A Beginner’s Guide to Chic Colour Combinations

Many women fall into the trap of wearing the colour that everyone is talking about without knowing if it actually suits them.

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Fashion models look good in anything on the cat walk, but discovering which colours look good on you is easy once you know how.


There is a traditional colour wheel which is used to understand how colours work together. The colour circle starts with red and then follows on with orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet. This should be used as a guide when wearing colours.

Colour Combinations

Colours should complement each other. Avoid wearing just one block colour as this can look dull, but the same colour in different shades works well.

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Colour Opposites

Colours that go best together are often opposites, such as red and green, violet and yellow and blue and orange. If these colours appear together on paper, they look bold and daring, but when worn together they look great and not as loud as you may believe.

Blending Colours

Colours that sit next to each other on the colour wheel often blend very well together, such as red, orange and yellow. However, a colour combination that doesn’t work so well is red and pink. This is because red is a warm colour and pink a light colour. If you’re unsure, pair different colour combinations with denim, as this can disguise any clashing.

Three Colours

If opting for three different colours, select colours that are an equal distance apart on the colour wheel. If you prefer a more traditional look, get a black maxi dress for the summer, which looks set to bring more fine weather.

Neutral Colours

The main colour in many women’s wardrobes is neutral, including greys, navy, blacks and browns. Women tend to gravitate towards these colours because they work well together and are easy to wear. If you are looking for a classic summer look, get a black maxi dress. A black maxi dress at AX Paris is a good investment.

Skin Tone

As well as understanding the colour wheel, determine your skin tone, because choosing the right colours will help enhance your complexion. If you have a yellow undertone, go for reds and oranges, and if you have a cool undertone, bright pink, ruby or dark blue will suit you best.