In this article, I’d like to discuss classic color combinations that always look great when paired.
The goal is to provide you with some color combinations that truly get you going and thrilled, so you can incorporate some of them into your own particular color palette and wardrobe.
Colors are a lovely way to show off your particular flair, and as I add to my own wardrobe, I want to share that feeling with everyone else.
I’m going to concentrate on the color red in this article.
Rather than delve into all of the intricacies of warm reds and cooler reds, I’m going to concentrate on true red. Keep in mind that you can make these colors warmer or cooler to fit your preferences and the other colors in your wardrobe, giving you a lot of versatility.
Meaning of Color Red
Let’s start with the meaning of the color red.
This is a great approach to figure out what colors you prefer and why you like them, as well as what colors you don’t like.
Because when you look at color, you receive an immediate sense, and channeling that feeling can help give your wardrobe choices the meaning you want.
When I look at the color red, I am immediately struck by its intensity. When I consider what the color has meant throughout history, it is extremely constant for everyone.
The color red embodies this impression of intensity on both ends of the spectrum.
There are things like strong love, health, energy, and fire, but there are also things like rage and war, as I’ve seen in certain depictions.
It’s all about how you pair red to bring out the intensity of the color.
That wonderfully complements the first color combination, which is red and white.
Red and White
White symbolizes purity and cleanliness, and it can help us relax. It’s a completely blank canvas.
When you combine a color like intense red with white, you achieve a great balance and a stunning transition between opposite ends of the spectrum.
So this is a popular combination, and I believe you have a good reason for it.
I also think it’s a nice way to play with red because if you have white or off white in your wardrobe and wear it as the primary emphasis of your outfit with just a hint of red, it gives you that Zen outfit. That’s a great method to experiment with color, and it’s something I enjoy doing.
Red and Black
If we go from white to black on the other end of the spectrum, the intensity of black is extremely nicely balanced by the intensity of red.
Red denotes passion and love, occasionally anger and blood, and health and energy, whereas black can signify void when it feels like there are so many things present at the same moment.
When I think of black, I think of it as a wonderful anchor and a great opportunity to experiment with color. When a color is placed next to black, the intensity is slightly lowered.
If you’re hesitant to wear a vibrant color like red because you don’t want to stand out too much, pairing it with black is a great way to do so because black is more serious and firm.
Red provides you with a chaotic energy that helps to balance the two.
Personally, I am a huge fan of the color black. It’s a big component of my color scheme, and black and red will always be one of my favorites.
Red and Beige
Beige or canvas camel color is another color worth considering when thinking about what to pair with red because it makes it less daunting and is a color that many of us already have in our closets.
Whether you have a camel coat, a camel sweater, a camel handbag, a pair of camel shoes, or anything else in that off beige color, it is extremely peaceful to look at, and it seems very relaxed and classy.
You liven it up a little by bringing some of that red into the equation. When I look at this combination together, it’s almost as if you were to play an extremely loud piece of music in a pretty silent library; that’s the sense I get.
It’s also something that can be used to make beige a little more wearable. It’s been popular for a long time, and I know everyone says you need a camel coat, a camel sweater, and so on.
But, as many of us know, that can be difficult to wear and can make you look unkempt. Camel is about the same color as my complexion, so when I wear it alone, it makes me seem drained.
As a result, pairing it with red is a great way to liven it up, reintroduce some energy, and make it more approachable.
Red and Pink
They’re so romantic and lovely. A color combination that can seem scary at first, but once we start experimenting with it, it’s not so bad.
It’s quite accessible once you start exploring for outfit ideas, and it’s just so wonderful.
If you like a softer, more romantic palette, this is a must-consider option.
Red and Blue
Blue is another color that looks great with red and that I think is a lovely way to pair any color with.
All shades of blue appeal to me. They’re all lovely, and there’s bound to be a shade of blue that suits your tastes.
There are a couple of methods to approach red in particular.
Because of my American flag exposure as an American, I immediately think of a dark rich royal blue or navy blue when I think of red and blue.
That patriotic red, white, and blue combination may be both patriotic and difficult to wear since you don’t want to feel like it’s constantly July 4th.
When you pair a red with a blue and make sure there’s no white in your wardrobe or in your outfit, it’s instantly sophisticated and lovely.
It doesn’t feel patriotic anymore, but rather deliberate and colorful.
If you’re worried about seeming too patriotic or cookie-cutter, I propose pairing red, particularly the rich brilliant red, with a light blue.
These two will always look great together since they have a timeless quality to them that can be found in home décor throughout the years. It is so beautiful that I never grow weary of it.
Red and Purple
The next color pairing with red is one that I hadn’t really considered previously, but I’m starting to notice it more and more, and it’s piqued my attention.
Because purple is a color I’d like to incorporate into my own wardrobe a little more.
There are so many different shades of purple, and I’d love to expand my horizons beyond lavender, because lavender is a color that I look terrible in. A deep purple, on the other hand, is stunning. It looks majestic and traditional when paired with red.
Because you don’t see it very often, it’s a combination that really speaks to your particular style.
When you see someone pairing two surprising colors together, you can tell they know what they enjoy. That sense of self-assurance when it comes to dress is inspiring.
Red and Orange
Before we move on to the remainder of them, I’d like to make a quick point about red and orange.
This is a combination I hadn’t given much thought to until I started doing a lot of red research and looking at a lot of outfits. I grew to appreciate them the more I saw them.
There’s something about this that makes it feel really fiery, maybe because red and orange are colors that are very common in real fire. They look fantastic together and have a very strong color expression.
This is a lovely option to explore if you have a highly colorful style, if you prefer to stand out, and if you want your style to last.
Red and Green
Green and red can feel a little like red and blue, a touch conventional, and it can sometimes feel a little too confining. So, if you want to wear red and green without looking like a Christmas tree, I propose experimenting with different shades of red and green.
When you combine a rich red with sage green, it creates a stunning pair. It’s a little different, a little softer, and a lot of fun.
If you want to aim for a deep pine green or emerald green that is incredibly bright, pure red is a great choice. I don’t see why you wouldn’t be able to wear it. However, it is also a burgundy color.
You may have a lot more freedom by adjusting the undertone of the red a little bit and making it lighter or darker.
Red and Red
Red with different shades of red is the last combination I’d like to highlight.
When you wear the same color throughout your entire outfit, it’s stunning and says a lot about your own style.
It’s something I highly endorse. If you have a favorite color, make sure you have matching tops and bottoms. You can combine them or wear them separately.
Because of the intense intensity of the color, red on red makes a powerful statement.
A burgundy or maroon with red would be a stunning alternative. Consider wearing burgundy slacks with a red shirt and a red pullover. Alternatively, you might wear an old burgundy outfit with a red lip.