The 4 Colors 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 color 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 In 2016, this way of viewing fashion might seem a bit outdated, but the truth remains that there are colors out there that do flatter you more than others.
As it turns out, there are a few colors that are universally flattering, no matter your skin or hair type. Real Simple tapped into the ultimate say on all things color-related: the executive director of the Pantone Color Institute, Leatrice Eiseman. She shared the four colors that she thinks look good on everyone.
“Certain colors flatter all skin tones and hair colors 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 color 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 color 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 colors like red!
On Gilda Ambrosio: Alberta Ferretti.
What color do you think looks best on you? Share in the comments below