Colours are a way to express who we are, our style or personality. Colours each have their own meaning and through them we can reflect what we want. While the choice of colours will vary depending on which colours match our skin tone or style, there are certain rules to match colours to each other and make our outfit look harmonious.
Matching colours to your skin tone
In order to match colours to your skin tone, it is important to know whether you are more of a warm or cold type.
Here are a few tips to help you decide:
- Is your complexion more yellow or pink?
- Do your veins have green or blue reflections?
- Does your hair naturally have golden or ashen highlights?
If your complexion tends more towards a cold type (if you answered the questions with the second answer), then favour harmonies composed mainly of cold colours and prefer the cold colour close to the face. If, on the contrary, your skin tone tends more towards a warm type, proceed inversely. Match the colours with a majority of warm colours and prefer the warm colour close to the face.
Match colours according to your style
Matching colours well is also a question of style. Remember, I was telling you about the Different Women’s Styles here
It’s important to listen to your style and personality to match colours and make your outfit one that is in harmony with yourself.
For example, a woman with a creative or artistic style will take more pleasure in mixing strong colours with each other and trying to achieve strong colour harmonies. She will be at ease with the harmonies of 3 colours unlike other more reserved or more “classic” personalities.
Women with an elegant or sophisticated style will stay more in monochrome harmonies or will match a single strong colour with neutral colours.
Romantic women, on the other hand, will like to combine pastel tones with each other and will prefer softer harmonies (monochrome or similar).
So you will have understood that colours are also an integral part of style and personality!
For clearer harmonies, colours outside the chromatic circle (bright, luminous colours are closer to pure colour) are therefore more likely to be chosen. To be used sparingly and for the most expert.
For softer harmonies, it is preferable to match the colours on the inner circle of the chromatic circle (pastel and softer colours).
Finally, remember that white, black, grey and beige are neutral colours that match almost any colour.