Thursday, June 7, 2012

Color Schemes: Achromatic Color Scheme

One of the most important things to consider in styling is color.  In styling yourself or others,  you must always consider if a color of an item will flatter the skin tone of the person and if the item's color will flatter  the other elements of an outfit.  Does the color of my top go well with the color of my purse? if it does will it then go well with my shoe color?  What about my makeup?  Any wrong move in selecting a color of any aspect of an outfit will break the entire look.  So great emphasis must be placed on color:
Before we can fully understand the color theory,  we need the all time tool for color- the color wheel:

For this blog, I would like to look at different color schemes that stylists or artists for that matter use to create their work. 

1. Achromatic
3. Harmonious
4. Complementary
5. Combined Analogous and Complementary

For this post,  I will be discussing Achromatic color scheme

  Achromatic means the absence of color.   Achromatic color schemes involve black, grey or white.  Grey is a combination of black and white so it may be paired with white or black or both and the combination always works.  The achromatic color scheme denotes sophistication.  Achromatic color scheme is usually associated with "formal", "evening", "business", etc. 
   Here are some styles that used the achromatic color scheme:

Donna Karan Fashion Show


The achromatic color scheme works very well.  If you don't know your color theory, play safe and do achromatic.  There's no second guessing and you can never go wrong with this color scheme!


  1. I couldn't agree more - Great post!

    Geri Satin

  2. This is great post. It am doing a coverage of my achromatic outfits so your post is great source.