Skin Tone and Jewelry Color
Skin Tone and Jewelry Color
Skin Tone and jewelry color should be complimentary of one another and can absolutely transform your look from drab to STUNNING. After all, jewelry is something that you wear that lays directly upon your skin and draws the eyes towards it. If you’re looking to freshen up your look with jewelry that complements your skin tone, Wicked Wonders is the place to be!
Choosing colors that best compliment your particular skin tone can be a bit complicated. There are so many colors available today, that the decisions on what to buy can be overwhelming. However, if you turn the volume down on your mood and personal preferences, the right color, or even the right shade of color, can add an instant infusion of style and glamour to your look. All professional stylists focus first on color before anything else. Of course, we all love to wear black, but color can add much-needed pizzazz and beauty to your look.
In the same way that you should match your skin tone to your make-up, the same applies to your jewelry. You must first determine what category of skin tone you belong to. There are three main skin tone categories: warm, cool and neutral. Figuring out which group you belong to can be tricky. There are no “rules” and there is no “test”….but we do have guidelines. The goal is to enhance your natural skin tone and jewelry color. You can certainly ALWAYS play with other colors, but the focus of your color choices should surround the best color for you specifically, especially with items that are worn near the face.
A popular news magazine recently posted these guidelines to help you understand which skin tone you have.
Skin Tone and Jewelry Color for WARM Skin
You are WARM if:
Your hair color: Ranges from dark brown to dark blonde hair.
Your skin tone: Has a greenish or a yellowish (golden) undertone. Olive complexions also fall in the warm category.
Your go-to colors in the warm color family: Oranges, reds, golden yellow, amber, honey gold.
Your go-to colors in the cool color family: Warmer greens and blues, like olive, deeper turquoise, green moss, fern, pesto, red-purples (think: magenta and orchid shades).
Your neutrals: Taupe, hot chocolate, creamy whites, winter wheat, latte.
Colors that are tough for you: Icy shades, jeweled tones (amethyst, sapphire, ruby).
Skin Tone and Jewelry Color for COOL Skin
You are COOL if:
Your hair color: It can range from very dark (blue, black, or very dark brown) to light blonde.
Your skin tone: Has a bluish undertone. It can also range from very fair to very dark.
Your go-to colors in the cool color family: Bright blue, royal blue, sapphire, emerald, amethyst, deep purples, lavender, lilac snow.
Your go-to colors in the warm color family: Shocking pick (versus hot pink, which is warm), cerise, ruby, bright rose.
Your neutrals: Gray, navy, pristine white.
Colors that are tough for you: Oranges and yellows.
Skin Tone and Jewelry Color for NEUTRAL Skin
You are NEUTRAL if:
Your hair color: Is a combination of colors—blonde with ashy streaks or brown with warmer tones.
Your eye color: Is hazel (most neutrals have hazel eyes because it changes depending on what color they wear).
Your skin tone: Hard to determine—you can’t tell if you’re warm or cool.
Your go-to colors: Neutral colors that fall in the middle of the color spectrum. Look for light peach, dusty pinks, soft rose, peony pink (blush-toned pinks look best for neutrals), placid blue, jade green, cameo green.
Colors that are tough for you: Anything too bright or vibrant that can overwhelm, reds and yellows (if you do a yellow, try a soft version, like cornsilk or buff).
Your neutrals: Taupes, grays, off-whites (like vanilla).