How To Master The Art Of Color Blocking

Here are the secrets to easily mix and match colors.
by STAIL Team

Understanding colors is one thing you need to master. Mixing and matching can generate many impressive looks, especially in fashion styling. Make way because that’s where color blocking comes in. If you’re not familiar with it, you’re missing out on a funky, fun, and colorful way to express your stylish personality.


Here is your guide on how to do color blocking.


1. Technique is everything

If you are new to this type of styling, let me break down the rules and things you need to consider. It is best if you find one that best describes you as a person. Here are three known techniques in color blocking.


Monochromatic– In this technique, one color will be used throughout an entire outfit but in different hues. This technique fits if you are going for that minimalist take on your style.


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Separates – This technique very tricky because you’ll be using two to four different colors for an outfit. The good thing is you’ll be able to let out the fun and quirky side of you. Just remember not to overdo it.


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The Stand-Alone –In this technique, you’ll only be using one color block for the whole outfit. This one happens when you wear a single garment with different colors. It means the designer has already done the color blocking for you.


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2. The color palette you choose could profit you


Colors can be overwhelming to look at, making you look like you’re trying too hard. One thing you need to learn is how to contrast the colors you’ll be using for an outfit. Let me explain how colors work for you to be aware of your color pallet you’ll be using.



Here are two tricks you can use in choosing your color pallet.



If you want to highlight something on your body or if you want to stand out, go for Complementary colors. These colors are opposite each other on a basic color wheel, making it different from each other but still works perfectly.




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On the other hand, Analogous colors are the ones that are next to each other on the color wheel, making it easier to match if you want to go for a more muted and easy to look.





3. You are what you wear


The color-blocking technique is making a real style statement. It is a bold and fun way to dress, and we can all agree on that. 


Whenever you try color-blocking remember that you need to find what style and what colors fit for you the most. Go for the colors that will complement and highlight the items you want people to see in you.



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