Color Blocking

Wednesday, October 12, 2011 | Category: Art, Color, Design Inspiration, Fashion

{original artwork by Jen Ramos of Cocoa & Hearts and Made by Girl}

I was out shopping the other day with a friend, when we came across these Kate Spade handbags (below) and noticed the use of color blocking, a trend I have seen making a comeback in fashion. I think it makes an interesting use in architecture, art, interiors, and fashion!

Loving this Kate Spade handbag!

When I see color blocking, I always think of the artist Mondrian.

The work of artist Piet Mondrian.

And also the work of Le Corbusier, which I blogged about before here.

A feature in modern architecure.

A crossover into fashion.

The Fall 2011 LookBook on ShopBop.com features an entire collection dedicated to color blocking.

I had also seen this shirt at ZARA.

And these ballerina flats, too.

Now I miss my Color Theory class I took year’s ago in design school!

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7 Comments to 'Color Blocking'

cathy Whitlock 13 Oct 11 at 7:55 am

Great post! I have always been a huge fan of color blocking, probably because I love anything to do with the sixties!

Bo Bibb 13 Oct 11 at 10:13 am

I fell in love with Mondrian while a geometry student in college, and now my whole life is just one big color blocked world. All based on phi of course!

Wholesale Cabinets 13 Oct 11 at 4:13 pm

The handbag in the 2nd picture is awesome!

Elle 13 Oct 11 at 7:54 pm

Love the colors. Color blocking is awesome.

Jason @ Chesterfield sofa 14 Oct 11 at 7:04 pm

Colour blocking has always been one of my favourite looks, especially when it comes to fashion (Just look at the dress!) and art!

Didn’t realise how good it looked in architecture.

How to Catch a Mouse 16 Oct 11 at 5:18 pm

Love the fashion/design connection. Those ballet flats are to die for!

tehmina interior design diy 17 Oct 11 at 9:38 am

color blocking has been very informative .like those pumps also.

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