Let us understand warm & cool colors here.

Do you know colors play a vital role when it comes to dressing?  They not only make you look bright but disastrous, if you are not aware of their suitability on you.

Here are few examples

Black dress

Want to look dull, wear black if it’s not your color

Kate winslet

At the premiere of Iris, 2002  This white is too bright a soft white would be better

red dress
red dress

At the Oscars, 2002 , This  red is too bright

Black dress 2

Wear the wrong colors and look much older than you are

Yes, that is correct; colors can make you look good or bad. Therefore it‘s essential to understand different colors type & our skin undertone.

To make it simple let us first divide colors into two major group

warm-wheelWarm & Cool

  • Warm colors — red, yellow, and orange these colors give rise to a feeling of warmth and comes into the category of warm colors.
  • Cool colors —  blue, green, and purple  these colors give rise to a cool feeling  and comes into the category of cool colors

As we are through with warm & cool colors let us understand the skin undertone.

Skin undertone — undertone meaning is that it is the hue that comes through the skin from underneath its surface.  It is divided into 3 parts Warm , Cool  &  neutral.

Techniques to decide on all undertones are-


#1: Natural Light Test

In natural light, look at the inside of your forearm and wrist. If the veins are:

  • Greenish – you have a yellow or warm undertone.
  • Blueish – you have a blue or cool undertone.
  • Indistinguishable – you have a Beige or neutral undertone.

  #2: Paper Test

With clean skin in natural light, stand in front of a mirror with a white piece of paper, if comparatively your face appears:

  • Yellow/red – you have a yellow or warm undertone.
  • Blue/pink _ you have a  Blue  or cool undertone.
  • Beige/brown – you have a Beige or neutral undertone.

Warm Undertone

Those of you having a warm skin undertone, you should consider the  warm side of the color wheel, you should turn to red, peach, coral, orange, amber, gold, and yellow. You also should look great when you wear “warmer” versions of cool colors, like olive, moss, orchid, and violet-red.


Cool undertone

People with cool undertones your  got to colors are Bright blue, royal blue, sapphire, emerald, amethyst, deep purples, lavender, lilac snow.

your go-to colors in the warm color family: Shocking pick (versus hot pink, which is warm), cerise, ruby, bright rose.

cool colors

Neutral color

People with neutral undertone your go to colors are Neutral colors that fall in the middle of the color spectrum. Look for light peach, dusty pinks, soft rose, peony pink (blush-toned pinks look best for neutrals), placid blue, jade green, cameo green.


Now that much has been said about colors one should focus on nothing but most importantly  skin undertone and choose the colors wisely be it for Fabric, Hair, or make up.





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