Those of you who have followed Atelier Saman Amel for some time would know that we have a sweet spot for tonal styling. The tonal look is generally considered hard to pull off. Here are some thoughts on how to feel comfortable wearing fewer colours.
Generally, it is a good idea to break the tonality of a look by adding white as a canvas. White is kind of like an anti-colour so adding a white shirt or a pair of white cotton trousers for example is an easy way to have some elements of an outfit that breaks of the tonality. The white’s will grab some attention from the central colour scheme and make it look more balanced. Generally we opt for broken white’s rather something crisp, however, this is a question of personal taste.
Make sure that the overlapping colours runs in about the same tone. Two tones of beige can look brilliant together but if one is warm yellowish and the other more cold they are probably not going to make a good match. You want the look to be peaceful. If the tones are contrasted it does not really matter that they are the same colour.
And finally, try not to get carried away by over-doing it. The idea of matching tonally is to get a subtle impression. If the matching is too evidently thought out it will become as eye-catching as popping colours.
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