Custom t-shirts make for versatile, effective gifts and giveaways, not just for personal events, but also for corporates. But, to be able to fulfill their purpose, they need to be attractive, unique, and tempting enough for people to consider wearing them more than once.
Choosing the right colours can be a challenging task. There’s no such thing as a bad colour, but if the colour combination is not chosen appropriately, your custom t-shirt can go from a delight to an eyesore in a jiffy!
Here are some colours combinations that you can never go wrong with when it comes to custom t-shirts…
7 Colour Combinations That Work Like A Charm In Custom T-Shirt Printing In India
The colour wheel is often taken as a reference point for colour choices for apparel. Usually, opposite colours work well together and complement each other. Light and dark colours from the same palette work well too.
A point to note, while using any colour, is the legibility of your design and text. If your t-shirt is in a light colour, avoid using pastel colours, for they may not be visible. When you use dark colours, be sure to check a sample because they may not precisely look like what you had in mind, post printing.
While black and white is a classic combination for custom t-shirts, here are other awesome colour combinations you can try out.
1. Blue and Orange
There are various takes on this combination. While they are usually considered to be complementary colours, the combination can often come across as a little loud.
Blue is a cool colour, while orange is warm. Together, they can be inspiring and balance each other out, only when used right. Rather than going for the bolder shades, it will look good if you use the lighter shades of both colours.
An additional advantage of using the blue and orange combo for corporate custom t-shirts is that while blue tends to be a popular choice for businesses, adding a shade of orange allows you to stand out, while meaning business. Of course, the beautiful combo never fails to draw attention!
2. Pink and Purple
Considered to be ‘girly’ colours, pink and purple, one has to admit, are one of the loveliest colours out there. The colour combo is effectively used in campaigns and logos that promote female health awareness, and you will note the colour in breast awareness campaigns.
These days, the concept of gender-specific colours is waning. Men wear pink shirts and women love sporting outfits in shades of blue. Hence, you can go ahead and use the colour combo for your custom t-shirts.
Try using darker shades to lend appeal to your design. Light shades of pink and purple are also awesome. So, check with your designer or printer on their suggestions for using the colour combination in the best way.
3. Red and Yellow
If you are wondering how red and yellow can be used in custom t-shirts as they both tend to be bright, then you are in for a surprise. If you can achieve balance with the colour combination, you get an exciting as well as a beautiful t-shirt.
If you look at superhero costumes, you will often find the pairing of the colours, and you will find the same colour combination in university uniforms as well, but in darker shades. That’s the benefit of red and yellow. It can be formal, as well as fun.
Your t-shirt not just gets attention but also lets out an energetic vibe. You can even add a third colour such as blue or purple, to enhance the combination.
4. Green and Green
The best advantage of using the colour green for your custom t-shirt is that it looks good on most skin tones and is a gender-neutral colour. Green is also a trending colour, considering there is much focus on environment conservation today.
You can also use green in many different ways. Just look outside, and you will find that the leaves of a single tree have different colour variations of green. Dark or light, green radiates calm and fun at the same time. It is also a colour that says, ‘Hey, look at me,’ so you have a winner here.
You should try out different shade variations to come up with a compelling design. Forest green and moss green is a popular combination, so are leaf green and parrot green. Play with different shades of green, and you will find a hundred ways of making your custom t-shirt stand out confidently.
5. Black and Gray
Black is everyone’s favourite colour when it comes to outfits. It suits all body shapes and looks classy and stylish. Gray is a great colour to be on almost all types of outfits. When these two come together, you get a classy, stylish, trendy, and apt custom t-shirt. Some skeptics may want to tell you that black and gray won’t go together, but they very well can!
The only care you need to take is that you use a readable font for your text. The best advantage of a black and gray t-shirt is that everyone will love to wear it. Also, this colour combination is such that it will never go out of style. So, there!
6. Blue and White
If you have to pinpoint one colour combination that has stood the test of time, then it is blue and white. Both are classic colours and work so well together that this colour combo is popular with many businesses.
Look at how brands such as Facebook, Nokia, Oreo, and many others use the blue and white colour combination for their logo, as well as t-shirts. The pairing of blue and white lends a calming effect to your eyes and a friendly vibe to your brand. The best thing about the colour pairing is that both are relaxing and tranquil colours, and yet lend a professional appeal to your custom t-shirts. Another advantage is that the combination draws attention without having to scream. Now, isn’t that the perfect mix of subtlety and style you’d want in a custom t-shirt?
7. Beige and Red
Calming, and vintage, beige and red is a rather popular combination. It is not flashy, but is quite striking too. Though the colour combination of beige and red lends an old-school charm, it is classy and looks appealing. You can also try combining the other colours in the red family, maroon, for instance, with beige.
Design experts opine that the beige and red combo is suited for conventional businesses and may not suit more contemporary ones. If you are keen to use the colour combo, then try experimenting with different shades of colours and see if it looks in sync with the image you wish to portray.
Why stick to predictable and over-used colours for your custom t-shirt? Make it versatile, one-of-a-kind, and tempting with the use of unconventional colour combinations. Let your t-shirt look original and thereby give your brand the unique identity it deserves. For informal occasions, you can play with unusual colour pairings. All you have to do is keep your creative hat on and allow the colours to spell the magic!
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