Outfit Colour Matching Guide

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When it comes to making combinations, we need our good friend the chromatic circle to give us an idea of the colours and thus have a clearer idea of how to mix the tones so that our outfit looks ideal.

Let's remember that the fun part of fashion and dressing up is when you explore textures, colours and play around creating new ideas.

Chromatic Circle

Do you want to know what are the warm colours in trend this SS22 season? Read my previous article where I tell you.

There are cool colours and warm colours, but there are also neutral colours, which will help you to give harmony to your look.


Neutral colours are those that I can assure you have in your wardrobe. I consider them basic, they go with everything and combine very well. They are those that elongate, stylize and get you out of trouble if you don't know how to play with vibrant colours.

On our list we have the nudes, they are my favourite of this range as they give an elegant look as well as the black colour, which lately I have been trying to use less to try more colours.

neutral colours

Monotone - Achromatic

Achromatic looks are based on wearing clothes in neutral colours or without colour. Mainly black and white (can also be colours like gold and silver). Honestly I love to add a lot of colour to my outfits so for me this is one of my least favourite styles to wear. But yes, it is one of the most elegant, because wearing one tone makes you look longer and slimmer.

If you're looking for something classic and timeless, this is a great option. A white dress maybe with black heels would be ideal and something I would recommend you to wear.

achromatic colours

Monotones are those where you use only one colour in the whole look. This can be any colour but must be all the same colour.



I find monochromatic looks to be quite elegant and interesting. They are created from a base colour, mixing it with its shades at different levels.


Lately I've only had in mind to create complementary outfits, I find them fantastic and with a lot of personality. These are made by combining colours that are on opposite sides of the chromatic circle, for example green and pink.

complementary colours

This is one of my favourite combinations, I think both colours stand out without one overshadowing the other. What do you think?


An analogous look means that it should have similar colours. In other words, the colours should be similar to each other or next to each other on the colour wheel.

Something I've been practising these last few weeks is analogous outfits. It sounds simple but it's actually more complex than it sounds to find colours that are just right, but it's my new obsession.

analogue colours


To form a triad outfit, it is necessary to form a triangle on the chromatic circle. As in the example; we can form a triangle of primary colours and this will have congruence when forming our outfit, they will be different colours but a daring combination with personality.

I have to practice a bit more with my triad outfits, it really catches my attention but I'm afraid to put too much colour. My mother used to say that fear gets you nowhere but stops you, so I will practice more.


Lastly, we have the tetrad colour combination, which is based on forming a square on the chromatic circle, that is to say, using 4 colours.

But how to achieve this combination without dying in the attempt?

Usually this combination can look too saturated with colour, I would recommend using three "soft" colours and one stronger colour to accentuate the final look.

colours in tetrad

It is one of the most complex combinations as you have to give harmony to 4 colours, but they must complement each other, the advantage of this mix is that it becomes a very attractive outfit and difficult to go unnoticed if that is what you are looking for. So here are some cool examples that you can take into account to put together your outfits with tetrad colours.

What did you think of this article? I'm sure you'll find it useful when putting together your outfits, remember that the most important thing is to have fun dressing up.

Veri Peri is the colour of the year and if you want to know how to make super cool combinations, don't forget to read my previous article.

If you want to share something about what you thought of this article and the colour scheme, you can do so in the comments below.

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1 Comment

  1. 449

    Highly descriptive blog, I liked that a lot.

    Willl thhere bee a psrt 2?

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