This is analogous colour blocking
Analogous colours are next to each other on the colour wheel, and colour blocking means wearing big chunks of solid colours instead of mixing them up in prints. I often wear analogous colours together (read: I wear blue and green), as I like the effect of harmony it creates.
Of course, pink and orange are not quite ‘neighbors’ on the colour wheel (there’s red between them) but they’re both made by mixing red with another primary colour (blue and yellow, respectively). So, there’s enough contrast, yet the colours are close enough to create a harmonious colour scheme. And to further increase the harmony, I prefer the lighter shades of orange (peach or coral) together with hot pink.
What you see on the mural behind me is both analogous colour blocking (red, orange, yellow) and contrasting colour blocking (using compelementary colours i.e. colours on the opposite sides of the colour wheel, orange and blue in this case). It may be more striking, but I prefer harmonious colour schemes in my outfits, especially when wearing solids.
OK, lesson over…
pink dress: Ghost (old) / linen shirt: Marks and Spencer old) / bag: Furla /
sunglasses: Marimekko / shoes: Clarks (old) / necklace: Purificacion Garcia
Do you like colour blocking?
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