Our new scarves and headbands just arrived to our web shop and we couldn't be more in love with the colors of this collection! This season we’ve curated a perfect combo of muted shades, natural staples, and bright pops of color. We want to make sure you get the most use out of your cashmere, and that means helping you to understand all the many ways you can play with and combine colors of those gorgeous shades into as many outfits as possible.
We also struggle with choosing a great color combinations but what has helped us a lot has been the color wheel. We don't know all about it, but as little we have learned it has made a huge difference and we want to teach you the basics so that you can make the dressing up that much easier!
When you split the color wheel in half down the center, you’re left with one half featuring warm colors and the other featuring cool colors. Warm colors offer up that cozy feeling, and invoke feelings of relaxation, happiness, and intimacy. These colors include red through yellow, with browns and tans included. On the other side of the wheel we have the cool colors. These colors are generally quite soothing and are communicate connection, calmness, serenity, and trust. This includes the hues from blue green through blue violet, with most grays included. Once you understand the very basics of color theory, creating harmonious outfit combinations will be simple. Successful color combinations follow a set of color schemes, most of which are based on the position of the colors on the wheel itself.
Complementary Scheme: This formula takes two colors that are positioned exactly opposite from each other on the color wheel, like red with green, or yellow and purple. Using two contrasting colors together flashes them out, making them more lively. To create a full scheme, add a neutral color to the complementary duo. Neutral colors are the ones that you don’t see on your standard color wheel, like beige, light browns, light grays, black and white.
Split-Complementary Scheme: With this formula, you start by choosing one color and adding the two colors that sit right next to its complementary color (creating an isosceles triangle). Possible combinations here would be red, yellow-green and blue-green, or purple, yellow-orange and yellow-green. This scheme offers a refined contrast, one that isn’t quite so bold as the regular complementary one
Analogous Scheme: In this formula you use three colors that are adjacent to each other on the wheel, like orange, yellow-orange and yellow, or purple, purple-blue and blue. Any three colors that sit next to each other the wheel harmonize well, because of their closeness.
Tetradic Scheme: Here you will be forming a scheme out of two pairs of complementary colors, making a rectangular shape on your wheel. This scheme is particularly rich and allows lots of variation. However, you don’t want color-chaos, so pick one or two main colors to set the tone and the rest to add a nuance.
Monochromatic Scheme: Simple and easy. Find your favorite color to showcase and pair with your favorite neutrals for a pop of big, beautiful color.
So now you are fully equipped to start mixing and matching all your favorite cashmere products with the items you love from your own wardrobe. Bet you can’t pick just one favorite shade our lovely scarves and headbands!
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