It seems that everyone and their mother (literally) is on camera these days, yet we’re slow to come to the realization that in order to look your best, you need to figure out how to rock Zoom backgrounds.
Many think it’s all about the hair, makeup or accessories, but fail to ask the most important question: Is your background enhancing your presence, which in turn enhances your communication? Or is your Zoom background a distraction that washes you out and dilutes your message?
5 Ways to Rock Zoom Backgrounds
1. If your hair is dark brown or black, some of your best background choices are royal blue, white, fuchsia, royal purple and gray. You definitely want to avoid warm earth tones, as they will make your image look flat and tired.
2. If you have gray hair, then some of your best backgrounds are, lavender, mint green, periwinkle or dusty rose. A yellowish green tint, rust or lemon yellow won’t suit you at all.
3. If you’re a redhead or have golden brown or deep honey blonde hair, try teal blue, olive green or rust. You don’t want to mess around with grays or taupe brown backgrounds as these will conflict and detract from the rich warm hair color that frames your face.
4. If you have warm blonde hair, opt for shades of coral, aqua, camel or kelly green. These shades are in perfect harmony with the light warmth of your hair, and your entire presentation will be in sync.
5. If you have ash blond hair, definitely try periwinkle, dusty pink, sky blue and/or mint green. Avoid shades of gold, tan, mustard and burnt orange as they clash with the cool hair tones and completely minimize with your presence.
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Does this background look good on me? Color expert Jill Kirsh shows you how to rock Zoom backgrounds that also work for selfies, portraits, etc.