Monday, 20 February 2012

Color mixing // Color wheel

So today I've decided to write about colours  and color wheel ;)
Ever wonder how some of your favorite fashionistas put colors together? How they create eye-catching and fabulously colorful outfits? ;)





Picking which colors go well together is much easier (much less mysterious) than most people think. The key to choosing the right colors is all about the color wheel. The color wheel is an excellent wardrobe tool. If you imagine the color wheel when you are picking out the colors of your outfit you will have no problem making sure your outfit matches and the colors all go well together. 


Using the color wheel when planning outfits can lead you to explore new possibilities and to have confidence wearing new things.
A color wheel, based on red, yellow and blue, is traditional in the field of art. Sir Isaac Newton developed the first circular diagram of colors in 1666. Since then, scientists and artists have studied and designed numerous variations of this concept. 


The primary colors are yellow, blue and red and you get the secondary colors by mixing them up, such as green, orange and purple. With further mixing of these colors, the tertiary colors are created.

12 basic hues (basic colors) are: red, red orange, orange, yellow orange, yellow, yellow,green, green, blue green, blue, blue violet, violet, red violet.


    Basic rules: neutral colors include brown, grey, white and black. Jeans and khaki pants are also considered neutral. 
    Neutral colors may be paired appropriately with any other colors on the spectrum.
    The Color Wheel is a tool for understanding which colors go with what 
    (which relationships on the color wheel look “good” to human eyes).


      You can make the following combos using the color wheel as your guide:
      1. Monochromatic – shades of the same colour. 


      2. Analogous – 2-3 colours next to each other on the colour wheel


      3. Complementary – colours opposite on the colour wheel
      or double-complementary

      or split-complementary

      4. Triadic – 2-3 colours equally spaced on the colour wheel
    Mix warm with warm, cool with cool, bright with bright etc.


Go crazy with colored hats, bags, shoes, or scarves.  You can also use the color wheel when coming up with color combinations for your makeup.





What you think about color wheel?

Happy pairing.

32 comments:

  1. Obozavam boje :) Dobre ideje :)

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  2. Class, love the colour wheel..very interesting :)

    ana :)

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  3. super post! totalno su mi cool ovi prijedlozi šminkanja... :)

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    1. Ma da i meni. Kada sam vidjela slike baš sam se obradovala. Sigurno ću isprobati :)
      Hvala ti na komentaru <3

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  4. Odličan i koristan post, svaka čast :)

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  5. Otkad je color blocking ponovno IN ja sam svoj na svome, svaki dan spremna na novi eksperiment :) koristan post :*

    http://helenailena.blogspot.com

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  6. that's really good idea !
    your post is very helpful . ;*

    i follow you, you can follow me back ;)

    http://dont--stop--believin.blogspot.com/

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  7. odličan članak... :)
    Ja obožavam nosit šareno, i vjeruj mi da preveć ne pazim kod mješanja boja na sebi, a opet donekle dobro zgleda, heheh
    iako se znaju potrefit dani, kad me svi tjeraju u maškare..

    pusa

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  8. I never pay too much attention to the rules- I just pair whatever colors I feel in the mood for ;)

    SIDEWALKCATWALKS.com

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  9. Iscrpan i odličan post! Svaka čast na trudu! :)
    Oduvijek volim boje i nikada se nisam ograničavala na samo jednu ili dvije konkretne. Volim uzorke, boje...ma sve :)

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  10. nice post ;)

    http://japobsganbare.blogspot.com/

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  11. i have never seen someone explain so good how to colorblock! amazing! i knew how it worked.. but all those pics and color wheels you posted are really helpful! its so nice that u took the time to help others! :)

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  12. Gorgeous blog - and what a fantastic post! Pleasure to follow you back.



    www.freshlookbeautyblog.com

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  13. This is an very interresting article !!! Congrats !
    I like your blog , can you follow us or post a commentary please ? ( Or maybe do the both ^^)
    Thank you!
    Emily from Pretty Tiny Things

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  14. Oduševio me ovaj post...baš je po mom ukusu :)

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  15. Super interesting post my dear! Must have been a lot of work to put it togehter!

    Of course I am following you back! :)#
    love,dominique

    www.artichaut.me

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  16. love this post!

    thanks for the comment on my blog,
    XOXO, BECCA
    http://www.fashion-train.co.uk

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  17. Love this post, so useful for helping you pick which colours go together. I recently did a pastel colours post, so I am all for the colour trend this season

    fashion-nerdette@blogspot.com

    Xx

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  18. thanks darling for your comment..this post is great! I love it!


    we can follow each other if u wish! xoxo

    http://reveriesauvage.blogspot.com/

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  19. great post!! i love colors and i love all the match ups!! and thanks so much for your sweet comment, i am just curious where you followed me! :)

    hapatime.blogspot.com

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    1. Oh..thank you :) well, I added you to my reading list :) thats what I was trying to say :) <3

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  20. Thank you all for leaving me the sweetest comments :) <3 <3

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  21. Kod mene te čeka Liebster Blog nagrada!

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  22. i'm working with lots of color wheels due to my job as an architect. great way to also use them with fashion and make up!

    xx

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  23. LOVE this post!!! So true all of it!

    xx
    Justine

    www.sobeanie.blogspot.com

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  24. really helpful post!thank you! :) i'm following you!
    xx

    http://chicrets.blogspot.com/

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  25. Ovo je odličan post, jako poučno za sve nas :) :*

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  26. odlican i koristan post, svaka cast! ;)

    <3

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Thank you all, for your lovely comments! I appreciate and read every single one of them. It really means a lot to me <3