Have you always wanted to know how to choose your “colors?” There is an easy way to do it and the next time you go shopping, you will be able to choose the best colors for you. Here are some things to consider when you are determining your best colors.
All skin tones can also be divided into “cool” and “warm”. Cool skin tones have pink or blue undertones and look better with true white, rather than ivory, and any visible veins look blue. If you have warm skin tones, you will see an undertone of yellow, and you will look better in ivory than in stark white. Any visible veins will have a greenish cast. People – and skin tones – can be divided into “seasons,” depending on their skin tone.
Winter and Summer are “cool” in tone, and they go best with colors in the blue half of the spectrum: blue-purple, purple, green-blue, and true blue. Spring and Autumn are “warm” in tone, and they go best with colors in the yellow half of the spectrum: orange-red, orange, yellow, and yellow-green.
A person can often be helped in determining which season best suits her by holding up various colors to her makeup-less face. It is best if this is done in natural light. Some colors will more flattering than others and give your face a look of extra energy.
Spring: Skin tones that are “Spring” will have undertones of golden and the complexion will be peachy or creamy. Spring people generally have straw-colored or strawberry-red hair, freckles, rosy cheeks, and blue or green eyes. Springs can wear warm colors like camel, peach, golden-yellow and golden-brown. Avoid dark, dull colors.
Summer: “Summer” complexions have blue or pink undertones. Skin is pale and pink. Summers are often natural blondes or brunettes with pale eyes. Summers should choose pastels and soft neutrals with rose and blue undertones. Lavender, plum, rose-brown, and soft-blue suit summers well, while black and orange do not.
Autumn: “Autumn” complexions have golden undertones. Many people who have red hair, or dark hair with gold-brown eyes will be in this group. Autumns should select colors with golden undertones, like camel, beige, orange, gold and dark-brown. Avoid colors with blue tones, like navy.
Winter: “Winter” complexions, like summer complexions, have blue or pink undertones. Skin can be pale white, yellowish-olive, or dark. Winter people are generally brunettes, with deeply colored eyes. Many Asians and African Americans fall into this category. Winters should wear colors that are sharp, stark and clear. White, black, navy blue, red and shocking-pink all go well with winter complexions. If you want to wear lighter colors, stay away from pastels and lean toward icy color choices. Try to stay away from orange, gold and beige.
Find clothes and colors that look well on you and have fun adding a rich colored copper pendant, along with some dangly earrings. Have fun expressing yourself!