Definition of colorblocking in English:


(British colourblocking)

Pronunciation /ˈkələrˌbläkiNG/ /ˈkələrˌblɑkɪŋ/


  • (in fashion and design) the use of contrasting blocks or panels of solid, typically bright color.

    ‘coral leather looked infinitely cool styled with a cobalt skirt—a modern lesson in colorblocking’
    • ‘from graphic prints to bold colorblocking, black and white footwear is a must-have for spring’
    • ‘For Spring 2014, Burton is making sure you're seen with strong hues, colourblocking, bold prints and sunshine shades.’
    • ‘Nicole makes a strong case for pastel colourblocking with her lavender locks and see-through cropped top.’
    • ‘This bold-printed dress wasn't made for wallflowers, but the colourblocking and pattern cut a fierce hourglass shape.’
    • ‘Colourblocking and fabric-folding continue on from fall.’
    • ‘Roy used a wave of coral colorblocking in a more fitted sleeveless dress.’
    • ‘Olivia took colorblocking to chic heights in the front row of Hindmarch's show at LFW.’
    • ‘This dining room went a step further by experimenting with colorblocking.’
    • ‘The use of colorblocking on this Mignon gown breaks up your daughter's frame, making her appear a bit shorter.’
    • ‘Vogue's laid-back look featured two of our favorite Summer trends: pastels and colorblocking.’
    • ‘It's a set of tailored separates with an optimistic twist at Paul Smith, thanks to primary brights and playful colorblocking.’