Why Colour Coding your Clothes is a Good Idea

Why Colour Coding your Clothes is a Good Idea

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If you are like most people, you will relate to spending time looking through your wardrobe, trying to find that purple shirt, or perhaps the beige sweater you hardly ever wear, and the act of searching causes a cluttered mess that could be the start of a major issue. Colour coding your wardrobe might sound a little over the top, but it isn’t just your appearance that benefits from colour coordination, as a colour coded wardrobe is much easier to navigate. If you are still not convinced, here are a few of the benefits.

Easy to Identify a Single Item

Colour coding makes it easy to find something, for example, you might have thirty two shirts hanging neatly on a rail, and if they are colour coded, from darkest to lightest, or vice versa, then it becomes simple to locate the colour you are looking for. Colour coded wardrobes are more common that you would think, with many fashion conscious people who are fed up with searching, and have discovered the benefits of arranging items by colour and type. If you get the feeling your wardrobes have seen better days, and would like to replace them, Lifestyle Wardrobes can make customised units in a range of styles and materials that will complement any bedroom.

Sort by Type

The first stage to colour coding is to sort the items by type, and this might include:


Each group should have its own area in the wardrobe, so designate before you start, using the available space.

Choosing the Colour

Once you have separated your items into categories, choose a colour for one group, say, white, and starting from the left, arrange all the items from light to dark, or the other way round. If you have 15 – 20 shirts or tops on hangers, once arranged in this colour order, it is so much easier to select the right garment for any occasion. Repeat the procedure for each group of clothes, until your entire wardrobe is laid out from light to dark, or vice versa, and not only will finding things be easier, your wardrobe will have a clean, balanced look about it. Modern wardrobe solutions also offer space for shoes, bags, and other essentials that older units would not accommodate, so if you are about to splash out on new bedroom furniture, there are lots of styles and materials to choose from.

Outfit Planning

Having things arranged according to colour really makes it simple to select the right combination for a particular event. If, for example, you were looking for a light blue and lilac combination, the colours would be easily identified whatever the clothing type. You can colour code your jewellery and accessories too, and once everything is arranged by colour, choosing couldn’t be easier.

Next time you have a free afternoon, lay all the contents of your wardrobe on the bed and begin to rearrange everything according to colour, and you might be surprised at just how easy it is to select any garment.