How to Choose the Right Wig Colour for your Skin Tone

We understand that choosing the perfect wig can be daunting – with so many factors and choices to consider, how do you possibly pick one? It’s all about selecting a wig that is going to complement your face.


As expected, the colour of a wig is really important in making sure you achieve the right look and have chosen something that compliments you. But first thing’s first, you need to identify your skin tone; ‘Skin tone’ basically refers to how warm or cool your skin complexion is. Warm skins have yellow, red, and peachy undertones, whereas cool skins have pink, blue, or violet undertones. It’s often easy to determine which skin tone you have, but there are a few tests that can help you…

  1. Remove any makeup you are wearing and place a white towel around your head. This should help you to recognise whether the undertones of your face are more blue or more yellow.
  2. Have a look at the veins on your wrist. If they appear to have a green tint, then you have a warm undertone. If they appear blue, you have a cool undertone.

“ Now that you’ve identified your skin tone, let’s take a look at the wig
colours that will suit you best ”


Ladies with a Warm Skin Tone

Scene Stealer

You should focus on wigs that incorporate warm browns and chestnuts, golden and auburn shades, and also red highlights. Golden blondes also look great on a warm skin tone. These colours can take the form of a full wig, but choosing a wig that has highlights of these shades is also a good option.

As well as there being advantageous colours for warm skin tones, there are also some wig colours that should be avoided with a warm skin tone. Any cool colours, such as jet black, violet, blues, or platinum blonde, don’t compliment a warm complexion. These colours can make you look washed out, not the look you’re going for!

Ladies with a Cool Skin Tone

Azelia wig

Choosing blacks, ashy browns, and cool blonde-coloured wigs will complement your cool skin tone. These shades neutralise the tone of your skin, whereas warmer colours can really wash you out. Introducing a few honey, beige, and grey highlights can also help to freshen up a look. If you have a cool skin tone, you are able to wear more of the vibrant and unnatural colours, such as reds and purples. You have the ability to get jazzy!

Now that you’ve grasped the type of colour you should go for, the next step is the fun part –  choosing your wig! Take a look at our wig colour chart to help you understand wig colours. Understanding wig colours and getting it right is extremely important but will be worthwhile.


We have so many beautiful wigs to choose from. Now that you have an idea about the wig colours that best suit your skin tone, you can find the perfect wig for you and your complexion! Please do not hesitate to contact us if you need any help finding the right wig for you.

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