How To Discover Which Color Suits You

Hello Beautiful People,

Have you ever looked through your wardrobe and asked yourself, what color suits me? Then just ended up playing it safe and sticking to neutrals because you can’t decide on the best color palette to complement your skin tone? Whether you’re a strawberry blonde with cream complexion, or an olive-skinned brunette, or a fiery beauty with natural red hair and freckles, I’ve got your back!

Whether you care about clothing or not, knowing what colors look good on you is important. Wearing the right colors can give you a radiant glow, while the wrong color palette has the exact opposite effect. Below are a few quick tricks for determining what you’re dealing with when it comes to your complexion, plus some advice on what that means for your wardrobe.

Step 1 – Figuring Out Your Undertones:

The first step in determining your most flattering colors is identifying your undertones. Your skin’s undertone is either cool, warm, or neutral, no matter how light or dark your skin is on the surface. So, how do you figure it out? Here are a few tests…

  • Look at the veins in your wrist, are your veins blue or purple? That means you have cool skin tones. Do they give off a greenish hue? That means you’re warm. Can’t decide? You are likely neutral.
  • Look at your jewelry, silver jewelry tends to look good on cool skin tones while gold tends to flatter warm ones. You may instinctively gravitate towards the more flattering metal already.
  • Look at your skin’s reaction to the sun, people with cool undertones tend to burn more easily than people with warm undertones, who just get darker in the sun.

Step 2 – Know What Colors Suit Your Undertone:

  • Cool Undertone – on the cool end of the color chart, your best hues are bright blue, royal blue, sapphire, emerald, amethyst, deep purples, lavender, lilac snow. Your neutral colors are grey, navy and pristine white, but avoid oranges and yellows!
  • Warm Undertone – you look good in earth tones, orange, yellow, taupe, and off-white. Neutrals like taupe, hot chocolate, cream whites, and latte will make your skin glow. Steer clear from icy shades and jeweled tones like ruby, amethyst, and sapphire.
  • Neutral Undertone – you look good in a variety of hues but should be careful of bright colors. Neutral colors like off-whites, coffee, mid-range greys and black are also your best friend.

Step 3 – Testing Out Your Shade:

Now that you have an idea which color family you fit into, it’s time to put it into practice. Here are the colors that generally look best on warm, cool, and neutral skin tones. Grab solid color pieces in the colors suggested for you, as well as those you should avoid. Try them on and study your reflection. Ask yourself this, are these colors enhancing your features, making you glow? 

Hope you enjoyed todays blog post!

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