For quite some time now, I’ve been trying to come up with a way to explain, step by step, what’s in my head about developing and using a simple color palette based on your own coloring. I’m not there yet. In the meantime, however, a friend asked me for some help figuring out what to pack for a trip and, when I thought about a simple color scheme for her -well, one just popped out.
Since the last person to ask me about this topic asked specifically how to “match” hair color of varying shades of blonde and this color palette has an answer to that question built in, I’ll share it here.
- Blue is the color my friend looks really great in (her eye color).
- Ivory, khaki, camel, brown is her continuum of neutrals (and her hair color). Yellow is another form of her hair color.
- Light, warm, springy greens suit her natural personality and form an attractive color scheme when combined with the other colors here.
- Her winter coat, and another color which she can mix in for variety, is hot coral pink.
Simply, but not necessarily exclusively, my friend is looking for blues and greens to wear together, along with warm neutrals from ivory to brown.
While I realize that many who read the blog like more variety, I personally prefer to direct my advice toward those who dislike shopping and become easily overwhelmed. (They need the help more.) My best advice remains, for both ease and frugality, to develop a simple color palette which works with both your personal coloring and idiom, and stick to it.
Which is easier said than done. What challenges do you run into trying to coordinate your colors? What suggestions do you have for overcoming the challenges inherent in sticking to a simple color scheme?