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Colour Theory: Do You Have A Cool Or Warm Undertone?

Ever wondered why some shades look better on you than others even if they are almost the same colour? Chances are, the colours that don't look as flattering on you clash with the undertones of your skin. 

While skin tones refers to the surface colour of your skin, undertones refer to the subtle hues underneath the surface. Common skin tones are: fair, medium, and tan. Most people are one of three undertones: Warm, Cool, or Neutral. To find out which undertone you have, take our short quiz below!

As a bonus to this blog post, we've also created a guide below for you to learn more about the colours that will suit you, so you’ll always know how to look your best!

Reya Two Layer Bodycon Nursing Dress


If you are warm-tone and still love cool hues, opt for warmer versions of the cool colour families like olive or pistachio! Check out Reya Two Layer Bodycon Nursing Dress (Pistachio).

If you are cool-tone, your best colours are on the opposite end of the spectrum as those with warm-tones! You’ll never go wrong with cool colours like navy! Check out Reya Two Layer Bodycon Nursing Dress (Navy).

Haley Bodycon Pleated Hem Nursing Dress

If you are warm-tone, take inspiration from the warm end of the spectrum! Opt for reds, camel and rusty tones! Check out Haley Bodycon Pleated Hem Nursing Dress (Maroon).

If you are cool-tone, the blue brings out the cool undertone in your skin, while the coral pleats of this dress does a great job balancing off the entire look! Check out Haley Bodycon Pleated Hem Nursing Dress (Navy).

Elodie Ribbed Nursing Dress

If you are warm-tone, orange/yellow colour, which has the same warm/golden undertone as your own, will flatter you the best! Check out Elodie Ribbed Nursing Dress (Yellow).

If you are cool-tone, good news for you! You’ll be able to pull off pastel shades like baby/powder blue, lilacs and light pinks, which will complement your cool undertones perfectly! Check out Elodie Ribbed Nursing Dress (Blue).

Hana Frills Nursing Top 

If you are warm-tone, the best colour on you are rich reflections of nature! You’ll look great with a ivory, beige or brown top like this! Check out Hana Frills Nursing Top (Beige).

If you are cool-tone, cooler and jewel-toned colours such as emerald, blue and ruby does best to flatter your undertone! Check out Hana Frills Nursing Top (Green).

If you are neutral-toned: 

Congrats! You're one of the lucky few that can rock basically any colour. Use this to your advantage and experiment with different colours and shades.

Of course, these are not hard and fast rules that everyone must follow. These suggestions are here to act as guideline on what generally works. Remember, colour theory should never be about what colours you can and can’t wear – it’s more about selecting the shade that will best flatter you! At the end of the day, the only rule to follow is to put on what makes you feel confident and comfortable!

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