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Braces are a rite of passage for many teenagers, but they don’t need to be a daunting experience. Choosing braces colors to match your style and personality can be quite fun. If you’re a blonde with blue eyes, you’re in luck! There are a variety of colors that will complement your beautiful hair color and striking eyes.
My blonde patients often choose to get baby blue as their go-to color, but I’ve seen firsthand how other daring colors can look stunning too. So, here’s a curated list of 9 colors for blondes with blue eyes, straight from the orthodontist!
When choosing the perfect color for your blonde hair and blue eyes, don’t forget that you also need to keep your skin tone in mind. Cool complexions only go with specific colors, and I’ve listed some below.
1. Royal Blue
Royal blue is a bold color that will really make your braces stand out. It can be overpowering, so it’s the right choice if you like to be the center of attention. The powerful contrast between navy blue, pale cool skin and light blonde hair will surely make you stand out. Matching your braces color with a similar eye shadow will make even more of a statement.
Dark colors are always a great choice because they make teeth appear whiter, and blue shades are even better at doing just that. However, since navy blue is so daring, be sure to go neutral when choosing your lip color.
2. Baby Blue
As I mentioned, baby blue is an all time favorite for my blonde blue-eyed patients. But it does come with a warning. Depending on the manufacturer and the pigment inside the baby blue ligature, it can turn green. It can take a couple of weeks, but if you eat pigmented foods, particularly curry, your light blue ligature ties will combine with yellow and form an icky green color.
So be sure to check with your orthodontist and stay away from baby blue shades that seem too pastel or light. This is the reason why I often advise my patients to stay away from them, but all in all, they look amazing!
If your eyes are light blue, there’s nothing that works better, whether your skin is pale or dark. So choose baby blue with caution and don’t plan any important events while you’re testing it for the first time.
Teal is a very special and elegant color, and I really don’t understand why patients don’t ask for it more often. It does stand out, so if you’re worried about your braces being too visible, then maybe teal is not for you.
Not all teal shades are created equal. Some orthodontists have lighter, more intense shades, while others have darker shades. The lighter shades will pop, especially if your skin is tan, but imagine how stunning you’ll look.
Teal perfect for those who want something that’s a little different from the usual colors. To complement this color, you can pair it with a pink lip color or a smoky eye look with shades of gray and black.
Pink is the second most popular color for all female patients in my practice, and for good reason. It matches most skin tones, most lip colors, and it makes teeth look whiter. But pink braces suit blondes with blue eyes even better than they would suit a brunette.
Similarly to baby blue, avoid going for a shade of pink that’s too light. You don’t want it losing pigment or becoming yellow.
Whichever shade you choose, you can’t go wrong with pink. It’s a classic color that will add a touch of femininity to your braces. It’s perfect for those who want something that’s a little more playful and fun.
5. Light Purple
Light purple is a soft and romantic color that will add a touch of elegance to your braces. It’s perfect for those who want something that’s a little more delicate and understated. To complement this color, you can pair it with a neutral lip color and a natural eye look with shades of lavender and silver.
Dark purple can also work if you have blonde hair and blue eyes, but I find that lighter or more lively colors are a better option. Purple won’t stain and that’s a big plus, so if you already have this color in your closet and makeup arsenal, the possibilities are endless.
Lavender is a more muted version of purple and is perfect for those who want a more understated look. It will still add a pop of color to your braces, but it won’t be as striking as the light purple. However, be careful that the lavender ligature ties that you choose aren’t too light or transparent, or they can quickly lose pigment.
For blondes with blue eyes, lavender is a very delicate look, so pair it with a simple lip gloss, or add coral to the mix if you want to make it pop.
The following shades won’t work for all blondes with blue eyes, but they are particularly complementing if you have a warm skin complexion.
Red is a classic color to wear on braces, but few people have the courage to try it. And it’s really their loss, because red is among the colors that make your teeth look really white!
Red works wonders if you have blonde hair, blue eyes and a warm or neutral skin tone. Pair it with a bold red lip and you’ll be turning heads wherever you go. Red ligatures are a great choice for both men and women because they don’t stain or lose their pigment, and are easy to match with different outfits.
I don’t often recommend yellow or gold ligature ties to my patients because it makes teeth look, well, yellow. But if you’re blonde and your teeth are reasonably white, choosing gold for your braces will have an interesting effect.
Choose gold ligatures that have a metallic finish and look darker than your regular yellow. The end result will look much like a silver and gold jewelry mix – classy and discreet. If you’ve been wearing silver ligatures for too long and want a change that’s not too drastic, go for elegant gold.
Coral is another unusual color that’s hard to find at the orthodontist’s office. But if red is too bold for you, and if you have a warm or neutral skin tone to match your blonde hair, coral is definitely a fun and feminine option. As a bonus, it doesn’t stain, and it makes your teeth look white, much like red does.
To complement this color, you can pair it with a neutral lip color and a natural eye look with shades of light pink and gold. Coral is really special, so if you’re undecided between red, orange and pink on your braces, you’ve got a color that incorporates all three.
Braces are a temporary addition to your appearance, and the right color can help you feel more confident and stylish during this time. When choosing your color, consider your personal style, the colors that you typically wear, and the occasions that you will be wearing your braces.
And lastly, remember that if you don’t like your choice, you can change it at the next appointment – at least you learned something new about yourself.
Interested in more braces color options? Check out these articles:
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- 13 Braces Colors That Enhance Brown Eyes and Brown Hair
- Best Braces Colors for Adults: Which one is you?
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