Colors! (Wardrobe Planning Post #4)

The next step in the Wardrobe Architect is planning color palettes.  I’m pretty sure that I didn’t quite grab the exact colors I was going for, but I’m also pretty sure that I’ve gotten fairly close.

For Week 5, I was just supposed to find a bunch of colors I like.  Should have been easy, but it was a bit challenging and I ended up spending a fair amount of time staring at a hex code chart to figure out how to get the colors I wanted.

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It felt a bit odd, because I kept comparing my choices to the sample version on the WA page, but I also kept realizing that I just like way more saturated colors than the example.  I also noticed that my colors tend towards the ensembles of my favorite Disney characters (Esmeralda, Megara, and Elsa).  Coincidence?  Probably not.

For the Week 6 exercises, the palette gets split up into several categories:

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The neutrals for me are pretty much blacks and greys.  The top row is colors I wear a lot of now.  The bottom are colors I’d like to incorporate more.

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According to the website, these are colors that are “like neutrals” in that they mix with most things.  These ended up being very saturated, but also subdued colors.  I don’t wear a lot of olive, but I’d like to do so.  I also need more navy and red in my wardrobe because I really like wearing these colors.

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Statement colors are supposed to be the fun colors you incorporate more sparingly.  These colors look a bit odd together, but I think when viewed as part of the larger palette, they incorporate pretty well.

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The metallics were supposed to be tending towards the cooler or warmer end, but I am indiscriminate when it comes to shiny things.  I really like copper for shoes and bags, and pewter for the limited jewelry I end up wearing.  Also, I’ve got some lovely pieces from Badali Jewelry in several colors and I wouldn’t want to cut any of them out.  On top of that, I’m typically allergic to silver and nickel containing items, so I usually wear gold, even though I visually prefer silver things.  So, all the shiny things, I will wear them.

Not much else to add at this point.  I guess I’ve discovered I like saturated colors, but I think I sort of already knew that.  And I like cooler colors on the spectrum.  Also not a surprise.  And I want to dress in the color scheme of Disney characters.  I guess this sort of means I’m pretty self aware in the color category?

Up next: prints, and solids, and stripes, oh my!

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5 thoughts on “Colors! (Wardrobe Planning Post #4)

  1. This is the fun part!! I’ve never done it (and now I may do it!) I love all of the true neutrals and metallics. ALL!! All of them. 🙂

    And I reacted quite strongly (surprisingly to me) to the very cool / icy blues. So I guess I’m more of warm color wearer! I also feel like I “should” like wearing true red but I just don’t. But that’s okay right?? I’m wearing more of a wine color today and love it.

    And Olive. Mmmmmmmm. ADORE.

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    1. Notice how there is NO yellow on here? Pretty sure it’s ok if you don’t like red. I’m sure everyone’s got a color they don’t particularly like to wear. And red is tricky – it can get overwhelming. I love the super deep reds. Like, the really red-reds. Sort of the bluer-reds I guess. They can get too orange pretty quick. And wine is a really pretty color.

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      1. Oooh I do see no yellow now! Missed that!!

        And I am fascinated by how quickly the tone of a color changes your perception of it! Speaking of the reds makes me think about pink and how it can just be SO right or SOOOOOO wrong!

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      2. I know! I’m not a huge fan of wearing pink, though I’m pretty sure magenta looks pretty good on me. But if given the option I always go for a different color, so I don’t have too much that is pink either.

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