While playing sassy, often brutally honest Abby Whelan on ABC's Scandal, Darby Stanchfield usually sticks to dark colors and black eye-liner. But now in the show's third season, the 42-year-old says she's finally getting to brighten up a bit on-and-off screen.
"I'm starting to have more fun with color," the actress shares in the April 2014 issue of O magazine. "Lyn Paolo, Scandal's costume designer, has been putting me in the fabulous shades and it's bleeding into my regular life."
Indeed, for her spread in Oprah's publication, the redhead actress showed off her lighter side by donning a sexy gold gown by Josie Natori and a crisp white Sara Roka dress. But it was the metallic number that really got the star gushing.
"I'm obsessed with this dress. It's so supple and drapes beautifully. The fabric looks like someone poured gold on my skin," she raved.
But if we were going to pick a signature color for Darby, we'd probably go with blue. Why? Well, just take one look at the actress in her aqua Rachel Zoe pants with Robin's Egg hue Ralph Lauren blazer.
Or see how stunning she looks in the printed cobalt CH Carolina Herrera skirt with navy-adorned AYR tee.
If this is a sneak peek to where Abby's look is going, we say: Hue-ray!