Establishing a general colour palette for blondes is a little trickier than the no-brainer reality that brunettes look great in blue. There are several variables that factor into the equation. The first one to consider: what kind of blonde are you? Tow-head, ash blonde, dark blonde or strawberry blonde? Complexion and eye colour are next.

Over the years, I’ve drawn the following conclusions:

  • Strawberry blondes and tow-heads wear muted brights, ice-cream tones and dirty colours better than ash blondes
  • Olive skinned dark blondes get way with wearing pastels and look particularly good in white and brights
  • Ash blondes wear clean, cold and warm colours equally well, but tend to get washed out by insipid shades
  • Most blondes look good in black, but occasionally dark slate grey or ink blue is a softer and more flattering choice
  • Pale skinned blondes can look super in white if it’s appropriately contrasted with a strong colour like black or a bright
  • Cream is a good choice for blondes that have cream strands running through their hair
  • Blondes with blue eyes wear blue well and blondes with green eyes wear green well

I’m a rosy cheeked, short-haired ash blonde with creamy complexion and green eyes. I partially highlight my hair with ultra-blonde streaks, which is why I wear cream well. I look best in strong, sour bright colours like fiery red, canary yellow, citron, lime green, emerald green, fuchsia, cobalt blue, and bright turquoise. I look equally good in black and white combinations, ink blue and a dark olive green. I look a little blah in brown, but it comes alive when I add red, yellow, cream, white or black into the mix. I look dreadful in pastels, beige, light grey, muted brights and antique colours and avoid them like the plague. What type of blonde are you and which colours do you wear best?

Canary YellowBright TurqoiseFiery Red

Dark Olive GreenCreamBlack & White

As an ash blonde, these are some of the colours that work well on me.