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Are your favourite Neutrals as per your skin undertone?

Updated: Aug 21, 2020

Term : neutral colouring...

Basically in broad terms , it is the tints and shades and tones with grey added to it. All colours that are toned down, very subtle, very versatile and act as a base are called neutral colours in our outfit.

Certain blues, blacks, (including greys) wide variety of browns (from ivory to chocolate brown) and whites are standard neutrals. Now even some deeper tones and shades of khakhi green , olive green and burgundy fall into the purview of neutrals.

Word "neutral" in the colour world means neither tipping on cool side nor warm side too much on the colour wheel. Yet there is nothing as a complete neutral. Most of them do have an underlying undertone of yellow or blue.

There are neutrals that are better suited for individuals with warmer skin undertones and neutrals for individuals with cooler skin undertones.


Once you know your undertones, your choices become much more clearer and mix and match of separates become easier.

Any neutral that is having underlying yellow hue is a warmer neutral. Eg. Teal blue, bark brown, khakhi green.


Any neutral having an underlying blue hue are cooler neutrals. Eg. Blue-violet, chocolate brown and hunter green. 

It does not mean that you can wear only neutrals with your undertone. Every hue has a warmer and a cooler side. eg. Aqua blue is a warmer blue whereas cobalt blue is a cooler blue. Similarly tomato red is a warmer red but cherry red is a cooler red.

For individuals with warm undertone

Similarly, you can wear warmer neutrals and also warmer end of cooler neutrals. Here in the image, blues are shown which are generally considered cooler neutral but you can have warmer blues too!

For individuals with cool undertone

If you are having cool undertones, you can wear cooler neutrals and also the cooler end of warmer neutrals. Eg Caramel brown is a warmer brown but a chocolate brown is a cooler brown!

Remember there are no set rules for warm and cool hues in neutrals. Every colour is warm or cool in comparison to the other colour at the same time each colour can definitely be defined as warm neutral or a cool one.


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