Last updated on November 10th, 2017
Finding the best clothing color according to your skin tone is very difficult. It is a tricky concept and that’s why most people prefer to wear neutral palettes most of the time. Indeed, the extensive color spectrum is overwhelming and intimidating making people choose safe colors rather than trying to combine different hues. But come to think of it, how many times have you wanted to wear something vibrant but ended up with something black or white instead because you were worried that you’d wear the wrong shade?
Colors can be so beautiful especially if you know when to wear them and what to wear them with. The right shade has that magical effect that can give your look an instant shot of radiance so don’t be afraid to wear a colorful outfit.
How to tell whether you have a warm or a cool skin tone? One of the most recommended tricks to know your skin tone is to put a golden jewel and a silver one next to your skin at the same time and see which one looks best. If the gold jewel flattens your skin tone, then you probably have a warm skin tone. But if the silver flattens your skin tone, you probably have a cool skin tone. This trick, however, is not easy because the result is difficult to establish.
Another thing you can do to check your skin tone is by checking your veins. If the color of your veins is blue, then you’re a cool skin tone. If they’re green, that means who have a warm skin tone.
Let us give you tips on how to choose colors that will complement your skin tone.
COLORS FOR WARM SKIN TONE
If you have a warm skin tone, colors like red, peach, coral, orange, gold, and yellow are the ideal shades for you. You may also try warmer tones such as olive, moss, orchid, and violet-red. Colors like taupe, cappuccino, cream, and mushroom gray, on the other hand, are perfect if you want to try neutral shades.
Avoid wearing cool colors like icy blues or jewel tones like sapphire or amethyst because they can make your skin look gray. But don’t be afraid to wear earth-toned browns and vibrant corals. Metallic bronzes and brown neutrals can transform you into a golden goddess.
Celebrities like Nicole Kidman, Rachel Bilson, Claire Danes, Jessica Alba, Kim Kardashian, and Beyonce have warm skin tone so you can imitate their styles if you want to look your best.
COLORS FOR COOL SKIN TONE
If you have a cool skin tone, you can wear cool colors like bright blues, emeralds, and deep purples along with frosty shades of lavender, ice blue, or pink. You may also try warm colors like ruby, bright rosy red, or super-pale yellows. If you want to wear neutrals colors, you can wear something with shades of rock cool gray, bright white, or navy.
Try to avoid orange, tomato red, and strong yellows because they can be tough colors for your skin. If you have a cool skin tone, you may follow the styles of celebrities like Martha Hunt, Scarlett Johansson, Mindy Kaling, and Lupita Nyong’o.
COLORS FOR NEUTRAL SKIN TONE
Individuals with neutral skin tone can wear anything on the color wheel, but it’s more advisable to choose softened or muted versions of colors instead of the brighter ones. You may choose colors like dusty pink, jade green, cornsilk yellow, or lagoon blue because they can make you look more radiant. If you want to wear neutrals colors, then you can wear colors like off-whites, coffee, mid-range grays, and black.
Oversaturated colors like electric blue and magenta can overwhelm your neutral skin tone, but never be afraid to wear a bright red because this shade can make you look amazing.
COLORS FOR EVERYONE
If you’re wondering if there are colors that are perfect for any skin tone, the answer is yes. Pure white is one of the safest colors for everyone. Regardless of skin tone, white can make any person look dazzling. Light blush pink also brightens any skin tone and brings out the natural glow of your face. Teal with a perfect mix of blue and green can be worn by anyone on any occasion and is a great summer or winter shade. If you want to go dark, try eggplant purple because it can accentuate your skin without overpowering it.
Choosing the wrong color can make you look dull, so it is always important to know how to choose shades that flatter your skin tone. The right color will not only make you look vibrant, but it will also give you that positive energy and confidence. But just because the color you love isn’t the perfect one for you means you have to stop wearing it. Consider using it as an accent color along with the shades that are ideal for you.
Tutorials Related to This Topic
If you’re still having a hard time matching colors and searching for proper shades for your skin tone, watch the video below.