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How To Choose The Best Colors For Warm Undertones

If you have warm skin undertones, choosing the right colors can make a significant difference in how you look and feel. In this article, you will be presented with a comprehensive guide to selecting colors that complement warm skin undertones, so you can look and feel your best.

Understanding Warm Skin Undertones

What are Warm Skin Undertones?

Warm skin undertones refer to the yellow, golden, or peachy tones that are present underneath the surface of the skin. Warm skin undertones are often associated with individuals who have a complexion that ranges from light peach to dark golden brown.

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How to Determine if You Have Warm Skin Undertones

There are several ways to determine if you have warm skin undertones. One way is to look at the veins on the underside of your wrist. If they appear green, you likely have warm undertones. Another way is to observe how your skin reacts to sunlight. If it tans easily and rarely burns, you probably have warm undertones.

Colors That Complement Warm Skin Undertones

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Clothing Colors:

When choosing clothing colors, it's essential to consider your skin undertones. Warm skin undertones are best complemented by earthy, warm colors such as olive green, mustard yellow, and burnt orange. Other flattering colors include shades of brown, beige, and cream.

Let's Also Talk About Makeup Colors Really Quick:

Makeup is an excellent way to accentuate warm skin undertones. For foundation, look for shades that have yellow or golden undertones. For blush, opt for warm, peachy tones. For lipstick, choose shades that range from coral to terracotta, when incorporating these color options, you will never lose.

Colors to Avoid

Cool Colors:

It's okay to wear cool colors, neutrals especially. Personally, I find them quite relaxing and very aesthetically pleasing, mainly when I'm in a chill mood. However, always go for colors that compliment, even when they're cool and a little dangerous (from a neutral colors stand point). If you're looking to Color Match and you're not too confident in neutrals or which colors go well together, it's best to stick with warm colors that compliment your undertone. Cool colors, such as icy blues, purples, and pinks, can clash with warm skin undertones and make you look washed out, but you're also free to choose whichever (complimentary) color you feel the most comfortable in. 

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Bright Colors:

Bright colors, such as neon hues or bright yellow, can also be overwhelming for warm skin undertones, and honestly, I don't think neon looks great on anyone unless they're out for a jog in the middle of the night. Instead, you can opt for muted or softer shades that complement your complexion, shades with the same warm undertone work best. Some colors to consider would range from a warm pink, warm red, or a charming gold.

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Choosing the right colors for warm skin undertones can enhance your natural beauty and make you feel confident and stylish. Remember, choose colors that compliment, and stick with warm, earthy colors when selecting clothing and even makeup, also, try to avoid cool or bright colors that can clash with your undertones. With these tips, you can create a wardrobe and beauty routine that is tailored to your unique skin tone. Be sure to checkout our Color Match chart to find your tone while shopping for your next Humble Sportswear™ color matching apparel.

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