Your Hair and Skin Color vs Clothes Color

Girl wearing black turtleneck sweater
We all have our favorite clothes that look better on us than others. An example of this is the color black. Depending on your hair and skin color, black can wash you completely out. Black is always in, but you’ve finally come to accept the realization it isn’t in for you.
In fact, just because you may have gorgeous olive skin and dark hair doesn’t mean black will necessarily go well with you. Beige is another color that is wonderfully neutral, yet, when worn; you discover yourself turning into the color of beige and the color takes away what warmth in your face you do have. Not good.
Remember a few years back when everyone was getting their “colors” done? There is a lot of truth to that. Try this: Get a friend of yours who wants some fun and between the two of you, hunt around at the different second hand stores and buy about a yard of cloth of as many different whole colors as possible. No plaids, stripes or polka dots. Then take a hair band and pull your hair back. Hold a color up one by one in front of a mirror and look at the difference. This is the only way you will get a clear picture of what you really look like in those colors. For some of us, if we put on green we will turn green.
You open your closet and see your basic black dress hanging there ever so faithfully. Everyone’s closet has those black dresses for emergencies. In the world of art; black isn’t really considered a color. I personally love the color black and wear it well. But there are those who cannot. If you have an olive skin with an ashen or sallow undertones; black will wash you completely away and not do a thing for you. The miracle of make-up will do only so much.
If you must wear a dark color, think about wearing a dark forest green instead or a navy blue. Gray would also probably ashen you out. With an ashen complexion surrounded by an olive skin fools many people who’d want to dress you in drab colors. A pale yellow or a sky blue might be right for you. I say might, because I cannot see you and this is why you went out and found all those different colors to hold up against your face. The whole ordeal of matching skin color with clothes and hair is a very tricky matter.
Those that can wear black successfully are usually ones with light to medium beige complexions with slight pinkish to blue undertones. Usually these are the truly fair complexioned queens. Those of true Asian decent with a sallow complexion can usually wear black successful.
The most common hair color that can wear black are those that usually ranges from natural light browns to dark browns and silvers. This lady can wear all shades of gray successfully, rich drab pastels, vivid greens, and blues and vigorous reds with blue undertones. Most times, this lady usually has brown or clear blue eyes, sometimes green, gray or hazel. She can wear all colors that are full, rich and bright.
With this thought, there are those who can wear these rich colors but discover they look even better when they wear more subdued colors. They are rich, but not as bright. For example we have the color turquoise with the counter type being a drab subdued teal. It is still a very rich color, only blander, not as bright. Instead of a hot pink, they would wear an apple blossom pink. If you discover a pink looks good on you, then; your next step is to find the best shade of pink for your skin.
For some, a rose color is just the shade. A coral would have too much orange inside for you, if you have those blue undertones we just talked about. A great look no matter what you wear is the wonderful prospect of all those neutral colors of lip shades you can buy today that will match whatever you decide to wear.
Naturally bright redheads with scattered freckles wearing black will soon see that black against their pinkish milky skin could be too much of a contrast for them. Unless, they are going to wear a long black coat with a black hat and warm black gloves and proper make-up, then the natural redhead would look quite striking indeed. There are other colors that would increase their attractiveness other than black though. Place a purple hat on top of a pile of luscious red hair and that lady looks almost like a summer flower. Blues and greens always look attractive on a natural or tinted redhead.
White would be a little bit more testy, but an off white egg color would look good on you. If you are a naturally dark redhead is another chapter entirely. Dark reds can get away with a diversity of different colors than their bright redhead sisters could. Today, all redheads wear pink. Green and blue are always striking for redheads.
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