Ever feel like the colors you’re wearing are fighting with your hair color, rather than complementing it? Of course there are so many ways you can add pop and flair to your look, but if you’ve been struggling to really figure out how to add more complementing features to your look you’re in the right place. We’re sharing how you can figure out colors that complement your hair color. So you can feel confident knowing what colors to choose to wear when you want to highlight and, well…complement your hair color.
Determine the Undertone to Your Hair Color
Anytime you’re working with color and focusing on colors that complement one another, understanding the undertone of colors is essential. Colors typically fall under the cool or warm side, and they’re just as they sound. Cool undertones tend to have a blue/coolness to their color while warm undertones tend to have more yellow/warmness to them. Look at your hair color and really focus on what the undertone of your locks are leaning towards. If you’re not quite sure, you can ask your hair colorist or stylist the next time you’re in the salon. Keep in mind that all colors can be either cool or warm, it’s really in the undertone. For example, a navy blue shade is more of a warm shade of blue while a sky blue tends to be cooler.
Think About Contrast
One of the best ways to use color to complement your hair color is to focus on contrasting colors. When you wear a color that contrasts with your hair color, your hair color is going to POP and really be brought to life. For example, if you’re a brunette bright pink and pale yellow are very contrasting shades to the brunette locks. Wearing contrasting colors to your hair color really adds definition and boldness to your look in a complementing type of way. Think about the colors that would be contrasting shades to your hair color, and try putting them up next to your hair-you’ll likely notice that your hair color is really heightened.
Work with the Undertone
Another way to use colors to complement your hair color is to work with the undertone of your hair color. As we mentioned above, you’re going to need to have a solid understanding of what your hair’s undertone color is to do this. Once you know your hair color’s undertone you can work with the undertone of clothes and makeup to complement your hair color. Not sure what we mean? If your hair color is warm, wearing colors that also have a warm undertone is going to complement and highlight your hair color really beautifully. Anytime you wear something in that same warm undertone it’s going to bring your hair color different dimension since the undertone of the color is matching your hair color. For example, if a brunette has a lot of warm undertone to their locks wearing navy is going to complement their hair really well.