If you have been in for a color consultation you may have heard me talk about cool and warm skin tones. Picking a hair color that compliments your skin tone can make all the difference in whether your feel drab or fab.
How do I know which skin tone I have?
White shirt test - Grab a crisp white shirt and see if your skin looks pink next to it or golden next to it.
If you look best in pure white, black, or navy you are cool toned.
If you look best in off white, brown or grey you are warm toned.
If it is hard to determine pink from yellow against the white shirt or you don’t have a major feel either way between white and off white – you lucky gal are neutral.
Warm skin tones
Undertones of gold, yellow and peach
Greenish veins and gold flecks in your eyes.
Tan easily in the sun
Look best in gold jewelry
Colors that compliment warm tones
Blondes – golden, honey, butterscotch, strawberry
Orange based reds and coppers
Cool skin tones
Undertones of pink, red or blue
Blue veins and blues and greens in your eyes
Burn easily in the sun
Look best in silver jewelry
Colors that compliment cool tones
Blondes – ash, beige, champagne and sand
True reds, dark auburn
Neutral skin tones
Burn then tan
Wear both gold and silver jewelry
Colors that compliment neutral tones
Neutral gals can wear almost any color picking color depends on how pale you are
Fair skin - stick to bolder colors that give color to your pale skin
Medium to dark skin – lighter shades will compliment your darker pigment
Need color inspiration?
Find a twin!
Look at models and celebs with similar skin tone and eye color to you – not hair color. See which colors compliment them.