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How To Find The Best Colors For Your Skin Tone

How many times have you admired a piece of clothing hanging on a rack and excitedly tried it on, only to find out that it doesn’t look great on you? Well, it happens to all of us and most often than not, it happens because we don’t take the color theory into consideration while shopping for clothes.

So, what is this color theory you must wonder? Color theory is simply the art of perceiving colors. Just like everything in this world, human bodies come in many colors. All of us are born with a distinct eye, hair and skin color. Since we all have varying colors in our bodies the colors that complement us are also different. This is the reason that a piece of clothing that looks incredible on your best friend may not look as good on you.  Once you understand the prominent colors and tones of your body and learn about the colors that compliment it, you can be sure to never make a shopping fail again! Follow along this post to see the simple steps to doing so.

Step 1: Figuring out your skin tone

Your skin is the largest organ of your body and of course, the most exposed. Hence, deciding what colors look good on you predominantly depends upon your skin tone.  Human bodies range between warm, neutral and cool tones. To find out what skin tone you have, hold up a shade card against your skin. If you feel that yellow, reds, oranges make you look brighter and radiant that means you lie in the warm tone category. Similarly, if blues, greys, purples when held up against your skin makes it look vibrant, you are part of the cool tone category. Incase both reds and blues look good against your skin, you have neutral-toned skin.

You can also figure out your skin tone with the help of jewelry. Hold up a piece of gold jewelry to your skin, if you find that it looks good on you then you have warm-toned skin. If you find that silver jewelry looks better on you then you most likely have cool-toned skin. If you feel that both silver and gold look good on you then you have a neutral skin tone.

Step 2: Selecting colors according to your skin tone

Once you have found out what your skin tone is, it’s time to learn about the colors that best compliment it. These are the colors that you want to look for in your clothes in order to make sure you look your best!

If you lie in the warm tone category, yellow, mustard, brown, orange, orange-red, peach, beige, off-white and gold shades will look the most flattering on you.

If you have cool-toned skin, blue, pink, purple, lilac, grey, taupe, green and silver shades will enhance your beauty.

Lastly, if you are neutral-toned, you are in luck! Because you could choose to wear colors from warm or cool tone category as you prefer and look beautiful.

While these rules are a sure shot way to selecting clothing that will suit you the most, don’t be afraid to experiment and step out of your comfort zone.  Fashion and style are all about expressing yourself and if you wish to be a rebel. Go do you!

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