In popular fashion terminology, neutrals were initially defined as those colors not appearing on the color wheel -- Black, White, Gray and Brown.
What, navy is not a neutral? I know, I was shocked too because that is a color we've learned to use as a neutral in our wardrobe. And, depending on your personal Seasonal Color Harmony, you may have some alternate colors that serve as a neutral for your wardrobe as well. But in this post we will just focus on the 4 colors that don't appear on the color wheel.
The most common neutral harmony is one that is paired with white:
But pairing black with brown or gray can also be quite stunning.
Brown and gray can make a beautiful combination as well.
And, of course, you can even mix three or four neutrals together. As you can see, a neutral harmony doesn't have to be boring.
If you have neutral colored hair, eyes and skin then a neutral harmony could be a beautiful reflection of your inherent coloring. Remember to use textures, patterns and prints to add interest to your neutral outfit .
For those of us with colored hair, eyes and skin, we'll need to create our visually harmonious neutral harmony by wearing the non-traditional neutrals in our palette (Blues or Greens to name a few).
What's your favorite way to wear your neutrals?