The 4 Colours That Look Good on Literally Everyone
If you grew up looking to your mother for style wisdom, then at one point she likely told you that a certain colour was simply not good for your skin tone. In 2016, this way of viewing fashion might seem a bit outdated, but the truth remains that there are colours out there that do flatter you more than others.
As it turns out, there are a few colours that are universally flattering, no matter your skin or hair type. Real Simple tapped into the ultimate say on all things colour-related: the executive director of the Pantone Colour Institute, Leatrice Eiseman. She shared the four colours that she thinks look good on everyone.
“Certain colours flatter all skin tones and hair colours because they provide an equal balance of warm and cool,” Eiseman says. So which tones are the magic ones that suit us all?
Scroll down to see them in action!
On Pernille Teisbaek: The Row sunglasses; H&M dress; and Alexander Wang slides.
On Miroslava Duma: Dries van Noten coat.
Eggplant is such a versatile shade, Eiseman says, that it can take the place of a more classic neutral in your wardrobe. This makes it easier for you to start introducing a little more colour without going overboard!
On Taylor Tomasi Hill: Céline top.
On Shiona Turini: 3.1 Phillip Lim.
On Alexa Chung: Proenza Schouler dress.
Ah, red. This classic shade complements every skin tone on the spectrum, plus it’s great street style photographer bait—if you’re into that.
On Donna Wallace, Elle UK accessories editor: Ellery jacket; Chloé slides.
On Leandra Medine: Faux-fur cropped coat; Fendi bag.
Teal can be a tough colour to start introducing into your wardrobe; the trick is wearing it in ways that feel comfortable to you. Or take a page from the Man Repeller’s book and mix it up with contrasting colours like red!
On Gilda Ambrosio: Alberta Ferretti.