The Winter Palette: Choosing Colours that Complement Indian Skin Tones

The Winter Palette: Choosing Colours that Complement Indian Skin Tones

With the arrival of winter, there is a need to infuse warmth and vibrancy into our wardrobes, introducing new vigour that's apt for the season. One of the most exciting joys of the season has to include the lineup of festivals that come our way. To help all the suit, saree, and lehenga lovers get through the festivities in style, Ekaya brings you a guide on selecting winter colours that beautifully complement Indian skin tones. Dive into the world of Banarasi textiles with us and discover the perfect hues to enhance your natural radiance and your festive wardrobe, of course! Get preparing, it’s also the wedding season!

Understanding Various Skin Tones:

There’s so much beauty in diversity. India is a land of diverse skin tones, from porcelain to rich olive and deep ebony. Knowing your unique skin tone is essential to choosing colours that enhance your beauty while embracing the diversity of our society. The right colours that complement your skin tone can help you make the right sartorial choices, helping you find what would look better on you more easily. 

Wearing clothes that complement your skin’s colour can enhance your overall appearance. The concept is based on the idea of ​​colour theory, that some colours work well together and can enhance each other, while others clash or create a less glamorous effect. Further, feeling good about yourself tends to boost your confidence. Wearing clothes that are flattering to the wearer can help create a positive self-image, which in turn can help one project a more powerful presence. 

However, it’s important to note that personal style is subjective, and what matters the most is how you feel in the clothes you wear. While understanding colour theory can provide guidance; personal preferences, trends and opportunities also play a role in your final fashion choices. Ultimately, the power of wearing clothes that fit your skin tone lies in the confidence and positive self-image it can inspire.

Fair Skin Tones:

  • Winter Bliss: Light pastels like icy blues, soft pinks, and mint greens work wonders. These shades create a delightful contrast and add a touch of elegance to your attire, whether you opt for a suit, saree or lehenga.

Medium Skin Tones:

  • Golden Glow: Earthy tones like mustard yellow, warm oranges, and olive greens complement the warmth in medium skin tones. These colours bring out the golden undertones, creating a harmonious look. 

Dusky Skin Tones:

  • Rich Jewel Tones: Deep purples, emerald greens, and royal blues are your best companions. These jewel tones beautifully enhance the richness of dusky skin, creating a striking and regal appearance. A deep red saree would look

Choosing Winter Colours That Suit Your Skin Tone:

Now that you've identified your skin tone, let’s explore the winter palette that perfectly aligns with the beauty of Banarasi sarees, lehengas, and handwoven fabrics made to perfectly enhance your complexion. 

Saree Serenity:

It is rightly said, ‘when in doubt, wear a saree’ and there you have a powerful festive outfit. For fair skin people, it is suggested to opt for subtle pastels like frosty blues and blush pinks. Medium skin tones can embrace the warmth of mustard silk sarees, while dusky beauties can stun in deep burgundy or midnight blue for a look that is high on impact.

Lehenga Love: 

Lehengas are the epitome of festive fun. Fair-skinned individuals can dazzle in icy silver lehengas, while medium skin tones can find their companions in earthy tones like burnt orange and moss green. Dusky divas are bound to steal the show in  jewel toned lehengas in blue or emerald.Our curated range includes designer lehengas in captivating reds, blacks, blues, and pinks, offering a selection that complements every taste and style preference. Whether your pick is a red lehenga, blue lehenga, pink lehenga, green lehenga or black lehenga, we make sure you look your best always. 

Suits Sensation:

  • For a more casual affair, suits in winter colours can be your go-to choice. Suits are a fail-proof way to arrive in style when making an attendance at an intimate gathering. Fair skin tones can find the right choice in lavender or powder blue suits, while medium skin tones are bound to look ravishing in warm maroons and mustard yellows. Dusky skin tones can play with deep greens or wine reds for an effortlessly chic look that commands attention.

Remember, the key is to strike a balance between rich Banarasi fabrics and colours that complement your complexion. Let fabric and colour come together to communicate grace and grandeur. 


In the grand tapestry of Indian fashion, choosing the right colours is an art. Sarees, lehengas, suits – these are not just clothes you show up in; they are an expression of your individuality. So, this season of celebrations, let Ekaya be your partner in delivering a fashion statement of elegance with each entry you make, armoured at home with a stylish palette that suits you in every style of suit, saree and lehenga. Discover the magic of Banarasi textiles as you embark on a journey of style and tradition wrapped in vibrant winter colours. Whether you wear a saree, a lehenga or a suit, Ekaya makes sure that you are the epitome of elegance and grace.