Best colours for your skin tone

Best colours for your skin tone

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Last updated: 21st December, 2017

 

Your skin tone

 

It doesn’t matter what skin colour you have or what race your from. If you can pull off a colour, you can pull off a colour. Wherever you come from, colour has always been part of fashion for thousands of years, colours can make you feel some type of way. Powerful, happy or energetic, it is a way to express yourself and here we are going to give you the colours that suit your skin tone and the colours you should be wary of.

 

Without further ado, let’s begin!

 

Lighter skin tone

 

If you have a lighter skin tone and turn red like Mr Krabs instead of tanning, this is you. The best colours that suit you are cool colours, meaning blues, greens and reds. White can either compliment your skin or make you look washed out depending on your melanin and appearance, so explore that. As mentioned below, if you’re really bummed out and don’t know where to start, look at celebrity A lister’s who have a reputation for being stylish and fall under the fashion style you’re after. They have stylists and gurus looking after them so it’s basically like taking a leaf out of their book.

Colours that work are:

Grey

Brown

Burgundy

Green

Navy

Blue

Red

But if you can pull off a colour or it’s “your” colour. Rock it and make it a part of you.

 

Medium skin tone

 
If you tan easily without turning into a lobster, this is where you would fall under. Colours that work for you are warmer colours such as orange and greens.

Colours that can work really well for you are:

Black

Blue

Yellow

Red

Gold/ orange

Green

As mentioned in other colour tones, if you can pull off a colour, more power to you. It’s a good idea to look at celebrities who are known to be fashionable that fall under a medium skin tone because they pay stylists and other fashion gurus to make them stand out. If you follow some of their styles, you will have no trouble finding your feet. If you’re Asian, looking at Korean boy bands will benefit you because they are in a constant battle to outdo each other not only in music but fashion trends and their influences run deep.

 

Darker skin tone

 
Pretty much every colour works great for people with darker skin. However, one colour that I would stray away from is brown. It’s the typical fat uncle who shows up at family events wearing a brown cardigan with black buttons and suit pants. Nicest guy, but fashion-wise a little boring.

Instead choose shades of colours like:

Red

Yellow

Blue

Gold/ orange

White

But if you know how to work it, you can wear anything and pull it off. Just because we say brown might not work doesn’t necessarily mean it won’t look good on you.

If you look at classy fashionable men like Tyson Beckford, you can see that colours that contrast such as white look really good with a combination of blue and other colours.

Bottom line is, explore your options, you never know what your colour is until you try. Sometimes your clothes are what makes up your character, so choose wisely and express yourself!

 

Universal

 
No matter what skin type you are there are some colours that work with any skin tone and those are solid white or black. Now wearing one could make you look washed out and wearing the other could make you look dull, but you’ll never know until you try it out.

In the end, it’s entirely up to you, don’t feel nervous and just express yourself! Take a look at celebrity’s wardrobes and even if you can’t afford to buy some of their gold priced t-shirts and shoes, similar and cheaper styles and brands do just as well!
 

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