What Color Looks Best With My Skin Tone?


Do you seem to have troubles getting around colors that are just right for you?

No doubt, getting the right colors that rightly match one’s skin has never been easy. More especially with differences that exists within the underlying skin tone. Imagine trying on different shades of lipsticks and getting no match for your skin tone or trying on different clothes just to find the perfect match for you and end up picking up a color that makes your skin tired out or less vibrant. 

When it comes to styling, you should never go wrong with colors, because the colors determine your overall outlook!

Well, if you really want to know what colors look best with your skin tone then you need to read this further!

Let's get started - One thing you need to understand about your skin color is this - there’s a surface tone and an underlying tone. This is the major reason why you could have two shades of the same color, yet one might suit your surface tone and totally go wrong with your undertone.

Surface tone

Skin surface tone as the name implies is more of surface color (to a great extent complexion) people would describe yourself as having. 


As the name implies has to do with the underlying color of your skin. Take for instance, you can have same color of skin as a person and different shades

How do you know the right colors for your skin tone?

The color categories you need to bear in mind are the cool colors and warm colors and neutral colors. A good knowledge of the category you fall into erases all the stress of confusion, helps you dress better and look smart.

You are cool if your undertone is pink, red or bluish. 

Warm if your undertone is yellow, peachy, golden 

Lastly, you are Neutral if your undertone is more like a mix of warm and cool undertones e.g if your skin looks grey and ashen. 

Not to worry, you certainly fall under one of these categories

How can you determine your category?

Hair color

For warm tone, hair color usually ranges from dark brown to dark blonde hair. While cool colors usually range from blue black or dark brown to light blonde.

Check out that blood vessel
You can go on and check your veins e.g veins on your wrist are they colored blue or green? Well, if they are bluish, it means you possibly have cool undertones, on the other hand, if they look greenish, then you are probably warm. 


Adorned in gold or silver apparel or jewelry, which looks better on you? This could also be a determinant of your skin tone. It has been proven that people with cool undertones usually look better in silver while the warm-toned look better in gold. 

Natural eye color

These two things can help you figure out the colors that best suits your skin tone. It is known that cool toned individuals usually have blue, gray, or green eyes. While warm toned individauls usually have brown, amber or hazel eyes.

Sun's effect on your skin

How does your skin look after going out on the sun, does it turn golden-brown? Then you fall under the warm category. Do you simply get sun burns and turn pink later on exposure to sunlight? Then you fall under the cool toned category.

Here are some colors that can suit your skintone

Colours for warm tone

Honey, coral, cream, orange, red, golden yellow, amber, warm green, warm blue, olive, reddish purple, deep turquoise.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

Colors that can suit cool tone 

Bright blue, royal blue, emerald, lavender, ruby, bright rose, gray, navy, sapphire, deep purple.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

Colors for neutral tone

For neutral skin tone consider off white, coffee color, mid shade gray, black, jade green, cornsilk yellow and lagoon blue.

Also, remember that we do live around Wilmington, Ohio so these tones can vary depending on the weather. Talk to you soon! - Amanda