How To Determine Your Skin Tone And Pick The Right Colours For You!
Colour is undeniably an aspect of our life that we cannot do without. The colours we wear help lift our mood and also helps to boost our confidence. The knack to try every new fashion trend is something we women cannot do without. While being up to date with the latest fashion trends is important, looking good and stylish with our outfits is equally crucial. This article will explain the importance of understanding colour that suits you.
Good colour knowledge is essential to save money and time while shopping. In this article we will discuss three key indicators that determine whether the colours you wear are best suited to compliment your skin tone and face shape.
1. Skin temperature for undertone:
Take a close look at your veins.
a. Warm undertone: You fall in this category if your veins are greenish in colour.
b. Cool undertone: You fall in this category if your veins are blue in colour
2. Value and the value contrast:
A contrast of colours in your wardrobe will magnify your style to a whole new level. This depends on the contrast between your skin & hair colour.
Let’s take a fun quiz to understand contrast
Refer to the shade card below and give your hair colour a number.
Similarly refer to the shade card below and give your skin a number
Now, subtract both the numbers that you have given to your hair and skin colour, the difference between these two numbers will give you your contrast range.
4 - 5: High value contrast:
If your difference was 4 to 5 fall under this category. Navy blue and white, black and white or ivory and flame red for a more glamorous look are some colours that will suit you.
6 - 10: Medium value contrast:
If your difference was 6 to 10 fall under this category. Beige with white for wardrobe neutrals and tangerine with olive for a more fun look.3. The intensity:
This is the Brightness or the softness of a colour. The colour can be very bright, medium or soft in nature.Your intensity comes from the brightness or softness of your skin, eyes, teeth and hair.
What colours best complement the Indian skin tone?
Asian skin tones mostly have warm undertones. Colours are divided under four seasons: Summer, Autumn, Spring and Winter. Indian women usually fall into the autumn category. Indian women mostly have warm, caramelised or sun kissed skin tones with dark hair. The colour of our eyes mostly: honey, brown and dark brown. Spicy shades like tangerine, saffron, pistachio, cinnamon, the flame red are the colours we should opt for.
Hope this helps you choose a colour that compliments your skintone.
Lots Of Love,
- Team Glamrs!