The best hair color for YOU is the one that is going to make you look most attractive
You are allowed to have fantasy hair colors (you'll probably have a personality to match) but there's no doubt if you flatter your skin tone you will always get the best result.
Hair, eyes (and eyebrows) and skin tone are all designed naturally to work together, so just a small tweak of hair colorant can make a big difference to the way you look.
Now I'm not suggesting that you shouldn't color your hair but, just like
choosing makeup and clothes, it is important to choose a flattering shade.
So yes... you can add toners, highlights, low lights or even change your color permanently in the knowledge that you'll always look your best as long as you...
Changing your hair color can make an incredible difference to your skin tone.
Actress Naomi Watts (right) has Cool skin with blue undertones which translates into a pink toned complexion. The cool blonde highlights on the right perfectly complement her natural coloring.
When her hair takes on a warm golden color the yellow undertone is accentuated against Naomi's cool complexion and drains it of natural color. Of course photographic lights make a difference but even so, her coloring is 'thrown' and she's added a much stronger lipstick to try and compensate.
Perhaps you're fair or dark and considering a drastic change of hair color. You can do it of course but it may have a dramatic, often adverse, effect on your skin tone.
Fair hair is naturally designed to complement fair skin and deep toned hair/deep toned skin the same.
Nicole Ritchie (above) wears her hair considerably lighter than her deep brunette. Because she has warm skin there is always a yellow slightly 'brassy' look with the blonde that results and her skin tone looks darker by comparison.
She is of course in the business of standing out from the crowd and if you're happy with this effect then it can look very striking. Just be aware of the effect it can cause, dark eyes and eyebrows are actually designed to complement the darker hair.