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Stylish and Easy: 7 Color Combination Ideas for Fashion Lovers this summer

Updated: Apr 12, 2023

By Paulomi Debnath

I have been a colour lover all my life and I can tell you horror stories from my youth (or not so long ago) when I have been a style disaster by pairing totally perfect colours incorrectly or mixing tooooo many colours in the wrong order!

Honestly, my colour love knows no boundaries and that can and has led to so many ‘not so proud’ moments. Thankfully my eternal confidence has saved me most of the time, but I really don’t want you guys to face the same trauma. So here I am, sharing seven really easy but awesome ways to adapt your colour love the way it will make you feel fashion-forward and not uncool….

Go slow if you are just dipping your toes in the mad colour world and / or go total crazy if you are ‘Elle from Legally Blonde’ and just need some directions from your favourite ice-cream pop colours.

Here you go! Thank me later….

Why choose one colour when you can pick two…or more!!

Mix and Match: 7 Color Combination Ideas for Fashionable Dressers

Pairing two colours together can be a daunting task, but it doesn't have to be. One of the most effective ways to create a cohesive and visually appealing outfit is by pairing colours that complement each other. I am so excited to write this blog post and sharing some cool ideas to help you deciding on colour combinations and seven easy peesy ways up your style quotient.

Don’t be scared, this is not a step-by-step guide where you have to follow the ALL the 7 ‘simple’ ways to look your gorgeous self! Just seven truly simple individual ways to show you the power of colours and how they can work together annnnd the best part is …. You can just pick ONE or TWO ways to start your colour journey…

Now that we have cleared that up, are you ready to dive in?

In this post, I'll focus on pairing warm tones with cool tones and how handmade statement jewellery can add colourful fun and twists to colour combinations.

Last but not the least and not to mention, my absolute favourite tip –

· Adding a bold necklace:

· Incorporating colourful earrings:

· Layering bracelets:

· Wearing a statement ring:

First, let's define what I mean by warm tones and cool tones. Warm tones refer to colours that have a yellow or red undertone, while cool tones refer to colours that have a blue or green undertone.

Warm Colours

Some common warm tones include red, orange, yellow, and brown, while common cool tones

Cool Colours

include blue, green, and

purple. Keep in mind that some colours can fall in between warm and cool tones, such as pink and teal.

Now, let's dive into some tips for pairing warm and cool tones:

1. Use the colour wheel: The colour wheel is a useful tool for pairing colours together. Colours that are opposite each other on the colour wheel, such as blue and orange, are complementary and create a striking contrast. For warm tones, look for cool tones that are opposite on the colour wheel, such as green and purple. For cool tones, look for warm tones that are opposite on the colour wheel, such as red and yellow.

Colour Wheel

2. Play with shades: Pairing a lighter warm tone with a darker cool tone, or vice versa, can create an interesting contrast. For example, a pale yellow blouse paired with navy pants can create a chic and sophisticated look. Similarly, a burgundy sweater paired with light blue jeans can create a cosy yet stylish outfit.

3. Consider the context: Think about the occasion and the mood you want to convey when choosing colours. For a bold and energetic look, pair a bright orange top with a royal blue skirt. For a more subdued and calming look, pair a beige sweater with mint green pants.

Bold look for an Art Gallery Opening

4. Use neutrals: Neutral colours, such as white, black, grey, and beige, can help balance out warm and cool tones. For example, a red dress paired with black shoes and a black clutch can create a timeless and elegant outfit.

5. Experiment with patterns: Pairing warm and cool tones in a patterned fabric can create a fun and playful outfit. For example, a floral blouse with warm tones of red and orange, paired with a cool-toned skirt with shades of blue and green, can create a unique and eye-catching look.

Patterned jacket with solid colour dress

6. Vibrant or Knitted home decor can also add colourful fun and texture to your home. Knitted cushions, throws, and wall hangings in warm and cool tones can create a cosy and inviting atmosphere in any room.

7. The effect of stand-out jewellery:

Pairing warm and cool tones can create a visually appealing outfit, but why stop there? Adding statement jewellery can take your outfit to the next level by adding a pop of colour and a touch of fun.

As a textile jewellery designer, you know the power of colour in fashion. Adding colourful and unique pieces of jewellery can elevate any outfit and create a statement.

Here are some ways statement jewellery can enhance your colour combinations:

Handmade statement jewellery, such as chunky necklaces and knitted jewellery, can elevate your outfit and add a pop of colour to your look. These unique pieces can be the focal point of your outfit, adding personality and style to your overall look. As a handmade statement jewellery designer, I believe that adding a touch of colourful fun to any outfit can make all the difference.

· Adding a bold necklace:

A statement necklace can add a pop of colour to any outfit. For example, pairing a yellow statement necklace with a blue dress can create a fun and playful look.

For example, pairing a cool-toned outfit with a chunky necklace in warm tones can add depth and interest to your look. Alternatively, pairing a warm-toned outfit with a cool-toned statement necklace can create a bold and daring style.

· Incorporating colourful earrings:

Colourful earrings can add a touch of whimsy to your outfit. Try pairing warm tones like orange and red with cool tones like blue and green for a unique and eye-catching combination.

· Layering bracelets:

Layering bracelets in different colours and textures can create a fun and eclectic look. Mix and match warm and cool tones, and don't be afraid to add a few neutrals to balance out the colours.

· Wearing a statement ring:

A statement ring can add a bold and colourful touch to any outfit. Consider pairing a warm-toned ring with a cool-toned outfit, or vice versa, for a fun and unexpected twist.

If you're looking for unique gift ideas, handmade statement jewellery can be a perfect option. Whether it's a new mum gift or a gift for grandma or your sister in the UK, handmade statement jewellery, such as knitted necklaces, can make a thoughtful and stylish gift.

Remember, the key to incorporating statement jewellery into your outfit is to have fun and experiment with different colours and styles. Don't be afraid to mix and match warm and cool tones and add a few neutrals to balance out the colours.

These tips are just guidelines. Ultimately, the key to pairing warm and cool tones is to experiment and have fun with different combinations. With these tips in mind, you'll be able to create outfits that are both stylish and visually pleasing.

In conclusion, pairing warm tones with cool tones and adding colourful twists with handmade statement jewellery and knitted home decor can enhance any colour combination and add a touch of fun and style to your outfit or home. So don't be afraid to experiment and play with different colours and textures to create a look that's uniquely yours.

As a textile jewellery designer, I will recommend that a jewellery price can add a unique and colourful twist to any outfit. Keep promoting the power of colour and fun in fashion, and watch our designs inspire others to add a touch of creativity to their wardrobes.

By Paulomi Debnath, Artist at Handmade by Tinni


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