Determining your signature fashion color can be one of the hardest parts of picking out an outfit. For example, you know you want to wear pink, but what shade of pink looks best on you? And if you choose yellow, will it clash with your skin tone? Figuring out which colors look best on you and fit your personal style can seem like the biggest challenge when trying to put together an outfit. Here’s some good news: there’s an easy guide you can follow to help you determine your signature fashion color!
For a more thorough understanding, we turned to Leatrice Eiseman, the executive director of the Pantone Color Institute and author of More Alive with Color, who broke things down and explained which skin tones look best with specific colors—and how to figure out which skin tone you have. Still, these suggestions are to be taken with a grain of salt. More important than what you wear is how you feel in it.
You have a warm tone if your skin tone is greenish or yellowish, while the hair tone is dark brown or dark blonde. Warm tones look good in yellow gold jewelry. Regarding color choice, you might want to try colors like red, yellow, or orange. These colors can help you radiate warmth and make you feel more approachable. If you want to tone it down a bit, try coral or peach. But if you want to make a statement, go for a fiery red or sunny yellow. The celebrity inspiration should be Jennifer Lopez
You have cool tones if your skin tone has a bluish undertone and your hair color ranges from very dark to light blonde. Cool tones look good in silver or rose gold jewelry and look the most attractive in charcoal, cool blues and violet. Such people should avoid wearing oranges and yellows. A celebrity inspiration for a cool tone type is Nicole Kidman.
You have a neutral tone if it’s hard to determine your skin tone, and your hair is a mixture of many colors, like brown with warmer tones. The noteworthy point is that most neutrals have hazel eyes and mix and match metals when it comes to jewelry. Neutrals look good in lighter shades like white, beige, light peach, soft rose, jade green, and serene blue. Selena Gomez is the celebrity inspiration for people belonging to neutral groups.