What are Neutral colours?
Generally, this term is used to define colours that are not prominently shown in the colour wheel. But these are so important in the colour spectrum, that you cannot imagine a world without them? Look at yourself. More than 90 % of the population of this world has this colour scheme inherent in their body (the rest are red-haired and/or has blue or green eyes)
Neutral colours range from black, white, tan, grey, various shades of brown, beige. Metallic colours like gold, silver, copper, bronze are also deemed as neutral colours. In fashion, some dark shades of red and blue are considered as neutrals because of their association as classic colours
Choosing the right neutral colour for you
Neutral colours are without the warmth or coolness associated with other colours in the colour wheel. But that does not mean that the neutral colours are neither warm or cool. You can say that black, beige, tan, gold, cream, chocolate brown etc are warm and white, grey, silver, navy etc are somewhat cool. This is especially important in choosing complimenting accent colours to go with these colours. If you have a warm colouring go for the warm neutrals and if you have a cool colouring go with the cool neutrals.
To portray power, capability and charisma nothing like neutral colours. They are stylish and versatile; they can be mixed and matched with other vibrant colours for greater balance and interest. Many a wardrobe is based on the neutral colour scheme alone
Check out the other colour schemes like this in the post “15 colour combinations for clothes“.
When you are going for an interview and want a reliable, confident looking ensemble or when a bridegroom is looking for an appropriate colour for his suit or when you are pruning your wardrobe and thinking of creating a solid capsule wardrobe with some core pieces; many instances when you will be searching for the perfect neutral colours.
Here are 10 of my favourite neutral colours other than Black and white. Hope one of these colours will find your favour.
If you have a favourite neutral colour do mention in the comments below
3 Oxford blue
4 Fog grey
8 Steel Grey
9 Tobacco Brown
A human body, unless you are a redhead with blue or green eyes, consists of neutral colours. So when you choose neutral colours, this has to be kept in mind and you will have to choose a neutral colour that will complement the natural colouring of your body.
Neutral colours are the classic colours you can choose for the foundation pieces of your wardrobe. Like the little black dress, as the ever famous example. You can build the rest of your wardrobe with other colours from there.