A recent trip to a few places in the Caribbean brought to life bright and bold colors. Much different than the US, intense colors are everywhere to be seen. Besides the aesthetic appeal of the varied colored houses there is a purpose for their color choices. On the Island of Mahogany Bay, houses are painted different colors to unsure that mail is delivered to the correct house, due to the lack of a numerical system. It was also interesting how the color changed your feeling of the area. Visiting local areas, I saw some very impoverished neighborhoods, but with the bright colors of the houses lining the street there was a more welcoming air about the area that helped me appreciate its beauty even if it was much different than where I am from.
Although I mainly focused on the way these colors were brought to life on the sides of buildings and in the natural aspects of the beautiful landscapes, these colors were inspiring, so I created a color pallet using some of the pictures that I took. Using the CSI color search website made it very easy to extract the exact colors from the pictures I took.
When looking at the pallet, I realized that these are colors I do not usually use in my everyday wardrobe. With summer around the corner I feel that the warm weather prompts one to wear brighter bolder colors. Color blocking is the season’s hottest trend that allows you to be bold without being overwhelmed by busy prints. Below are some of the practical ways that color blocking can be used in your wardrobe.