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8 colours that look fantastic on Indian skin

For a wardrobe as colourful as your love life

By Rochelle Pinto  January 3rd, 2017

Confession: I don’t like black. It’s unfussy, forgiving and looks good on everyone, exactly the qualities that make it so damn boring. Entering a party and seeing an assembly line of black cocktail dresses depresses my inner aesthete, especially when the wearers have the kind of bronze, sun-kissed skin that could carry off any number of delicious hues in the colour spectrum.

Resorting to blending in with black when you can stop traffic in vermillion or start a conversation with chartreuse just feels like a cheap cop out, a sartorial surrender.    

From electric blue and brick to olive and gunmetal, allow us to expand your fashion vocabulary — and your street (style) smarts.

8 colours that suit Indian skin

Rani pink

An Indian bride's trousseau isn't complete without this eye-popping shade, but it's just as captivating reimagined in a 50's silhouette. 

Electric blue

There's nothing demure about Rimzim Dadu's metallic masterpiece in a colour so brilliant, you can spot it from a mile away. 


A personal favourite, this shade is as polarising as wasabi nuts and Donald Trump. But look at Padma Lakshmi's caramel curves poured into chartreuse silk and tell us if you're still a hater.


To be matched with kohl-rimmed eyes and chunky accessories. 


When your outfit needs to shine as bright as your personality...  


For a star as influential as Kajol, only a shade as evocative as crimson would do.   

Burnished gold

Good for showing off Goa tans and sculpted collar bones.   


Halfway between brown and red, this autumnal shade adds warmth to the skin.