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Clothing colours that compliment grey hair

Date: 05 Feb, 2022

Whether you have been dedicated to your grey hair journey for years or have made the silver switch just recently – it’s important you know what compliments the hairstyle effortlessly and what you might want to avoid. 

Even if you’re still thinking of it, it’s actually very interesting to know! Grey hair is, of course, a true magic of nature and it by any means does not indicate a certain age anymore. Let’s leave that out-dated stereotype behind!

Grey hair is grace, it’s power and effortlessly chic elegance.

As with every change of hairstyle and especially hair colour, it might require some revision in your wardrobe. Even if you made the change from, for example, blonde to brunette or vice versa, some colours or particular styles of clothing might not suit you anymore.

When going grey it might be that some colours in clothing just make you look kind of dull or washed out which isn’t something you would prefer perhaps.

Well, we have to make a disclaimer, even though it’s probably clear where we stand – it is not by any means a set of rules you have to obey. If these colours do not suit your grey hair because of it’s undertone or you just hate wearing the colours we mention – do whatever you are comfortable with and find to work for YOUR body type, colour of the skin and hair etc..

Now, let’s dive in!

All White Everything

There are many ladies (including myself at times) that much rather wear neutral, muted tones and avoid pretty much any bright colours. Except for an occasional red lip, of course!

Sticking to white, black and navy is a perfect way to play it safe, but still look stunning, bringing the attention to your lovely grey hair. 

When choosing the whites, it is advised to lean towards pure white instead of creamy, off-white shades. Why, you might ask… the whites that have a yellow undertone might bring out the yellow in your hair, making it a rather different tone you had intended it to. 

It also, needless to say, depends on the type of colour tones that suit you best de facto. Do you wear silver or gold jewellery? Would you look better in a navy jumper or an orange one?

Again, nothing should be too certain! Play around and don’t follow ALL the rules you read online. Sometimes it’s better to let your inner feelings (or compliments from your loved ones) guide you. What do you feel most beautiful in? 

Blueish Green & Greyish Green

These tones will work for both, pure silvers and salt & pepper ladies. Such cool tones will surely help your hair steal the show whilst making you look fresh and radiant.

It’s also a choice that will work with many different skin tones, which is always lovely, in my opinion.

Want to add some drama? A berry lip colour or some blush (or both!) of the same tone will contribute to an outstanding appearance!

Talking about drama…

Bright red doesn’t always have to stay on your nails and lips. Yes, I’m talking to myself primarily.

It’s time we stop being so afraid of standing out and making a statement. It’s actually much more that just a piece of clothing you wear, it’s a language with which you speak to the world non-verbally. 

It’s powerful, yet offsets grey hair in a truly beautiful way.

Lilacs

There are known suggestions for silver ladies to avoid pastels since they might have a tendency to make the grey complexion appear dull and tasteless.

However! I do not agree. In my very personal opinion, lavender looks beautiful on silver-haired ladies! It’s just so feminine, so soft and truly beautiful. 

Think of periwinkle colour! Now, isn’t that stunning in the form of a dress or a light cardigan?

So we really are the ones who set the rules, ok.

Will you Berry me?

Grey hair paired with vibrant and rich berry tones is pure magic. Try it yourself! A light coat or a jumper in raspberry shade will be your best friend this spring. Ooops, I did say spring! There is no turning back!

These tones will deepen your hair tone and serve as a powerful move without being too much, you know. We sometimes want to be bold, but there is a fine line to appearing a bit too pushy or arrogant. 

All The Blues

You can’t go wrong with jewel tones if you have grey hair, so all the royal blues will make it pop!

If you prefer lighter shades, some beautiful denim jackets will work or perhaps a more subtle dusty blue colour.

Pinks

Same as the blue! It’s better to choose a very bright tone or opt for a cooler, more muted tone. It completely depends on your complexion and taste.

Rose gold is also considered to be a flattering choice for grey-haired ladies. Its warm undertone helps add colour to your complexion, adding some richness to your skin tone as well. But since it's still metallic, the hue won't wash you out like other warm tones might.  

A very lovely option for a dinner with friends, especially in spring and summer!

Black

I thought I’ll round everything up with a legendary classic. In every woman’s wardrobe will you find something black and it is so for a reason! 

What a beautiful contrast the black creates against your naturally or coloured grey locks. It serves as a bold backdrop for your grey strands and let’s be honest – with this combination you truly can’t go wrong!

In case you feel a bit lost in an all-black outfit, consider some vibrant blush, a pop of colour on the lips or accessories of your choice. A very easy, yet elegant look!

All in all, playing with different colours and their undertones might feel overwhelming when transitioning to grey hair, but once you’ll get a grip of it, you’ll never look back!

All the photos used are from Grece Ghanam’s Instagram. Now, doesn’t she prove that every colour can look good with grey hair?!

There are so many more colours/tones that compliment grey hair! Grey and beige for a stylish monochromatic look, olive green for a bold spring look and more and more.

Grey hair is the most beautiful feature we can learn to finesse! Feel free to share what works (or doesn’t) for you! 

I would also appreciate some suggestions for further blog posts as I would love to write about something you really care about or want to know more of!

Kate

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Pat Kennedy
Pat Kennedy

08 Apr, 2022

I loved these colors. Don’t have grey hair but have blonde (to cover the grey). These color choices I would never have thought of but are striking on the model.

Susi Talkington
Susi Talkington

05 Feb, 2022

I’m so glad that SOMEONE is discussing color! Somehow the world has gotten stuck into black so this was refreshing to see. However, a lifelong blonde who is going white, your advice doesn’t work. I look ghostly in white, but lovely in a winter white. I look great in green, but ghastly in red as it makes me look like a tomato. Blue anything is fabulous, as is black, but deliver me from brown. You get the picture. But thank you so much for bringing back color! We all need it, especially as our hair color changes.

Kristie Spradling
Kristie Spradling

05 Feb, 2022

Oh shame on you! You forgot to be considerate to the entire world. I thought it was good information though.

Jane Chupco
Jane Chupco

05 Feb, 2022

Enjoyed this information about colors, I don’t have very dramatic coloring so tend to stay away from reds and blacks. I feel a bit self-conscious not having the face coloring to bring out the full beauty of these colors to do them justice also I am not very good at picking items such as scarfs and other accessories to compliment them. Thank you for this good article.

Chris
Chris

05 Feb, 2022

I totally love all the color you mentioned. I grew my hair out gray a year ago & still experimenting with colors. I found all those colors look best & compliment my skin tone. Thank you!

Janet Wheeler
Janet Wheeler

05 Feb, 2022

My skin color and hair and goes best with the red orange I get complements on the color of my hair the blue-color reds do not work

Susan cipolla
Susan cipolla

05 Feb, 2022

Really loved the blog on color!

Sharon JEWELL
Sharon JEWELL

05 Feb, 2022

I totally agree with Valerie in the above comment. But thank you. Love your blog.

valerie hofstetter
valerie hofstetter

05 Feb, 2022

these are lovely pictures of beautiful women. BUT would it hurt to show women of color and women who are a little chubby?? not all women of a certain age are model thin, but are a little bigger and still beautiful, vibrant women.

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