The color or texture of clothes you wear influences your complexion. Although, there is an extensive category of skin tones, it is an easier way to categorize them into cool and warm. Cool complexions; usually tend to have a pinkish undertone, whereas the warm complexion tends to be yellowish. Although a person’s skin tone can change with time due to gradual sun exposure, yet the original color of the skin is constant.
Knowing your skin tone helps you to determine the perfect clothing colors. There are certain neutral colors, which go well with any complexion, all across the world, such as paler shades of pink, bright red and darker shades of teal and purple. Thus, people who don’t want to experiment with bright and vibrant colored clothing, they tend to play safe with these impartial shades. Hence these specific tones are termed to be the ideal colors for skin types.
Filling up your wardrobe with the same colors, will give you limited options when you are in a mood to try out something different. However, it is advisable to keep up with a constant and balanced rotation of the colors either way, weather to pop things up or an alternate way to shake up the usual routine of what we wear. We do specify certain colors as per the seasons. The best colors to wear during summer are of lighter hues of yellow, lemon, pale blue and neutral shades. Although florals are very much in fashion these days. However, it is recommended to wear softer colors during the hot humid days, irrespective of your warmer or cooler complexion. Subsequently, during winter wearing undertones of pink, white, navy blue and black is recommended.
Indians are usually observed to possess skin shades ranging from medium brown up to whitish. Thus primary colors tend to bring out the best of these complexions. Warm hues instead of darker or crude colors, are better choices for us, since they do not make the skin tone look flat and sallow.
For people with a darker complexion, stylists recommend wearing warmer colors such as orange or red. These hues help in bringing out the natural aura, and thus make the skin glow. However opting for bright or shiny colors are not favored, since these tones stand out a lot, attracting attention, they also tend to suppress the individual features. People with darker complexion, should be careful while trying out dark shades such as blue, brown or dark green, since with a shaded complexion, these colors will tend to give a duller and toned down look. Thus, while trying out dark colors, you should make sure to contrast them either with warm colors or with accessories.
Knowing the right color for your skin tone helps you in enhancing your personality and to be noticeable in the crowd. However, trying out newer colors every time can be fun, considering the fact that your clothes look great on you and they complement your skin tone.