What determines the colors that look good on you? There is an entire industry built up to help you answer that question today. In this 1945 advertisement from Helena Rubenstein, however, you need look only to your hair color for the answer.
Look here for the entire ad, giving advice to the cherished blond, versatile medium brown, inimitable redhead, and exotic dark brunette. It is no surprise that the sophisticated silver-gray comes last. All of the examples are white skinned, even though these hair colors could appear with any number of skin colors.
According to this ad, the silver-gray haired woman should be inspired by “the natural highlights you see in your lovely silver hair—soft purples and mauves.” Accents should be chosen from bright reds, soft pistachio greens and muted aqua.
If you ask me, this list of colors is a good reason to dye your hair.