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Intro to Creating Your Color Scheme

Print the following worksheet and fill it out using the information in the next few sections:

In this section, you get to decide what colors you’d like in your wardrobe. We use a “color scheme” or “color palette” to list specific colors you want to stick with. 

When you shop, you will only buy clothes within the colors in your color scheme. This ensures that all your clothes will mix and match effortlessly!

Your wardrobe plan in the book (or on the Closet page of the Interactive) uses an example color scheme for the example pieces, but you can use your own colors to fit your style.

Important Advice: Don’t let yourself get stuck on this step. Have fun with it, get a working plan, and know you can change it later!


A color scheme always has neutrals (like black, gray, brown, white). But it can also have pigmented colors like pink, blue, green, etc!

Using the easy steps below you can quickly piece together a working color scheme to apply to your wardrobe moving forward!

Quick Glossary:

Here are some terms I’ll be using in this section.

  • Color Scheme / Color Palette: The set of colors used in your wardrobe to enable mixing and matching.
  • Neutral Colors: Low saturation colors that provide a baseline for saturated colors. Examples of neutrals include: Black, Brown, Gray, Dark Navy, White, Beige. 
  • Accent Colors: An optional category of pigmented colors used in select pieces to add pops of color to your wardrobe. Examples of main colors include: Red, pink, blue, green, yellow, purple, orange.