How to Wear Purple to Suit Your Colouring, Plus My Favourite Purple Pieces

Purple is back! I love purple, it’s regal and luxurious, especially if you buy it this season in velvet. Plus the good news is, it’s one of those universal colours that we can all wear. It does vary in colour from brand to brand so don’t try matching it exactly, just wear it with a combination of colours in your palette.

Here are a couple of colour suggestions to wear with purple to suit your colouring:

how to wear purple to suit your colouring

For Light colouring look for a lighter purple and wear with your delicate pinks and add Silver Grey as a neutral.

how to wear purple to suit your colouring

For Deep colouring choose a dark purple and mix with other dark neutrals like Chocolate and an accent of Blush Pink.

how to wear purple to suit your colouring

For Warm colouring choose a soft purple and add Camel and one of your warm greens.

how to wear purple to suit your colouring

For Cool colouring use contrast with a light grey and an accent of Fuchsia.

how to wear purple to suit your colouring

For Bright colouring look for a Bright Purple then mix other bright colours like Scarlet and contrast with a lighter neutral.

how to wear purple to suit your colouring

For Soft colouring look for a muted purple and add a soft pink and choose one of your neutrals to create a soft blend of colours.

Here are a few of my favourite purple pieces…

how to wear purple to suit your colouring

From top left to right – Velvet dress // Jumper // Coat // Boots // Scarf // Blouse // Dress // Bag // Skirt // Scarf // Coat // Jumper //

If you aren’t sure which Dominant Colouring you are, why not treat yourself to an early Christmas present with our Colour Dossier?

Will you be adding some purple to your wardrobe?

4 Comments

  1. Mary Keoghan
    November 11, 2017 / 6:18 am

    HI. I’ve used your colour checker (online) and I am clear colouring- dark hair, blue eyes. As clear isn’t mentioned, which one should I use?
    Thank you.

    • Maria
      Author
      November 11, 2017 / 10:04 am

      Hi Mary, Sorry for the confusion, clear and bright are the same thing 🙂

  2. Sue Walker
    November 12, 2017 / 9:55 pm

    Hi Maria, I’ve tried clicking on the link for the first jumper, however all I get is a message saying it is an invalid URL. Please help! Sue

    • Maria
      Author
      November 13, 2017 / 3:57 pm

      Hi Sue, Thank you for letting me know it is fixed now 🙂