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The Best Colors To Wear In Photos

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Dec 10, 2018
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Choosing what colors to wear in photos can be difficult, especially if your wardrobe is limited or you’re not used to having your picture taken. Nonetheless, by following these tips, you can choose colors which work for you and achieve the effect you’re going for. So, what are universally agreed to be the best colors to wear in photos?

Black or dark hues

Black and dark colors are known for being slimming. This is because they mask any shadows, lumps, or bumps which may be under an outfit. Black is also a dramatic choice which often carries an authoritative quality to it. If you want to make yourself look slim, powerful, and strong, blacks and dark colors are often a good choice, especially when contrasted with a lighter background. Just make sure that you don’t overdo it: You don’t want to look like you’re going to a funeral or dressing for Halloween!

Vibrant colors

Vibrant hues, such as brights reds, yellows, and blues, can make for a really visually striking photograph. Donning a vivid hue can make you look more bold and interesting in your photos, but they aren’t right for everyone. Typically, people with darker skin tones can pull off vibrant colors better than people with paler complexions, who can look washed out and lifeless when wearing bright colors that don’t suit them.

Earthy tones

Earthy tones are among the best colors to wear in photos. This is because they tend to suit a wide range of skin tones and complexions, looking just as good on pale people as they do on darker-skinned folks. Earthy tones are great if you’re going for a more casual vibe in your photo—they are not striking, yet they are pleasing to the eye due to their natural qualities. Speaking of earthy tones and natural colors, why not check out our blog on how to make fall photos pop?

Block colors

It’s often a good idea to avoid patterns for photographs, as they can make the photo appear busy and distracting. If you must wear patterns, try sticking to classic designs like stripes or small polka dots, as anything more intricate is going to draw the viewer’s eye to too many places. If more than one person will be in the photo, try to avoid wearing clothing with multiple patterns. Block colors are best for maximizing the simplicity and aesthetic of a photo.

Marianne is Nixplay’s Web Content Editor. Her hobbies include exploring new places, playing table tennis, and cuddling puppies. Send her a message at marianne.salazar@nixplay.com.

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