellow, and pastel pink wardrobe color combinations speaks of mellow spring, and cotton candies, and child-like paraphernalia. It depicts that laid back vibe and lazy Sunday dates. Pastels are actually easier to combine with other colors that are both neutral and striking. It always gives that soft spoken sophistication.
purple-teal-orange color blocking
purple-teal-orange color blocking sample
This combination is so awesome! all of them seems striking, yet it complements well with each other. (Camilla Belle is so gorgeous, don’t you think?) Actually, teal belongs to the neutral colors because you can pair anything to it. And since neutral colors are meant to tone down the two striking colors, teal does the job with purple and orange.
blue-neon green-gold color blocking
blue-neon green-gold color blocking sample
Okay, so this is my utmost favorite! I love the combination of classic blue and out-of-this-world neon green. It gives that cheery and regal vibe that I really like. And another excellent color was added as a neutral ground: Gold!
So that’s some of the most common color blocking examples. Here, on the other hand, are the tips and tricks to pull off a very good color blocking technique.
1.) 2 striking colors need to be paired by a neutral color. And the neutral color could be your accessories, your undershirt, or your shoes.
2.) not-so-common colors can be paired with the basics like red, black, white and gray. You can pair your eccentric neon orange skirt with black or white shirt.
3.) If it resembles something, don’t wear it. One of my friends back in college wears a green shirt over her orange pants. and she simply looked like a carrot. If it reminds you of some food or things in particular, then don’t even think of wearing it.
4.) Accessories play a great role in color blocking. A black belt or a gold stud earrings or that classic neck piece makes a great difference. Believe me.
5.) EXPERIMENT! Of course, we are differentiated by our bodies. The colors that have been posted here may or may not be flattering to you. The key is to experiment. You now know all the basics, now go to your wardrobe and try mix and match all the colors and outfits you have! The possibilities are endless!
Happy matching! 🙂