How to Style Neutral Colors: Blush and Beige

Style Neutral Colors

The soft, neutral colors of blush and beige pair perfectly together. We often here the term “neutral colors,” but what exactly does that term mean? In fashion, neutral colors include hues like beige, black, gray, brown, ivory, taupe and white. Neutral usually means “without color,” and specifically highlights the colors you don’t find on a color wheel. These neutral, earthy hues can be mixed with the slightest amount of vibrant color, to create faint undertones of navy blue, dusty pink, charcoal gray and muted yellow.

Furthermore, in color theory, a tint is the mixture of a color with white, which increases lightness, and a shade is the mixture of a color with black, which reduces lightness. A tone is produced either by the mixture of a color with gray, or by both tinting and shading. There really is a method to this color-mixing madness and below I will explain my insanity a little more!

When styling neutral colors, they can be paired with similar, light hues such as white and beige or beige and taupe, or contrasted with a light tint and dark shade such as brown and beige or grey and black. As a fashion lover, style blogger and sartorial mixologist, it is fun to try pairing colors together to see what looks good. One of my favorite flawless looks is the beige, tape, and ivory combination. A camel jacket, a tan sweater and some white denim will always be so timeless to me.

I styled this blush and beige outfit by pairing this soft and slouchy knit sweater with my new favorite blush wide leg pants, which are only $20! I layered on some of my stackable Gorjana rings and paired my jewels with one of my favorite Madewell necklaces that I’ve had for years. For a contrast of materials I styled this look with my rose Gigi New York ‘Catie’ bag that I got at New York Fashion Week. Oh and yes, my initials do spell TEA 🙂 I can’t wait to style these pieces with other items in my wardrobe. In a perfect world I’d be shopping, styling and shooting all day! Oh a girl can dream…

Styling a neutral color palette is part of my new wardrobe revolution. This season I am trying to aim for a neutral palette and grow my collection from there, essentially everything will match! As I mentioned in my outfit post, Autumn Color: Camel and Maroon, I think the shades camel, maroon, dusty rose, nude and brown all mix perfectly. It is always fun to dive out a little bit and try other colors, but this season I’m trying to stay focused! I think one of my biggest fashion flaws is buying that one crazy stand-out item that will sit in my closet with the tag on for years. With a neutral colored-wardrobe, styling will never be an issue! I’m trying to start with the basics and work my way up.

Tell me in the comments below, what is your favorite neutral color?

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  1. November 3, 2016 / 1:28 PM

    Such a cozy sweater!! And those pants are beyond fabulous!!

    • tayloraube
      November 3, 2016 / 2:47 PM

      The pants are my favorite! The movement is so fun 🙂 Thanks so much for stopping by!

  2. Whitney
    November 3, 2016 / 1:31 PM

    1. This outfit is simply stunning.
    2. This might be weird, but your photos are so pretty!! The lighting and editing are fantastic girl!

    • tayloraube
      November 3, 2016 / 2:46 PM

      Thank you so much! I’m so lucky to work with such talented photographers 🙂

  3. November 3, 2016 / 3:33 PM

    This color is by far my favorite this season…. I don’t own enough of it!! I LOVE your pants so much and I also need that sweater! Beautiful images!! XO

    • tayloraube
      November 4, 2016 / 12:26 PM

      Same here. Give me all of the blush and dusty rose!!!

  4. November 3, 2016 / 4:31 PM

    Blush and tan looks amazing together. I love the way a chunky casual sweater works so well with a feminine full pleated wide leg pants. Stunning!

    Jessica

    the way to my Hart

    • tayloraube
      November 4, 2016 / 12:26 PM

      The pants and the colors really pull this outfit together I think. Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving such a sweet comment!

  5. barbara.aube@gmail.com
    November 3, 2016 / 8:21 PM

    so pretty and looks comfy 🙂

    • tayloraube
      November 4, 2016 / 12:25 PM

      Thank you! Much appreciated!

    • tayloraube
      November 4, 2016 / 12:25 PM

      Thank you so much Terry 🙂 You are so kind! <3

    • tayloraube
      November 4, 2016 / 12:24 PM

      Thanks Jenna! These pants are for sure unique! They are so fun to shoot in because the movement is so graceful.

  6. November 4, 2016 / 2:31 AM

    Loving all these pretty pinks! You look gorgeous! I especially love that Gigi New York bag – I’ve had my eye on a few of them lately!

    Greta | http://www.gretahollar.com

    • tayloraube
      November 4, 2016 / 12:23 PM

      Gigi bags are so cute! I love this shape and style with the signature snake skin texture and the clutches as well!

    • tayloraube
      November 4, 2016 / 12:22 PM

      Thank you Mollie! I have had a total color crush on blush this season! It’s becoming my favorite.

    • tayloraube
      November 4, 2016 / 12:21 PM

      Thank you Maggie! It’s one of my favorites 🙂

    • tayloraube
      November 4, 2016 / 12:20 PM

      Thank you so much!

    • tayloraube
      November 4, 2016 / 9:38 PM

      Me tooo!!! I can’t get enough of an pastel. I think pink works perfectly for fall and winter!

  7. November 4, 2016 / 2:12 PM

    Ok!!!!!! SUCH A MODEL!!!! I’m so serious Tay you are such model status! I love all the blush hues in this awesome look. Have a beautiful weekend my love! XX, Donna
    http://www.onthedllifestyle.com

    • tayloraube
      November 4, 2016 / 9:38 PM

      Donna you are too kind! Thank you so much and have a great weekend 🙂

    • tayloraube
      November 4, 2016 / 9:37 PM

      Agreed! And feminine ones at that. I need more camel colored items in my wardrobe for sure. I’m trying to hit the entire spectrum!

  8. Nicole
    November 4, 2016 / 2:15 PM

    Taylor, you look absolutely gorgeous! Love how your hair pops against that sweater!

    ClassToCloset

    • tayloraube
      November 4, 2016 / 9:36 PM

      Everyone keeps saying this and I didn’t realize it until it was mentioned. My hair is a casual accessory haha!

  9. November 4, 2016 / 2:18 PM

    You are stunning! I love this combo!

    XO – Stephanie
    theblondestyleblog.com

    • tayloraube
      November 4, 2016 / 9:36 PM

      Thanks so much sweetie 🙂

  10. Nataly
    November 4, 2016 / 2:21 PM

    I love the colors in the outfit! Those pants look great on you! xo

    • tayloraube
      November 4, 2016 / 9:36 PM

      Thanks so much Nataly. I wore them to work and everyone love them haha! 😛

  11. November 4, 2016 / 2:27 PM

    So jealous that you can wear these colors! I look like I’m dying in these haha. They make you look skin look so bright and warm. I love that you’re still sticking with the color pallet you set out for yourself this season. You look lovely!

    Meaghan xx

    • tayloraube
      November 4, 2016 / 9:35 PM

      I’m sure that’s not the case!!! I bet you would rock these colors. You can always add a darker shade via accessories!

  12. November 4, 2016 / 2:30 PM

    Love this colors on you babe! What a great deal on those pants! I love all neutrals. That last picture is my favorite! Gorgeous xo

    • tayloraube
      November 4, 2016 / 9:35 PM

      I know the pants were quite the steal! Uniqlo has great price points 🙂

    • tayloraube
      November 4, 2016 / 9:34 PM

      I agree these pants flow so gorgeously!! The movement is captured so well in pictures. Thanks so much for your compliments!

  13. November 4, 2016 / 2:50 PM

    These colors look SO good on you! I’m loving the neutrals!

    • tayloraube
      November 4, 2016 / 9:33 PM

      Thanks so much Heather!

    • tayloraube
      November 4, 2016 / 9:33 PM

      Same here girlie! I love that it’s a great transition color too – perfect for fall/winter and spring/summer

  14. Meggan
    November 4, 2016 / 2:55 PM

    Seriously my favorite colors ever! Love the oversized sweater!

    • tayloraube
      November 4, 2016 / 9:32 PM

      I could live in this sweater it’s so slouchy and comfy!!

  15. November 4, 2016 / 3:02 PM

    Omg this look is eveything! Love the sweater!

    • tayloraube
      November 4, 2016 / 9:32 PM

      Thanks love!

  16. November 4, 2016 / 3:04 PM

    I am neutral obsessed and LOVE this color pairing!! That sweater looks so cozy!

    • tayloraube
      November 4, 2016 / 9:32 PM

      Thank you Jamie!! I can’t wait to wear more neutrals this season! 🙂

    • tayloraube
      November 4, 2016 / 9:31 PM

      Thank you Belle, my purse is my new favorite accessory!

    • tayloraube
      November 4, 2016 / 9:31 PM

      Thank you so much Amanda. I’m loving these pants and sweater so much!

  17. November 4, 2016 / 3:51 PM

    You are gorgeous! That those colors bring out so much beauty!

    • tayloraube
      November 4, 2016 / 9:30 PM

      The lighting and the colors really did work well together. Thanks so much!

  18. November 4, 2016 / 4:13 PM

    The photos are so beautiful! They capture your look so well!

    • tayloraube
      November 4, 2016 / 9:30 PM

      Thank you so much Jamie!

    • tayloraube
      November 4, 2016 / 9:30 PM

      I’m having a lot of fun playing with blush tones this season – let me reiterate.. Neutrals are AMAZING!

  19. November 4, 2016 / 5:31 PM

    Ok, those pants are crazy amazing on you!! LOVE this color palette!!

    • tayloraube
      November 4, 2016 / 9:29 PM

      January you are so kind, thanks so much for stopping by!

  20. November 4, 2016 / 5:52 PM

    This is a gorgeous look!! These colors look so fabulous with your hair!!

    • tayloraube
      November 4, 2016 / 9:29 PM

      Thank you Emily, what a sweet compliment!

    • tayloraube
      November 4, 2016 / 9:29 PM

      These pants are SO comfy and are so fun to wear! Thanks so much Mindy 🙂

  21. November 8, 2016 / 11:25 PM

    Such a beautiful colors! I love the outfit!

    • tayloraube
      November 9, 2016 / 1:09 AM

      Thank you so much! 🙂

    • tayloraube
      November 9, 2016 / 2:43 PM

      Than you so much! I bet they would look SO good on you babe!

  22. Liz
    November 11, 2016 / 4:10 PM

    Blush is definitely my favorite. I’m so obsessed with this outfit! I want every piece!! Happy weekend!

    Liz
    http://Www.lizzieinlace.com

    • tayloraube
      November 11, 2016 / 6:37 PM

      Thank you Liz! Blush is the perfect color for fall!

  23. November 12, 2016 / 2:21 AM

    I wish I looked as gracious as you in blush and neutrals, these colors really drown me out but I LOVE the style so I think I will try this look with a navy and white..hmm we will see! I love this look on you FLAWLESS!
    Courtney Bentley || http://www.courtneyvioletbentley.com

    • tayloraube
      November 14, 2016 / 4:36 PM

      I’m sure those colors you mentioned will look so good on you. Neutrals are so easy to style and I’m sure you would look fabulous in blush 🙂

    • tayloraube
      November 14, 2016 / 4:33 PM

      Thank you! I’m still swooning over this outfit!

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