Colour opposite dressing - AKA complementary colour dressing

If you have never heard of complementary pairing before, here it is in easy to understand terms - It gets you noticed!

It gets you that job, that boy (or that girl depending on which way you swing), that dream rental, that free balloon as you as you exit the hardware store and of course it will also get you a raised eye brow from your arch-enemy.

The colour pairing of opposite colours are;

Blue and orange

Red and green

Yellow and purple

These are colours opposite each other on the colour wheel.

When worn next to each other, they create the strongest contrast for those two colours. Due to this striking colour clash, the term opposite colours is often considered more appropriate than "complementary colors".

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Colour wheel image source

The three colours that are always used in opposite dressing are the three primary colours of

 RED, YELLOW and BLUE.

RED, YELLOW and BLUE are Primary colours because they cannot be created through the mixing of any other colours.

Primary colours however can be mixed together to produce SECONDARY COLOURS.

YELLOW and BLUE = GREEN

BLUE and RED = PURPLE

RED and YELLOW = ORANGE

As a hair colour type (Boss language there), I suit soft more romantic tones but that doesn't mean that I shouldn't still wear the strength of a complementary (or opposites) colour pairing.

It just means that my primary colours are mixed with grey (amongst other little dippings of helpful hues too) so that they are not too pure and too strong.

I am lucky though in that I wear blues really well so my blues can be worn in any shade, tint or tone.

Plum and yellow April 2015
Plum and yellow April 2015

Creamy yellow hand bag and plum jumpsuit. (My yellow and purple)

Do you ever wear opposite colour pairings and when you do, have you noticed other people's reactions to you?

Nat xo