Playing around with colour while styling is a risky thing. What may look great on the rack may not always look good on your skin. Before you think otherwise, we’ll clarify that we think the Indian complexion is stunning. And even though we can pull off almost anything, there are a few combinations in hues that fetch us a perfect 10/10.
When it comes to skin colour, most fashion and beauty specialists keep using the word ‘undertone’. Truly, it’s nothing to be intimidated by. There’s a simple way to check your undertone. If your inner wrist is more yellow and peachy, you have a warm undertone. If it’s pink, red or a mild blue, you have a cool undertone.
Ranging from wheatish to dusky, the Indian skin tone pairs well with most colours like teal, saffron, and dusty hues. Earthy colours such as peach, coral and jewel tones of blue, olive and purple look great on us too. But keeping undertones in mind, while warm, earthy tones complement those of us with warm undertones, softer colours bring out cooler undertones pretty well.
Wondering what looks great on you? Scroll down to see which two colour combos are that we think looks best on Indian skin.
Red And Pink
Contrary to popular belief, ‘bright’ colours like red and pink actually looks great on earthy skin tone. In fact, the combination of red and pink looks best with Indian attire. Choose a bright pink sari and pair it with a red blouse. Accessorise this look with a golden neckpiece or jhumkas and you’re good to go. If you aren’t comfortable wearing stark colours, opt for a subtle pink like blush and dusky reds.
Gunmetal Grey And Gold
Indians are often associated with bling and gold, and we can’t deny that these hues are stunning. Gold pairs well with our skin, and colours to team it up are white, aqua or black. But the one combination we love the most is grey and gold. To many, this may be a little off-beat, but trust us when we say the combination will make you a headturner.
All said and done, if you aren’t comfortable in the colours you’re wearing, it will make for an instant drawback. We think that confidence is the best hue to sport no matter what the skin tone.