What Colors Look Best on You?

Find out your personal colors for your spring break shopping!

Everyone has their personal colors, and once you know your colors, it prevents you from shopping the wrong items and spending your valuable time in the fitting room.

If you have a closet full of clothing that you bought and rarely wear, these tips can help you to shop, and it works for both clothing and makeup.

To know what tone you are, take out clothes that you currently have and put them under your face from the chin down.

To narrow it down, there are two different type of skin color tones: warm tones and cool tones.

The most common misunderstanding some people have is that dark skin is a warm tone, and fair skin is a cool tone. Of course, it doesn’t work that way. There are both warm and cool among the fairest skin hues, and same goes for the dark skinned people.

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It’s difficult to say what color palette would match every person because everyone has their own unique tone. But personal colors work depending on your natural hair, eye and skin color. Being aware of your own personal colors gives approximate guidance for your best/worst colors.


For the warm tones out there, to simply put, there are spring and autumn. 

The following image is for the spring tone. The colors are vivid, yet have warm underbase. Celebrities who have a spring tone are: Amy Adams and Kate Hudson.

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Now onto Autumn tones!

Autumn tones are earthier. If you think you can pull off brown than black, you are likely to be an autumn tone. Gold brown hair can really suit you, and you are likely to have a yellow undertone. The word “deep” and “warm” perfectly describe this season. Celebrities who have an Autumn tone: Jessica Alba, Drew Barrymore.

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Now for the cool tones! Cool tones are defined with Summer and Winter.

Summer Tones are the brightest of all seasons and those who have summer tones usually have ashy hair and skin colors without much contrast with their hair and eye color. Some light summer tones can also pull off with light spring colors as well if there is a hint of warm undertone in the skin.


Tips: Silver jewelries and go for the cool-based colors that are more bright yet light. Celebrities who are summer tone: Kate Middleton, Sarah Jessica Parker, Naomi Watts.

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And finally for the winter tones!

Winter cools have a charismatic aura and pulls of black and white very well.

Tip: go for the vivid cool-based colors. Celebrities who are winter tone: Lucy Liu, Brooke Shields, Megan Fox.


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Another way to match your color is to think about what color jewelries you can pull off the best. If you put silver-colored accessories and think you look better in them than gold-colored accessories, then you are likely to be a cool tone, and vice versa. You don’t need to worry about the purse and shoes really. Those do not stay close to your face and will not affect how you might look.

I strongly recommend you to do more research on personal colors. Go to the nearest mall or even your closet, and test out every clothing! Bring your honest best friend.