Making coordinates is not easy at all, in fact it requires several hours of changes, experimentation and patience to obtain the desired result.
Generally, these can be made from different categories, since they can be plain, colored, jacquard, printed, among others. The important thing is always to have a base fabric and from this the rest are created.
Most of the time, a fabric that has a pattern or different fabrics with threads of different colors and textures is used to play with it.
This is combined with other types of colors and structures, trying to ensure that they all fit together, having harmony and contrast.
For example, if you have a main fabric with blue, cream and white colors, you have to find what type of textile will look best with the same tones, but with different structures. Also, adding a neutral color will help prevent there from being an excess of visual information.
There are even times when this rule is not always followed, in fact, sometimes you want to add touches of fun to the flatter or very neutral coordinates. When this happens you can play with color contrast, be it complementary or analogous colors, rotating two places on the color wheel or any color variant that is more striking.
Just as color is important, so is texture. It is of utmost importance that at least one of the other complementary fabrics shares the same surface as the original, that is, if the base fabric has velvet or a softer touch, one of the others must have this characteristic.
Stay with the first coordinated option, never! On the contrary, you must select, change and experiment with different options until visually it looks perfect and the result is completely satisfactory.
After having the expected coordination, it is essential to write down the order, colors and name of the fabric to order them to be produced in such a way.
Eye! Remember that your own style and taste are important. However, you must also think about the potential client or user, innovation and visual harmony.
Now, after this information, do you think you can achieve your own coordinations in the next season?
Author | Jimena Chavez