A Pantone Expert Shares the Most Complementary Colors for Your Skin Tone


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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 Color author and Pantone Color Institute Director Leatrice Eiseman for her expert color-reading advice. Eiseman has written no less than 10 different books on color, so we knew she'd be the perfect expert to tap. 

Of course, anyone can wear any color they please—that goes without saying—but it never hurts to have an especially complementary color to rely on when you're facing a closet full of clothes but aren't sure what to wear. Below, Eiseman tells us how to easily pick out our most complementary colors. From shades of blue to light ivory hues, she walks us through the best options for a variety of skin tones. Plus, we shopped out key pieces to update your wardrobe this spring.