What Color Clothes Complement Your Skin Tone

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It is amazing how your wardrobe can complement your skin tone. Once you have found out if your skin is warm or cool toned, it is time to change your wardrobe to look your best. Some people will apply this trick to their everyday look and some people will use this trick for special occasions. Nonetheless, it is interesting to see how effective this can be. Here are some information and tips to assist you in identifying your skin tone

So, how do you find out if your skin is warm or cool toned? Flip your hand and look at the veins in your hand and wrist. If your veins appear to be purple or blue, you have cool skin. If the veins appear to be green, you have warm skin. Occasionally, there are some people who will have both blue and green looking veins. These people have the best of both worlds because they can wear a broad array of colors. It is also important to do this test during season changes, as it is possible one will change from cool to warm-toned when they have a sun tan.1

The perfect cheat sheet for this is to pull up a warm and cool color wheel. Once you have figured out whether you have warm or cool skin, it is important to remember to stick to your that color family when picking out the right clothing colors. Warm skin tones will be best complemented with warm colors and cool tones with cool colors. The good news is that there are cool to warm color ranges within the cool, warm, and neutral categories.

Warm skin tones are going to look best when wearing red, peach, coral, orange, amber, gold, yellow. Also, warmer versions of colors on the cool scale, such as olive, moss, violets, and reds. The best neutrals for these skin colors are taupe, cream, and mushroom-gray. It is best to avoid extremely cool colors, such as icy blues or jewel tones because they are likely to wash out warm skin.1

Cool skin is best complimented with bright blues, emeralds, deep purples, ice blue, and pinks. On the warmer side, bright red or pale yellows are ideal for cool skin tones. Neutral colors such as cool gray, white, and navy are great staple colors to keep in the closet. Cool skin toned people should avoid orange, tomato red, and bright yellows.1

Do you have cool-toned or warm-toned skin? What colors do you think are the best complement your skin tone? Share with us below!

1 – From TheList.com

3 Responses

  1. jane

    Frosty blues, pinks look best. Yellow and orange are definite no, no’s. Black and white are okay also. Reds do absolutely nothing to complement my skin. Pale pinks and blues are bad too..they just have to have a certain frosty hue to look fantastic.

  2. Lauren

    Unfortunately, I have always been in the neutral zone, neither fitting in the warm NOR the cool tones. My skin is peachy, and my veins are more of a blue-green hue. There is never any information ANYWHERE on what looks best with neutrals, such as myself. I cannot go to either extreme without looking like a clown Lol. Really need some help for us “Neutrals,” as I know I am not the only one!

  3. Lauren

    Jane, you hit the nail on the head! I find myself wearing black and white more often than not, and when I go for color, the pinks and blues look great, as long as they’re not too pale! Trying to find a velvet dress for the holidays, and instead of wearing my typical black, am wondering what would be better with neutral skin tones…a burgundy velvet dress, or a dark green velvet. I’ll probably end up with black again, but would prefer to look a little more festive, with a splash of color, but not many choices!

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