Thursday, July 13th, 2017

Colour Theory?

Let me run a little theory past you guys. Maybe it’s super obvious to everyone else, but I’ve just been oblivious to it.

Blazer: Babaton / CPW: $68.25 / # of wears: 3
Blouse: Babaton / CPW: $50.00 / # of wears: 2
Pants: Max Mara / CPW: $110.25 / # of wears: 1
Boots: Poppy Barley / CPW: $13.12 / # of wears: 18
Purse: Mulberry / CPW: $200.00 / # of wears: 9
# of wears counted since October 1, 2016

Pairing cognac leather with shades of blue is a foolproof combo. If I’m not mistaken, navy coloured men’s suits are traditionally paired with brown shoes.

Cognac tends to be on the warmer end of the scale. I believe you can get it by mixing a little red and yellow into what would otherwise be considered a neutral brown. Or rather, you can get it by adding a little bit of blue paint into a larger quantity of orange paint.

I think that’s why it works as well as it does. The blue/cognac combo is essentially a less visually assaulting way of wearing blue and orange together. They’re colour wheel opposites, but more subtle.

I feel like this is probably taught somewhere in a class I didn’t take.


4 Responses to “Colour Theory?”

  1. Jess says:

    Huh, I never thought of that before! But it does make a lot of sense, now that you mention it!

  2. Mica says:

    I did learn about colour wheels and complimentary colours in school – possibly art class? But I didn’t really take in much of it! I do enjoy blue and cognac together, but I never thought much about the reasoning behind it so this was a fascinating post to read!

    I really like your cobalt top too ๐Ÿ™‚

    • The Minuteglass says:

      I remember the opposites of the colour wheel and all that jazz, but I never really gave it too much thought when I was getting dressed either. Total epiphany!

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