Wednesday, February 8, 2012

How to Coordinate the Colors of your Outfit

Remember this post about Colors. If not then click here and know the basics about the color schemes, or may be if the theory part bores you then first read this post which is about the practical application of all the preaching earlier and then decide if you want to know your basics :)

Now I had mentioned about Analogous Color Scheme in which harmony is created by using colors next to each other on the color wheel.


Check out the color wheel above, red and violet forms an Analogous Color Scheme. Also instead of the basic hues we can also use their respective tints, tones and shades ( for explanation refer to this post) as well to create such color schemes. This is what I have done in the following outfit.



The basic hue here is the red of my dress, which I have paired with its tint, i.e the pink shirt also I have used the next color to red on the wheel, violet/purple for my footwear and black tights and belt balance out the whole look. I hope you have understood what I am trying to say here :) :)

Also another story for the outfit is that I wanted to wear my bright red net dress in a casual way and I wanted to make use of my formal shirt as well, hence I paired them together utilizing all my resources in the best possible way :) :)  

By the way this dress is my own design and I got it made at my Mom's and mine :) boutique in India. Also its a black tie on belt that I am wearing also designed by yours truly :)




58 comments:

  1. Love the detail on the dress, you are a great designer! Such a nice outfit :)


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  2. Interesting combination, have never tried it!

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  3. Love this outfit. I have this thing for lace outfits, the red dress is a favorite for that reason. May be you should do a post with the dress as such...

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  4. gorgeous colour coordination indeed! dress is gorgeous so as the rings!

    Lyosha
    Inside and Outside Blog

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  5. wow I love the color combination !!! : )

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  6. Gorgeous!! And a very much needed lesson for me on how to balance out the colors in dressing :)

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  7. Great look! I love the whole outfit ;-) following your blog now too

    xx

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  8. Your so lucky with the weather, here its cold! Thank for following me, im following back dear. Love your phots and the way you have your own style :)
    X

    If you like we can also follow each other by bloglovin?

    Love,
    Zizi: www.zizistyling.blogspot.com

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  9. Looking cute hunni. I like how you pull that style off. :) x

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  10. really lovely outfit! thanks for your visit on my blog and for your sweet comment, also I like your blog, Now I am happy to be your follower , I hope you will want to follow me also on facebook my Facebook page have a good day... keep in touch ....

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  11. Wow..this really helps! :)
    By the way I really should visit your boutique in India!

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  12. That was very informative Purvi! Please keep such tutorials coming for fashion dummies such as myself. I'll try to keep this in mind the next time I put together an outfit :) Nice look!

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  13. I love how bold you were to pair pink and red together, a stunning combination! I like that you de-formalised a formal dress, I need to try that

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  14. Nice post and you're so right about the color wheel...the colors look so matched and go well together...nice outfit..loved the bracelets...I love to mix and match stuff too but I've never followed a color wheel..thanks for the info...

    btw your blog is really nice...I'm following it!

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  15. lovly skirt dear!kisses from germany!La Folie 

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  16. Wow, amazing post :)))
    Love it so much, also love your look :)
    Following you now :)
    www.ourfashiondiary.com

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  17. U are reallyyy a fashion freak and just loved the look and ur self designed dress...Belt stole my heart totaly :)

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  18. Love the idea of the post, how creative! Your outfit's color combination is great! Would you consider following each other? If you do, please let me know so I can follow back :)

    Love, Mary
    http://teenfashiondiary.blogspot.com/

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  19. what an interesting post. well done :)

    xoxo Daisy

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  20. this post is really useful! thanks for sharing <3

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  21. Very visually appealing and vibrant!I like your blog for such creativity!

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  22. Cute outfit. (:


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  23. I love how you used the color wheel to create a look!!! Very creative and fun!

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  24. Love it all. http://paquetevistasbien.blogspot.com

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  25. Quite an interesting combination... Couldn't have even imagined.. U can inspire people .. :D

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  26. Very pretty. The colors do go together beautifully. Great outfit!

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  27. Amazing outfit, I love your skirt, kisses, RA

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  28. :) you will have a heartattack if you see my dress sense .. I am not putting any pictures of mine on my blog anymore .. I have no color sense it seems ..


    lovely pictures :)

    Bikram's

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  29. You look amazing, I love the color combination, it really works.

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  30. Thanks for the comment, in response: I am far too shy to have my photo taken, I am always dodging cameras ;)

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  31. I love the skirt and you wear the mandatory lal choodi...how nice:)
    btw, a width of 5 can fit in nicely instead of the 3 but remove the widget before adding it again with 5:)

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  32. That colour chart is very helpful! Love the look as well!

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  33. Love your skirt.. the print and all. Super cute outfit Purvi :-)

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  34. sweetie i like your blog, i'm following now, can you follow mine too?
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    HF

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  35. You look adorable. The skirt looks really nice:-)

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  36. Purvi...your outfit looks great and you look beautiful:)

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  37. WOW! Really nice Purvi! I love this concept of Color wheel and I love your accessories and red skirt.

    Love
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  38. Love the prints, Purvi! Very well put together :) xo

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  39. Love that colour chart, very cool! Pretty outfit as always lady!

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  40. what a great post - definitely going to keep the colour wheel in mind next time i plan an outfit :)

    xx

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  41. the background and lighting on your photographs is amazing, you look lovely :)xxxx

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  42. this is awesome, thanks for sharing!
    xx

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  43. Beautiful! :)
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  44. Love the trick to coordinaton..missed your blog during my vacation!

    Love from Bindigasm

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  45. I always felt that red and pink clashed but I really like the way you've paired the 2! Looks great!

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  46. Love your outfit! The colours are very pretty:)


    Xx Jorien

    www.fab-by-me.com

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  47. Hi sweety, just checking up on you and wanted to say hi :) Hope you had a great Valentines Day!

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  48. A lot of bloggers would probably pick up on this intuitively, but this just explains why certain combinations work better than others. I know that using opposite colours on the wheel also works very well. I like how you've combined a light and dark red-violet with violet shoes. You look great! Following via GFC

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  49. Using a colour wheel makes so much sense. Love the skirt.

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  50. Love the pink and red combi!!!

    Gr8 post :)

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