I know you love these sort of posts, so let’s keep them coming, shall we? Here’s the first post on awkward color combinations! Beware though that these combinations are pretty much love or hate, so who knows how this post will go down!
5 Awkward Color Combinations
Orange and pale blush
I talked about this combo last week in this post and surprisingly enough, many of you seemed curious about trying the combo. Pale blush is very similar to pale orange, but has a more beige tone in it. This is why it makes orange pop in a favorable way when combined. The pale blush in its turn gets a warmer feeling. Do note though that when I say pale blush I mean a really pale blush, as pale as it gets without loosing the definition as a blush! Try to colorblock these two with one color for the top/bottom and the other one contrasting.
Lavender and silver metallic
I continue adoring silver metallic and try to find new and different ways to wear it. The latest one, that comes with a 90s touch too, is lavender purple and silver metallic. It has a sort of space vibe to it, but nevertheless unexpected and fun. The lavender color is quite the sleepy one whilst silver metallic is cold and awakens the pale tone of the lavender. Try to go for a lavender look and add the silver metallic accessories. It’s a fun one folks!
Orange and forest green
Perhaps this one is to include for a fall post, but if you think about it, the tropical prints often contains this color combo too. Tropical orange flowers with enormous green leaves? Oh yes! The dark tone of the forest green gets an energy injection from the bright and popping orange. It will give an intensified look without going too crazy as you’re “backed up” with the forest green. Mix and match this color combination however you want!
Copper and lime green
Okey whatever, the copper color trend might be dying (please make a comeback for fall though) but I’m definitely here for this color combination. The relation between these colors is similar to the one of orange and forest green, described above. The copper represents a darker, more intense and neutral tone, and the lime green adds the energy. As the two colors are each other’s opposites there’s no room for competition either but just a fun contrast. And we’re all about contrasts huh? I think a copper slip midi dress with a lime green clutch and shoes sounds like a fashionista statement. Lol people, I couldn’t find a single person wearing this (still convinced trying this yourself?). But close enough below, just add the lime green instead of that forrest green Chanel haha!
Neon Yellow and light grey
I’m not too sure why this color combo is as genius as it is, but probably because the grey enhances the cold tone neon yellow possesses. This combo is actually more common than what people think, just think activewear and you can easily see this look work. If you’re one for the basic shades, go for a light grey outfit and let the neon yellow stand for the accessories. As it is partly associated with activewear, the combo inevitably gives a more futuristic, minimalistic and energetic vibe. Undoubtedly fun associations to try for a night out or a brunch, just because people don’t expect it!
Folks! Can you think of pulling of one of this awkward color combinations? Which one would you love to try? Let’s chat in the comments!
40 thoughts on “5 Awkward Color Combinations”
I won’t lie. When I saw the first image of the colors paired up, I had nothing but doubts. You made excellent points though! I can easily see (now) how each color duo could be paired and worn. I’m a little mind blown. That orange and pale blush look is something I need in my own wardrobe ASAP! I love a good pajama wear look.
Hahah it seems like everyone doubted me on these but changed their mind when they saw the examples haha! Xx
you always remind me of trying something new
Happy you do! Xx
such fun combo ideas!! great post!
Thank you love!! Xx
Such a fun post! I have never seen something like this. I actually like some of those color combos, there is just something really nice with forest green and orange!
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Happy you liked the post! They are fun color combos hope you dared to try some! Xx
Love the pink coat so much, fashionable.
oh i love to Combine colours. i love all colours. i dont think this Looks akward.
Happy you enjoyed them!! Xx
Im loving all these fun color combos! I definitely need to try lavender and silver! So pretty!
Oh do it, can’t wait to see how you’ll style it! Xx
Wow, all of these colour combinations are great, absolutely love orange and pale brush!
It’s a gorgeous one! Xx
These color combos are so unexpected and fun!
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Aren’t they?! Love them! Xx
I love the silver and lavender combo!
It’s a gem for sure! Xx
Since I was quite classic and monochrome nearly all my life I am just getting into color. The pictures you choose are fabulous.
Have a fabulous week.
Oh glad you are, so much fun to experiment with though! Xx
Honestly these are some awkward colors combination to be honest. I am usually quite scared to try combinations but I would totally go for lavender and silver.
Hahah glad you found at least one combo you loved though!! Xx
They are awkward but they work! Seeing them in action really helps.
Straight A Style
It kind of does huh? So many chic ones though! Xx
Orange and blue and grey and lilac are two of my favourites! I LOVE them! I can’t get into the orange and emerald green though, it’s much too harsh for my skin tone.
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Grey and lilac is such an adorable combo though, adore it!! Xx
At first I couldn’t imagine these combos but in the examples you show they look amazing!
Hahah so important with a concrete example too! Xx
Love this post!
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Thank you! Xx
It’s like you can read my mind, LOL. Sometimes I really want to mix it up color-wise, but have no idea where to begin. I surprisingly have most of these colors in my closet, so it’s time to restyle them!
Hahah ofc I can you know! Can’t wait to see the result lovely! Xx
Such a great tips and outfits!! Thanks for sharing!
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Glad you liked it babe! Xx
Oh you always remind me of trying something new – love these color combos even though I would never think of them – definitely need to try these 🙂
Happy you feel inspired babe! So many fun combos indeed! Xx
I know they’re supposedly awkward, but I love these combos. In the wrong hands, these combos could be too much. But I love the way they’re styled in all these pics.
Oh but that’s lovely! They are styled in a really chic way though, love the combos! Xx
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