Choosing a Color Palette

December 21, 2014

 

winterpalette

 

One of the first things I noticed about the way I shop is that I typically tend to stay within a color palette. While this initially wasn’t intentional, I now use it to my advantage to get the most out of my wardrobe.

Think about this. Have you ever purchased an item that is so out of the ordinary in color compared to the rest of your closet? Maybe you bought it because it was SO cute, cheap or both…but then you realized that you have nothing to wear it with. It either hangs in your closet forever or you convince yourself you need to buy an entirely new outfit just to match this one thing – yikes! While I am all about trying something new and unexpected with fashion, it helps to know what colors you already wear most and build from there!

The foundation of my wardrobe is black and white.I tend to buy a lot of grey, black, white, and stripes in just about every style. For you, this might be the most boring thing in the world (and that’s totally fine!). But I know how much I can maximize the use of my wardrobe by mixing and matching what I already have.

Choosing a color palette of shades that complement each other allows you to mix and match without worry.

When I planned my Winter Wardrobe Essentials, this was the color palette I came up with. It incorporates the neutral shades that are already in my closet, and adds a few darker tones for winter. I wanted both warm and cool colors so that I could get a lot out of this season.

The best way to start your color palette is to look at what you already have. Evaluate what colors you wear the most, what always looks amazing on you, or what you really want to start wearing. Pick up paint swatches at Home Depot for inspiration, or play around with color in Photoshop to see what looks great together!

 

Liz

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One thought on “Choosing a Color Palette

  1. afancyorafeeling

    Great advice to pay attention to the colors you naturally gravitate towards. It is so hard to say no to trends. The impulsive buyer in me tends to buy when it’s dirt cheap and cute.

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