1) A lot of painting books. Nothing clothing specific, and the application of these principles to clothing isn't obvious. Maybe I'll do a thread some other time. There are a lot of points to be made when it comes to CM. Jacket, shirt, tie alone is super complicated.I for one am interested in learning more. Are there any long-form resources you would recommend or could point me to?
When you say this, do you mean just in clothing, or in general? I've always thought the blue/orange color combination worked strikingly well for team logos/uniforms and is surprisingly underused (in that arena). But I don't know if the 'rules' on saturation/intensity would be different in that case.
2) A lot is about specifics. As I said, complements can be really awesome together. They just can be messed up if not done right (compare Christmas red and green with the red and green of a rose). If you are thinking of something like the Miami Dolphins, they use a lighter value (value=darkness) blue that they have greened up a bit. The orange is also a bit more of a cream orange (leans more yellow than red) and it is also lightened up in value. Compare that with the below which looks pretty bad, IMO.