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What Colors Go Well Together? – Square Color Scheme

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March 5, 2024

I’m Abby!.
I'm a certified & published fashion stylist located in Silicon Valley with speciality in personal styling, color analysis and runway, commercial, and editorial styling.

Feeling unsure of what to pair with a bold, colorful piece? Today we’re tackling the age-old question “What colors go well together?” with square color combinations in mind. Read on to learn more about what a square color scheme is, and how you can incorporate it in your everyday looks.

What are Square Colors?

Square colors are four colors evenly spaced around the color wheel. Some examples include:

  • Yellow-green, orange, red-violet, & blue
  • Red, yellow-orange, green, & blue-violet
  • Violet, red-orange, yellow, & blue-green

Benefit of Wearing Square Colors:

  • These colors can be used to create balanced, expressive, and memorable outfits.
  • Your outfit entire outfit will look coordinated and well thought-out.

Pro Tip:

  • Make sure all colors are in the same hue/tone.
    • i.e. stick to all muted shades, such as pastels, or all jewel tones for a cohesive look

How to Wear Square Colors:

  • Book your Silhouette & Color Analysis through our Style Consultation + Personalized Style Profile service
  • Grab your Style Profile and look at your best colors.
  • Decide what color you feel like wearing today: maybe start with one piece that you’ve been wanting to wear out.
  • Look at a color wheel, find the item’s colors and its square colors. 
  • Pick out clothes and accessories in those colors.
  • Remember, you can always pair neutrals with them too!
  • Wear the clothes with confidence, knowing that you’re one step closer to mastering the science of color theory!


Spring is right around the corner, and it’s time to pull out those bright colors! I hope this gives you some ideas on how you want to put together an outfit using the square color scheme. If you’d like assistance with Color Analysis, shopping, and styling, book your complimentary phone consultation with us here! We look forward to working with you!

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