|This is a small swatch of nearly every non black/white/grey piece of clothing I've shown in pics here so far.|
Yes, Pantone Color of the Year for 2014 Radiant Orchid as a matter of fact, but I called it first!
I had been trying to find a colour wheel with a breakdown of how colours are normally paired to see if there were patterns in what I was doing, but there was just something lacking.
|RYB color chart from George Field's 1841 Chromatography; or, A treatise on colours and pigments: and of their powers in painting |
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|Never understood why it wasn't ROY-G-BIV +1|
I started yet another Google search of colour theory images and this time something caught my eye. Here was an image featuring MY colours. Intense scintillating shades of grass green, cobalt, vibrant magenta, lemon, and aqua.
|Oh, and red. Red is pretty enough, but I just haven't been into it at all lately.|
What's the difference? This more vibrant wheel is is the primary (red blue green) and secondary (cyan, yellow, magenta) set of colours used for colour theory as it pertains to LIGHT. Unlike the strangely blah ROY-G-BIV pigment colours, which are what we typically learn as kids, I am ALL OVER this palette.
Break the blue/green side of this down into tertiaries and you get almost exactly the same palette as the one derived from my clothing above.
I feel as a first step I may benefit from having a closer look into my heavy use of analogous colours, which are those next to each other on the colour wheel. I normally think of my jeans as neutral but in given my heavy use of cool tones they are clearly adding to this overall cool feel to my wardrobe.
Due to some revelations I have recently had about my skin tone I have been experimenting with slightly warmer colours in makeup. It may be fun to take this a bit further and seek out other small ways to add some warm pops in, such as with accessories and jewelry. I love stark contrast and this may be a great way to play that up.
It feels very simple in concept, and yet I feel like I've been given a whole new way to look at my wardrobe!