What colors "go" in fashion?
October 27, 2008 11:25 AM Subscribe
Are there any websites that have easy to understand guidelines about matching colors in fashion?
posted by peep to shopping (10 answers total) 24 users marked this as a favorite
I'm really bad at creating outfits that use color. 90% of my wardrobe is dark denim, black, or gray. I love color but I don't know how to use it. I have a blogroll full of fashion websites; to some degree, it's possible to mimick those outfits, but I'd like to be able to do this more organically.
I'm not even that great at using neutrals. I bought an evergreen-colored dress and can't find a shoe that looks good with it. I thought brown would be good but it's very "tree" looking. I'm wearing black shoes with it now but it just looks off somehow.
I've heard the suggestion of getting a color wheel from a paint store and using it to learn complementary colors - but I'm familiar with those basics and still don't get how and why certain things are supposed to go together.
Nowhere on the color wheel does it explain how a neutral outfit with a bright orange bag and bright green shoe can look good. (An example from What Not to Wear, which I thought looked great, but would never have thought to do.)
Are there any simple websites where you can choose a main color and it will show you colors that match and go? (Again, some paint websites do this, but paint colors tend to be very muted and neutral, and don't reflect clothing/shoe colors well.)