What colours go with each other?

I make bright, bold, and colourful statement jewellery which is suitable for sensitive skin. My brand is called Pink Lime Mango. I am a British artist. I work from my home studio in Bristol, UK. As an artist, I get asked a lot about colour - what colours go together, what colours mean, etc. Today, I want to talk about complementary colours and how they can be used to create stunning outfits. 

Complementary Colours 

Complementary colours are colours that are opposite each other on the colour wheel. These colours are often used in fashion because they create a stark contrast that can be very eye-catching. When choosing complementary colours for your outfit, you will want to make sure that you pair them in a way that is pleasing to the eye. For example, you would not want to pair a bright orange with a deep purple because it would be too jarring. A better pairing would be a light purple with a dark orange or an orange red with a blue purple.    


colour wheel

Colour Meaning 

The meaning of colours can also play into how you choose to pair them. For example, if you want to convey feelings of happiness and fun, then you might choose to pair yellow with pink or green with blue. If you want to convey feelings of sophistication and luxury, then you might choose to pair black with white or navy with cream. Of course, these are just generalizations, and you should choose the colours that make you feel good!  


I hope this has given you some insights into how to use colour when putting together an outfit. Remember, there are no fixed rules you should choose the colours that make you feel good and that reflect your personality. If you are ever in doubt, consult a colour wheel - it will never steer you wrong! 

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