Colour combinations can be the most important part to a successful outfit. Do you ever feel like you have the perfect outfit but something is just off? The devil is in the details. Certain hair colours will not match specific skin tones. Simply put, a beautiful hair colour may not look great on certain people simply because it does not match their skin tone. On the other hand, the right hair colour will accentuate your skin tone and compliment your look. The same can be said for jewellery. Although they may only be accessories, choosing the right accessories that match your colour combination will make your overall look pop.
Determining Your Skin Tone
Skin tone can be classified within two categories: Warm and Cool. Determining your skin tone is the first and most important step into choosing complementary hair colours, clothes and accessories. Quite simply, Warm toned skin will look lively, healthy and bright when accentuated with clothes in the colour of orange, bronze, gold, red, peaches, etc… Adversely, cool toned people will look best in… You guessed it, Cool Colours! Cool colours include lively greens, strong blues, silvers and pure white.
If you’re still unsure, you can try the popular vein test. In natural sunlight, observe your hands and determine the colour of your veins. If they are mostly blue, then you are cool toned. If your veins appear mostly green, you are warm toned. An equal mix of the two may mean you are neutral!
Best Hair Colour To Suit Your Skin Tone
Choosing the wrong hair colour can make you look pale and sickly. Choosing the right hair colour to match your skin tone will make you look healthy, lively and bright! Simply put, Cool skin tones should accentuate their skin tone with cool hair colours. Ashy tones, Platinum/Light Blonde, Light Cocoa/Chestnut brown and Garnet red shades are all great tones for cool skin. Warm skin tone will be the exact opposite. Aim for gold, yellow and bronze hair colour tones.
Choosing Metals to Match Your Hair Colour and Skin
Accessorizing is the last step that will help accentuate you features, as we all differ so does the jewellery we choose that will help bring out your best. So to make sure you’re on the right track and looking your best, let’s go through ways to help you pick up that perfect accessory. First, determine your skin colour. The best way to go about this is to find an area on your body where your veins are present, as this will provide you with a strong and honest idea of your skin tone, whether you are cooler or warmer. Cool tones are distinguishable by blue veins and rosy or pink undertones. Some individuals with tan or dark skin may have cool tones as well. Warm tones consist of greenish veins, with yellow or golden-olive undertones. Individuals with orange, strawberry blonde or red hair are majority of the time warmer tones. Don’t forget, not all warm tones are individuals with dark skin.
Matching Accessories With the Shape of Your Face
If you fall into the cool tones, then choose metals such as silver, platinum, and white gold. If you’re the opposite, then gold, pewter, brass and copper will be best suited for you. Now start taking into account the shape of your face. Jewellers know these techniques, as it is their job to find you the best piece of jewellery. Jewellers help determine which diamond rings will best suit your tone, as diamond rings have a peculiar stone colour and band colour that jewellers will match with your tone, to get you the optimum results. Like previously mentioned, your facial shape plays a role as well. Heart/ Triangle/ Diamond face shapes can play with dangle or drop earrings, or chokers. Round/Square and triangular faces can test elongated shapes in earrings and the same goes for necklaces. Rectangular/Oblong faces should choose short or round earrings and chocker’s for necklaces. Finally, Oval faces can experiment with dangle earrings, and short or long necklaces.
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Ross Davies understands how important it is to choose the right piece of jewellery to complete an outfit and look. Ross writes extensively on jewellery and fashion related topics and is regular blogger in this niche.