What colour to wear with blue eyes and brown hair

Updated February 21, 2017

Each individual has a unique colouring and a corresponding colour palette to work with. Depending on the colour of your hair and eyes, certain shades can make you look wonderful or sickly. Skin tone also makes a big difference when choosing a flattering colour to wear. A certain colour on one person will not look the same on someone else. If you have blue eyes and brown hair, there are certain colours that will look best on you, and there are ways to find your best options.


Having blue eyes and brown hair gives you the opportunity to wear many different colours. Some shades may look better than others and each person, depending on how light their eye and skin colour is, has a colour palette that is most flattering. Individuals with blue eyes and brown hair fall into one of two seasons: winter or summer. The summer season is categorised by light- to medium-brown hair, light blue eyes and a light to medium skin tone. Summer is associated with warmer hues. Light pastel colours look best on summer seasons. Beige, yellow and ivory are great; pink and lavender also look good. The winter season is categorised by contrast; someone with dark brown hair, blue eyes and light pale skin is a winter. Olive and dark skin shades are also associated with winter. Winters look best in colder hues and their most becoming colours are bold and rich colours. Bright white is a very flattering colour for a winter to wear, as are frosty pastels, burgundy and dark blue.


It is important to consider make-up when determining what colours to wear with blue eyes and brown hair. With blue eyes, you can wear eye shadow thoughout the blue colour range. As a general rule, it is flattering to wear an eye shadow shade the same hue as your eye colour to bring out its vibrancy. Summer brunettes with blue eyes look best in pale pinks, lavender, and neutral eye shadow colours. Winter brunettes look good with plum and deep green applied to their lids.

When deciding on complementing colours, it's important to go beyond rules and guidelines and assess your appearance by simply looking into a mirror. Some colours will have an appealing look that tells you they're right for your brown hair/blue eye combination. In addition, look at personal imperfections and see if a certain colour makes this imperfection less obvious--this is probably a perfect colour for you.

Universal colours

Just as there are some styles of clothing that look good on the majority of people--jeans, button-down shirts and blazers--there ways most people can wear any colour. Although it is important to wear colours from your seasonal category frequently, there are opportunities to wear a colour that is not "suitable" as an accent piece. While black may not be a colour that looks the most pleasing on you, you can make it work by pairing a neutral-coloured top with your black slacks or cute black skirt. A red bracelet or headband is great as a fun addition to a pale pink dress. It's important to enjoy the colour you are wearing and keep a balance with your most flattering colours for a becoming appearance.

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I have been interested in fashion, beauty and all things pertaining to lifestyle as far back as I can remember. I graduated from UCLA and since then I have worked around beauty. From modeling to traveling all around the world to working with wonderful makeup artists to styling myself. I have written articles for Demand Studios and now I am embarking on writing a blog and I love it!