Ever wondered how best to match colours?

It's a question that often pops into our heads all to often when getting ready in the morning.  Should red and green really never be seen? Does that contrast look fashion forward or just plain wrong? Not to worry, SHUKR is here to save the day and advice you on what works and what doesn't. When thinking of your outfit, you'll need to break it down into different sections, the top/tunic or abaya/dress normally being the focal point.

Once you have selected your focal piece, your main colour will be set. You will then need to work around that colour, with complimentary and/or contrasting hues as necessary with your bottom piece (trousers/skirt) and accessories (hijab, handbag, jewellery, and shoes). But what are complimentary and contrasting hues? Complimentary colours match your main piece in colour, adding slight tonal variations that reinforce the main colour. For a more interesting and varied look, try to use a number of complimentary shades to add depth to your look.

Be careful not to match everything in the same exact colour from head to toe, this can look forced and tacky.

Contrasting colours are shades that are the direct opposite of the main focal colour and can be used to great effect when used in the right way. Contrasting hues will add that "pop" of colour to your outfit, but be careful as they're harder to get right than using a complimentary palette. With SHUKR's rainbow of colours, we know that this might be confusing. Today's Colour Coding feature is our popular Tamadur Dress in cranberry.

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Which item would you like us to colour code for you? Leave your preferences in the comments and check back soon for our next palette inspired feature!