Style Guide: 5 rules of proper colour-blocking

The colour-blocking aesthetic has been around for a while and there is no sign it will be letting up anytime soon.

Beyonce colour blocking [instagram/beyonce]

Having a fundamental understanding of colours goes a long way in knowing how to colour-block.

Colour-blocking means combining different colours and hues in your outfit.

Although, colour-blocking is a fun way to dress, you do not want to go out looking like a clown.

These are some simple rules to follow if you want to colour-block properly.

1. Pair similar or complementary colours together. For example, pink and orange or pink and red.

2. Use the colour wheel for your selection. Colours next to each other on the colour wheel are best paired together.

3. Use different shades of the same colour, this keeps you safe while experimenting with colours. For example, Try two different shades of green.

4. Use simple accessories and neutral colours for your shoes and bags.

5. Three colours is the limit for colour blocking. Four is taking it too far.

Finally, when it comes to colour blocking the two sacrosanct colour is green and pink, they are easily paired with others colours.


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