There are a lot of different tones of blonde and brunette but generally they can be put in two groups which are – warm and cool tones. How to choose the right hair tone? Obviously if you have warm skin tone you choose warm, if cool then cool hair tone. But how to know what skin tone you have?
How to choose the right hair tone? Find out your skin tone.
Here are 6 ways of testing your skin tone.
Warm or cool skin tone test: White piece of paper
Just put a white piece of paper to your face when it has no make-up on. If your skin seems to be rosy, pink or blueish red then you have cool skin tone. If your skin seems to be yellowish or sallow beside the piece of white paper, then you have a warm skin tone. If your skin seems to be gray, your skin most likely has an olive complexion with a neutral undertone.
Warm or cool skin tone test: Vein color
Just look at your veins on the inside of your wrists while being in natural light, for example – by the window. If your veins look blue or purple – you have a cool skin tone. If your veins look green – you have a warm skin tone. If you are not really sure if your veins look green or blue you might have neutral skin tone.
Warm or cool skin tone test: Your relationship with the sun
If for you to get a tan is very easy and you barely ever get sun burns, you probably have a warm or neutral skin tone. If your skin usually gets burned and doesn’t get very tan, most likely you have a cool skin tone. This is in most cases true. But there are some women with very dark skin and don’t get sunburns easily, but still have a cool skin tone. So, don’t lean on this test only.
Warm or cool skin tone test: Wardrobe check
Another way of how to choose the right hair tone by finding out your skin tone is by checking your wardrobe. Most likely you already know your skin tone, because you like certain colors and notice in which color clothes you look and feel the best. If you like a little color in your wardrobe and have blond hair. Than most likely you like a little color in your hair as well. And colorfull blonde ombre variations are no strangers to you.
Warm or cool skin tone test: Jewelry
The same as with wardrobe, the metal of your favorite jewelry also can tell about your skin tone. If you usually wear silver or white gold jewelry, you have cool skin tone. If you like gold jewelry you have warm skin tone. If you usually wear both and have not noticed the difference, I suggest you to put silver or white gold accessory on one hand and gold on other. Compare and you will see which jewelry looks best on your skin.
Warm or cool skin tone test: eye color
If you have amber, hazel or brown eyes, most likely you have warm skin tone. If you have grey, green or blue eyes you are most likely cool toned.
Warm, cool and neutral tones
Neutral tones have no intense overtones and are great for most women who are either warm or cool skin-toned.
Warm tones usually reflect light and look bright. There are red, yellow and orange undertones to give that vibrant and bright hue. As I said before these tones will suit the best on women who have tan or olive skin and green or brown eyes.
Cool tones, even if they are the lightest level colors look darker than they are. That is because also like blue and violet colors, they absorb the light as appose to warm tones. If you are cool-toned blonde silver blonde will look great on you.
Also, have you noticed that some hair colors have the word “platinum” or “ash” in theme? Hair colors like that are cool-toned. If the name of the hair color has the words “golden” or “mahogany” that means that they are warm-toned.