Skin tone is unique and sometimes confusing. After all, it seems as if the summer season produces darker skin colors than the winter season. But the truth is that skin tone doesn’t change. Each person is born with a particular tone and generally, the types of tones are categorized into two genres: light (or cool) and dark (or warm). If you’re unsure of what category you fall under there are a few general characteristics that define light skin tones. People with light skin tones typically have veins that appear blue or green in the sunlight. In addition, people with light skin tones often burn easily or have a hard time tanning. It’s important to note that skin tone and skin color are not the same. It is possible to have dark skin and a light skin tone, and vice versa. If you fall under the “cool tone” category, then follow these simple tips for choosing the best jewelry colors to complement your skin.
Platinum jewelry is the number one complementary color for people with light skin tones. The coloring of platinum brings out the blue undertones of light skin tones and creates a cohesive appearance. Choosing jewelry that complement your skin tone often involves tapping into the subconscious or even unnoticeable part an outfit or ensemble. In many ways, skin tone creates an overall feeling or aesthetic for each person, and it’s important to recognize the importance of the “feeling” created. By choosing jewelry (and clothes) that complements your skin tone, you are ultimately creating a cohesive and aesthetically pleasing look.
Although somewhat predictable, cool skin tones look best with cool colors. Cool colors include blues, pinks, purples, and reds. By choosing cool colors, jewelry is able to contrast against the skin tone and add an element of excitement to your outfit. Also, by choosing the right color of jewelry for your skin tone, your skin is able to look its best. Gemstone colors that are not complementary can cause skin to look washed out or even unhealthy. However, complementary colors cause skin to look lush, radiant, and healthy. Although skin tone is an important factor, it’s also important to choose colors that you feel comfortable in. After all, nothing is more attractive than confidence.