Ever wonder why Christmas trees are so popular?

August 6, 2019 12:38 PM

There is a reason why Christmas trees are so popular. They evoke a cozy feel to them, right? Why, I hear you ask. That's because they are complementary colours. Have a look at the colour wheel below and you will understand what I am saying.

There are two basic colour combos (there are way more but for simplicity sake, let's stick to these 2 ones): the first one are the ones that belong to the same family, they sit next to each other on the colour wheel. They usually match well and create serene and comfortable designs. They are often found in nature and are harmonious and pleasing to the eye. The other one are the complementary colours, they sit opposite to each other, therefore, they have high contrast which creates a vibrant look especially when used at full saturation. This color scheme must be managed well so it is not jarring, however, if you want to dim them, you can wear softer hues (when you had ad white to a colour for instance). This rule applies for painting, make up and obviously clothes. Funny how not many people know about this and get so overwhelmed when it comes to colours coordination. Note to self: the other personal stylists forgive me for spreading the secret, but that's who I am, I love sharing precious tips with you guys :)
So in sum, all you have to do is either wear colours that belong to the same family or are opposite to one another,
depending on the result you are after. Also consider the value of the colour, value is the lightness or darkness of the colour also called shade. You can start using a triangle or even a square of colours. Let's say purple, orange and green or violet, orange and green, that way you don't run the risk of messing up if you are beginning to use colours. Overall, pay attention to the ratio cool/warm for balance. Hope you start having more fun with this amazing styling technique.
I am wearing : Mary Katrantzou crepe pants |  Joseph cotton shirt |  Zara sandals  
analogous colors sit next to each other and create a harmonious effect. Now you know why fashionistas love pink and red together :)

complementary colors six opposite to each other and are highly impactful

The deeper the depth the bigger the impact! Here I am wearing a bright pink bottom and softened it up with a pale acqua top
Olive green sandals keep the cool/warm ratio balanced
Tailored pieces create a sophisticated end result
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