I wonder know if you had the following situations: you are going to take part in a party, and you open your wardrobe, you want to match a perfect outfits, but no matter how you match it, it also seems like a little contradictory and complicated. Or, you think you are doing well in your shirt and pants color combinations, but there are always people who secretly talking about your clothes. What an awkward situation! In order to avoid such occasions, you have to understand the basic colour combination for clothes
Regarding color, we need to know three concepts: hue, brightness, purity.
Hue refers to the appearance of colors, which are all colors in our usual sense, such as red, orange, yellow, green, cyan, blue, and purple. Human eyes distinguish colors through hue. It should be noted that all colors except black, white and gray have hue, the more color components (red, yellow and blue are the three primary colors, and other colors are all adjusted), the less vivid its hue.
Brightness refers to the brightness of the color. Black, white, gray and other colors have this attribute, and it is usually measured by a percentage of 0-100%. For example, blue, if you continue to add black tones, it will become darker and darker, and the brightness will become lower and lower, and the dark tone of low brightness will often give people a sense of calm. If you keep adding white tones, it will become brighter and brighter, giving people a fresh and bright feeling.
Purity refers to the percentage of the primary color in the color. Purity is used to express the intensity and depth of the color. The color with the highest purity is the primary color. When the purity drops to a minimum, it loses its hue and becomes achromatic, that is, black, white, and gray. High-purity clothing colors will give people a bright and strong feeling, medium-purity is more gentle and calm, and low-purity will have a delicate and hazy feeling.
There are three main color matching principles you can follow, if you match your clothes in these three principles, you won’t get wrong. So let’s learn the three principles.
1. The Same Color System
“The same color system” refers to: the same color in a color system. The same color system does not specifically refer to the same color, it refers to two or more different colors in the same color system. As long as the brightness, purity and hue the three have a good coordination, this kind of collocation can reflect a gradual sense of quality, a sense of regularity, and become more beautiful. Wearing the same color series can give full play to the sense of high-level, the overall color is very coordinated, and it can be full of texture without effort .
It won’t go wrong as long as you wear clothes in the same color system, for example, the pink with the red, the crimson with peach red, rose red with strawberry red. This kinds of same color system matching not only can reflect the layering of the same color system, but also not be dull and monotonous, and it is the easiest way to match you clothes. Therefore, if you don’t know how to do outfit color matching, when you are buying clothes, you can buy the same color system clothes in shop, or ask the shop assisstant to help you.
2. The Contrasting Color
The contrasting color refers to the color in different color system with different peosonality. For example, the red with the green item, the blue with orange, the black with the white, the purple with the yellow item. If you are going to match the contrasting color toghther, you have to pay attention to the ratio of the two contrasting color. You should choose one of them as the main color, and the other one should be a decoration color. If you match it well, that could bring a surprising feeling to others.
3. Non-color System
We know that there are three original colors, they red, yellow and blue. With the three color, you can make different color. For example, if you mix the red and the yellow together, you will get the orange. But except these color, there are neutral color- black, white, and grey. No matter how bright color you wear, as long as you match the black, white and grey items, the main color would be highlighted. And it won’t be unexpected.
Of course, the above three matching principles are just for these people who don’t want to spend much time on outfits.
In our daily life, we often see the combination of black, white, gray and other colors. Black, white, and gray are non-colored, so no matter which color they match, there will be no big problems. Generally speaking, if the same color is matched with white, it will appear bright; if it is matched with black, it will appear dim. Therefore, you should first measure the color matching of clothing, which part of the clothing you are trying to highlight. Don’t use calm colors, such as dark brown, dark purple, and black. This will have the effect of “grabbing color” with black, making the whole outfit unfocused, and the overall performance of the outfit will appear heavy, dark and colorless.
In short, when you don’t know how to match, there are another two more rules you can use.
The first one is that three colors are suitable for the whole body color. When you don’t know your style very well, wearing no more than three colors will definitely not let you out of place. Generally, the less the overall color, it can reflect the elegant temperament and give a neat and clear impression. The second one is understanding the area ratio of color matching. Avoid 1:1 in the color matching of the whole body clothing, especially the contrasting colors. Generally, 3:2 or 5:3 is appropriate.
These collocations are all we can wear in our daily life. Whether you can wear them or not, you can read and learn more about these collocations. Color is a must. If you can match colors, then you are definitely familiar with matching. The following is a color matching clothes chart, and you can learn something skills on it.