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Topic: Colours, colours, colours. What's best with red hair/blue eyes?  (Read 6829 times)
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« on: October 01, 2009 09:00:44 PM »

I have never been the best with colours. I'm making my grad dress this year and I don't have much of an idea for colours yet. I plan to scope out material before, but I have two ideas in mind of colours I wouldn't mind. I have blue eyes and red hair. I'm just wondering how these colours would work. Would they look good? Would they accentuate the colour of my eyes/hair? Or would they just look horrible?

This is my hair colour using natural light with the help of flash. (Best picture I could find, so don't mind the shot. I needed a length shot for something else)

 

And here are the two colours:
First is a blue like this:

 

The second is the purple dress:

 

Any other suggestions of what would look good? I'm looking for a darker colour like those two, not pastels or anything.
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« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2009 09:13:35 PM »

emerald green..... green with red hair like that always looks stunning.....
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« Reply #2 on: October 01, 2009 09:35:20 PM »

Jewel tones. I love a dark-ish teal on red heads with blue eyes. The blue is good because it will make your eyes pop. The purple might be too bright for how bright your hair is already. Try more of a mauve-y eggplant-y purple.

http://shopping.yahoo.com/articles/yshoppingarticles/256/the-4-universally-flattering-clothing-colors/
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« Reply #3 on: October 01, 2009 11:29:15 PM »

Your hair color is truly stunning. I don't know that the blue or purple that you've pictured would look the best on you though. I too love the idea of a rich green or if you'd like to do a purple I second the eggplant. Since you seem rather fair as well I'd definitely stick to a rich deep, jewel color.
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« Reply #4 on: October 02, 2009 05:07:09 AM »

I'm on the green train too!
I love when people with red hair wear green...like poison ivy from Batman!
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« Reply #5 on: October 02, 2009 05:44:55 AM »

Green!  Rich and vibrant!
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« Reply #6 on: October 02, 2009 06:56:20 AM »

I think the blue would be fabulous, and the suggestions for green or teal sound great, too, but then, those are my favorite colors.  My mother (who has red hair) looks great in teal, turquoise, and corals.  She looks ill in black so I'm glad that's not on your list.  I don't think I've ever seen her wear the shade of purple you posted, though.
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« Reply #7 on: October 02, 2009 10:42:03 AM »

I agree with everyone that said green, not Atonement dress green but a rich green, maybe a 'nice' olive. I will go amazingly well with your hair!

Sounds strange but why don't you ask for samples and take photos of them, next to your skin and hair and then pick the one you like best!

Good luck!!
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« Reply #8 on: October 02, 2009 11:00:48 AM »

I also have red hair and blue eyes, and people always like me best in dark teal. Anything in the blue to green range of jewel tones would be great. Also chocolate brown would work. I also love purple, but it isn't the best color on me.
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« Reply #9 on: October 02, 2009 11:23:27 AM »

Jewel tones for sure, but try a really warm and bright cerise/pink - I'm the same colouring as you and it's very flattering on me.
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« Reply #10 on: October 02, 2009 02:09:48 PM »

You can try googling Barbara Meier, she won Germany's Next Topmodel two years ago and has about your hair colour. She was on the cover of the Cosmopolitan in Germany in a purple dress and looked stunning. There are more pictures of her in other dresses in other colours too, maybe this is a help.
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« Reply #11 on: October 02, 2009 07:49:27 PM »

I love the bright blue colour in the first picture you posted!  I have blue eyes too and that colour really makes them pop.  My boyfriend has red hair (although it's blonder than yours) and looks really great in blue, too.  Green also looks fab on red-heads.  Because you're fair, you should probably stear away from pastels (I've made that mistake) but pretty much all jewel tones would look good on you.
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« Reply #12 on: October 02, 2009 08:02:16 PM »

Does it need to be shiny? Just wondering.

I'm a redhead with blue eyes, and I think a green or greenish teal would look great. Your hair is almost too bright for olive, but I think with the right makeup, you'd do very well in black.

Do you have the opportunity to get swatches of various hues to drape yourself in them in daylight and see which colors make your skin tones "sing"?
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« Reply #13 on: October 02, 2009 10:55:09 PM »

I would love to do the sample thing when I get the chance. It's just I won't be able to go material shopping for a while (I live in a tiny town and almost never get into the city) so I'm trying to plan out some of this to get a base idea so I don't take hours and hours to pick a colour.

Thanks for all the help. Smiley
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« Reply #14 on: October 03, 2009 06:46:18 AM »

your hair is lovely. 

Any jewel tones would likely be good on you, You could go with a color matching you eyes and it would look really good.
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« Reply #15 on: October 04, 2009 09:43:38 AM »

An emerald green like this


or the rich blue that you posted would look amazing
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« Reply #16 on: October 04, 2009 11:01:32 AM »

I think you would probably look great in the blue (forget the green!) my reasoning???



As a child I was absolutely OBSESSED with this dress. To this day I'm still mad A) I couldn't just wear it down the street for fun B) I'm not a red head.

Not that you have to wear this dress...but I really thing redheads in that bold blue is fantastic.
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« Reply #17 on: October 04, 2009 01:49:59 PM »

First, your hair is gorgeous!! It's so beautiful, and I think this color would be perfect:
http://www.mamaliz.org/blogs/pinktea/images/TealSilkMerino5.JPG

Of course that's yarn, not a pretty satin or anything, but it was the only image I could find with JUST the right color. Anyways, whatever you choose, I'm sure you'll look fabulous!
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« Reply #18 on: October 04, 2009 03:20:35 PM »

My sis & I are both fair skinned w/red hair - she looks best in warmer greens & I look best in cool royal blues.  My eyes are blue/gray & hers are brown.  We both steer clear of bright purples.
Hope that helps.  Cheesy
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« Reply #19 on: October 04, 2009 06:11:05 PM »

There's no substitute for holding fabric of various colors up to your face and seeing what suits you. Not all redheads look good in the same colors, as IllusionsOfNormal's post points out. I think it's the skin coloring/undertones/whatever that counts the most.

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« Reply #20 on: October 05, 2009 09:31:42 AM »

There's no substitute for holding fabric of various colors up to your face and seeing what suits you. Not all redheads look good in the same colors, as IllusionsOfNormal's post points out. I think it's the skin coloring/undertones/whatever that counts the most.



Yeah.  I went shopping for fabric on Saturday with my daughter, and she didn't get that at all..  *sigh*  But I have to make do with the shopping assistants I'm given.  Wink
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« Reply #21 on: October 07, 2009 07:34:35 PM »

There's no substitute for holding fabric of various colors up to your face and seeing what suits you. Not all redheads look good in the same colors, as IllusionsOfNormal's post points out. I think it's the skin coloring/undertones/whatever that counts the most.



Absolutely! Hold the various colors up close to your face (in daylight) and just see which ones make your own personal color palette sizzle.... look at your skin tones, and look at how some just flat make you look more alive (some will actually drain your color and make you look like a dead fish- don't pick those  Grin)
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« Reply #22 on: October 08, 2009 08:46:45 PM »


Absolutely! Hold the various colors up close to your face (in daylight) and just see which ones make your own personal color palette sizzle.... look at your skin tones, and look at how some just flat make you look more alive (some will actually drain your color and make you look like a dead fish- don't pick those  Grin)

Though if you're going for a zombie/undead costume for Halloween, those might be the good choices!
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« Reply #23 on: October 11, 2009 02:02:37 PM »

Green for sure... I have blue eyes and hair colored using henna and I love wearing green- it's my fav color combo...

Here is an example with the henna.



This pic is using a regular hair color from a salon.

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« Reply #24 on: October 13, 2009 06:08:42 PM »

I have red hair, blue eyes, and fair skin with freckles. I wear blue, green and grey almost exclusively. I think the blue would look amazing with your hair color. Purples and pinks with naturally red hair usually look disastrous.
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