Last updated on Jan 15th, 2021 at 11:12 am

There are some fashion rules about colour combination that seem to be programmed into us from an early age. The good news is that these rules can be broken and can result in some phenomenal fashion statements. Here are some suggestions to get your own creative colour combining started.
 
1.  Wear white and cream together for a light and natural look
Tradition says to avoid this mixture but careful combining can make it a phenomenal colour duo. The trick to pulling this one off is to choose a cream that is obviously cream, and that doesn’t appear to be ‘dirty white’. Another way to ensure that this look works is to wear clothing that is textured, patterned, or of a very unusual cut.
2.  Combine pink and red to project a sense of fun and brightness
This is probably the most well-known colour fashion no-no of them all â?? and that makes it the most fun to break.

To make this one work, tone down one colour and allow the other one to dominate. For example, pale pink and bold red will work well together, whereas hot pink and bold red won’t.
Use accessories in the contrasting colour when first experimenting with this colour change. Let it grow on you gradually.
3.  Wear brown and black together for dramatic elegance
To avoid appearing too sombre, avoid darker shades of brown that will be lost too easily in the black. The brownish shades that go beautifully against black include tan, beige, cognac, and camel.
4.  Combine the jewel colours of blue and green
Blue and green should never be seen? Not true! As with red and pink, the trick is to ensure that one colour does not overwhelm the other. Try a dark blue with an emerald green contrast and see how it works for you.
Tips

  • Don’t be afraid to experiment with colour combinations. The discoveries you unearth will develop your unique style and sense of fashion flair

  • Your new approach to colours can help save you money by extending the possibilities of your wardrobe.

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  • When combining colours, try to find an accessory such as a scarf, belt, or even a hat that has both colours in it; this will help the ‘mingling’ effect.

  • Look at paint charts or swatches for new ideas on the myriad of colour shades available â?? rather than just considering primary colours.

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