Your Skin Tone and Your Hijab – The Tips for Making the Right Choice

We tend to spend so much time focusing on matching our hijabs to the rest of our outfits that we miss something that’s pretty important…

Does your hijab complement your skin tone?

Maybe it’s a question that you’ve never even considered before. But your skin tone definitely has an effect on just how good your hijab looks on you.

This article looks at the colour choices that suit a variety of skin tones, starting with…

Dark Skin Tone

If you have a darker skin tone, you’ve hit the jackpot in terms of hijab colour choices. No matter what you choose, it’s likely going to look good on you.

The only major recommendation we’d make is to avoid bright white tones. They tend to contrast your skin tone a little too much.

However, off-whites, such as ivory, don’t suffer from the same issue. Their slightly duller colouring means you don’t have to do with that starting contrast issue.

Other than that, it really comes down to what you think looks best for your skin tone. We will suggest that pastel colours, ideally with a darker tone, look the absolute best. But you’re not going to commit some sort of fashion faux pas if you go for lighter colours.

Light Skin Tone

The key here is to avoid any colours that might give your skin a washed-out appearance.

Beige and similar shades aren’t a great choice if you have a light skin tone. They tend to blend into your skin tone to the point where there’s absolutely no contrast at all. Your skin may even look even lighter with a hijab of this colour.

Generally speaking, pastel colours work best for those with a lighter skin tone. Reds, greens, violets, and blues all work really well here. And if you can get a colour that complements your eyes, you’re hitting a double whammy.

Pale Skin Tone

What’s lighter than light?


Women with pale skin tones have the opportunity to pull off some unique looks with their hijabs. But much like those who have a light skin tone, they need to avoid colours that can lead to their skin looking washed out.

That means whites are out of the picture. They simply don’t create the backdrop that will accentuate the features of your face.

Interestingly, black may not have the effect that you’re looking for either. The stark contrast will highlight the pale tone of your skin. This may be desirable to some women though, so it’s up to you whether black works or not.

On a general level, we’d recommend darker shades of purple, blue, and red. This creates an interesting contrast without making your skin appear washed out.

The Final Word

These are just some basic tips that may help you to choose a hijab that complements your skin tone.

But as we always say, the best hijab for you is the one that makes you feel super confident.

We can help you to find that hijab. Just check out our catalogue to see what we have in stock.

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