Neutral colours are a great way to create an adaptable wardrobe that can help take you from day to evening, for a meal with friends or for relaxing with family in the comfort of home. Neutral colours are also great for blending with other classic pieces without having to make a statement or standing out too much. They enable you to layer up beautiful pieces in order to create the perfect capsule wardrobe where each garment seamlessly fits together to make dressing for different events so easy.
The most luxurious neutral colour is camel or bronze, it is often used by luxury brands as it is a difficult colour to copy without using lavish fabrics within well cut garments. It is a highly versatile colour with warm tones that flatter all skin tones and looks wonderful with other neutrals, especially beautiful within comfortable garments in fabrics such as cashmere allowing the wearer to look both elegant and feel comfortable.
Grey is another neutral colour that fits into all aspects of a practical wardrobe. Although it is a beautiful shade it has many guises and every person must find the grey that suits their colouring. Picking the right grey is the key to looking good and in the right shade it can be worn with many other neutral shades including camel, black and navy. To add interest to a grey outfit that may end up looking dull try layering several shades of grey to add depth to the colour palette.
Black is the obvious base for neutral dressing. It has many positives including being slimming but it can also be draining especially on more mature skin tones. To make the best use of black it is important to wear it away from the face and neck and to wear it on areas that you want to minimise whilst combining it with lighter neutrals to create a subtle yet chic look.
White, milk, natural, cream and oatmeal are some of the best neutrals to wear in summer but are not colours that would immediately spring to mind for winter. However, knitwear and jersey in these tones can work beautifully in winter to create a cosy look for in front of an open fire or drinking hot chocolate after a day skiing.
Navy can be flattering on those people who find black draining or dull. The colour can be associated with the nautical trend but can be combined with many colours for a really striking look without looking too harsh or stark. Navy and white or cream is a classic combination but it can be combined with grey or black for a more fashion forward look.
Many people find neutrals slightly dull or boring, however, before discarding them as boring why not look at www.meandem.com. They have a great range of clothes in neutral colours that look fantastic whatever the occasion. They are comfortable and stylish but are practical as well. The comfortable luxury of Me&Em clothes makes them perfect for everyday and special occasions and provide a perfect addition to any wardrobe.
Fiona Muller is a trained textile designer and has written a textile thesaurus. She is interested in fashion, loungewear and how it can work for anyone regardless of age, size or race.