One of the most common reasons people reach out to me is because they’re having professional headshots done and want to know what color to wear so here are
the best colors for headshots.
I reiterate this point all the time: there are certain neutral colors that look good on almost everyone.
These colors are neutral meaning they’re neither warm not cool–no orange/yellow undertones (warm) or blue/pink undertones (cool).
Light, Soft, Deep and Clear people can wear these colors freely.
I wrote all about it in my post called The Five Colors That Look Good On Everyone. Read it here.
Ladies do need to keep their makeup colors in mind. A truly neutral makeup look will look good with the five colors but once you get into the blues, you need to go more cool (silver, gray). If you wear orange or yellow, you need to go more warm (gold, red).
I look good in any color. You can, too!
For the full scoop plus a pretty entertaining video, check out this post.
If you’re wondering why I’m only suggesting solids, it’s because prints are so tricky. Not only do you need a print with the right colors, there’s contrast and scale to consider. So I recommend sticking to solid colors when it counts.
Color recommendations for each Dominant Color Category
If you want a truly customized color recommendation, Discover Your Signature Color here.
Every Color Code has “pop” colors. These are the colors that make your complexion POP! They’re my most common Signature Colors as well. These colors bring out your eyes and make your skin glow.
They’re also what I recommend as your best colors for headshots.
Sapphire blue, pink, lavender, turquoise.
Purple, persimmon, red, royal blue.
Butter yellow, teal blue, coral, mint green.
Bright purple, clear red, sunny yellow, hot pink.
Rust, butterscotch, copper, turquoise.
Rust, butterscotch and copper are quite similar (and can get boring) so I’m adding a moss green and purple as possibilities.
Ocean blue, royal purple, red, soft pink.
I’m adding silver/gray as well.
I hope these colors for your headshots helped you!
If you need a more personalized recommendation, email me about how I can help. firstname.lastname@example.org
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