Reader Fins asked: To my question: I have grey streaks in what used to be very dark brown hair, and I have noticed that the hair looks more grey when I wear the greyer end of colours such as mauve or cocoa, whereas with mid-intensity blues or with aquas or dark charcoal my hair looks darker. I think all of those colours bring out my skin/eye colour and contrast. For best results, should a person hold off on wearing the greyer shades until they’re very grey themselves? I think I need to go back and study the contrast and complementary business!
The answer – colours that are complementary will intensify the colour they are next to, which is why in yesterdays post on intensity in the picture of simultaneous contrast, the orange dot looked brightest next to the blue. Orange and blue are complementary on the colour wheel.
- Brown hair wear your blues
- Blonde hair – wear your purples
- Red hair – wear your greens
- Blue eyes – wear your oranges (warm) or reds/pinks (cool)
- Green eyes – wear reds and burgundy and red/violets
- Brown eyes – wear blue