How to Wear Colour: Finding Your Pallet – Warm

I’m passionate about helping women to wear more colour – my personal styling business where I help women with colours analysis is the whole reason this blog started in the first place! The right colours make you look and feel your very best. They change the compliments you receive from “ooh that’s a lovely dress!” to “ooh you look lovely!”. Even better, once you have your colour pallet sorted all of the colours in it mix and match, making your wardrobe situation more of a rainbow of joy rather than an ‘urgh, I’ve got nothing to wear’ situation. So, I thought I’d start a short series on how to get some colour into your life!

Sound good? Well, the first thing you’ll have to work out is what colour pallet suits you best. It’s all about dressing to reflect your own colouring, and this week we’re looking at the Warm Colour Pallet…

Take a look at yourself in the mirror (go on!), and ask the following questions…

  • Is your hair strawberry blonde, ginger, copper, or auburn, or otherwise with very warm highlights?
  • Are your eyebrows or eyelashes brown, red or blonde?
  • Is your skin tone goldden, fair or have a tendency to freckle?
If the answer to most of these questions is yes, then you are most likely a warm. Take a quick look at my Pinterest board of warms, and see if you think you fit in with these lovely ladies just to double check…
As a warm you have an overall golden glow about you, and need to replicate this in the colours that you wear. You’ll find that cool or blue based colours give you an unhealthy looking greyness to your skin tone, and will make your usually radiant hair colour look a little on the dull side. Wearing warm, yellow based colours such as lime or olive greens, salmon pinks and corals, daffodil yellow and orange based reds (I know, so many red heads avoid wearing read, but honestly, the right shade looks fantastic!) will bring out the warmth and brightness in your colouring. Instead of harsh black which can be aging, try chocolate brown, dove grey or soft navy – all very flattering against your warm skin tone.

Not you? Check out the Light and Deep pallets, or come back next week to find out if you are a Cool!