This week I had an email from Debbie she says “For my birthday my son bought me a teal coloured clutch bag from Jones Bootmaker. It is beautiful but I have no idea what to wear with it. I have always stuck to black evening bags as it was the “safe” option, but with spring coming up can you suggest what colours would compliment teal without me going out looking like a parrot!” (Love that Debbie)
Well the good news is that teal is another of those really great universal colours – meaning we can all wear it. In fact you could almost make it a neutral. So I thought I would put together some colour palettes based on the six colour dominants to show you how anyone can incorporate teal into their wardrobe.
For light colouring ideally you wouldn’t want to wear anything darker than teal so add other light colours to it or wear with a neutral to make it more formal or work appropriate.
The deep coloured woman looks good with two dark colours together so teal with another dark neutral like chocolate or charcoal works really well in cooler months. Liven it up with a contrast of a lighter or brighter colour for impact.
Warm colouring looks great in teals, turquoises and aquas so find a pattern with a mixture of them. Or make it warmer with some of your reds.
The cool lady needs contrast so mix your teal with a light or a bright colour or wear with a darker or lighter neutral. Find it in prints mixed with contrast of brights and lights too.
For soft colouring imagine a subtle blend of colour. Keep contrast low and mix teal with similar tones of the same colour or the same depth of colour.
The bright lady is all about contrast and jewel colours. She needs to liven up teal with other brights or lights in her palette.
One teal dress styled for each colour dominant:
From left above Light, Deep, Warm
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From left above Cool, Soft, Bright
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If you don’t know what your colour dominant is why not order the Style Club colour and body shape guides and then subscribe to the club magazine to get monthly updates to suit you.
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