Individuals with light skin should opt for jewel tones, such as emerald, along with baby blue or camel hues. Metallic or neon colors, as well as neutral shades like dove gray, match medium skin well, while cobalt, light yellow and red work well with dark skin.
Jewel tones, including smokey quartz and pale citrine, work well for any skin tone, from fair to dark. Those with a combination of dark eyes and light hair may opt for specific hues, such as amethyst. When worn against skin that is too light, neon colors can drown out the skin tone, while pastels may make the person wearing them appear a bit drab.