The color of what you are wearing can have a great influence on how people perceive you. It affects the way you express yourself. It’s not just a matter of shade, it is also a matter of pinpointing the flattering colors that best suit your skin tone.
It’s not that some colors are only assigned for certain skin tones. If you don’t pay enough attention, you can easily miss some tricks of playing with the shades that are in harmony with your skin tone.
Following are the steps to help you find the colors that will best boost your natural complexion and make you feel more empowered.
The Color Analysis:
The color analysis is just a fancy term used to figuring out what skin tone you have. Your skin tone can include your skin, eyes, and hair. The first step is determining whether you have a warm or cool skin tone.
- The Warm Skin Tone:
If you have a warm-tone skin, your skin may look peachy, with golden shades or kind of yellow, or the tone of your skin may be dark or olive-y. Other ways to determine if you’re warm-toned is if you easily get tanned when exposed to the sun. Also, people with dark eyes (brown or brown-hazel eyes) or dark hair (black, dark brown, or auburn) are usually warm-toned. And finally, if you can tell that your veins are greenish, then most likely you’re warm-toned.
Examples of celebrities with warm-toned skin:
Beyoncé, Jessica Alba, and Heidi Klum.
Best clothes colors if you’re warm-toned:
The best colors to dress warm skin tones reflect the richness of nature. Be inspired by the clothes colors of the warmer end of the rainbow. Go with colors around ivy, the yellow green, the brown family, ambers, corals, or shades of gold. Going on with the bold reds can also pinpoint your warm-tones skin. You can also try some cooler clothes colors such as fuchsia, olive, violet red, and orchid. You can also look lovely in cappuccino, cream, mushroom gray, or taupe.
- The Cool Skin Tone:
To determine if you have a cool skin tone, the task is easy. All you have to do is to look at yourself in the mirror. If you have pale skin, blue or grey eyes, or if your skin is more pinkish, reddish, or blueish, then you have a cool-toned skin. Also, if your veins are more bluish rather than greenish, and if you burn easily in the sun, you’re most likely cool-toned. Light hair (light brown, natural blonde) is another indicator of cool-toned skin.
Examples of celebrities with cool-toned skin:
Angelina Jolie, Lucy Liu, and Cate Blanchett.
Best clothes colors if you’re cool-toned:
If you’re cool-toned, your best colors are on the cool end of the rainbow. Your clothes should be influenced by both the season of the coldness as well as the depths of the ocean. Let your wardrobe be filled with the bright blues or ice blue, deep purples, shades of lavender, or even pink. Moreover, you can easily enjoy shades of cobalt, emerald greens, light grassy tones. If you’re looking for warmer colors for warmer times, you can go with rosy red, pale yellows, or ruby. Try to avoid strong yellows or oranges. You can also look breathtakingly stunning in gray, bright white, and navy.
- Neutral Skin Tones:
This is the lucky skin tone because, basically, you can wear any color on the wheel of colors. If nothing of the previous indicators helped you determine your skin tone, then you’re a neutral. You’re a hybrid of both the warm and the cool skin tones. Yes, you can go with any color you like, but it’s recommended that you go with the muted or softened shades of a color instead of the brighter ones. Therefore, try to avoid things that are too neon or too bright.