Find Your Flattering Colors

I love color!  And I've learned from years in front of a camera, how much difference wearing the right color can make in my appearance.

But how do you figure out what colors are flattering? Is gold, like the jacket I have on, "your" color, or are you "spectacular in silver"?  Don't fret, because there are a few ways to determine the most flattering colors for your skin tone. Here are three for starters:

1. Determine Your Skin's Undertones

The first thing to do when choosing flattering colors is to identify the undertones in your skin. Simply put, undertones are the subtle colors beneath your skin that give it its overall color. Turn your arm over and look at the underside of your wrist. If your skins undertones are more yellow, peach, or golden, it means you have warm undertones. If they are more red, pink or bluish, then you have cool undertones. If your veins are "greenish" as mine are, your undertones are most likely warm, and if your veins are more "blueish" your undertones are likely cool. 

2. Use Your Eye Color

Your eye color can actually help guide you towards the most flattering color palettes for your skin tone. For example, women with blue eyes typically look great in cooler tones or colors with a blue undertone. If your eyes are brown or green warmer tones like peach, salmon, and coral may be more flattering. 

3. Consider Your Hair Color

Finally, your hair color can also play a role in determining which colors work for your skin tone. For instance, if you have warm-toned hair, like auburn or red, colors like tan, beige, and soft greens will flatter your skin best. Meanwhile, cool hair tones, like platinum or ash-blond, look great with jewel-tone colors. 

Finally, as we age, color can be out best accessory.  I love a good neutral look as much as anyone, but I've learned that as my skin fades and my features soften with age, a crisp crimson or brilliant turquoise is a far wiser choice.

Color and style is my passion and I would like to know what questions you have about color.  Drop me an email at