What Colors Look Best on Me?


We’ve all been there. We go to a store and we see an item of clothing we like. Then we see that the item comes in many colors. The choices flood your mind, but you are unable to come up with the right decision. You leave the store empty handed.

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Don’t let indecision regarding color affect your ability to make a choice. Read this article to find out what colors work best with your complexion.

Determining Your Complexion

Basically, complexions are divided into three categories, warm, cool or neutral. Here’s a basic rundown of the three.

Warm Undertone: If your skin is creamy white, peachy beige, golden olive or honey brown you are considered to have a warm undertone. Warm undertones look great with neutrals that bring out the golden tones in skin and well as vibrant shades that complement their complexions.




If you are a warm undertone, here are some colors that work well for you.

  • Rust and burnt orange
  • Mustard and citrus Yellows
  • Chocolate browns
  • Khaki and olive greens
  • Peaches and corals
  • Periwinkles and teals
  • Warm grays
  • Off white
  • Red-violet

Cool Undertones: Those with cool undertones will have skin that is white, rosy beige or rosy pink with olive, blue, green or rosy brown hues. If this sounds like you, here are some colors that will complement your complexion:

  • Cobalt blue or turquoise
  • Icy blues
  • Green
  • Frosty purples and pinks
  • Berry reds
  • Cool grays
  • Crisp whites

Colors that are too bright will overpower a cool complexion.

Neutral Undertone: To be considered as having a neutral undertone, you skin will be ivory, beige, light to medium olive or light brown. Hair and eye color will also have warm and cool tones running through them.

Neutrals are fortunate in that they can wear a wide range of colors. However, red is always a good one. Softened sherbert shades like soft raspberry, creamsicle and lavender will also work well.

 The only tones neutrals will want to stay away from are colors that are overly bright or rich. Neons are also a no-no.

Colors That are Safe




There are a few colors that work with any undertone. These include the following:

The Seasons

The colors you choose for your outfits will also vary according to the season. For instance, dark brown is typically a color worn in the fall or winter. Therefore, a dark brown sundress may look out of place.

Finding the right color for the right season can be trickier than it seems. Here are some guidelines to follow.

Spring: In general, springtime colors include bright and vibrant shades like:

  • Light and mediums green
  • Red
  • Yellow
  • Royal blue
  • Royal purple
  • Bright pink
  • Teal

Dark brown makes a great neutral to throw in for balance.

Summer: During the summer, you will want to wear softer, more muted tones. These include:

  • Periwinkle
  • Lavender
  • Off-white
  • Raspberry
  • Sky blue
  • Light teal
  • Bright pink

You can throw in neutrals like navies and forest greens for balance.



Autumn: The colors of Thanksgiving provide pretty accurate guidance for the fall colors that work best. Here are some you’ll want to put in your outfits.

  • Dark and medium brown
  • Mustard yellow
  • Olive green
  • Dark teal
  • Dark red
  • Forest green
  • Eggplant

Winter: Many of us like to wear dark, drab colors during the winter, but you’d be amazed at how lighter tones can work to brighten up a dreary day. Here are some color suggestions:

  • Gray
  • Black
  • Eggplant
  • Magenta
  • Royal blue
  • Dark red
  • Lavender
  • Blush pink
  • True pink




Now that you have this guide, you will never have to run out of a store because you couldn’t choose a color again. So, which undertone are you?


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