The Wardrobe Architect - Organising Your Palette

This weeks exercise in The Wardrobe Architect series had us organise the palettes we created last week.   The goal is to identify neutrals - colours that go with just about anything, near neutrals - colours that act a bit like neutrals but have more visual impact and statement colours - these don't necessarily go with everything, but have a lot of visual impact.

I have again split my colours into a Winter palette and a Summer one.

First my Winter palette.

I've included both my greys in the "neutrals" category and the wine, pine and peacock in the "near neutrals".   My statement colours are mustard, grape and cerise pink.

I currently don't have a lot of the wine or pine shades in my Winter wardrobe, but they are colours I'll definitely be looking to add next Winter.

My Summer palette looks like this:

As you can see, I've added camel to this palette.  I was slightly concerned that I only had one real neutral - navy blue.  I've included the electric blue and watermelon as near neutrals.  They seem quite bright, but I have trousers in both these colours and they actually go with a surprising number of other colours.  My statement colours are cerulean blue, jade green, fuchsia pink and cherry red. 

Even with the addition of camel as a neutral I still think this palette may evolve slightly over the coming months.  I feel I need to add another real  or near neutral, but I'm not sure what it will be.  I wear very little white or ivory - and don't feel comfortable in those shades - so I wouldn't want to include either of those. 

It was suggested we could add metallics to our palettes at this stage.  I haven't shown any, but for both Winter and Summer I would add silver and dull gold.  I know many people only wear either gold or silver, but I like both, depending on the circumstances and the item.

So there we have it, my two colour palettes.  They are pretty reflective of what I like to wear, there were no real surprises when it came to picking the colours, and in reality most of my wardrobe already falls into one or other of them. 


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