Saree Colours for Different Skin Tones - Fair, Light, Wheatish & Dark
We all love colours and coming to sarees there is a myriad of colours you can choose from. Often you would have purchased a beautiful coloured saree that didn’t look as good as you expected it to be. The reason is that the colour of the saree didn’t complement your skin’s undertone. This blog does not endorse skin colour stereotypes that disregard the rationale behind why some colours don’t blend with some skin tones, rather it is a guide to how choosing colours according to your underlying skin tone can make you glow differently.
Check out the 11 best saree colour combinations that you must try your hands on!
Different Skin Tones and Skin Undertones
Skin tone and skin undertone are two important factors to consider when it comes to choosing the right saree colour.
Skin tone is the natural colour of one's skin, which is determined by the amount of melanin. There are three primary skin tones: light, fair, wheatish, and dark.
Skin undertones, on the other hand, refer to the subtle colour that lies underneath the surface of the skin. There are primarily three types of skin undertones: cool, warm, and neutral. Cool undertones have a pink or bluish tint, warm undertones have a yellow or golden hue, and neutral undertones have a mix of both.
You can determine your skin undertone by looking at the veins on your wrist. If the veins appear blue, you have a cool undertone, and if they appear green, you have a warm undertone. If they look colourless, you have a neutral undertone.
Best Saree Colours for Different Skin Tones
There are some colours that you need to have at the top of your list according to your skin undertones. Let’s see the saree colours that best suit different skin undertones.
Saree Colours for Dark Skin
People with dark skin tone have a lot of colours that suit them which includes shades of maroon, red, blue, gold, yellow, magenta and green. People with dark skin tones can have a cool or warm undertone. Hence, choosing the perfect saree colour that suits dark skin tones should be based on the kind of undertone one has and try shades that do not blend with your undertones.
1. Bold Purple
This bold purple saree with gold jewellery is a stunning choice. The contrast between the deep, rich purple hue and the warm undertones of the skin creates a striking and dramatic effect. Purple colour is associated with royalty and luxury, making it an excellent choice for formal occasions like weddings and parties.
2. Pale Beige
This pale beige saree complements the dark skin tone beautifully by creating a subtle, elegant, and refined contrast. The colour beige is a neutral colour that pairs well with a wide range of other colours, making it a versatile choice for a variety of occasions. A pale beige saree is an understated and sophisticated choice that can be worn with confidence by someone with a dark skin tone.
3. Teal Green
This gorgeous teal green saree accentuates the dark skin tone and throws a glow on the skin. The rich green hue with blue undertones creates a beautiful contrast that enhances the natural beauty of the skin. When paired with gold jewellery or other metallic accents, a green saree can be an excellent choice for special occasions.
4. Vivid White
This white saree looks stunning with the contrast between the warm undertones of the skin and the crisp, cool whiteness of the saree being incredibly striking. While some people may shy away from wearing a white colour saree, it is a colour that can be worn with confidence by someone with a dark skin tone. A slightly warmer, creamier shade of white can be a great choice for someone with a dark skin tone.
Saree Colours for Wheatish Skin
Wheatish skin tone refers to people with a mixed complexion of yellow and brown. Most Indian fall under this skin tone. And people with wheatish skin tones mostly have warm undertones. Colours with deeper hues are a perfect choice for a wheatish skin tone. Colours like blue, turquoise, orange, emerald green, neon and metallic grey shades elevate the skin tone.
5. Electric Blue
This electric blue saree is absolutely stunning. The bright bluish hue creates a remarkable contrast making it a great choice for someone who wants to make a statement with their saree. Electric blue sarees are particularly beautiful when paired with silver or white jewellery, which can help to balance out the boldness of the colour.
6. Emerald Green
Emerald green is a luxurious and timeless colour. Look at how beautiful it is on wheatish skin tones. An emerald-green saree is an excellent choice for formal occasions, particularly when paired with gold or silver jewellery.
7. Metallic Silver
This metallic silver saree is a modern and glamorous choice for wheatish skin tones. The silver metallic fabric catches the light in a way that creates a beautiful shimmering effect. It can be paired with a variety of jewellery and accessories. A metallic silver saree is a great choice for formal occasions, particularly when paired with silver or diamond jewellery.
8. Bronze Orange
This bronze orange saree is a beautiful and unique choice for wheatish skin tones. The warm, earthy tones of bronze and orange create a beautiful radiance on the skin. A bronze-orange saree is a great choice for festive occasions, particularly when paired with gold or bronze jewellery.
Saree Colours for Light Skin
Light skin toned people can either have a warm or cool undertone. The best saree colour shades that suit women with light skin are olive, light pink, royal blue, green, yellow, dark grey, and tan. Black and white suit well for light skin with a warm undertone and darker shades of blue, grey, brown, green, burgundy and purple work well for light skin with a cool undertone.
This burgundy saree is a timeless and elegant choice that can be particularly stunning on a light skin tone. The deep, rich hue of burgundy can create a beautiful contrast against lighter skin tones, enhancing the natural radiance and glow of the skin. The combination of burgundy and metallic accents can create a look that is both sophisticated and glamorous.
10. Stellar Black
This stellar black saree is a sophisticated and chic choice for a light skin tone. The stark contrast between black and light skin creates a striking and dramatic effect that enhances the natural radiance of the skin.
11. Royal Blue
A royal blue saree is a stunning and regal choice that can be particularly flattering on a light skin tone. The rich, deep hue of royal blue creates an attractive contrast against lighter skin tones, enhancing the natural radiance and glow of the skin.
12. Hot Pink
This hot pink saree is a bold choice that looks aesthetic on a light skin tone. The bright and vibrant hue of hot pink adds natural radiance and glow to the skin. A pink saree is a great choice for festive occasions and celebrations, particularly when paired with gold or silver jewellery.
Saree Colours for Fair Skin
Fair skin tones usually have a pinkish or reddish undertone. Several colours are complementary to fair skin, such as soft pastels, light blues, greens, pink, peaches, corals, and reds. Lighter shades of gold and silver are also great options. Avoid bright or neon colours, as they can clash with the cool undertones of fair skin.
13. Pastel Green
This pastel green saree is a subtle and sophisticated choice for a fair skin tone. The soft and muted hue of pastel green can complement the lightness of a fair skin tone without overwhelming it, creating a gentle and understated look. A pastel green saree is a great choice for daytime events and occasions, especially when paired with delicate jewellery and natural makeup.
14. Bright Yellow
This bright yellow saree looks extremely beautiful with the bright and vibrant hue of yellow creating a beautiful contrast against light skin tone. Yellow is a colour that is associated with energy, happiness, and positivity, making it a great choice for festive occasions and celebrations. When paired with gold or silver jewellery, a bright yellow saree can create a look that is both playful and glamorous.
15. Brilliant Red
This brilliant red saree is bold and captivating with the energetic and intense hue of red creating a beautiful contrast against fair skin. A red saree is a timeless and classic choice for any occasion and can be paired with any jewellery.
16. Glossy Gold
This glossy gold saree is a luxurious and elegant choice that looks stunning on fair skin. The shimmering and reflective quality of gold creates a beautiful and luminous effect on fair skin, enhancing the natural radiance and glow of the skin. A gold saree is a great choice for formal occasions, particularly when paired with gold or diamond jewellery.
Choosing the right saree colour according to your skin tone is essential to enhance your beauty and elevate your overall look. It is crucial to understand one's skin tone and choose saree colours that complement these undertones. Visit our website or Tulsi Silks' offline store to check out sarees that not only complement you but help you carry the heritage of Indian culture with elegance and grace.
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