Classic Color Combinations For Men

Classic Color Combinations For Men

Fashion! In every topic about fashion that comes across, no one goes without talking about color coordination. The point is that this aspect continues to impose itself as the first step that one should start from for a perfect look. Any clue about classic color combinations for men? We will explain them to you in our topic.

Understanding the wheel of colors

Dear men, the color wheel is your foundation. It consists of 12 parts and is based on 3 basic colors: red, yellow and blue. When combined, these colors give us the secondary colors namely green, orange and purple. Furthermore, merging the primary colors with the secondary colors, we get yellowish green, red for orange, and so on.

Other more complex terms used are base color, gamete, shade, and hue.

The base color is the pure color without additives. The gamete is the color after adding white to it; which makes it lighter. The shadows are the color after adding black to it; which makes it darker. There is also what is called the weight or the value of the color. It indicates whether it is light or dark.

Another division to talk about is warm colors and cool colors. The warm ones are red, orange, yellow, and light green – They express energy and vitality. As for the cold colors, they start from violet and ends at the dark green and include blue; which expresses calm and tranquility.

Basics of the color wheel and its subdivisions

There are two broad headings for basics; which are harmonious colors and complementary colors, but there is a possibility of dual, triple, and even quadrupeds, starting from the basic color.

Complementary colors: are the colors that lie opposite each other on the color wheel. If we assume that you chose red, then its complementary color is green.

Split complementary colors: You choose your primary color and then choose the two colors that fall either side of the color that complements it. For example, green is your primary color, then you will choose purple and orange.

Similar colors: They are any 3 colors located next to each other on the cupboard.

Triangle: the colors that make up an equilateral triangle. For example, red, yellow and blue.

Double complementary colors: Option is 4 colors which form a rectangle. For example, red with orange, green and blue.

Expand your options further

At the beginning of our topic we talked about the weight and the value of the color, which we said indicates whether the color is light or dark. Each color has its gradations, for example light blue, darker and very dark, as well as all other colors. You can choose from these gradients that are less severe than the main color and coordinate them with other shades of another color. Monochrome, which is the same color, can also be adopted with different shades.

How to apply the rules on the ground

It is not possible to take the rule as it is and apply it without taking into account the peculiarity of each person’s skin color because then it will be useless.

Men of sharp contrast

The category whose skin color contrasts with the color of their hair falls into this category. That is, if you have dark hair with white skin, it is important to try to imitate this contrast when choosing the colors of your clothes. For example, if we were to choose suit colors that fit this category, the colors would be a navy or black jacket with a white shirt, or a charcoal jacket with a blue shirt. Of course, the color of the pants here must match the color of the jacket. As for the color of the tie, it must be highlighted, for example, a light blue shirt that needs a tie of the same color, but dark.

Men of low contrast

Here there is no contradiction or a very limited contradiction between the color of skin and hair, and those who suffer from baldness, or have thin hair, also fall into this category. Clothing options here should not be tempted by the great contrast in colors, rather it is better to use a monochrome look, that is, the same color in its various shades.

For example, a navy suit with an earth-colored shirt is an ideal option, because the contrast here is minimal. But be careful when choosing a tie, and contrary to the above advice for men of sharp contrast, your choice here should blend in with the color of your shirt, not contradict it

Men of moderate contrast

This category usually falls under men who have dark skin with dark hair or light complexion with gray, white or very light hair. This category can easily adopt any of the above options based on the “rate” of discrepancy between skin and hair color.

An important point that must be addressed is that it is preferable not to exceed the number of three colors in one look. The starting point should be the jacket, sweater, or shirt; which will be the dominant color. It is true that the pants are usually started and coordinated according to their color, but it’s recommended that the upper part be the dominant focal point.

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