Best Colors for Your Skin Tone

Skin tone and the colors you wear go hand in hand. We’ve put together a simple guide to help you out!

We have all purchased a top, a cute pair of shoes, or a fun pair of pants that we never ended up wearing. There is nothing more frustrating than knowing that you have wasted your money on an item you will never use.

So, let’s get down to the real question: why didn’t you wear that top that you bought? The item was adorable, it fit you perfectly, and it was expensive!

More often than not, the reason why you aren’t wearing something, is because of the color. Yes, you may love that bright orange top, and love the color orange, but perhaps it is not the color for your skin tone.

Your skin, hair and eye color plays a huge role in what you wear. To save you from making an unsuccessful purchase again, here’s the ultimate guide to every skin tone.

Warm or Cool Skin tone?

If you have a warm skin tone, then you may often find yourself preferring gold jewelry as opposed to silver, you probably tan fairly well, and the undertone of your skin will be yellow.

The cool skin tones will obviously be opposite. A cool skin tone entails a preference for silver jewelry, a love for blue, green, and purple clothing items, and a potential issue with burning in the sun.

Have you figured out which skin tone you have? If you chose a cool tone, then you should be sticking to either Summer or Winter colors.

Summer Skin Tones



A Summer skin tone means that your skin is pale and pink, and that there is not a huge difference between your hair color and your skin color. These people typically have mousey brown or blonde hair with pale eyes. All those lucky girls out there who are naturally blonde, this is you!

Winter Skin Tones



If you are a cool tone, but the Summer description does not sound like you, then you must work better with Winter colors! Often times Winter skin tones are found in people with dramatic differences between their hair and skin. For example, a woman with very dark brown hair and pale pink skin would be a Winter skin tone.

Autumn Skin Tones



Now its time for the women with warm skin tones. You may have already guessed this, but the last two seasons are what we will use to describe our warm skin tones.

You have identified the under-tone of your skin, but now we need to find the correlating seasonal colors! If your skin and hair color are quite similar, meaning that you have golden blonde or brown hair, then you are an Autumn gal! You may also be considered an Autumn if you are typically very pale but you tan well.

Spring Skin Tones



To finish out our skin color analysis, we will take one last look at those fresh Spring women! The Spring color palette applies to the ladies who have a large difference between their skin and hair.

For example, you may have jet black hair and warm glowing skin at all times throughout the year no matter how much time you spend in the sun!


There you have it! Next time you go out shopping think twice before you pick up a piece of clothing. If that color does not fit with your seasonal palette, odds are it won’t compliment your skin, and you won’t end up wearing it.

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