How to Mix and Match Colors on Your Ethnic Outfits

Style tips for our Indian readers: here are some helpful tips on how you can match the colors of your clothes.
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Choosing the colors of your clothes can be a little difficult. Sometimes, you mismatch your outfits simply because they do not pay attention to the colors you are wearing. It is important to look good in whatever circumstance or event you are going to.  People will always judge you based on the types of clothes you wear. 

Which Colors Go Well Together?

If you do not have the eye of a designer, matching the right colors perfectly can be very difficult. The best way to beat this is learning which colors go well together. There are many different color schemes for matching interior decorations, clothes and makeup, and they don’t always go well together. 

The color wheel was created to help people realise the relationship between some color schemes. Basically, it is a representation of the different colors and their hues

On the wheel, Primary colors are yellow red and blue. This mean all the other colors can be derived from different mixtures of these three.  Secondary colors are a combination of primary colors, like yellow and purple and tertiary colors are made from combining primary and secondary colors. The hues of all these colors are what we refer as to war and cold colors. Neutral colors are the basic back, whites, brown, olive and cream among other colors

Are There Any Principles for Matching Your Clothes?

Now that you know the categories of the colors, it will be easy to learn how to match these colors. The main principle of matching your clothes is to combine only colors that will work together.

They May Include

Complementary colors look good together. The colors that seem to be completely opposite of each other in the color spectrum, work well together. Red and green, or yellow and blue are completely opposite but work well with each other. For instance, you can wear a yellow choli and a blue lehenga for the perfect wedding outfit when you are a guest.

Analogous colors are perfect combination for festivals and cultural events. This means you can match more than three colors in your outfit. This form of color matching is stylish, modern and will make your outfit look sophisticated and chic.

The triadic look can be made by matching colors that do not seem to go well together. You can create a stylish look by matching a jungle green and a pastel blue plus some neon accessories.  This is a bold look meant for street fashion styles and casual looks.

Now, here are some examples of the perfect color combinations for your dresses

The safest way to match your outfits is by keeping them in the same color family. You can do this by combining different outfits that have a neutral, pastel or primary colored look. You do not have to do this for every occasion as it can get boring and is a common theme among many people. Mix around these colors for normal and casual events that do not need much fashion attention.

The Ombre Look

The ombre style is taking over the fashion industry. It’s a very beautiful look for traditional and indo-western clothes.  You a can wear ombre outfits for any cultural, casual and even formal occasions depending on the type of dress. You can wear the colors either diminishing in ascending or descending order and the ombre look will still work. Do not forget to make your accessories; shoes and bag match your ombre look. 

You can wear an ombre saree to a wedding or cultural event. Endure you pick a nice colourful to make it stylish, elegant and chic while still maintaining its celebratory purpose. If you are wearing a one color ombre, ensure you bag and shoes match with a hue in the outfit.

The Monochromatic Look

The monochromatic look is the simplest to achieve, just one color in all your outfits will make the entire look.  it may be an old-school look but has caught up with the current fashion industry. You can wear this look to practically any event; be it formal, casual or cultural. The hardest thing about matching up a monochromatic look is pulling off the bright colors.

 If you are new to this look, you can start off with neutral colors like dark green, blue, black and white. Pastel colors also go well with a monochromatic look.  The outfits you are wearing have to be same colors but not the same textures. Remember to match up your jewellery, shoes and clothes with this look. a good example is wearing a stylish block colored kurti form Stylecaretwith matching pants and shoes.

Wearing One Outfit

Instead of mixing up the colors from different outfits, you can wear a one colored outfit with multiple colors in their print and patterns. Be careful about accessorising this outfit because not everything takes on prints well. Accessorise it with a purse and shoes that are in the same color family to make it simple and elegant.

Match Your Colors With Your Skin Tone

If you have a deep skin tone, you can match your skin with warm bright colors like yellow, red amber, brown, coral, honey and orange among other colors. They are very bright colors and accentuate your skin tone. If you are pale or have a yellow undertone, you should go for cold colors like navy’s, greens, dark blue, maroon and burgundy. Matching your skin tone to your outfit gives it a more formal look. For instance, if you have yellow undertones, you can wear a dark green kurti with straight black cigarette pants for an official look. 

Final Word on Bathing the Colors

If you do not have a sense for details and colors, your outfits will always come out looking tacky and unprofessional.  When you choose the colors of your outfits, you should have the knowledge on how to combine them. You do not have to follow all these rules about colors as long as you are confident enough to invent your own color codes.  These tips will help you learn how to match basic outfits and you will become a guru in no time!

Vivianne Sterling

Editorial Manager at Beautips. I love street style and I'm always in search of bits of inspiration around me. I also believe in home-made solutions for fitness, beauty tricks and healthy cooking.

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