though i have never had any real artistic training, there are things that just feel right to me in the creative world. this week i have worn some combination of orange(or it’s close cousin coral) and blue 3 seprerate times, and today i finally realized there is a legitimate reason why i love this combination so much!
of course, there is the fact that tangerine tango is the color of the year for 2012, and we all know that lately persimmon (my version of tangerine tango) and i have been going steady… but turquoise, navy, and even cobalt blue have been creeping their way into my wardrobe wherever orange is present.
jeans, scarf: target
striped cardi: h&m
dotted tee: shade clothing
giant felt rosie: allora handmade
aqua tee: downeast basics
coral dress: thrifted (j.crew)
fluffs: allora handmade
tiny squares necklace: lisa leonard
chevron maxi dress: old navy
persimmon cardi: nordstrom
granny rose: allora handmade
sweetheart tree necklace: lisa leonard
as you may (or may not) know, the reason my gut always goes towards this combination is simple. orange and blue are complimentary colors. see?
first, go ahead and admire how pretty this antique colorwheel is. (found here)
on the colorwheel, colors that are across from one another are complimentary. this is one of the easiest ways to mix bold colors without too much effort. orange and blue, pink and green, yellow and violet, you see the pattern. there are of course more options for mixing, but this is a really good place to start. class dismissed ;)
what about you? do you find yourself mixing complimentary colors? are you as crazy for orange and blue as i am?