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One of the most common questions I get asked is how to mix colours in your wardrobe. You may know what suits you, but you either only wear a handful of colours or you don’t try different combinations of colours. That is one of the reasons I created the new Colour Manual. As well as showing you which is your best Dominant (Light, Deep, Warm, Cool, Bright or Soft) it will also tell you how to discover your secondary colouring; are you better in warmer or cooler colours and for Warm and Soft Dominants are you better in Bright or more Muted colours?
Once you know the answers to those questions you can start to personalise your colour palette by adding in colours that you love. Although you may have a Dominant palette with 30 or so colours in it, there are actually hundreds you can actually wear. Shades of the same colour in slightly lighter or darker hues will also work for you. If there is a colour you love that isn’t in your palette, you could experiment by adding it as an accessory, in a print or perhaps below the waist, keeping one of your best colours close to your face.
In the Colour Manual I have given you some examples of neutral colours – those colours that form the backbone of your wardrobe and work with everything else – that you can use to suit your colouring and how to mix them with accent colours. If you aren’t sure about how to do this, the Colour Manual includes 30+ different colour schemes to inspire you, with some combinations you may not have thought of. I will be adding more in the future and these will be sent to anyone who has bought the manual.
Accent colours are what add the spice to your wardrobe and make it more individual. To give you an example of how this works, I have taken one dress, in a neutral stone and styled it with an accent colour for each of the six Dominants and a suggestion for two other accents you could use to start a colour scheme for your wardrobe.
If you want more information on the Colour Dominants, Secondary colouring, some more suggested neutrals and colour schemes, it’s all in the new Colour Manual – find out more and order here.
To discover more about which colours work for you and how to mix them, order your personalised Colour Guide.