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Colors That Flatter Your Skin Tone


You might have noticed that in certain colors you look your best while in others you just don’t feel so confident. Ever wondered why this happens? People use explanations like Orange is my color and Blue makes me feel sick etc. to define this. There are certain colors that flatter on certain people and other colors look good on other people.

According to Color Theory, this happens because colors are divided into segments and each segment complements only a specific skin tone. A wrong match of color can make your skin look dull. Colors work in divisions. Warm colors flatter dark skin tones and cool colors look good on light skin tones.

As much as the design, the color of the dress you are wearing also determines your overall appearance. So, wearing the right colors is very important. A wrong choice of color can crash your whole look. To avoid this, follow the color guide described below.


Colors For Dark Skin:

Dark Skin Tones usually look the most flattering when wearing warm colors. Any color that has a warm hue in it will bring out the best in dark skins. People with dark skin can pull out bold and bright colors very beautifully which otherwise washes out the comparatively paler skin tones. The warm end of the spectrum of the color wheel is perfect for you.

From Pastels to Royal Purple to Plum you can enhance your beauty with these rich deep colors. A touch of gold and bronze is always going to take your fashion to the next level. Colors from White, Red, and Orange Family are also your best friends. Mix and match the right color scheme to get the best out of all these colors. Try to stay away from browns, blues, grays, and silver. These colors do not flatter your skin much and make look harsh and sick.

Colors For Medium Skin:

Medium Skin Tone can try colors from both the warm and cool end of the color spectrum. But the colors that you choose should always be in accordance with your skin’s undertones. Do not wear anything that is a perfect match with your skin tone. It will wash out your natural color.


Avoid brown, beige, caramel, and orange as they will make you look pale. Stick with bright jewel tones as it will enhance your natural shade the most. Deep Navy, Blue, Red, Pink, and Green families in a medium shade is the best choice for you.

Colors For Fair Skin:

If you have fair skin, your undertones will usually be cool. However, exceptions are always there. Light Skin with cool undertones will look good in colors like raspberry pink, deep purple, and jewel tones like emerald, turquoise, and amethyst. Stay away from too bright or too light colors as they will clash with your natural skin color.

If you have warm undertones shades of brown, green, gray, and lime will look good on you. Avoid pure shades of white and opt for shades like sand, camel, and khaki. They will flatter more on your skin.


Remember, using the color scheme does not mean that you cannot wear the colors that you like. You can always add some hint of your favorite color in your outfits for a quirky and trendy look. It is also good for breaking the monotony and filling excitement in your clothing. This color scheme is just a guide for you to try and choose the color that will bring out the best in you.

If you like a color that is not in your shade range, don’t hesitate to try it out. You never know how it may come out. Fashion is just good experimentation. So, start your trials now!

“The best color in the whole world is the one that looks good on you.” - Coco Chanel


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