Hair coloring can be scary. With color options aplenty, it is so easy to go wrong. But if you keep some key factors in mind, it is just as easy to go right. A lot of factors determine how a particular color will look on you. Two of the most important ones are skin tone and eye color. To make your color choice a whole lot easier, I’ve compiled a list of hair colors that complement blue eyes and different skin tones. But first, let’s look at how you can determine your skin tone.
How To Determine Your Skin Tone
Your skin tone is determined by not how dark or light the color of your skin is. It is determined by the undertones your skin carries. It can be a little tricky to figure out what the dominant undertones in your skin are, but you can use the following methods to find out.
Hold your arm out with your palms facing up at the sun. Observe your veins in the sunlight to determine what color they are. If they appear to be blue or purple, you have cool-toned skin. If they look green, you have warm toned skin. If you cannot tell whether they look green or blue, it is likely that you are neutral, or olive skinned.
Another way to determine your skin tone is by holding a white piece of paper against your face in a well-lit area with a mirror. If your skin appears to be yellow against the white, you are warm-toned. If your skin appears to be rosy or blueish-red, you have cool-toned skin. If it looks ashy, or if you can’t determine what undertones are dominant, you probably have olive skin.
Take 2 pieces of gold and silver foil. Hold the gold foil against your face so that it reflects light onto your skin. See if it makes your skin glow or makes it appear washed out. Repeat this with the silver foil. If the gold looks better on you, you have warm-toned skin whereas if the silver looks best; you have cool-toned skin. If both look good on you, it is likely that you have a neutral skin tone. You can also try this method with gold and silver jewelry.
Now that you have your skin tone down let’s look at what hair colors are likely to look best on you.
Hair Colors For Warm-Toned Skin
1. Warm Browns
Almost all shades of brown suit people with warm-toned skin with the exception of ashy shades. Darker shades, however, will do a better job at complementing your blue eye color. If you already have dark hair and want to play it safe, stick to warm browns that are two shades within your natural hair color. Warm browns work with light, medium, and dark skin colors.
2. Golden Bronde
If you are light-skinned, a golden bronde can really complement your blue eyes. This soft look brings out your eye color without being too “out there.”
3. Golden Blonde
If you’re really keen on picking a shade of blonde, I would suggest you stay as far away from ashy colors as possible. Instead, go for a warm golden blonde as this will better complement your skin tone.
No one can pull off ginger better than people with warm skin tones do. We all know how glorious Merida’s hair in Brave looked. Ginger is about as warm as you can get with a hair color, and if you have warm toned skin, it’ll highlight the gold in your skin, adding a subtle glow to your complexion.
Bold colors are always so much fun. One of the best ones you could pick for warm skin and blue eyes is red. The color helps create a beautiful contrast with your cool blue eyes while also complementing your skin tone.
Burgundy is another beautiful choice for those who want that extra pop of color while still playing it safe. The beautiful red and purple undertones in this color bring out the warmth of your skin tone and pair incredibly well with blue eyes.
Hair Colors For Cool-Toned Skin
1. Dark Brown
While dark brown is one color that can suit almost any skin tone or color, adding a few subtle cool-toned highlights can elevate your looks from ordinary to gorgeous. Dark colors work well to bring out the depth in your blue eyes.
2. Ash Brown
Cool-toned browns are definitely a favorite for a cool-toned skin. The brown looks natural and bereft of the warm tones, pairs extremely well with cool skin and blue eyes. This color looks great on all skin colors.
3. Ash Blonde
You can never go wrong with an ash blonde on cool toned skin. The color not only looks fantastic but also highlights the gray undertones in blue eyes, completing the cool toned look. People with light to medium complexion can opt for this color.
The color that does not stop slaying. No one can pull off a platinum look better than people with cool toned skin. However, it can get a bit risky when you pair this color with medium and dark skin tones. Your hair can also go through a lot of damage if you are trying to obtain this color while being a natural brunette. But if you have light skin and light hair, what’s stopping you?
A hair color list would be incomplete without a couple of crazy colors. And speaking of crazy colors, always opt for ones with blue or violent undertones when you have cool toned skin. Depending on the color of your skin, you can experiment with various shades of blue until you find the right one for you.
Blessed are those with a cool-toned skin for they can pull off this color like no other. Lavender hairstyles are totally trending right now. The blue undertones in this color help bring out the blue in your eyes.
Hair Colors For Olive Skin
It’s so hard not to imagine the musky scent of wood when you look at this hair color. The rich brown has a lot of warm undertones, but the best part of having olive skin is that it goes with most hair colors. This color suits most complexions.
2. Sandy Blonde
This blonde sits right in between golden and ashy shades, making it the perfect color for olive skin. The neutral tones complement olive skin tones while also bringing out the blue and gray flecks in your eyes.
This has to be one of our favorite combinations. Black somehow looks so much better on olive skin tones than on others. The dark color creates a rich contrast with the light eyes, bringing out their color.
While this color is close to sandy blonde, it has warmer undertones. Hazelnut hair works really well with lighter skin. If you have darker skin, you can try dark variations of hazelnut or incorporate the color into your hair as highlights.
Purple is the perfect compromise when you cannot decide between a warm and cool-toned color. It has both, blue and red undertones which play well with the neutral skin tone. The blue undertones help bring out the blue of your eyes.
There are many colors that olive skinned people can pull off with ease, that cool or warm skinned people can’t. Green is one such color. The bold color complements olive skin like no other.
There you have it, all the best colors that suit blue eyes and different skin tones. With this list of color choices, there’s no way you can go wrong. What do you have in store for your hair? Tell us in the comments section below.
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