With 220 pins and counting, my Color Pairing Inspiration Pinterest board is one of my favorites to expand and explore. As the days get shorter and darker, I find myself downshifting to subdued neutrals even though I know that wearing color will lift my spirits. So I’ve been roaming around this board and Pinterest at large seeking out colorful inspiration. I’d be willing to bet that many of you could use some colorful inspiration, too, as the days dim down. And even you Southern Hemi folks might be seeking some bold, bright new dressing ideas! So here are a few of my recent faves:
Orange and blue are my high school colors, so I always have trouble actually wearing them together. But I adore this mix, especially as it incorporates two amazing prints.
Piling more than three bright colors into a single outfit can often backfire, but this unexpected combo is undeniably successful. And the black! Such a surprising addition, but central to the grouping.
Definitely darker, but so inspired. I would never have thought to pair dark navy and neon yellow, but they just WORK together. I could even see adding more of the neon to the mix to brighten it up a bit.
I love olive green with animal prints, and adding teal to the mix brings out the best in both. Utilizing two shades of olive gives great depth, too.
Hmm, seems like an alternate title to this post could be, “I love leopard print. With EVERYTHING.” But this outfit also serves as a great reminder that ANY black and white print from stripes to dots will work beautifully with bold brights like red and yellow.
This image is from J.Crew’s Winter 2011 campaign, and has been a color touchstone for me since then. I’ve tried to recreate this orange, magenta, and teal combo many times and always failed. Might have to do with saturation and tone. I haven’t given up yet!
A great reminder that you can combine two super bright, verging-on-neon colors if you throw some balancing neutrals into the mix. And that stripes make everything more fun.
So elegant and rich, even with relatively subdued shades. Plum, maroon, and camel feels like a very re-create-able combo, too.
What color mixes are you loving these days?
Originally posted 2013-11-06 06:23:52.