Color Blocking Defined

Color Blocking is a term that has been used a lot lately. I didn’t know what it was until I read a blog post on  Bitchie Life titled The 411 on Color Blocking.

I first saw the term on facebook. It was used in a post and everyone who commented seemed to understand the term but not know what it really meant or how to define it.

Danielle, the author of the post, breaks it down for those who are into fashion:

(following the colors on the color wheel)

1. Colors directly next to each other (i.e. yellow and yellow-orange; yellow and yellow-green; violet and blue-violet, etc.)
2. Colors that form right (90 degree) angles with each other (i.e. yellow and red-orange; blue and violet-red; green and orange, etc.)
3. Colors directly across from each other (i.e. yellow and violet; blue and orange; red and green, etc.)
4. Colors that form a T (i.e. blue, orange, and violet-red; yellow, violet, and red-orange; yellow, blue-green, and red-orange, etc.)
5. Colors that form an X (i.e. blue, orange, violet-red, and yellow, violet, blue-green, and red-orange, etc.)

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3 thoughts on “Color Blocking Defined

  1. no, I think it’s the art of placing colors with other colors that will not be hurting to the eye. Next time you shop for clothes, look for something that is color block. Like a scarf or gloves or even a shirt…it will be usually two or three colors.

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