Summer 2012 Trend- Color Blocking

This color-blocking trend is Hot for Spring and Summer 2012. The idea of how to color block is to take a color wheel and put an equilateral triangle on it and the points are the colors you can use together. So three points means three color combinations.

Design Basics- Color Wheel

I have 2 examples of color blocking, which I attempted using vintage clothing in very similar colors. The colors used are pink, yellow and blue in soft hues. Basically I used the Primary colors. You can tell me which works better:

 

1) Electric Blue t-shirt, DKNY Raspberry wool Skirt and Butter Yellow Acrylic Cardigan with a bubblegum pink bauble necklace.

1)      Electric Blue t-shirt, DKNY Raspberry wool Skirt and Butter Yellow Acrylic Cardigan with a bubblegum pink bauble necklace.

Ralph Lauren Pale blue Wool long Skirt, Butter Yellow Acrylic Cardigan over a Dusty Rose mock-neck turtleneck sleeveless top with a bubblegum pink bauble necklace.

 

2)      Ralph Lauren Pale blue Wool long Skirt, Butter Yellow Acrylic Cardigan over a Dusty Rose mock-neck turtleneck sleeveless top with a bubblegum pink bauble necklace.

You can also use complementary colors with a third color as well. For example: Yellow and Purple with Red. I found an example of colors you can use from these Expressionist paintings:

German Expressionism Painting- Red-Yellow-Blue

 

German Expressionism- Green, Purple, Orange

I will attempt to make a few more of these color block examples featuring clothing from my store in the coming weeks.

This example is from Marc Jacobs at New York Fashion Week 2012 for the Spring-Summer Collections:

Marc Jacobs 2012 Color Blocking-Tang Powder, fuchsia and teal

Hope you enjoyed this blog by Vintage North…Till Next Time!!!!!

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