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How to combine colors in clothes: basic recommendations

How to combine colors in clothes: basic recommendations

It is said that they are greeted by clothes. With rare exceptions, this is true, so a modern person, especially women, devotes a lot of time to his wardrobe. A big role in creating a stylish appearance is played by color or a combination of colors.

There are many theories on how to properly combine colors, including contrasting ones, so as not to look like a parrot and at the same time stylish. Below we will talk about the most successful color combinations, both familiar and conservative, and also unusual and avant-garde.

The combination of black with any color of the palette is a classic that is quite difficult to go wrong with. It is worth avoiding, perhaps, the combination of black with different dark shades of blue, brown, green - the image will turn out to be too gloomy.

Ideal can be called a combination of white with any of the colors, both dark and light shades. Gray is also considered an excellent “couple” for anyone else - it does not attract too much attention to itself and only emphasizes the dignity of its “companion”. A dark gray shade should not be combined except with black.

Brown is also a base color and at the same time it can be either warm (having a shade of hot chocolate, terracotta, ocher or coffee with milk), or it can be cold with a gray undertone. Brown is combined with various shades of itself - beige, brick, and also red, peach, yellow, orange. A stylish contrast is obtained by combining warm brown and cold denim, rich blue, burgundy or purple.

One of the most “stylish” and solid colors is blue, especially dark blue. It looks good with various shades of blue, green, beige. Of the contrasting shades with blue, red, yellow (from light yellow to rich lemon hue), fuchsia, emerald, coral are well combined.

Green also comes in cold and warm shades. Cold ones include emerald green, aquamarine, menthol (light green with a blue undertone), warm ones include the color of young grass, pistachio, lettuce, foliage, olive, and khaki. Cool green can be combined with gray, denim, beige, coral, yellow, and also warm brown, ivory. Bordeaux, denim, beetroot, olive, blue, beige, coral are suitable for warm green.

Red is especially good with “classic” colors - black, dark blue, dark brown, white, beige, dark purple. It also goes well with turquoise, menthol, pale blue flowers.

Yellow has many shades - from lemon and pale yellow to gold, mustard, orange and even brown undertones. It looks good with gray, brown, blue, denim, beige. Light yellow can be combined with khaki and olive, salad colors, and rich yellow with “leaving” in orange or brown with cold green. Both pairs well with navy blue and dark gray.

Surprisingly, orange goes well with many, even contrasting colors. In addition to white, black, brown, gray and beige, it forms good pairs with aqua and turquoise, red, dark purple, lilac, yellow. Orange can be peach, carrot, orange shades.

Pastel shades are best suited for pink - pale blue, beige, pearl gray, light lilac, especially when it comes to soft pale pink. More saturated shades of this color, such as hot pink, fuchsia, magenta, can be combined with black, burgundy, blue, gray, purple. All shades of pink look good with denim.

The blue color of a soft shade can be combined with white, pale yellow, pale pink, silver gray, and also black, gray, beige, brown, various shades of green, burgundy and purple. In certain cases, deep blue can look good with hot pinks, reds, oranges, bright greens.

Violet color is saturated, the color of a ripe plum, dark, almost black, eggplant, purple. Such shades are best combined with red, yellow, burgundy, pink, beige, gold, and light purple. Light purple shades (lilac, lavender) can be combined with pale yellow, pink, white, black, gray, sky blue colors.

With any color combination, a balance should be maintained - do not mix more than three colors in one ensemble, especially contrasting ones, do not get carried away with a combination of dark shades of different colors (this does not apply to light pastel shades, they always go well with each other). It is important to have in your wardrobe things of one of the basic colors - black, white, gray, brown, dark blue, they can be combined with almost all existing colors of the spectrum.

When combining bright contrasting colors, there should be no more than two of them in the ensemble.

If you do not risk combining bright contrasting colors, you can try to combine shades of a certain color that are different in saturation: purple and lilac, pale pink and fuchsia, deep blue and light blue, etc. in this case, even more than three colors can be combined and they will all be combined with each other.

In all cases, when choosing the colors of your wardrobe, you also need to rely on your own color type - to know which colors suit you and which ones are best avoided so as not to emphasize the flaws in appearance.

The stylists of Mähirli Zenan boldly use a combination of different colors, including contrasting ones, when creating their exclusive models of clothes in the national Turkmen style. Thanks to their talent and experience in combining shades, the models from Mähirli Zenan differ not only in a variety of styles and embroideries, but also in unusual and stylish color combinations that can emphasize the brightness and originality of the image of a Turkmen woman.

When creating its collections, Mähirli Zenan uses imported and Turkmen fabrics - velvet, keteni, silk, organza, chiffon, and richly decorates each model with national embroidery. In general, the style of Mähirli Zenan can be described as a bold combination of traditional Turkmen silhouettes and decor with non-standard color and texture solutions.


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