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Color Combos That Just Work: 5 off-beat pairings you might not have thought of

These are striking color combos you don’t see all the time.

Color trends inspire everything from our wardrobe to our manicures. Learning how to pair colors together is an art, and curating color combinations is a skill.

Aubry Bennion has a gift for making color a part of every aspect. She breaks down some pairings to help everyone hit the colorful mark.


First, we need to embrace color. Don’t shy away from bringing color into your clothing or your home. You can go bold with full color or simply add a pop of color in small, thoughtful ways.

Aubry’s Top Five Color Combos

Brights and Barfs – bringing in bright colors with more earthy, muddy browns and greens.

Neons and Neutrals – use the neon as a pop when paired with a neutral or vice versa. Go strong on neon and mellow it out with just a touch of a neutral.

Barbie Pinks – mixing all the shades of pink is a bold and joyful statement.

Peach fuzz – use Pantone’s Color of the Year to hit trends.

Multi-color – have fun with mixed colors that complement one another.

Aubry Bennion (@aubryeliz) is a PR and communications professional by day and an equal-opportunity project tackler by night, weekend, and every minute in between – in her home, the garden, or at her craft table. She delights in using color in bold and unexpected ways, especially in a world that’s trending more beige every day.

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