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Color Combination for Clothes

Color Combination in Clothes

Jahanara Akter
Lecturer, Dept. of Fashion Design
KCC Women’s College (Affiliated by Khulna University)
Khulna, Bangladesh
Email: fashionelongation@gmail.com


Uses of color combination is mostly important to create and decorate a new dress. Color is extremely versatile in its uses. Classic color combination look stylish on everyone, no matter the season. Besides color has psychological effects. Neutral colors worn together create looks that are timeless and flattering, while providing plenty of flexibility in your wardrobe. Neutral colours include black, navy, white, brown, grey and khaki.

Colors can also be seasonal.  Fashion designers are design there dress on the basis of season wise color selection. Spring is the right time to lighten your wardrobe with pastel combinations such as pink, light blue and lavender. Color combination is very important because very nice clothing in the wrong color combinations will still make you look bland and boring, or loud and foolish.

Color Combination in Clothes
Color Combination in Clothes

Combination of opposite colours are more different to use than those of neighboring colours. When colours directly opposite each other in the colour wheel are used, they form complementary harmonies. They are yellow and purple,blue and orange, red and green. Two directly adjacent colours and their complement, when used together, form double complementary harmonies, e.g. purple with reddish purple and yellow with yellow green. I using a double complementary harmony,there should be one outstanding hue,which would be the largest amount used, and it should be the dullest of all the colours. Combinitions of a primary or intermediate colour with the colours on either side of its complement , form split complementary harmonies,e.g. yellow with reddish purple and bluish purple.

The combination is secured by splitting the complement of yellow which purple, into reddish purple and bluish purple.

When three unrelated hues have to be combined,the colour worker feels as if high handling high explosives. Although no unqualified answer can be given for colour combinations, he unusually follows some such plan as this-the colour chosen to occupy largest space is of the lowest intensity,and though the degree of neutralization must determined by the use for which the scheme is planned, the colour is likely to be definite neutralized; the next amount will still be neutralized; the third may be bright, and proportionately small amount would be used. These colours balance each other because they use all the colour nerves in the eye; and because they are so varied in degrees brightness and in amounts, they give pleasure.



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