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Know The Shade Of Your Brown Skin From The Color Palette

From peanut butter truffle tone to marshmallow colour, see where you lie on the scale of the brown skin shade card.
  • Krati Purwar
  • Editorial
Published -17 May 2022, 11:34 ISTUpdated -28 May 2022, 18:09 IST
Deepika Padukone/Instagram, Kajol Devgan/Instagramdeepika and kajol skin tone

Brown skin tone is the most common colour of women in India. Due to the sub-tropical climate in most parts of the country, we flaunt various shades of brown. However, do you know which one is your skin tone? 

The list below will confirm the brown tone of your skin. Though we have been obsessed with white skin or fair complexion, our most common skin tone has always been brown. 

Caramel Brown Skin Shade (Brown Skin Type)

konkona skin tone

Image Courtesy: Konkona Sensharma/Instagram

Do you see the Konkona Sensharma flaunting her skin tone in the above black ensemble? This shade lies in the middle of various tones of the brown shade. It is a chocolaty complexion that can range between lighter and darker tones.

Just like Konkona, Maitreyi Ramakrishnan also flaunts the same skin tone. The ‘Never Have I Ever’ actress is one of the few stars in Hollywood who are proud of their complexion and descent. 

Much like these ladies, there is no colour that women with caramel tones cannot don. From pretty yellow and nature green to matt black and rosy red, you can experiment with the colours of your choice for any event.

Marshmallow Brown Skin Shade

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A post shared by Deepika Padukone (@deepikapadukone)


If you want to understand what marshmallow brown skin looks like, take a sneak peek at the above image of Deepika Padukone. It is a light shade of brown colour and falls on the fair side of the scale. 

If you boast this skin shade, you should remain stress-free about what colours would look good on you. Women with marshmallow complexion should be a little cautious with metallic and neon shades, but the rest of the colour palette is open for you.

Milk Chocolate Brown Skin Shade (Dark Skin Tone)

mindy kaling skin tone

Image Courtesy: Miny Kaling/Instagram

Everyone in America knows who Mindy Kaling is. She is an actress, screenwriter, director, author, comedian and producer with Indian roots. She has spoken publicly about facing racism but has always been a proud woman of colour.

If you flaunt milk chocolate brown skin shade like her, then you are already a diva without effort. From lavender to bright yellow, you can experiment with multiple colours. You must trust us when we say that it is one of the most beautiful skin tones to wear patterns and floral designs.

Pretty Pecan Brown Skin Shade

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Pretty pecan brown skin shade lies between marshmallow and peanut butter truffle shades. The pigment is more vulnerable to tanning. Women of this skin tone lie in the fair category of brown shade. Kajol Devgan is one of the Bollywood actresses who flaunt this shade.

If you take style inspiration from her, she leans more towards dark and bright shades. However, women with pretty pecan brown skin shade can also try a few pastel shades, dull shades, floral prints and geometric patterns according to their body type and personal choice.

Alluring Amber Brown Skin Shade (Dark Skin)

Bipasha basu skin tone

Image Courtesy: Bipasha Basu/Instagram

Bipasha Basu has been vocal about facing racism in India, where a huge number of women boast her skin tone. Her alluring amber-brown skin shade is a gorgeous complexion that can carry any style and colour.

The medium skin tone reflects a light shade of coffee. It is vulnerable to tanning, and many women have a silky smooth texture. Women with this skin tone must try bright colours, dark shades, floral prints and chic patterns according to the body type.

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Peanut Butter Truffle Tone Brown Skin Shade

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If you want to know the median of dark and light brown skin shades, peanut butter truffle tone is the one. Priyanka Chopra has a similar skin tone. Hence, you know which diva to look forward to when you are confused about types of dresses, kurti, suits, lehenga and saree.

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Women with peanut butter truffle tone skin can experiment with multiple patterns and prints to look stunning. You can also try pastel shades, neon shades and bright shades. You would look gorgeous in every couture.


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