Color blocking is this season’s style secret. Those of you with a keen eye may have noticed its presence during the SS19 Fashion Weeks. But what is color blocking? And how can the ordinary person achieve it?
Here’s the lowdown. Color blocking is the subtle use of matching or clashing colors to create an intriguing and statemented style. In a fashion and design sense, this is the use of contrasting blocks of solid color. They are typically bright and bold.
Do you work in a creative field? If you can be found in a trendy office on weekdays and at a fashion show on the weekend, then you’re definitely in fitting with the color blocking trend. Follow our step-by-step guide on how to pull it off the b-right way.
When you’re working with color, there are a number of potential styles to choose. Once you have your chosen style, then you have the foundations to build upon it with the utmost success.
A monochromatic look is the first option on the list. This is essentially one color in different hues. You’ll most commonly associate this with grey-scale outfits, or black and white designs. But the reality can be very different.
The second option is a color mix. Your outfit may be comprised of several different pieces that have contrasting shades. It’s up to you how many components you bring together to create your look.
The third choice is to wear a stand-alone block color garment. That’s one outfit, with one color, and one HUGE impact.
Whichever you choose, it’s important to consider what color you’ll be shining in. Move on to step 2 to discover how you could possibly pick from a rainbow of iridescent hues.
Picking colors can be done in one of two ways. The first… by choosing what shade appeals to you the most. It might stand out, be your favorite color, or match your current state of feeling and happiness.
The second way to choose your colors is slightly more in-depth.
Complementary colors are opposite each other on your standard color wheel. These colors can be quite jarring and hard for the eyes to compute. There is nothing we love more than a complementary color clash. These are the ultimate stand-out color combo.
Analogous color schemes are a very different ball game. This is when you pair colors that are next to each other on the color wheel. Whilst a complementary color clash is more statemented, an analogous color palette is more harmonious and pleasing.
So, you’ve chosen your style and you’ve chosen your colors. You’ve got the outfit sorted. But what about your accessories? Jewelry can make or break an entire outfit, and color blocking is the perfect opportunity to maximize on the little details.
The lack of pattern intricacy on your clothing makes your look more statement, but this doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t employ finer textures and different fabrics elsewhere. Check out these gorgeous rhinestones with red tassels earrings from FARRA.
Perfect to add a little extra to a block color outfit ensemble.