Having trouble blending colours? (Part 1)

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Colour plays a major role in fashion which is sometimes really hard to choose.

What You Need To Know
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Primary Colours
These colours can not be formed by mixing other colours together, but can be combined in diverse ways to make every colour conceivable. These colours are red, blue and yellow.

Secondary Colours

Secondary colours are formed by mixing each one of the primary colours together.
Yellow + red = orange
Red + blue = purple
Blue + yellow = green.

Tertiary Colours

Tertiary colours are made from mixing secondary colours together along with primary colours. Some tertiary colours you may be familiar with would be green-yellow (lime), orange-red (coral), blue-green (teal), etc.

Neutrals 

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Neutrals are colours that do not attract so much attention to the eyes such as black, brown, beige etc. These colours basically goes with anything and is so cool when used with flashy colours like blue, red etc.
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The Colour Scheme
Analog Colours
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Conceiving a combination of analog colours basically means that you will be choosing one colour from the wheel, skip one and then choose the next one. These combinations are very simple yet highly elegant.
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Complementary Colours

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A combination of complementary colours involves choosing two colours that are found on exact opposite sides of the colour wheel. These colours are highly contrasting and look very bold if put together. Such combinations are usually flashy and stand out very well. To give you a few examples of such combinations, we can mention: red-green, yellow-purple, etc.
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Split Complementary Colours
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A split complementary colour scheme will result in a more calm, toned down look than a combination of complementary colours would, but still with a very big impact. Basically, to create such a combination, you need to choose two analog colours and the complementary colour of the one that is found between them.
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I hope you have learnt one or two things. See you next time on fashionaux. All about your style ‘n’ you!!!

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