Neutral and Accents
All the creams, beige, black, browns and whites. However the Near Neutrals, grey, navy, blush, etc (listed on your swatch with an (n)) are all considered neutral. All the other swatches are your Accent colours.
Depending on whether you have a Clear or Soft/Muted in your palette, accents will be added in differing ways.
Having clarity in your palette – Clear, you will add an accent colour to ensure contrast with your chosen neutrals.
For those who have a more blended look to your palette – Soft (or Muted for Men) you will use accent colours to blend with your neutrals.
The accent colour can be any part of your clothing. Neutral trousers with an accent coloured top or vice versa for example. Or a neutral dress or jumper with one or a few accent colours in it. One of the easiest and perhaps most subtle ways to add an accent colour (or two) to your outfit is with accessories. Coordinate one of the accessories below as the single accent colour in your outfit, or match it to another item in your look. For example an accent coloured top and shoes with neutral trousers.
Scarves are great because you can incorporate them in multiple ways; from around your neck, or on your handbag, to using one as a belt. You’ve also then got options with so many colours, textures and patterns.
Belts and glasses are a great way to add a statement or subtle lift of colour to your outfit.
Shoes can add that interest in a bright or subtle way too. Whether you wearing sandals, heels, or just trainers, swap out your neutral shoes for a colourful pair.
Outfit details can add interest. From ties and cuffs to hankerchiefs, collar and blouse trims, these can all be added using your accent colours to add that hint of colour to your outfit.
In general, unless it’s a lipstick, don’t add more than 3 elements of the accent colour.