One of the questions I get asked most about since changing my hair colour so radically from deep brunette to light blonde, is how have the colours I wear changed.
In a word, black, used to be my go-to dark neutral. Particularly in the 15 years where it was impossible to buy anything in navy (fortunately this is happily now no longer the case). I had a lot in common with black. My colouring – was Dramatic (Cool Deep) and so I had the elements of:
and these are the exact same colour properties of black, which is why it suited me so well. Now my colour properties are:
So black only has 2 of my 3 properties and just isn’t as good. But do you know which neutral does have all of my 3 properties? White – that’s right!
White is my new black.
Since I’ve changed my hair I’ve fallen in love with white. I really enjoy wearing it (and I just don’t get pleasure from wearing my black clothes in the same way anymore). Sure I still wear them in winter (sadly I’m not rich enough to throw them all out and start again). But I do try and keep the black away from my face as much as possible, and I wear it in winter, but not summer. When I do want to wear my black pieces I find that I need to wear more dark eyeliner and eyeshadow to make an element of my face darker to work back with the black.
White also works well with my other mid-toned coloured pieces. My contrast has lowered from high to medium (my eyes are still a darker blue).
It’s a great versatile neutral for me to wear and I feel fresh and vibrant wearing it.
What is your go-to-neutral and why do you love it?