How to Style Colour Depending on Your Hair and Skin Tone

It may or may not come as a surprise that the basis for any beautiful wardrobe of clothes is colour. It is a breath of fresh air when you wake up in the morning and have a whole collection of different coloured clothing to choose from that can be mixed and matched together to create stunning outfits.

As the founder of Colour and Image Academy with over twenty years of experience, I am extremely passionate when it comes to providing personal styling for a whole host of clients, allowing them feel great and look their absolute best.

It can sometimes be a bit overwhelming and sometimes confusing working out which colours work best for your unique skin tone, hair, and eye colour.

Carry on reading to see how adding colour to your wardrobe doesn’t have to be scary, and that with the help of my personal styling services in Cork, you will be feeling confident with colour in no time.

Where to Start

As a personal stylist, my first point of call when it comes to creating colourful outfits is analysing my client’s skin tone, hair and eye colour.

Different tones can be placed into one of the 3 categories:

  • Depth – light or dark.
  • Clarity – soft blended tones or sharp electric shades.
  • Undertone – can be warm (yellow based) or cool (blue based).


The ultimate goal as a personal stylist and shopper is to choose items of clothing that will enhance your natural colouring.

Whether you have light hair with light eyes, dark hair and dark eyes, or a warm or cool complexion, there are colour combinations out there that will accentuate your natural beauty and allow your features to truly pop.

Choosing Your Colours

During your personal colour consultation, I will give you expert analysis and recommendations on making the correct colour choices, thereby helping you to avoid costly styling dilemmas, Ensuring you choose items of clothing and colour combinations that complement your unique colouring.

For example, a client with blonde hair, brown eyes with skin that tans easily, I will recommend colours that are muted and soft with a warm undertone. Colours such as rust, mauve and teal. You will get a wallet with anywhere from 36 to 42 swatches of fabrics, in all the right shades to take with you shopping.

Conversely, if you have dark hair, dark eyes and warm skin tone, I suggest staying clear of icy shades and instead choose deep warm tones such as golden yellows, warmer olives and rich chocolate browns.

Of course, it goes without saying that if you want to wear a certain colour because it makes you feel great, go for it! Don’t obsess over choosing the ‘right’ colours too much, as this will take the joy out of getting dressed in the morning. Perhaps inject your favourite colour in as an accessory.

There are many combinations of tones that you will categorise yourself with. Book your consultation with me today, and I will professionally analyse your colouring and help choose clothing that will allow you to look truly stunning.

Which Celebrity Do You Categorise Yourself With? Find out Here

Working in personal styling, I often take a lot if inspiration from celebrity looks. Take a look at these celebrities, and which colour categories I have placed them into, summarised in a blog post for RSVP.

Here you will receive a brief insight into what colours I would use to style them in, based on their hair, eyes and skin tone.

Get to Know Your Colours with a Personal Styling Session

When you book your session with me at the Colour and Image Academy, we will begin with colour analysis, which will allow me to choose your clothing and accessories that work with your natural colouring combination.

To find out more about colour analysis, checkout my blog post for RSVP.

To book a personal styling consultation in Cork, or to find our more about any of the fashion services I provide, get in touch.

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