A colour blocking style of three or more palette colours is known as “trichromatic code”. This style is somewhat tricky; it involves a great deal of thoughtfulness. One has to be cautious when trying the “trichromatic code” to avoid jumbling colours together. The colours picked MUST compliment each other otherwise you’d look like a “human rainbow” or a Victorian court clown.
Here are some few tips:
* Being a difficult style, start by trying Dichromatic Blocking Code, and then blend it with a neutral or one solid colour. Eg. orange-yellow blouse on yellow-green skirt with a white or cream blazer.
* Accessories like pearls, clutch, architectural chokers, brooches, heels, rings, etc, should be worn minimally if you’re “blocking” with bright colours.
* For the curious ladies, pair something like gold belt or clutch, etc with your outfit when applying this colour-blocking style.
* Some people feel it’s better to have all 3 colours in one article of clothing. Eg. a dress with 3-tier peplum skirt of 3 different colours or an asymmetrical evening gown with 3-4 different colours stitched together.
* For the ladies, if you’re wearing a 1 colour fitted dress, pair it with different colours of accessories. E.g. a babyblue fitted short dress paired with white multi-layered pearls, blue-green belt and lustrous red heels. A blazer (with a shade of red, green or blue) may be optional.
* For light complexioned individuals, use dark colours to contrast with lighter ones.
* For dark complexioned people, apply light hues to compliment your skin. Eg. lighter hues of pink, red, green, etc are ideal.
* Consult the colour wheel below for a clearer picture. Also, your stylist or designer should help out for proper colour tips.
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