I feel like I’ve lost my blogging mojo a little bit recently, but I’m trying to get back into the swing of things, so I’m going to do the next week of the Wardrobe Architect, week 6: Organising Your Colour Palette.
Following on from me identifying the colours I like wearing in my previous Wardrobe Architect post, this week is about sorting the colours into categories, which will hopefully help me make decisions about what to make in which of my colours. I have added a few extra colours to flesh out my palettes.
This was my original palette:
As they say in the original post for this week:
“Neutral colors are basics that go with just about anything. Think browns, grays, black, white, beige, etc.
Generally, neutrals convey an air of sophistication and elegance, though they can become boring if used exclusively or untempered by other kinds of visual interest, like texture, silhouette, or detail.”
Colette define ‘nearly neutrals’ as “anything you personally wear like a neutral. You feel confident combining them easily with other colors.”
“Your own definition of nearly neutrals can vary. Think of colors that seem to go well with everything, like burgundy, navy, wine red, very pale blush pink, olive green, gold, etc.”
I don’t have many statement colours, but this is definitely the happiest of my palettes!
“These are the colors that don’t necessarily go with everything, but have a lot of visual impact. For me, these colors elicit some of the strongest feelings. They have a lot more visual weight, and they tend to make clothing more recognizable.
Statement colors can be used in large or small doses. You can have many of them, or just a few.”
They also added metallics to their narrowed down palettes, but they really aren’t colours I wear so it felt like I would be forcing it to add some into mine.
I like how collecting the colours I picked last time into smaller collections will help me focus on creating a wardrobe which will hopefully mean things I make will go with other things I make – and if they don’t, I know they are statement colours so that’s okay!
I love seeing what color palettes emerge for people. I find it so fascinating to see colors that I personally would feel uncomfortable in be the colors that someone else shines in. And this goes beyond everyone’s different skin tones and hair color working differently with colors. What I find fascinating is examining the psychology of why those colors (I’m specifically looking at your vibrant statement colors) make me uncomfortable and what draws you to them. I can’t wait to see how this influences your wardrobe choices.
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