How to Get Out of A Colour Rut

Have you become stuck in a colour rut? Even if you know which are your best colours, it’s easy to stay in your comfort zone and wear the same small group of colours all the time.

Each season there are 10 Pantone fashion colours that you “should” be able to find in stores. But there are a also seasonal trends that pop up that aren’t included in the fashion colours and variations. This season for instance we have seen a lot of teal and red and while we have Primrose Yellow in the Pantone colours, we have also seen Lemon and Buttercup yellows in the shops.

Here are this season’s Pantone colours:

How to wear colour,

Once you know whether your skin tone is cool or warm you can choose new colours to add into your wardrobe. For example if you have a cool skin tone choose the pinks and blues. For a warm skin tone choose the greens, yellow and orange. You can hone this further if you know whether bright colours are better on you or whether muted colours will work better. If you have a cool skin tone and you suit brighter colours choose the Pink Yarrow above, or for a cool skin tone that looks better in muted colours choose the Pale Dogwood.

Here are some ideas of colour combinations to try, to suit your Dominant colouring:

How to wear colour,

Scarf // Top // Cardigan // Trousers // Shoes //

How to wear colour,

Top // Skirt // Sandals //

How to wear colour,

Scarf // Top // Trousers // Sandals //

How to wear colour,

Top // Trousers // Shoes //

How to wear colour,

Necklace // Top // Trousers // Cardigan // Shoes //

How to wear colour,

Necklace // Sweater // Trousers // Shoes //

If all of this means nothing to you, or if you do know the colours that suit you but want to really personalise them, check out the newly released Live Life in Colour course. Places are limited for the first round of the course so sign up asap if you are interested.