Why Certain K-Pop Idols Look Extra Good In Platinum Blonde — Understanding “Personal Colors”

It all makes sense now!

K-Pop idols constantly keep fans at the edge of their seats with new concepts, styling, and hairstyles in their comebacks.

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Hairstyles, in particular, are a massive part of fashion in K-Pop performances. Idols’ hairstyles can complete an outfit or style, and changing hair colors is a fun way to show a different side of them. There are times when fans can hypothesize a comeback when they see that their favorite idol has a new hair color.

Platinum blonde is a hair color that countless K-Pop idols have done. All of them look great, but some idols look like blonde was made for them. There are so many of them, but here are just a few of them.

Girls’ Generation’s Taeyeon

IVE’s Liz

TWICE’s Dahyun

What do these idols all have in common? They all look absolutely stunning in the platinum blonde. But why? Their personal colors are all “summer cool light.”

Summer light color palette | Radiantly Dressed

Personal color is a color analysis that determines the colors of clothing, makeup, accessories and hair that matches with a person’s natural skin complexion, eye color and natural hair color. Some colors tend to make the wrong areas of the face pop, whereas other colors make them look better—therefore, personal color analyzing is used by stylists to bring out the best from their star’s natural undertones.

YouTuber Aori’s “best” and “worst” colors | @aori/YouTube

There are a total of four seasons that the colors are categorized into: spring, summer, fall, and winter. Spring and fall are considered warm tones while summer and winter are cool tones.

Within each season, there are more categories each. For example, summer is divide into three types: mute, light, and pale.

Summer mute, summer light, and summer pale (left to right) | PL Color

As mentioned above, Taeyeon, Liz and Dahyun are all considered summer lights. This is the summer light color palette that looks best on them.

Summer cool light palette | IColor

Summer lights look great in pastels. For hair colors, they tend to look best with colors that do not have a yellow or orange undertones: either their natural hair, ashy pastel colors such as mint, light pink, and lilac, and platinum blonde. Brown hair color with a red undertone is not the most ideal color for people who are summer lights.

This explains why Taeyeon, Liz, and Dahyun always look good in a light pastel color palette, and why their platinum blonde or light pastel hair color suits them so well.

Other summer light celebrities include IVE‘s Jang Wonyoung, OH MY GIRL‘s Arin, and ASTRO‘s Cha Eunwoo.

It’s important to remember, however, that personal colors are not rules telling people what to wear or not to wear. It’s not always accurate either, as there are many celebrities who look great in a color that is not in their personal color palette. In the end, anyone is free to wear whatever they want, and feel great in whatever color they wish to wear—this is all just for fun!


Source: PL Color and London Image Institute