When it comes to choosing the right colors for your wardrobe, it’s important to take into account your skin’s undertone. If you’re not sure what your undertone is, don’t worry! In this blog post, we’ll be discussing how to determine your undertone and which colors are best for each undertone. By the end of this post, you’ll be an expert on picking out clothes that complement your complexion perfectly!
If you have a warm undertone, that means that your skin looks best with warm colors like red, orange, and yellow. To determine if you have a warm undertone, take a look at your veins. If they appear greenish, then you have a warm undertone. If you’re still not sure, try holding up a white piece of paper next to your face. If you notice that your skin looks more golden under the paper, then you have a warm undertone.
Some of the best colors for women with a warm undertone are:
You can also wear black and white, but avoid cooler shades like blue or purple as they will make you look washed out. Stick to warmer shades like royal blue or emerald green instead. When in doubt, go for earth tones like browns and greens as they will always complement your complexion!
If you have a cool undertone, that means that your skin looks best with cool colors like blue, purple, and pink. To determine if you have a cool undertone, take a look at your veins. If they appear bluish, then you have a cool undertone. If you’re still not sure, try holding up a white piece of paper next to your face. If you notice that your skin looks pinker under the paper, then you have a cool undertone.
Some of the best colors for women with a cool tone are:
You can also wear black and white, but avoid warmer shades like red or yellow as they will make you look washed out. Stick to cooler shades like jewel tones or pastels as they will always complement your complexion!
If you have a neutral undertone, that means that your skin looks best with neutral colors like black, gray, and navy blue. To determine if you have a neutral tone, take a look at your veins. If they appear greenish but with some blue mixed in, then you likely have a neutral tone. You can also hold up a white piece of paper next to your face to see if there’s any particular color that stands out more than others (you shouldn’t really see too much of any one color).
Some of the best colors for women with a neutral tone are:
- Navy Blue
You can really wear any color when you have a neutral tone; however, Avoiding drastic color contrast is generally always flattering (i.e., stick to wearing light colors if you want to show off your arms and shoulders and dark colors if you want to show off your legs).
Deep and Darker Undertones
Deep and darker tones refer specifically to women of color who generally have darker complexions.
The best colors for women with deep and darker undertones are ones that will complement their complexion without washing them out; this includes jewel tones like emerald green or royal blue as well as rich earth tones like browns and burgundy.
Black is also always flattering on women with deep and darker complexions!
- Light yellow
- Light pink
Dark Olive Undertone
If you have an olive complexion with yellow/green undertones (as opposed to pink undertones), then consider yourself lucky! This means that you can pull off just about any color because most colors will complement your skin tone nicely.
That being said, some hues tend to look better than others on olive complexions; these include jewel tones (such as sapphire blue or amethyst purple), rich earth tones (like chocolate brown or burgundy), as well as warm shades (like camel or cream).
Stay away from stark whites as they can wash out olive complexions; instead opt for ivory or cream-colored clothing items.
Colors for Everyone!
While every woman is unique and therefore has different coloring that looks best on her depending on her individual skin tone/undertone, certain colors universally flatter all complexions:
- True red
- Blush pink
These are all great choices when it comes time to pick out clothes because they will always complement your complexion no matter what! And because they are all neutrals, they are easy to mix and match which makes creating outfits super simple. So next time you’re feeling stuck in a fashion rut, reach for one of these flattering hues and watch as your outfit comes together effortlessly.