Wearing a colored hijab is tricky, because unlike other clothing items, it’s right there framing your face -which is why we usually rely on our faithful neutrals. But even the wrong neutral could make you look tired, ashy, or washed out. We’re here to help you pick the best hijab color that would perfectly fit your skin color.
To determine what colors -or more specifically, shades of a color- suit you best, you need to first find out your skin undertone. We all fall into one of three categories: warm (yellowish), cool (bluish/pinkish), and neutral.
How to Find Out Your Undertone
There isn’t a definitive method, but here are some ways to help you find out if it’s not already obvious to you.
1- If you spend some time in the sun, do your cheeks get bronze and sun-kissed or do they turn pink? if your face gets an all-over glow with rosy cheeks you’re most likely to be a neutral..
2- What kind of jewelry suits your coloring better, silver or gold? If both suit you fine, you’re probably neutral..
3- Check the veins on your wrist. If they’re blue you’re cool, if they’re green you’re warm, and if they’re purple you’re neutral.
Choosing Hijab Shades for Your Skin Tone
Best Hijab Colors for Brown or Warm Skin
The best colors to flatter you are -obviously- warm colors. You’re one of the people who can pull off mustard yellow, gold, and almost every shade of orange. This doesn’t mean you can’t wear cool colors, just choose them in warmer shades, think teal and olive green. Your neutrals are taupe, chocolate, cream, latte, and warm beige. Stay away from icy shades, neons, and true cools. Royal blue and emerald green are the enemies, and silver or true grey will make you look super tired.
Best Hijab Colors for Light or Cool Skin
You’re the queen of blue and green (this rhymed!), but you can also experiment with colors from the warm family given that -you guessed it- they are cooler shades; think bubble pink and cherry red. Your neutrals are white, grey, navy, and any neutral that is greyed out. Stay away from orange and yellow, they will make you look ashy and washed out.
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Best Hijab Colors for Neutral Skin
It was probably hard to find out your skin tone, but things get easier from here on. Most colors are flattering to you if you choose a medium shade that’s neither too cool nor too warm. Peach, dusty pinks, placid blue, soft lavender, pastel yellow, jade green, etc. are all colors that look great on you. Your neutrals are off-white, grey, taupe, and blush pinks. Stay away from anything shockingly bright, instead use a softer shade like a pastel or a non-true color (think brick red instead of vibrant red).