April 20, 2021 2 min read

Finding colors that flatter your skin tone can sometimes be tricky business. It's tough to know if the colors you're wearing are enhancing your skin tone, or maybe making it look flat. That's why we've created this guide on The Best Colors To Wear Based On your Skin Tone. Review this list, but remember that you still have the freedom to wear whatever you want (and rock it).

The first step to find colors that work best for you is learning what undertones your skin has. Generally, we can have 1 of 3 undertones; warm, cool, and neutral. How do you know which undertone your skin has? Read below to find out.

Warm Undertones

You have warm undertones if:

  • you tan easily/your skin doesn't burn
  • you have dark hair
  • you have brown or hazel eyes
  • you have a dark or medium skin tone
  • your veins are greenish

Colors that work best with warm undertones

Opt for colors on the warm side of the color wheel (oranges, yellows, reds), and reach for earth tones like olive and maroon. These colors will make your features stand out beautifully.

Warm Undertones Fashion
Dark skin tone fashion
Orange Fashion Aesthetic

Cool Undertones

You have cool undertones if:

  • you burn easily in the sun
  • you have light to medium hair
  • you have blue or gray eyes
  • you have a light skin tone
  • your veins are bluish

Colors that work best with cool undertones

Cool undertones pair well with cool colors. Reach for blues, purples, grays, and greens. Pink also pairs really well with cool undertones.

Green + Neutrals Fashion Aesthetic
Lavender Fashion
Cool Undertones Fashion

Neutral Undertones

You have neutral undertones if

  • you have medium to dark skin with light eyes
  • you're not sure if your veins are blue or green
  • sometimes you burn, sometimes you tan

Colors that work best with neutral undertones

If you have neutral undertones, you can pull off just about any color on the color wheel.

Colorful Fashion
Women's Undertone Fashion
Green Fashion Aesthetic

Colors that look good on everyone

If you're still just not sure what colors look good on you, opt for these classic neutrals that truly look great on anyone.

Neutral Fashion For Women
Boutique Women's Fashion Neutral Colors
Netural fashion for women

Still have questions regarding your undertones? Leave them below and we'll try to help!

Madison Bischoff

Madison is part of the marketing team here at Bella Ella. She spends most of her free time watching Mama Mia on repeat and spending time with her husband and puppy.

Madison Bischoff

Madison is part of the marketing team here at Bella Ella. She spends most of her free time watching Mama Mia on repeat and spending time with her husband and puppy.


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