Have you ever held a piece of jewelry up to yourself and thought, “The color just doesn’t look right on me?” Just like some colors do not work well together, some colors do not work well with certain skin tones and that might be why the jewelry’s color does not look right on you. Skin tones are classified as “warm” or “cool” tones and colors are also classified as being “warm” or cool.” Warm colors work best with warm skin tones and cool colors work best with cool skin tones. Interestingly, there are more people with cool skin tones than warm skin tones. Let’s explore both of them to see which one you are.
First, take a look at your wrist. Can you see your veins? What color are they? If they are bluish-colored, your skin tone is probably cool. If the veins are greenish-colored, your skin tone is probably warm.
Cool skin tones usually have pinkish or rosy undertones; blue, green, or gray eyes; and naturally blond, black, or brown hair.
Warm skin tones usually have yellow or apricot undertones; brown, black, or hazel eyes; and naturally red, orange or strawberry blonde hair or brown hair with a reddish tint.
Silver is a great complement for cool skin tones. As far as colors, white, pinks, purples, and blues work best. Some greens work, but make sure they are more of a blue-green color.
In contrast to the cool skin tones, gold works best with warm skin tones. Copper and brass are also good alternatives for metals that work well with warm skin tones. When it comes to colored stones, earth tones work best with warm skin tones. Turquoise, coral, amber, brown-colored stones, and most green-colored stones work well with warm skin tones.
Hopefully, this shines a little light on the reason why some jewelry looks stellar on you and why some just doesn’t seem to work quite right. If you are interested in knowing more or want some help experimenting with this, let me know. For now, thanks for reading!