Colour matching is not a science, but people often get it wrong. Just like navy pairs perfectly with brown, every skin tone has their own set of colours they look best with – and ones they don’t.

We’ve created this guide for you to learn more about the colours that will suit you, so you’ll always know how to look your best.

ADDING COLOUR TO YOUR WARDROBE

Colour has an incredible ability to change or enhance the mood of not only the wearer, but of those around them.

But, as we all know, there isn’t just one shade of red. Women are typically more in-tune with their ‘colour profile’ because of hours spent finding the right shade of foundation or right shade of red lipstick for their complexion. There are dusty reds, maroons, wine-reds, true reds, pinky-reds, orangey-reds… and just as a blue undertone separates the colour from true red, so too does our undertone or level of contrast dictate what type of red looks best on us.

Colour theory should never be about what colours you can and can’t wear – it’s more about selecting the shade that will best flatter your colouring. Fashion rules are mere guidelines, so you don’t have to worry about carrying swatches of your best colours along to the shops! This guide provides suggestions which are not set in stone – while wearing colours that flatter your complexion is always handy, style is a form of self-expression. Remember, the best way to look good in anything is to choose something you feel comfortable in.

HOW TO FIND THE RIGHT COLOURS FOR YOUR SKIN TONE

There are a couple of ways to find which clothes work for your colouring.