Did you know there are colours that suit all skin tones? It’s true but you have to know which ones they are. Once you do, not only will you find it easier shopping for yourself, but you can also become more comfortable buying clothes for your friends and family. Here’s a list of colours that suit all skin tones.
Emerald is one of the colours that suit all skin tones. It’s a jewel tone so it won’t make your skin colour look washed out. A darker jeweled tone such as emerald looks best with dark bottoms like a black pencil skirt or dark blue denim jeans.
Grey is a neutral colour which is good substitute for black because it also can be worn with most colours. However, I recommend charcoal rather than any other shade of grey because a light shade can make lighter skin tones look faded and darker skin tones look ashy. Charcoal comes in everything from dresses to sportswear so it’s accessible for anyone who is looking a neutral colours for their closet.
Fuchsia is a mix between a dark colour and a bright colour so it works well with most skin colours. It’s not too bright that it will overshadow your skin tone, but it’s still bright enough to be a beautiful colour. A bright colour like fuchsia goes well with lighter neutral colours like white and beige.
My favourite of the neutral colours, navy is sleek and classic. Best of all it looks good with almost every colour as well as skin tone so it’s easy to wear as well as coordinate with the rest of your outfit. A navy blazer or dress is perfect for the office!
Navy blue’s gorgeous cousin, cobalt blue has been revered since the day of the Ancient Egyptian’s! Perfect for any season, cobalt blue is a must have in everyone’s closet. Try wearing a cobalt skirt with a white blouse or a cobalt blazer with skinny jeans and ankle boots.
Teal is a mix of blue and green. Like its distant cousin, emerald, teal is also a jewel colour so it will have the same effect on your skin tone. This upcoming summer, invest in a teal dress and you’ll be the center of attention at the next backyard BBQ.
Not lavender, not mauve, not purple pizzazz (formulated by Crayola in 1990)... just purple! Purple is a combination of the primary colours red and blue. Considering its origins, purple is bright like red but subtle like blue, so it can be worn with many different colours and it looks great on all skin tones.
Now you’ll know what colours to look for next time you go shopping for your wardrobe. Don’t be afraid to experiment with colour and try on colours you don’t already own... you’ll be surprised with the result. For example I always stayed away from teal because I thought that it was “so 80’s” but I’ve definitely come around now that I’ve seen how it looks on all skin tones including ones similar to mine. The colours mentioned above are not the only colours that look good on everyone. What are some colours you find look best on you and your girlfriends?
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