The Art of Color-Blocking - The Color Wheel
By Sanjana Chakraborty
BONJOUR FASHION FREAKS! Summer is all set to roll up to the calendar dates with clear sky mornings, shiny afternoons, and soft breezy evenings. Along with the dawn of summer, 2021 drops this year’s fashion color trends packed with tennis green, tiger tangerine, magnetic magenta, bubblegum pink and mellow yellow providing new paint to color your fresh mood canvas of this year. So let’s amp up your wardrobe and welcome the watermelon season flaunting those alluring curves of yours, steering the color wheel.
MASTER THE BASICS
The color wheel and the relationship between tints, tones and shades go hand in hand complementing each other and with the use of appropriate proportions, one aces at color blocking one’s outfit keeping disorganization of colors at bay.
UNDERSTANDING THE COLOR WHEEL
The color wheel consists of 12 basic colors known as hues. Hues that are mixed with white are called tints and hues that are mixed with black are called shades and colors that are mixed with grey are called tones.
There are 3 types of colors that will help one to coordinate the color wheel in their outfits:
The Primary Colors: Red, Yellow and Blue
Unlike the other hues these colors cannot be created by mixing other colors whereas one can obtain all the other colors using the trio. In their natural hue (without shading or tinting), they are perceived as very bright and vivid colors to the human eye.
The Secondary Colors: Green, Orange and Violet
These colors are obtained by combining or mixing two primary colors.These colors are also known as complementary colors and are situated directly opposite to a primary hue on the color wheel.
You can combine a primary color (usually a shade or a tint of one) and a secondary color for slaying the basic contrast.
The 6 Tertiary or Intermediate Colors
Tertiary colors are distinct hues and not just shades and tints of primary and secondary colors. These tertiary colors are mainly found between the primary and secondary hues.
While mixing up colors in an outfit , there are three color schemes that register as the most organized with human eyes — complementary colors, triad colors, and analogous colors.
Complementary colors create the most vivid contrast in an outfit and are used to make an outfit stand out from the rest. These are mainly used to counteract and balance the main color to complete each other.
Triad Colors are colors that are equidistant from one another on the color wheel. This creates the most balanced form of contrast.
Analogous Colors are colors that are neighboring colors of the color you are choosing on the color wheel which creates a minimized contrast, giving a very consistent look.
There are more combinations of warm and cool colors the color wheel has to offer such as split complementary and double complementary.
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Once you've chosen your warm/cool segment of colors. Activate your colorful mind and find out your own unique color combination to stand out from the crowd.
Have a colorful summer ahead.