Many of us, in these days, had to, or will have to make the wardrobe season change. The main aspects that change between winter and spring are the weights, of course, but also the colors, we move on from a wardrobe in shades of gray and blue to one full of color.
We are faced with a much wider choice of color combinations, compared to the winter one. How many of us did buy a sweater, a shirt, a pair of trousers in a particular color and we did not use them because we had no idea how to match it? In this article, we will try to give some guidelines for playing and combining colors maintaining harmony and balance.
Break the colors:
Unless we talk about suits, or in any case, about garments made with the same fabric, crafted to be worn together, our advice is to never look for the almost identical color, (except for a small detail in an accessory), but always to break. You can look for a tone-on-tone combination, for example a light blue with a denim blue, or totally change color, but without breaking the harmony.
Neutral colors and intense colors:
To simplify, we can divide the colors into two macro categories, neutral like blue, gray, beige, white and intense like green, red, pink.
Combining neutral with neutral is always a good idea, perfect for any occasion, however, remember the rule of breaking, example yes gray and beige, white and blue, but no black and navy blue, because they are too similar.
Serious but not too much:
Intense with neutral it is a good compromise, we wear a bright color that distinguishes us, but we make it "serious" by combining it with a classic color, example: light gray and aquamarine, pink and blue, sky blue and beige.
Intense with Intense: it is certainly the most difficult combination, especially for us men, because we risk to go further and to look too much extravagant, but at the same time, it is the most fun to create, the one that, when it succeeds, allows us to differentiate ourselves with style. Better in summer or on vacation, when we have not to look too serious. In this case, the important thing is to break maintaining harmony between the colors.
The last, but the most important rule:
Color matching is a matter of style, the only rule is that there are no rules. You have to test to find your personal signature, at the end it's a game.