The infectious charm of yellow gets a modern twist when paired with the urban elegance of a grey palette. Ranging from soft to striking, this colour combination is a triumph in modern femininity.
What makes a colour combination work? It has to be absolutely effortless, fashionably balanced and an instant success that works dressed up or down in all shades and variations. That’s why it is easy to see how the combination of grey and yellow just works. Grey is a colour that most women already have in their wardrobes. From a pair of tailored trousers, a pencil skirt, skinny jeans or even a chic coat, grey works as a basic item. It’s this simplicity that gives yellow the foundation to work its magic. It adds vibrancy, happiness and fun – everything this cheerful hue is known and loved for.
Make sure when combining your greys and yellows to keep the shading similar – if it’s slate add gold, if it’s charcoal add butter, if it’s mushroom add lemon. For skin tones that prefer warm colours, echo the warmth in your choice of shades and go for saturated yellows and dark greys. If a cool colour option is more suited to your skin tone, choose the gentle effect of subtle yellows matched with faded greys.
In our next post we are combining this modern shade with orange – we hope you are as inspired as we are!
SOFT SKIN TONE
A Soft skin tone looks vibrant and youthful with the correct choice of yellow and grey shades. Keep the overall tone of the colours soft and stay away from bright yellows and very dark greys.
MEDIUM SKIN TONE
Find the perfect middle ground when combining greys and yellows for a Medium skin tone. Swap very soft and very dark colours for a bright and fresh palette.
DEEP SKIN TONE
A Deep skin tone carries confident yellows and strong greys beautifully. These shades match the boldness of the Deep skin tone while subtle, fresh shades go unnoticed.
RICH SKIN TONE
There’s nothing more beautiful than intense colours with a Rich skin tone. Make your yellows strong and bold, not gentle and opt for greys that are bold not pale.
MAKEOVERS & CONSULTATIONS
Chata and her consultants work according to her renowned and trusted philosophy, The Complete Image Solution® – a personal image revelation where your skin tone’s best colours, combined with fashion-that-fits, come together to create a wardrobe that works for your lifestyle.
We offer consultations of various durations, for both individuals and groups. At their simplest, these comprise of a ten-minute colour consultation. The most intensive is our life-changing ‘magical makeover’, during which we devote an entire day, or two, to the hair, makeup, and wardrobe capsule that makes the most of who you are.
BOOK YOUR COLOUR CONSULTATION
Anyone can wear yellow; it just depends on the tone and the shade of your skin tone! Discover your perfect yellow and grey colour palette; click here to book for your personal colour consultation.
BOOK A COLOUR WORKSHOP
Enjoy a sense of renewed confidence and book a colour workshop for your colleagues, or group of friends. Click here to make your booking.
ORDER YOUR COLOUR CHART
Click here to order your personal hair, makeup and colour chart – perfect to keep in your handbag!
Content created by Chata Romano
Co-creator Leandra Roelofsz
Copywriter Lucille Strauss, The Pink Pen Word Studio
Makeovers by Chata Romano
Hairdresser Lunatic Fringe (011 783 4280) using L’Oreal Majirel and finishing products from Kérastase and L’Oreal Professionnel
Makeup Artist Charlie Runge using products from Clarins
Clothing from Truworths
Accessories from Truworths
Makeover photography by Francois Booyens
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