The Intermediate Guide to Color - Fabcurate

The Intermediate Guide to Color

If I hand you a t-shirt; what is the first thing that you will notice? Color, right? Color is the one thing that we notice at the first glance. From the thing as huge as a Ferrari to as tiny as a coffee mug, color is everywhere and is one of the most important elements of a product. Color is also one of the elements of design. Elements of design are used by designers or artists to create products or garments. Colors play a vital role in the fashion industry. Clothes, accessories, footwear, bags, everything has its value optimized because of the great color combination.

How do we determine good color combinations?


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The color wheel is what helps us perceive different color combinations. It was discovered by Sir Isaac Newton in the 17th century. The color wheel is an arrangement of color hues around a circle that shows the relationship between primary, secondary, and tertiary colors.

There are six basic color schemes based on the color wheel which covers almost every color combination possible.

Achromatic Color Scheme


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Achromatic consists of no color. There is no saturation, therefore it is just white, black, and grey.

Monochromatic Color Scheme


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The monochromatic color scheme is quite simple as it is just single color and its hues (tints and tones). Monochromatic colors are from the same family hence they can never not complement each other.

Analogous Color Scheme     

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The analogous color scheme includes the set of three colors that are next to each other on the color wheel. It works well when warm or cool colors are used together creating a certain temperature.

Complementary Color Scheme

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Complementary color scheme includes colors that are opposite to each other on the color wheel. This will create a punch when paired together.

Triadic Color Scheme

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The triadic Color scheme consists of three colors on the color wheel which are evenly spaced. Primary colors (red, yellow, blue) is one such example.

Split Complementary

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The split-complementary color scheme includes three colors. A base color, and adjacent two colors of its complementary.

Color trends

A color trend is a path. It is a growing consciousness or an emerging preference for one or more colors. Therefore, a color trend can change the way we think about color and how we purchase consumer goods.

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Every year, color is being declared the color of the year and it stays in trend for the whole year. This year’s colors of the year according to Pantone are – Ultimate Grey and Illuminating.

This being said, you now have basic information about how color theory works, you can use it in your daily life to amplify your look. For makeup, clothing, home décor, and shopping with Fabcurate. We have got an array of different colors for you to choose from. Create your own complementary or monochromatic, even achromatic looks from our wide range of collections.



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