How to use the color wheel to assemble superior outfits guide part 5

How to use the color wheel to assemble superior outfits guide

How to use the color wheel to assemble superior outfits guide part 5

How to wear and pair colors effectively, number 2:

High contrast men can more safely experiment with wearing combinations of bolder colors. For example, pairing primaries or complementary colors together. Just do not go for the true hues of all of these colors when you are pairing them together or you will fall into that trap of looking like a clown. Instead, try pairing primaries or complements that have been further augmented with tinting or shading. A medium contrast man can, of course, wear a garment that is bolder in color but he should be mindful that if he does so, it will draw some attention away from his face. Again as with many things in menswear, confidence is key here. Low contrast men are the ones who should be most careful in pairing together contrasting colors, really make sure that you have muted the hues of the contrasting colors if you decide to wear them as that is the best way that you will be able to pull them off.

Color temperature and intensity, number 1:

When it comes to having colors in an outfit that echo a man’s natural tones, the keys here are temperature and intensity. If you have light skin and light hair, stick to wearing pastel shades with colors that echo your undertone. Colors like blue, green, or purple for a cool skin undertone and red, yellow, and orange for a warm undertone. Conversely, dark colors and black will most likely make your skin look washed out and ashen. The exception here is if you are a man with light skin and very dark hair, in which case a high contrast man, and then, of course, you can go ahead and wear these darker colors. If you have fair skin and still want to go for a subtle contrast, take the cue from your hair color. The classic example here is that red-haired men typically look very good in pastel blue shirts.

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