Colour blocking in all its glory- How well do you style this trend


Colour blocking which means using different blocks of colour in your outfit to create a vibrant look is perhaps not the easiest trend to pull off but when you master the art of colour blocking and become conversant with it, you’d never let go of the trend.

This trend hit an all time peak in 1960 and resurfaced later in the 1980’s. As with other trends, it’s coming back into the 21st century like never before. Colour blocking could appear too costumer-y especially when you don’t know how to pair it well.

Having said that, I would be showing you three ways on how you can achieve the tend ‘ Colour blocking’
1. Monochromatic way: This is by far the easiest way to colour block your outfits. If you are particularly new to this trend then it’s best to do it the monochromatic way. By applying this, it then means using same colour but in different hues, shades and tones. For instance if you want the base of your outfit to be pink, you can use the different shades of pink like baby pink, fuschia pink or light pink. Also you can take inspiration by using different textures say cotton and wool or wool and silk or leather.

2. Using colours from the same family: This should take us back in the early days when we learnt colours especially using our rainbow colour guide. The colours on the rainbow flow as purple, green, yellow, orange and red. All purple blue and green shades are in the same family. Following this we can make use of these colours in our outfits.

3. Using contrasting colours: This is the hardest of them all but not quite challenging to people that have long mastered the art of Colour blocking. If you want to be courageous you can choose colours from different families, that is colours from opposite ends of the rainbow like red with purple or blue with orange. This can be a tad too tricky so it’s best you use one saturated colour and a lighter shade like blue and light pink.

Colour blocking
Colour blocking
Colour blocking
Colour blocking