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calling you red heads - what colours suit? I'm taking dh shopping

(15 Posts)
sweetheart Wed 06-Jul-11 16:02:43

Dh and I are popping to the shops later and having recently had my colours done I'd like to get him some nice bits.

He's a red head with green eyes and fairly pale skin but he does tan well rather than burning.

What would suit his colouring?

PinotsKittens Wed 06-Jul-11 16:26:36

My DSs are all various shades of ginger. It depends on the shade of his hair I think. Sorry thats not much help, but ginger comes in so many colours.

motherinferior Wed 06-Jul-11 16:30:08

Cliche though it is, most of us do look good in green. Except we're usually so cross at having been forced into it as a child that we refuse to wear it.

sweetheart Wed 06-Jul-11 16:32:02

he's not a very deep rusty red head - more of a strawberry blonde.

wahwahwah Wed 06-Jul-11 16:33:38

Green, brown, some reds and yellows, royal blue... not white or beige.

worldgonecrazy Wed 06-Jul-11 16:43:44

Pink (salmon or hot pink) can look really nice on a man with that colouring, if he is man enough to wear it.

worldgonecrazy Wed 06-Jul-11 16:50:41

just realised my last post sounded trite. What I meant was some men aren't comfortable wearing pink but those that do are often those that are most comfortable with their manliness (is that the sound of me digging a deeper hole?)

Bonitas Wed 06-Jul-11 18:13:20

I'm a redhead with green eyes and suit all autumn colours, rusts, greens etc.

I can also wear strong colours such as royal blue, navy & deep red.

I cannot wear any pastel shades. DS2 has red hair & blue eyes and looks better in pale colours.

I think the eyes make the difference so I would suggest you try the more earthy tones & stronger shades.


anothermum92 Wed 06-Jul-11 18:18:33

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glitterkitty Wed 06-Jul-11 21:37:56

Im strawberry blonde with greeny eyes & pale (yellow toned rather than pink) skin.

I do not suit autumn/yerllow/olive tones, or pastels! Its true all redheads are different...

I can wear summery mid blue/teal/white/coral also black/navy/cherry red & bottle green.

TheSmallClanger Wed 06-Jul-11 21:53:34

DH has brassy ginger hair and green-hazel eyes. He looks good in slightly orangey reds, navy blue, darkish grey and pink, although he doesn't like it much.
He cannot wear beige/stone/ecru/whatever.

TantePiste Thu 07-Jul-11 02:15:08

My dh and both dcs are ginger so i have practice. Imo, they look great in blue, camel, light tans, white, corals and light yellows. All my gingers are springs, though sometimes i almost suspect ds is that rare animal, a ginger summer. None of them tan, though dh and dd have a high colour that contrasts nicely with white. Though they do look good in green, i do think they look even better in blues. They all suit much lighter shades than i would usually select. My dh looks so yummy in camel, or light yellow, all glowing. grin

wahwahwah Thu 07-Jul-11 12:19:04

we don't like the term 'ginger'... angry

glitterkitty Thu 07-Jul-11 18:41:34

Reclaim the ginger. Ginger is good! Red is a cop out IMHO...

startail Thu 07-Jul-11 23:32:17

My strawberry blond female friend gets away with orange, red, brown , strong pink, purple and of course green. Not violet and absolutely not coral or peach which is odd because DH has a really nice summer shirt in shades of orange and peach.

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