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Finding the perfect lingerie colour for your skin undertones

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Using colour theory to discover what will make you pop 

At Lounge, we believe lingerie should not only be comfort made sexy, but also fun. That’s why we have a huge range of styles, materials and colours so that no matter the occasion, preference or design you’re looking for – we’ve got it.

From bright blues to sultry reds, the number of colours and shades available to choose from can sometimes be overwhelming. Although, we know our Loungers can pull off any colour (no matter what you might think!), sometimes we may want to choose underwear that will really bring out our undertones and make our skin pop. So, our experts have used colour theory to help you find the perfect colour of lingerie for whatever you want to stand out.

What is colour theory?

Commonly used by designers, colour theory is the rules and guidelines for colour mixing and finding colours that complement each other. Searches for colour theory have been steadily increasing over recent years and #colourtheory has reached 1.4 billion TikTok views. This has been used in the make-up space for years, but at Lounge, we wanted to bring colour science to the world of underwear.

Finding the perfect lingerie colour for your skin undertones

Colour holds the power to bring out our best features, lift our mood and make us feel empowered. Colour theory allows us to choose colours based on our undertones – creating the perfect match for our skin tones – and what better way than to do that with your lingerie?

How do I find out my undertone?

There are multiple methods you can use to decipher the undertone of your skin. Here are a few quick ways to discover whether you’re warm, cool, or neutral.

  • The vein method – look at the veins on your wrist, are they more blue or green? For veins that appear more blue, this suggests a cool undertone. If you see more green then you have a warm undertone. If your veins don’t particularly stand out or blend in with your skin then this would mean you have a neutral undertone.

  • The paper method – holding up a white sheet of paper to your face (making sure you’re wearing no make-up), you can see how your skin reacts next to see it. Do you see a blueish or pinkish tone? Then you probably have warm undertones. If you see more of a yellow shade then you likely have cool undertones.

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The lingerie colours for your undertone

So, now you know your skin undertone, let’s see what colours compliment you best.

Finding the perfect lingerie colour for your skin undertones

Keeping it cool

From classic white to deep purple, there are plenty of colours that will make your cool undertones come to life. For a stark contrast, opt for black or burgundy lingerie to really make you pop. Other cool colours such as mint green or baby blue also look great on this undertone. Our favourite picks for cool undertones are:

Blossom Balcony Bra & Thong Set, Teal

Finding the perfect lingerie colour for your skin undertones

Maisie Intimates Set, Mint

Finding the perfect lingerie colour for your skin undertones

It’s getting hot in here

If you have a warm undertone, forest green and mustard yellow are a great go-to. Warm reds, oranges and coral pinks also complement warm undertones, so you have a vast array of lingerie options to choose from.

Our favourite picks for warm undertones are:

Flocked Floral Balcony Bra, Coral

Finding the perfect lingerie colour for your skin undertones

 Cherish Balcony Bra & G-String Set, Maroon

Finding the perfect lingerie colour for your skin undertones

Staying neutral

Focusing on the middle of the colour spectrum is a great way for those with neutral undertones to find lingerie sets that will pop. From dusty pink and jade green to medium blue and cream, there is a whole range of colours in medium shades that will suit perfectly.

Our favourite picks for neutral undertones are:Charmed Balcony Bra & Thong/Briefs Set, Emerald

Finding the perfect lingerie colour for your skin undertones

Soft Satin T-Shirt Bra & Thong/Briefs Set, Latte

Finding the perfect lingerie colour for your skin undertones

Remember, sexiness comes from within and no matter what colour lingerie you prefer – you can pull it off! Colour theory shouldn’t be seen as a restriction, simply another way to focus on certain assets you want to draw attention to. If you’d like to focus particularly on complimenting your undertones then our colour theory guide should be your go-to.

Shop all colours of lingerie at Lounge and explore our bundles today for some great offers.

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