Choosing colors is as important as choosing clothing styles, if not more. There are three main color theories that we need to understand.
1. Shade Match
Your natural skin color is a shade of skin color. We don’t have different colors to our skin, we have different shades. Just like our skin, all colors have different shades. When the shade of your skin matches the shade of the color. It looks effortless and elevated.
2. Same Undertone
There are three undertones.
Warm – summers
Cool – winter
Neutral – Autumn
Our skin has a specific undertone to it, so has colors. Try to pair colors with the same undertone as your skin. Warm with warm and vice versa.
3. Soft and Clear Colors
There are two types of people; clear and soft personalities.
Clear – darker hair and light skin or light hair with dark skin are clear personalities.
Whenever there is a clear difference between the skin and hair.
Soft – the hair and skin both are either dark or light, then it is a soft personality.
The colors are also soft and clear. A soft personality looks best with soft colors and vice versa.
Color Guide for Different Skin Shades
Dark Skin Shades
Deeper shades of colors look best on this shade. Such as wine, magenta, burgundy, off whites, etc.
Medium-Dark Skin Shades
Colors with depth look good. Pastels of the right color shade can make you look rich and classy.
Medium-Light Skin Shade
These skin shades look good in both light and darker colors. The shade of colors darker than your skin shade also looks good.
Light Skin Shade
Lighter colors with the same undertone look great. Deeper shades also go well when used in the same undertone.
It is important to understand our bodies and not envy some other body but to make the best with your body and accept yourselves.