Color blocking combines two or more fabrics of complementing colors sewn together in a creative way, and appealing to the eyes. Color blocking originally belongs to London. The British youth set the trend, which was later followed by the rest of the world. The muted pastel palette of the 60s fashion later transformed into bright, bold colors that were often applied in geometric patterns. Today’s retail market seeks creative color blocked apparels with an overall effect and in flattering styles.
Initially, square or rectangular blocks of clothing were sewn along. Color blocking involves cutting the material where the color assortment is needed, with a seam allowance added to the edges. When the fabric pieces are sewn along, the final output is similar in size and form as of the original piece with two or more complimenting hues. Color blocking best suits simple and bold designs as elaborated designs would require more seams making it a complex process.
Nature’s color palette is an assortment of blues and blacks of a seascape, lush greens of a jungle and hot arresting reds. A talented designer understands the delicate interactions of those hues and bonds them with layers of alternative colors bringing in an appealing look to the garment. An ideal assortment of shades play a vital role in defining the planning of the finished outfit.