` Ang Geck Geck: I Play with Colours everyday

June 8, 2011

I Play with Colours everyday



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(Leather bag from ASOS, high-waisted vintage pant from Topshop, Scallop top from geck geck vintage selling @ $34.90 (if interested, do email me only left limited 3 pieces) , knitted red cardigan from Taiwan, red hat from fourskin)


I have alot fun at Haji Lane playing with a new set of wardrobe full of flamboyant colours that I just imported 2 weeks ago for geck geck vintage next collection - Melancholy colours. What an irony name right? Well... I will explain in my next post since this entry should be something happy!

Talking about colours, it can be quite interesting how you really want to match your top/bottom/accessories/shoes of different colours together. Ever feel insecure whether the colours of outfits that you match with will actually work out for you? Well, perhaps I could share with you how to play with colours using the guide of a colour wheel and how it allows you to build your confidence of mixing and matching your attire without going wrong at all. Colour wheel is amazing! Let me tell you why...

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Below are shown the basic colour chords based on the colour wheel.


complementary

Complementary color scheme

Colors that are opposite each other on the color wheel are considered to be complementary colors (example: red and green).

The high contrast of complementary colors creates a vibrant look especially when used at full saturation. This color scheme must be managed well so it is not jarring.

Complementary color schemes are tricky to use in large doses, but work well when you want something to stand out.

complementary scheme


You don't have to necessary go for the red and green because you will look like a christmas tree if you did. Complementary colour like Orange/mustard colour can go well with blue.

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analogous

Analogous color scheme
Analogous color schemes use colors that are next to each other on the color wheel. They usually match well and create serene and comfortable designs.

Analogous color schemes are often found in nature and are harmonious and pleasing to the eye.

Make sure you have enough contrast when choosing an analogous color scheme.

Choose one color to dominate, a second to support. The third color is used (along with black, white or gray) as an accent.


analogous scheme


Analogous colours are usually easier to match with be it accessories/shoes/top and bottom. Follow this colour scheme will never go wrong and is one of the safest guides.

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BLUE, VIOLET AND RED









triad

Triadic color scheme
A triadic color scheme uses colors that are evenly spaced around the color wheel.

Triadic color schemes tend to be quite vibrant, even if you use pale or unsaturated versions of your hues.

To use a triadic harmony successfully, the colors should be carefully balanced - let one color dominate and use the two others for accent.

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These combination of colours are my favourite when it comes to matching of clothes. (:

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YELLOW, PURPLE AND RED



split-complementary

Split-Complementary color scheme
The split-complementary color scheme is a variation of the complementary color scheme. In addition to the base color, it uses the two colors adjacent to its complement.

This color scheme has the same strong visual contrast as the complementary color scheme, but has less tension.


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These colours scheme are usually the funkiest out of all the above. It makes you really pop out from the rest of the crowd!

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Reference is taken from here.



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