7 stylish colour combinations that look amazing on Indian skin


7 stylish colour combinations that look amazing on Indian skin

Go bold this season

By Shweta Gandhi  August 18th, 2017

If fashion had a rule book, the first one would be to keep away from clashing colours, lest you seem like a carnival attendee. Of late, though, this rule is slipping away, slowly making room for experimentation. Recently spotted at an event, Deepika Padukone wore a courageous combination of red and pink, that immediately set the internet on fire. Meanwhile at Masaba’s recent showcase at Lakmé Fashion Week, models paraded down the runway clad in bright shades from the opposite side of the colour wheel, making us question our existing knowledge of how to match contrasting colours.

Here, we look at some of the boldest colour combinations and how to style it, without looking OTT.

Red and Pink

The trick of styling two of the brightest colours is to keep the jewellery toned down. A clean look will make the colours pop.
As seen on Deepika Padukone. Courtesy: Shaleena Nathani

Fuschia and Bottle Green

These two colours actually work for each other—the bottle green is able to balance the pink without making it appear too loud. Accessorise this look with silver jewellery; pairing a matching pink sling bag also works.
As seen at: Masaba at Lakmé Fashion Week 2017

Bottle Green and Sage Green

This combination is not as risky as red and pink meshed together, and you can play to this strength by adding another colour—golden. Whether it’s golden jewellery or heels, the three colours together will look fabulous.
As seen at: Masaba at Lakmé Fashion Week 2017

Pink and Purple

These two colours probably went hand-in-hand for you when you were growing up, but were the first ones to be kicked out of your wardrobe when you entered your '20s. Well, it’s time to bring them back—offset the two colours with black to achieve a stunning look.
As seen on: Amrita Puri

White and Emerald

White is a quintessential colour, thankfully, which lets you play with any other bold colour. For this look, minimal oxidised silver jewellery will make the two colours really pop.
As seen on: Rasika Dugal

Mustard and Black

These two can often go wrong, and if you don’t want to end up resembling a taxi, keep your footwear neutral. Oh, and your make-up, too.
As seen on: Mini Mathur

Orange and Grey

Designer Nikita Mhaisalkar paid homage to her hometown Nagpur (the orange capital of India) by injecting a bright shot of saffron into her other somber colour palette of grey. Striking, and simple.