Silky, warm, with an alluring glow: Dark brown skin tones can go from light mocha to the deepest ebony and radiate a natural lustrous aura. These 12 fashion hues are perfect to enhance this unique luminosity!

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With hair reflexions as rich as chocolate, eye color shades between amber and coffee, and a dark complexion that reminds of brown or black silk, the dark-skinned lady may truly represent the warmest of all color types. We find her most beautiful representatives in prominent artists such as Lupita Nyong’o, Beyoncé, Rihanna, Jennifer Hudson, Viola Davis, or Halle Berry.


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Bright mineral color hues offer us the best styling inspiration for the dark brown color type. Image: Pexels.

As splendid as the black woman appears by nature, so is the color world most suitable to match this rich and beautiful color type: The vibrant shine of lively gemstones such as moonstone, garnet, jasper, amethyst, rose quartz, emerald, and many other mineral treasures are ideal to give her fashion looks a very elegant flair!


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Below you will find the twelve most flattering fashion colors for the dark brown color type!

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The delicate, iridescent shades of white moonstone are perfect for dark brown skin tones. These cream-colored to light golden hues make an elegant contrast and bring a subtle light into the fashion looks of this dark color type. Wear your comparable ivory, champagne, or shiny off-white shades best from head to toe if you want to shine simply but surely!

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Another light, mineral color, perfect for dark brown color types can be found in the light, peachy shades of morganite. As counterparts, we choose warm nude and powder shades for stunning day looks or for ultra-feminine, weightless dresses and ensembles.

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Black or dark brown skin types cannot pick a better color than a bright yellow for their happiest fashion looks! During the day or at night, the lively, yellow shades of citrine will put you in a good mood and attract everyone’s attention!

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The red-brown reflections of the garnet have a sensual, mysterious and particularly elegant effect on dark-brown beauties. Whether combined with black, gray, or dark blue, this color is the best choice for demanding, self-confident women. Worn in monochromatic looks, this shade appears just stunning!

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The lively shades of amber, especially those between yellow and orange, are ideal for dark brown skin types who want to radiate intense warmth. These nuances acquire a nonchalant effect combined with white or cream-colored accessories, which quickly give them a touch of freshness.

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Also very warm, but a little more delicate and subtle, the yellow-brown shades of copper gracefully flatter the dark brown skin tones. Beautifully earthy, mineral, and elegant at the same time, copper-brown shades are particularly suitable for sophisticated business looks.

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The purely brown reflections of the smoky quartz are darker, deeper, more puristic and are perfect for the minimalist looks of dark brown ladies. This color is particularly advantageous in its glossy versions: in silk, satin and glitter creations. For a more seductive touch wear it in leopard prints!

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The purple reflections of the amethyst have a timeless and exotic effect on black skin. The woman who carefully selects her most precious fashion pieces and evening dresses in this color will just appear like a perfect jewel!

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The intensive pink shades of tourmaline are feminine and full of energy, and make this color the core component of fantastic fashion looks. Worn in light, airy fabrics, these bright shades of pink come into their own on dark brown skin.

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The delicate nuances of rose quartz appear delicate, subtle, unpretentious and rich in contrast as a companion to dark brown beauties. Ideal for any occasion, this color is the perfect choice for women who want to be remembered by their understated elegance.

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A cool color that decidedly exudes a very energetic and lively character is topaz blue. Mineral, aquatic, soothing and refreshing at the same time, the nuances of this color look stunning are the best choices to make a downright “cool” impression.

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And last, but not least: a color that suits almost everyone and yet appears particularly glamorous on the dark brown type is emerald green. Combine this shade with silver or gold accessories for a sublime shine!

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And what about you? Do you have more flattering hues for this color type in mind? Share them with us!


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