Fashion & Culture

Power Pairing: The Best Colour Combinations of the Season

July 12, 2018

Feeling powerful doesn’t only mean having lots of money, a luxurious estate, and an important title. A feeling of power comes from deep inside of you. It comes from a feeling of confidence and level of security with yourself. You have faith and have confidence in how you carry yourself and the way you present yourself to the world.

I’m sure all of you gain this same feeling of confidence and power from your clothing and the way you dress. Being a fashion lover, someone’s clothing is one of the first things I notice about a person and it can say a lot about who they are. Whether they are girly, sporty, prefer tighter fitting clothing, or baggier and oversized clothes, etc., clothing choices offer a window into a person’s personality.

Colour is one element of one’s clothing that can be the most powerful of them all. It’s been generally said the brighter the colours, the more happy and energetic you feel. Different colours and colour combinations attract different attitudes and moods and the choices here can create an endless feeling of power. Today I am sharing some of the best colour combinations of the season to make you feel even more powerful with your choice of clothing and to resonate a feeling of confidence and positivity all around.

Holiday Colours: Green and Red

In the past, there have always been certain colour combinations I’ve hesitated to pair together, such as green and red or red, white and blue because they are always associated with a holiday. I believed that if I were to wear them at a time other than the holiday, it would seem like I was a living American Flag or an advertisement for Christmas. This season, however, I’ve come to realize that these combinations don’t have to be associated with their holiday and in turn, can be rather striking. Recently, I have been favoring the colour red, especially a cherry tomato red. When paired with its famous match, green, the result is bound to be good. I usually like to style this combination by making red the base of the outfit, and accessorizing with green.

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Different Shades: Blue and Blue

One colour combination, which I find is often forgotten about, is pairing different shades of a colour together. Blue had always been a colour I wore a lot. This is thanks to the fact that I wear a lot of jeans! The colour has quickly been one I resort to when I need something that will look good when I’m in a rush. Contrasting shades such as dark and light pair best together because they give balance to each other. There are also shades like cerulean which pair well with any of your typical washes of blue because it is a brighter and a more green toned blue, unlike the shades that would be found for denim.

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Colours With the Same Undertone: Purple and Red or Green and Mustard

Another suggestion for colour combinations would be those that share the same undertones or that are made from one another. For instance, in order to make purple you combine blue and red, so any of the two colours would work terrifically with purple. Another example would be green and yellow. From there you can play around with the shades such as lavender instead of lilac, or olive instead of jade. This makes a more powerful combination and creates a more unusual and unique look. With all the trees full of lush leaves in the United States and the flowers in full bloom, it only seems right to make my outfits as bold and exciting as the nature around me. Thus, the two colours of love and royalty have been my go-to combination!


Contrasting Colours: Navy Blue and Orange

Taking a sharp turn from the road we were just on, opposite and contrasting colours are another combination that balances each other out and has been quite popular this season. The deeper and bolder the colours are, the more powerful and eye-catching they will be. Although navy blue and orange are often thought of as fall colours, there’s nothing more powerful than standing out from the rest of the crowd and embracing the darker colours in the brighter months. Not only do the colours contrast each other, but also they contrast and play with the environment you’re surrounded by.


What colour combination have you been wearing this summer?