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What is colour analysis theory?

Colour analysis theory is based on the concept that individuals have either warm, cool, or neutral undertones in their skin. Determining your undertone can guide you in selecting the most flattering colours for your clothes, makeup, and even jewellery.

Finding your undertone

Check your veins

Examine the colour of your veins - if they look blue/ purple you have a cool undertone, if they look green then you have a warm undertone and if they look green and blue or green and purple then you have a neutral undertone.

How does your skin react to sun?

If your skin tends to burn under the sun light, you have a cool undertone, if your skin tans easily, you have a warm undertone, and if your skin burns and tans, then you have a neutral undertone.

Test with a white shirt or dress

If your skin looks rosy in a white shirt or dress then you have a cool undertone, if it looks yellow-ish, you have a warm undertone and if you don’t see any difference, then you have a neutral undertone.

Warm Tones

If you have warm undertones, your skin has a yellow or golden hue. Warm-toned individuals typically look radiant in jewellery metals with warm undertones, such as gold, brass, and copper. These metals enhance the warmth in your complexion, creating a harmonious and glowing effect. Opt for gold necklaces, bracelets, or earrings to complement your warm-toned skin beautifully.

Cool Tones

On the other hand, if you have cool undertones, your skin might have a pink, blue, or red undertone. Cool-toned individuals tend to shine in jewellery metals with cool undertones, such as silver, platinum, and white gold. These metals provide a contrast to your skin's undertones, creating an elegant and sophisticated look. Consider wearing silver-based jewellery pieces like rings, pendants, or bracelets to enhance your cool complexion.

Neutral Tones

For those lucky individuals with neutral undertones, you have the flexibility to wear a wide range of jewellery metals. With a balanced mix of warm and cool undertones, both gold and silver-based metals can flatter your skin beautifully. Experiment with mixed metal pieces or choose jewellery with unique designs that combine both warm and cool elements. Embrace your versatility and explore various options to find the perfect match.

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