Different shades of blue in fashion (& the best Blue color combinations)

Blue is an unavoidable color in most of our wardrobe. Ask a number of people their favourite color and many will mention ‘blue’. It is the color of dependability, stability and trust, consistency, authority and strength.  Many brand logos have the color blue (think Facebook)- a testimony to the power of blue color to impart confidence.

Choosing blue for your wardrobe

Blue is my favourite color too. I have a wardrobe full of different blue colored garments and then I learn that blue is not suited to me. I feel as if I have been living a lie!

But surely, out of all these blue shades, tints and tones, atleast one blue is my color

Shades of Blue- Names

Shades of light blue

The most common Light Blue colors are Alice blue, China blue, Celeste, Aqua blue, Sky blue, Baby blue, Powder blue, Periwinkle blue and Lavendar blue

Light blue color names - Alice blue, China blue, Celeste, Aqua blue, Sky blue, Baby blue, Powder blue, Periwinkle blue and Lavendar blue

Medium shades of Blue color

The most common medium shades of Blue colors are florentine, xenith blue, blue grey, blue green, Frost blue, Turquoise, Hydrangea, Slate blue, Verdigris, Cornflower blue, Cerulean blue, Celestial blue

medium shades of blue names - florentine, xenith blue, blue grey, blue green, Frost blue, Turquoise, Hydrangea, Slate blue, Verdigris, Cornflower blue, Cerulean blue, Celestial blue

Bright shades of Blue color

Different shades of bright blue are Ultramarine, Mexican blue, Persian Blue, Royal blue, Saphire blue, Indigo blue, Slate blue, Yale blue, Steel blue, Baltic blue, Forget me not

bright shades of blue color - Ultramarine, Mexican blue, Persian Blue, Royal blue, Saphire blue, Indigo blue, Slate blue, Yale blue, Steel blue, Baltic blue, Forget me not

Shades of Dark Blue color

The most common dark shades of Blue colors are Delph blue, Gobelin blue, Prussian blue, Cabridge blue, Wedgewood blue, Marine blue, Navy blue, Cobalt blue, Bean blue, Oxford blue, Capri blue, Teal blue, Niagra blue, blue heather, cadet blue, ball parl blue, midnight blue.

dark shades of blue - Delph blue, Gobelin blue, Prussian blue, Cabridge blue, Wedgewood blue, Marine blue, Navy blue, Cobalt blue,Bean blue, Oxford blue, Capri blue, Teal blue, Niagra blue, blue heather, cadet blue, ball parl blue, midnight blue

Blue – Green shades

Other than these clear blues, there are blues with green in them- Lucite green, Ultramarine green, Honeydew, Brook Green, Turquoise green, Seafoam green, Mint green, Hemlock, Sprucestone, Paris green, Blue-green, Topaz green, Shady glade

blue color names - Lucite green, Ultramarine green, Honeydew, Brook Green, Turquoise green, Seafoam green, Mint green, Hemlock, Sprucestone, Paris green, Blue-green, Topaz green, Shady glade

The way you choose colour depends on many factors but one of them is based on your skin tone. If you have a warm skin tone you should avoid blue and similar cool colors. But if you have a cool skin tone, go ahead and splurge on blue. I have warm skin tone, so there. 

But then I realise, much to my relief that there is a way out. If you really like blue and you have warm toned skin, use the warmer shades of blue – those shades which are closer to purple/violet in the color wheel than the cooler blues. 

warm and cool blue colors

Here are some simple guidelines on choosing the correct colors to go with your blue colored clothes. 

Blue color combinations

Wear Blue with Complementary colors

complementary colors of blue

Complementary colors are colors that are opposite to each other on the color wheel. Because of their strong presence, they may appear clashing if they are used with equal importance; Hence one of the colors can be used as a small part of the whole scheme, for eg. as a small print or accessory.You can pick out the combinations given above, like aqua and purple and use one of the colors on a smaller scale in your dressing.

If you do not mind the look, go ahead and use them equally.

Blue color with red -complementary

 

Wear Blue with other Cool colors 

color cools and blue combination is harmonious

Cool colors are green, blue and violet. 

Light blue and violet

 

blue color with other cool colors

These colors appear along each other on the color wheel. They make a good calming combination.

cool color combinations

Monochromatic colors of blue

Monochromatic colors mean lighter and darker versions of blue color – shades and tones of blue from blue-green to blue-purple are used in the same dress or for parts of the ensemble.

monochromatic colors of blue

A combination of these blues can give a harmonious look. 

monochromatic colors of blue

Blue and colors of the same bloodline

yellow and green with blue

When you combine yellow and green, you get blue. Yellow, blue and green are a combination – they are of the same bloodline. So yellow as well as green can look good when combined with blue.

blue and yellow combination

Blue with neutral colors

blue combination with neutral colors

All versions of Blue make good combinations with neutral colors.

Light blue as well as dark blue goes well with white. 

blue with white

Personal preferences in blue

Match Blue with other colors

blue color combinations with colors like lilac, dark red, rose

This is purely a personal preference – no rhyme or reason other than that I love them together.

Which color do you like with light blue?

Light blue combinations with green, muted yellow, peach

Which color do you like with dark blue?

dark blue color combinations with burgundy, grey

Which color do you like with Turquoise blue?

turquoise color combines well with green, burgundy, light peach

Which color do you like with Teal blue?

Which are your favourite color combinations with blue?.

blue color shade names

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Updated on October 21, 2022 by Sarina Tariq

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