The colour red is a popular choice for most people when the aim is to present a bold and daring look. Beyond being bold and daring, red is also quite popular due to its unique ability to look good on everyone. Seriously, can you think of anyone that a red outfit doesn’t look flattering on?
As the party season gradually approaches, a lot of people would fall back to this trusty colour to take them through the season, combining their reds mostly with the usual neutrals of whites, blacks and greys. But what other less-obvious colours can work just as good with red and make your outfit look even better? We have rounded up a few less known colour combos that work perfectly with red.
The combinations of mustard yellow and red works because both are from the same warm colour family and both have brown undertones. Another colour within this colour spectrum that would work is orange. More bonuses for this combination? Psychologically, yellow makes us feel warm, cheerful and fun, combined with sultry bold red, there’s no reason not to try this one.
This combination is fresh and striking. It’s not just trendy, it would make your red outfit look interesting and edgy. Most shades of pink work nicely with red but I favour soft pinks with more vibrant shades of red. If you find this too overpowering, then add dark neutrals to break up the look.
Ever wondered why this combination is popular all around us? Think big brands like Pepsi, Citibank, US/UK flags. The balance of cool blue and warm red is a classic combination that always works. It’s a look that is clean and stands out nicely.
Red and green are traditionally complimentary colours and as such, they work well together. The contrasts between the two colours are a great match and look really fresh.
NEUTRALS – GRAY, SILVER AND CAMEL
These neutrals are a great alternative to black or white, they would pop even better against the colour red. Metallics, like silver, are very vibrant against red. Camel looks classy and sublime, while grey is more toned down and subdued and would make the red the star.
As with every fashion tip, there are no rigid rules and this just serves as a guide. As always, go with whatever you are most comfortable and confident in. When in doubt about colours, try adding neutrals to create a balance with bold colour combinations and play with different tints and shades within each colour family.
So share, what are your favourite colours to pair with red?