The art of colour blocking

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The art of colour blocking

http://www.shortlist.com/style/article/1058/the-art-of-colour-blocking

Top tips from our style director

The rules to abide by when embracing spring’s trickiest trend. Allow us to fill you in…

  1. When contrasting colours, stay within the same mood/richness of the palette (pastels, mid-tones, neons etc)
  2. Mix tones within the same colour spectrum
  3. Use one block of accent colour as a highlight under neutral layers
  4. Choose opposites on the colour spectrum (red/cyan, violet/lime, yellow/blue etc) to avoid contrasts that clash
  5. Layer blocks of colour in multiples of two or three on top
  6. Use one statement block of colour over neutral foundations
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