Create the ideal color order
Yes, we probably all learned the order of the rainbow colors in early education, but things can get a little confusing when you’re working with multiple different textures, shades, and patterns. So, when color-coding your closet, arrange clothing in this order: white, pink, red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple, brown, gray, black. When dealing with patterned clothing, choose the most dominant color and place the item with that color family. If it doesn’t look quite right, you can always reassess and put it somewhere else later.
You don’t need an excess of “color” in your wardrobe to benefit from color-coordinating it. No matter your individual color scheme, you can use the same color order as above and just omit the colors that you don’t have.