The Single Most Flattering Colour for Your Skin Tone

If you’re looking to freshen up your wardrobe with clothing that complements your skin tone, you’ve come to the right place. We reached out to More Alive With Colour author and Pantone director Leatrice Eiseman for her expert colour-reading advice. With the help from Eiseman, we created a guide for you to easily find the colour that’s best for your skin.  

Scroll down to find your most flattering match!  

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"Very light, ivory skin tones are best enhanced by a subtle contrast, as in placid blues and blue-greens." — Leatrice Eiseman, author of More Alive With Colour

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"Olive skin tones are flattered by vibrant pinks and fuchsia—shades that will reflect some rosy glow against the skin." — Leatrice Eiseman, author of More Alive With Colour

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"Neutral skins are boosted with some touch of pink, both warm and cool, especially in the blush-pink range." — Leatrice Eiseman, author of More Alive With Colour

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"This dusky, fair skin is most flattered by complementary lilac, lavender, and sparkling grape in the cooler range." — Leatrice Eiseman, author of More Alive With Colour

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"This is another shade of olive-tone skin tone that looks dynamic in berry and wine tones—again it reflect a glow against a yellow-base skin." — Leatrice Eiseman, author of More Alive With Colour

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"Skin with warm golden undertones literally glimmer in sun-kissed corals and creamy peach tones." — Leatrice Eiseman, author of More Alive With Colour

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"Natural skin tones with warm, concentrated colour in them can handle classic neutral shades like cappuccino browns, khaki, and bleached sand tones." — Leatrice Eiseman, author of More Alive With Colour

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"Honeyed skin tones are enriched by apricot, tiger lily oranges, creamy whites, and terra-cotta." — Leatrice Eiseman, author of More Alive With Colour

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"Dark skin tones are highly reflective and sparkle in jewel tones like amethyst, ruby, and turquoise." — Leatrice Eiseman, author of More Alive With Colour

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"Very deep skin tones can also wear jewel tones but are radiant with contrasting hues, especially cool aquas and snowy whites." — Leatrice Eiseman, author of More Alive With Colour

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3.1 Phillip Lim Cropped Broderie Anglaise Cotton Top ($350)

What’s your absolute favourite colour to wear? Let us know in the comments below!