Black + White + Color = Perfection on the Red Carpet

So many red carpets in 2022 have come & gone and there were definitely some fashion statements we will all remember, while others… maybe not so much. So here are a few that caught my eye. In addition to being absolutely stunning, each celebrity mentioned below wore shades of color that were in sync with their hair color, which totally upped their presence & their impact.

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Keke Palmer in Prada

This yellow gown with the black gloves at the Nope Premiere in Rome is so so beyond & soooo her colors! My prediction: we’ll be seeing lots more bright colors like this on the red carpet this year.

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Blake Lively in Atelier Versace

I mean. What do you say? Spectacular in every single way & all the perfect hues to wear with deep honey blonde hair.

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Madeline Petsch in Moschino

This entire look is so beyond!! Every single shade in the dress, along with the jewels & the makeup, are absolutely flawless & color perfection on a redhead.

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2022 MET Museum Costume Institute Benefit Gala, New York, United States – 02 May 2022

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Kerry Washington in Tory Burch

This entire look leaves us breathless. Black is anything but basic next to dark brown, black, salt & pepper or silver hair. And the brilliant white diamonds are perfection next to the varying textures of the gown.

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Miranda Kerr in Oscar de la Renta

This look is so completely elegant, stunning, regal & drop dead gorgeous. And it is the perfect shade of white if you’re a deep brunette or have salt & pepper or silver locks.

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Emily Ratajkowski in Atelier Versace

This entire look is so much fun & completely works, literally from head to those fabulous gold strappy stilettos! These shades compliment the warmth of her hair & makeup & are your colors too if your hair is golden brown or deep honey blonde. 


Jill Kirsh is a color expert, author & Hollywood’s Guru of Hue who’s been working with celebs for 20 years. Accolades include: Named Best Color Consultant by Los Angeles magazine, Color Expert for the film “Grey is the New Blonde” and featured in a wide range of print & digital publications, and TV news shows. Contact her for color coaching via her website, & on social media @jillkirshcolor