Best Colour for Dark-Skinned

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Finding the best colour for your skin tone is a very difficult business. Articles will ask you to compare your skin to a season or even ask you to examine the colour of veins on your wrist. As such, we wanted to cut through the noise and nail down the specific colours that are the most flattering—making getting ready every day (and going shopping for specific items) a breeze. See the colours below.

Light Yellow

Best colours for skin tone: dark-skinned: Solange Knowles
Pale colours like Solange Knowles’s light yellow ribbed Marques’Almeida outfit stand out against a darker complexion.

Best colours for skin tone: Marques' Almeida Gingham Twill Halterneck Maxi Dress

Sunshine in a dress.


Best colours for skin tone: Lupita Nyong'o
Bold colours like Lupita Nyong’o’s cobalt-blue headscarf look incredible against dark skin. This also reminds us how accessories can make the whole outfit come together.
Best colours for skin tone: Sam Edelman Stanley Slub Satin Mules


Best colours for skin tone: Amandla Stenberg

You know how much we love blazers, and when Amandla Stenberg turned up to the Met Gala in this ruby-red colour jacket, she not only got the right colour for her skin tone she was also on trend. This is flattering whether you knot it or leave it open.

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