The Space Between My Peers: Complementary Colors

The Space Between My Peers

From the bottom of the fashion food chain ...

Location: The Great Northwest

I'm a home-schooling, bible-believing SAHM with an annual clothing budget of about $500 American. The Space Between My Peers reveals my secret passion: analysis of the art and science of what to wear.

Friday, January 13, 2006

Complementary Colors

Two fabulous uses for complementary colors:

1) Substitution. For example, instead of shopping for a blazer the color of your hair, as mentioned in my previous post A Salty Fashion Tip, try the complement (the color opposite on a color wheel).

Dark brown = navy blue
Auburn = teal
Yellow-blonde = lavender
Black = white

2) Contrast. Bring out the rosy color in your skin by wearing a color that is the complement of your hemoglobin (the reds, purples, and oranges visible in the skin and lips). For example, peach skin is flattered by blue and pink skin by green.

Now you have two more tools for making your face the focal point of every outfit. Remember Rule Number 1?


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