Spring Trend Alert: Cobalt Blue

Cobalt blue is the perfect pop of colour to brighten up your spring after a cold winter – it’s fresh and bright, and will get you in the mood for warm summer weather!

Sara Tab Sleeve Tunic | Sara Lace Top
Sara Tab Sleeve Tunic | Sara Lace Top

Wanting to rock a cobalt top? Don’t be daunted by this bright shade – pair it with cropped white trousers for a crisp clean look or warm up the cool colour with a pop of bright tangerine.

Sara Poplin Shirt | Sara Epaulette Detail Shirt
Sara Poplin Shirt | Sara Epaulette Detail Shirt

If you want to incorporate cobalt into your office attire, it looks great with black, grey and navy. Wear it with well-tailored trousers or a straight skirt for a look that’s professional, and make sure you add accessories in a complementary colour.

Sara 3/4 Leggings | Sara Slim Leg Jeans
Sara 3/4 Leggings | Sara Slim Leg Jeans

Cobalt blue pants are perfect with patterned tops! Whether you make it a little bit nautical with some stripes or go for a beautiful print, you’re sure to stand out.

In case you’re not quite sure what colours work best with cobalt, I’ve made you a handy guide…

EziBuy-Cobalt-4Monochrome: pair it with other shades of blue, from turquoise to cornflower blue, to dark navy

Purple: these are the colours that sit next to blue on the colour wheel (remember that from art class?). Something as simple as this necklace can make your look really pop!

Purple and orange: the adjacent and opposite colours on the colour wheel. I love the deeper colours of burnt orange paired with the brightness of the cobalt and richness of the purple.

Orange: remember your art teacher talking about complementary colours? Orange sits opposite blue on the colour wheel, and they look amazing together! Try wearing a piece of jewellery with both colours in it, or wearing an orange belt over a blue dress. Check out EziBuy’s great range of orange accessories for some ideas.

Orange and yellow: if you’re new to bright shades, this is a good place to start – this will be the easiest colour combo for you to work with.

Red and yellow: triadic colour harmonies like this tend to be quite vibrant, so the colours should be carefully balanced – choose one colour to dominate and use the two others for accenting (accessories are key here).

Neutrals: black, white and grey are classic wardrobe staples that will help to pull together any look.

Are you bold enough to wear this bright shade? Leave me a comment below and let me know if you have any other questions about colour matching!

xo Meagan
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