Summer Vs Winter Color Palette (2023)

1. True Summer / True Winter: What Is The Difference?

  • These differences are reflected in the two seasons' colour palettes: While True Winter's colours are more saturated and contrasted, True Summer's colours are ...

  • True Summer vs True Winter: The two coolest seasons of the 12 colour seasons are not the same. Find out how to differentiate between them.

True Summer / True Winter: What Is The Difference?

2. DIY Season Color Analysis: Are You a Spring, Summer, Winter, or Fall?

  • Jul 10, 2022 · Winters look best in dark, pure, bright colors, while summers look best in lighter and softer colors. Think of winter as more saturated and ...

  • Which colors look best on you? Which colors accentuate your natural, gorgeous beauty? Figuring out your color “season” will help you find colors that make you look and feel your best. Wearing the right color can have a drastic impact on your confidence and style – so let’s take some time today to do a seasonal color analysis to determine which “season” you are.  Why your season matters Wearing colors that work for your natural coloring will instantly lift your mood, your confidence, and your fashion sense. Your “season” is a tool to help figure out which clothes, makeup, and hair colors will most flatter you. What I particularly love about the seasonal color analysis is that it utilizes your natural beauty, highlighting what makes you uniquely “you” as opposed to trying to fit women into boxes or unattainable standards. Dressing for your color season will help you curate a wardrobe or personal uniform that enhances that natural beauty. If you’re looking for a gorgeous glow-up, a DIY seasonal color analysis is an easy way to start feeling brighter, more youthful, and more confident in your wardrobe. Note: Think of your seasonal color palette as a tool, not a rule. This will help you understand which colors, shades, and patterns look most flattering on you, but you still have the freedom to wear whatever you want! This color analysis is just another way to figure out what makes you feel most confident and beautiful on the inside and out. How to determine which color season you are Color analysis is broken into “seasons” because the seasons already have certain color associations. We think of deep, warm reds, oranges, and browns when we think of the gorgeous leaves and outfits of fall. Winter is reminiscent of winter white, icy blue, and royal purples. Spring is filled with lush greens and floral pastels. And summer is light, airy, and beachy with bright, bold colors. Your hair color, eye color, and skin tone are the primary factors in understanding which color season you are. We’ll look at three aspects of your coloring to determine if you’re a fall, spring, summer, or winter: Hue: color or warm undertones Value: light or dark Chroma: soft and muted or bright and clear Finding your color analysis hue The first part of figuring out your color analysis is determining your hue aka your skin’s undertone. This will determine if you have a warm or cool skin tone, so you can, in turn, determine if you look better in warm or cool colors.  Are you cool or warm? We are going to take five tests. Write down how many As you get and how many Bs you get based on the following phrases. Vein test Turn your hand over and look at the veins on your inner wrist. Which applies to you? My veins appear mostly green. My veins are mostly blue or purple. Jewelry and metal test: In natural sunlight, put both silver and gold against your skin. Thicker bracelets or necklaces work better for this test to see a comparison more easily. Be mindful in this test to look at this objectively and not just opt for the metal you wear most often. Which phrase applies to you? The gold makes my skin look more even-toned, healthy, and beautiful. The silver makes my skin look more even-toned, healthy, and beautiful White paper test: Hold a piece of clear, white paper or fabric to your skin. It should be bright white, not ivory or off-white. Printer paper works well. Stand in natural light with no makeup. Which applies? My skin appears yellow, golden, or peachy next to the white paper. My skin appears bluish, red, or pink next to the white paper. Sun test: Which phrase sounds most like you? Skip this test if you have any medications or medical conditions that impact how your skin reacts to the sun. I tan more easily than I burn. I burn more easily than I tan. Pink or orange test: Stand in natural light with no makeup. Hold up fabric that is bright orange. Take a picture. In the same lighting, hold up bright magenta fabric and take a picture. I look better next to the bright orange fabric. I look better next to the magenta fabric. Test results! If you have all or mostly As, you likely have a warm skin tone. If you have all or mostly Bs, you likely have a cool skin tone.  If you have a near-even split between As and Bs or you couldn’t easily figure out the answers to some of the above questions, you may have a neutral skin tone. Note: There is a fourth option called “olive.” This is a cool color where the undertone is blue and the overtone is green. For right now, consider yourself a “cool” undertone and we’ll narrow your coloring down later. If you have a warm hue… You have more golden, rich undertones. You likely have less contrast between your skin, eyes, and hair. Your eyes are probably hazel, brown, or amber. Your hair might be chestnut, caramel, rich brown, red, auburn, yellow, or strawberry blonde. If you have a cool hue… You likely have lighter skin with darker hair (greater contrast) compared to others in your ethnicity. You have moderate to high contrast between your features. Your eyes are likely grey, green, blue, violet, or light brown or hazel. Your hair is likely black or dark brown, grey, ashy brown, or white or ashy blonde. Determining your season Value refers to the light/dark aspect of the color analysis as well as the contrast between your features. The hue came from your skin tone, but now we’ll look at hair and eyes to figure out your season.   If you have a warm hue, you are either spring or autumn. If you have a cool hue, you are either summer or winter. Warm: autumn or spring?  Autumn and spring both have warm undertones with little contrast between features. Spring and autumn feel more like a soft blend than a stark contrast. Autumn is darker while spring is lighter. Autumns have dark hair and dark eyes, while spring seasons generally have lighter hair and eyes. Autumn: dark hair, dark eyes, low contrast, rich colors Spring: light hair, light eyes, low contrast, muted colors Below are some examples of hair and eyes combinations for autumn and spring. Autumn examples: Hair: mid-brown to black, medium to deep red, with gold or red undertones Eyes: hazel, medium to black, brown, olive, warm green Spring examples: Hair: light blonde to medium brown, strawberry blonde Eyes: clear blue, green, turquoise, hazel, light brown Cool: winter or summer? Winter and summer both have cool undertones, but winter tends to have greater contrast than summer. Winter will likely have dark hair, bright eyes, and high contrasting features. Summer will have lighter hair and lighter eye colors. There is still some contrast in summer, but the contrast is more moderate than winter.  Winter: dark hair, bright eyes, high contrast, saturated colors Summer: light hair, light eyes, moderate contrast, muted colors Winters look best in dark, pure, bright colors, while summers look best in lighter and softer colors. Think of winter as more saturated and darker while summer is more muted and lighter. Below are some examples of hair and eyes combinations for winter and summer. Winter examples: Hair: ashy mid-brown to dark brown to black with cool undertones Eyes: mid-brown to black-brown, greyish blue, clear blue, cool green Summer examples: Hair: light blonde to medium brown with ashy undertones Eyes: blue, greyish blue, cool green, greyish brown, slate Diving deeper into your season: light, deep, warm, cool, clear, soft? There are different categories within the four key seasons based on the chroma of your coloring. Chroma generally refers to the saturation of a color. With regards to your color analysis, it means whether your coloring contrast is bright and clear or more muted and blended. There are five palette categories: light, deep, warm, cool, and clear or soft. There are three possibilities for each color season. First, look at your season, then figure out which subsection applies to you.    Winter: cool, deep, clear Summer: cool, light, soft Autumn: warm, deep, or soft Spring: warm, light, or clear Warm: spring or autumn Warm spring and warm autumn are also referred to as “true” spring or autumn because the primary features are the warm tones. You look best in warm accents that accentuate your naturally warm coloring. Your coloring may be: Golden blonde, brown, strawberry blonde, auburn hair Green, topaz, hazel, light to medium brown eyes Warm skin tone that’s ivory, golden beige, or bronze Tips for warm spring and warm autumn:  Choose colors that have a warm undertone (yellow-red tones as opposed to blue-green) Some warm colors you might like: peach, apricot, coral, salmon, pumpkin, yellow-greens (lime, moss, olive), deep periwinkle, and warm purples Your ideal neutrals are camels, browns, warm navy, and warm grey Cream and ivory look best on you, as opposed to pure, bright white Avoid cool colors with more blue, green, and purple undertones Celebrity examples of true autumn: Beyonce Jennifer Lopez Shailene Woodley Eva Marcille Isla Fisher Julianne Moore Bernadette Peters Aishwarya Rai Jennifer Stone Diane Lane Sheryl Crow Lindsay Lohan Jenna Fischer Celebrity examples of true spring: Blake Lively Hayden Panettiere Cameron Diaz Meg Ryan Nicole Kidman Amy Adams Goldie Hawn Amy Schumer Kristen Bell Sadie Sink Jane Krakowski Leslie Mann Cool: summer or winter If you are a cool summer or cool winter, the primary feature of your coloring is its cool undertone. This is often referred to as true summer or true winter because you most closely fit into the winter and summer traditional coloring. You likely look best in blue or rose tones that accentuate your cool undertones. Your coloring may be: Light to medium brown hair with ashy tones; you may have a few red highlights but overall your hair is cool, rather than warm Blue, grey-blue, green, blue-green, or rosy-brown eyes Ivory, rose beige, or mid beige skin tone with pink undertones Tips for cool winter and cool summer:  Choose colors that have a cool undertone (blue-green as opposed to yellow or golden) Some cool colors you might like: jewel tones, raspberry, magenta, clear blues, maroon, lavender, cool purple, blue-greens (jade green, violets, purple) Your ideal neutrals are silver greys, charcoal, navy, and black Cool, pure whites look better on you than soft off-whites Avoid warm colors with more yellow or orange undertones, like salmon, orange, brown, moss green, and ginger Celebrity examples of true summer: Olivia Wilde Emily Blunt Allison Williams Megan Boone Anne Kendrick Joey King Alison Brie Jennifer Garner Celebrity examples of true winter: Selena Gomez Janelle Monáe Brook Shields Kendall Jenner Christina Ricci Jenna Dewan Katy Perry Victoria Justice Liv Tyler Anne Hathaway Jameela Jamil Zooey Deschanel Amal Clooney Lauren Graham Jada Pinkett Smith Light: summer or spring So, you’ve determined you’re either a spring or summer, but the darker or more saturated colors in your season don’t seem to work on you. If that’s the case, you might be a light summer or light spring. You might have a “light” color analysis if you have: Blonde or light brown hair Light blue, blue-grey, aqua, or pale green/hazel eyes A light skin tone for your ethnicity (often ivory or fair)  If you wear heavy colors, your face might look pale, dull, or shadowed. But in lighter pigments and shades, you will look fresh, soft, elegant, and youthful. What’s unique about the “light” color analysis is that you don’t necessarily fall into “warm” or “cool” colors. Instead, the primary feature of your coloring is the amount of pigment in the colors you wear. That’s why a lot of neutrals will fall into this category. Light spring falls into the warm category and light summer is cool, but the focus here is more on the lightness of the shade. Tips for light summer and light spring: Choose light, soft pigments (not necessarily pastel, just not highly saturated or pigmented) Try sweet pea lavender, pastel pink, rose, peach, and lemon tones Add more blues and blue-greens like aqua and turquoise to your closet Opt for soft white or ivory instead of pure white Your ideal neutrals are beige, stone, taupe, pewter, light navy, light grey Avoid deep, harsh, vivid colors with high contrast If you wear a saturated color, like black, keep it away from your face and incorporate bright scarves or jewelry to bring more lightness Celebrity examples of light summer: Michelle Pfeiffer Gwyneth Paltrow Jodie Foster Reese Witherspoon Amy Poehler Kirsten Dunst Naomi Watts Margot Robbie Princess Diana Cate Blanchett Blythe Danner Celebrity examples of light spring: Amanda Seyfried Renée Zellweger Scarlett Johansson Gillian Jacobs Anna Sophia Robb Elizabeth Banks Jessica Chastain Gigi Hadid Taylor Swift Kate Hudson Jennifer Lawrence Dakota Fanning Deep: autumn or winter While the warm months might have light tones, the “cold” months often require deeper, more saturated tones. Lighter pigments will make you look washed out or pallid. The primary aspect of your coloring is “dark” (which is why deep coloring is also referred to as dark winter or dark autumn).  Your natural is likely dark: Medium brunette to black hair, may also be a dark auburn (graying hair looks more steel grey than white or silver) Dark brown, black, deep hazel eyes Beige to deep brown skin coloring, generally neutral or neutral-cool You are likely dark if you have either 1) all dark features or 2) dark hair and dark eyes paired with light skin. Even if you have all dark features, though, you probably have high contrast between your features. Dark winter is cool, while dark autumn is warm. Dark winter’s colors are more black, blue, and dark grey, while dark autumn is more red, burgundy, and brown.  Tips for deep autumn and deep winter: Choose colors that are intense, saturated, and bright “Deep” does not necessarily mean dark colors; rather, it means a deep pigmentation of the color Your ideal neutrals are black, charcoal grey, chocolate brown, and deep navy (strong, deeply colored neutrals) Opt for bright white instead of off-white Avoid light, pastel colors as well as warm, earthy colors like gold-orange and brown If you wear a pastel color, try to incorporate brighter and more vivid accessories near your face and neck Celebrity examples of deep autumn: Rashida Jones Oprah Winfrey Sofia Vergara Jessica Alba Eva Mendes Julia Roberts Sigourney Weaver Meghan Markle Freida Pinto Natalie Portman Zendaya Lady Gaga Lucy Hale Minka Kelly Halle Berry Angela Bassett Hilary Swank Gabrielle Union Aubrey Plaza Celebrity examples of deep winter: Sandra Bullock Kim Kardashian Demi Moore Penelope Cruz Catherine Zeta-Jones Mila Kunis Viola Davis Lana Parilla Nina Dobrev Gong Li Salma Hayek Gal Gadot Uzo Aduba Linda Cardellini Shay Mitchell Mindy Kaling Elliot Page Kiera Knightley Priyanka Chopra Jonas Octavia Spencer Clear: winter or spring Does your face look highly contrasting in the mirror? Do you have bright, saturated features that give a crisp, clear appearance? Are your eyes your most striking feature? If so, you might fall into the clear category. If you have clear cool features, you would be a clear winter, while warm features are a clear spring.  Snow white would fall into this category because of the high contrast in skin tone, hair, and eyes. Your coloring may be: Mid to dark brown, black, steel grey hair (you may have red or blonde hair but the color is highly saturated) Very pale, delicate ivory, olive, or dark brown (often your skin is very light or very dark for your ethnicity) Jewel-like eyes: bright blue, steel gray, green, bright hazel Tips for clear winter or clear spring: Wear “true” colors that have little to no warm or cool undertones; the goal here is clarity of color Your ideal neutrals are black, white, and true grey Opt for pure white instead of off-white or ivory Avoid muted colors that are too warm or too cool Wear a mix of light and dark colors or one bold color; contrasting pieces beautifully accent your contrasting features Celebrity examples of clear winter: Megan Fox Tina Fey Alexis Bledel Olivia Munn Danai Gurira Courteney Cox Camila Mendes Krysten Ritter Maria Borges  Celebrity examples of clear spring: Zoe Saldana Brittany Snow Milla Jovovich Emma Stone Kim Cattral Vanessa Hudgens Tessa Thompson Michelle Dockery Rebel Wilson Demi Lovato Miranda Cosgrove Julianne Hough Gina Rodriguez Kerry Washington Soft: summer or autumn  In opposition to the clear palette is the soft palette. Your coloring has little contrast, creating a soft and blended look between hair, skin, and eyes. I love the soft palette because it’s so demure and elegant. But it can sometimes be an arduous process to tell which shades will work best with your coloring. You might think of your coloring as “medium,” not very light and not very dark, such as: Not too blonde or too dark hair Brown, hazel, green, grey-blue eyes Medium intensity skin tone When searching for colors that suit you, you want a palette that’s not too cool, not too warm, not too light, and not too deep or dark. More muted colors will reflect your beautiful natural coloring. Tips for soft summer or soft autumn: Wear soft colors, like rose pink or periwinkle You look particularly stunning in monochrome outfits as well as washed or faded fabrics, like denim, moss, or jade Your ideal neutrals are charcoal grey, beige, soft cocoa, and olive (black and white are too harsh) Go for a soft off-white instead of pure white Avoid bright, saturated colors Celebrity examples of soft summer: Sarah Jessica Parker Miley Cyrus Lorde Bella Hadid Jennifer Anison Kate Middleton Dakota Johnson Katie Holmes Rachel McAdams Maisie Williams Maggie Gyllenhaal Emilia Clarke Cobie Smulders Kristen Stewart Celebrity examples of soft autumn: Meryl Streep Drew Barrymore Tyra Banks Kate Winslet Angelina Jolie Adele Nicole Richie Elizabeth Olsen Kate Moss Jessica Biel Mariah Carey Priscilla Presley Victoria Pedretti Which seasonal color palette are you? If you’re still having trouble figuring out your palette, ask a friend for help to give another perspective on your coloring. Or you can even consider working with a professional color analyst. Understanding your seasonal color palette is an incredible tool to understand which colors will make you look and feel your absolute best. The next time you go shopping, try on your color palette to see if you feel better in the dressing room than you usually do! Use Current Boutique’s search feature to find your favorite stunning, high-quality designer pieces in your ideal seasonal colors!

DIY Season Color Analysis: Are You a Spring, Summer, Winter, or Fall?

3. Super Simple Seasonal Color Analysis - The Laurie Loo

  • Dec 6, 2018 · Cool seasons (Summer or Winter) do not depend on contrast or lack of contrast between skin/hair/and eye color, rather it is the overall ...

  • Want to know what your best colors are but mind-boggled by seasonal color analysis? I’ve put together a super simple guide to help you find your colors!

Super Simple Seasonal Color Analysis - The Laurie Loo

4. Which season are you? Seasonal Color Analysis and why it matters

  • Sep 4, 2023 · Winter seasons have cool undertones, dark hair, vibrant eyes, and high contrast between their skin, eyes, and hair. Summer Hair and Eyes. Summer ...

  • Do you know the benefits of seasonal color analysis? Learn how to determine your season and find the best colors for your complexion.

Which season are you? Seasonal Color Analysis and why it matters

5. Colour Analysis Part I: Finding your Type - Anuschka Rees

  • Sep 24, 2013 · The Color Me Beautiful theory is based on four colour types: Spring, Summer, Autumn and ❄️ Winter. Which seasonal type you are depends ...

  • ☞ This post is designed to give you an overview of seasonal color analysis only. If you want extra help finding your color type and learn all about your colors: I am currently offering Virtual Color Typing . You can find all the details here . “I think you are a Summer!”, “I love pale b

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6. True Summer Vs True Winter: Differences And Similarities

  • In the summer range, there are no such dark colors as, for example, bottled in the winter color type. They can be light or bright, but not dark. Green color for ...

  • Differences and similarities of True Summer vs True Winter color types are unique in their own way.

True Summer Vs True Winter: Differences And Similarities

7. Are you a Summer-Winter (Cool Summer)? - 30 something Urban Girl

  • Nov 15, 2019 · You are a Summer (cool) woman who flows into Winter (cool). Your dominant and secondary seasons are both cool so this palette is also called ...

  • What are my best colors according to my overall look? This is an easy to understand and detailed post with celebrity examples about the Cool Summer women.

Are you a Summer-Winter (Cool Summer)? - 30 something Urban Girl

8. Color Analysis - Fine Clothing

  • If you choose the cooler Blue, Green, and Violet hues then you are most likely a "Winter" or a "Summer". If you choose the warmer Red, Orange, and Yellow hues ...

  • Learn How to Pick Your Perfect Colors in Three Easy Steps! Have you ever noticed how certain colors tend to light up your face, while others seem to make you look dull and tired? Wouldn't it be nice to know which colors look best on you, and which ones to avoid? Our thorough three step Color Analys

Color Analysis - Fine Clothing

9. I Got My Season Colors Analyzed by a Pro. Here's How to Do It at Home.

  • Jan 10, 2023 · First, Dina explained that there are two "warm" seasons (spring and autumn) and two "cool" seasons (winter and summer). Spring and autumn have ...

  • Winter, spring, summer, and fall can determine what colors look best on you. Here's what a color analysis is like and how to find your season at home.

I Got My Season Colors Analyzed by a Pro. Here's How to Do It at Home.

10. The Different Types of Summers - Kettlewell Colours

  • Light Summer falls at the lightest, most 'white added' end of the Summer palette, and if you viewed all four seasons as one continuous spectrum of colour, then ...


11. The True Summer Palette Guide for 2023 | Curate Your Style

  • Feb 10, 2023 · While True Summers opt for cool, soft, muted tones, True Winters stand out with deep, striking hues. Don't purchase these colours. Despite this, ...

  • Discover our ultimate guide to the True Summer palette. Including makeup, outfits, hair and jewellery tips. Learn how to look effortless with our seasonal colour analysis guide.

The True Summer Palette Guide for 2023 | Curate Your Style

12. Surprising Seasonal Deal-Breakers - Truth is Beauty

  • A dark-skinned Winter, for example, might use black as an accent, while a fair-skinned Winter might wear it in large blocks. But no color in your palette will ...

  • Not all of the colors in your correct seasonal palette will be your absolute favorites. Depending on your depth of coloring, your level of contrast, and the specific colors of  your body, some...

Surprising Seasonal Deal-Breakers - Truth is Beauty

13. True, Soft, or Light Summer? Kristen Stewart and Emily Blunt.

  • I'd suggest comparing the DW and ssu Invent Your Image color palettes (you can just google image that). Are you more complemented by softer, medium-light colors ...

  • A reader asks, "There are a lot of nuances between Soft Summer and True Summer. How do you know that Kristen Stewart is Soft Summer and Emily Blunt is a True Summer?"

True, Soft, or Light Summer? Kristen Stewart and Emily Blunt.

14. Determining your cool season - My Style Fashionista

  • If you are better suited to summer colours then you will have a low contrast between your hair, skin and eye colour. They blend together to give a soft look ...

  • So now that you have worked out you have a cool undertone you will fit into one of 2 broad seasons Winter or Summer, these are then broken down further into 3 subsets depending on your hair and eye colouring. If you came here first and you are not sure if you are cool go to the determining your skin tone page for more information.

15. Cool Summer: Colour Analysis Guide - The Sustainable Stylist

  • Light, muted and gentle, Cool Summer has one of the prettiest colour palettes of the 4-seasons. Imagine an English country garden – everything is soft and ...

  • True Summer skin is cool and soft. It has blue undertones and an overall muted appearance. Find out if you're a Cool Summer skin type.

Cool Summer: Colour Analysis Guide - The Sustainable Stylist

16. The face of True Summer - Spicemarket Colour

  • Oct 10, 2021 · We are usually much more familiar with True Winters and the black, white and red (or fuchsia) of their classic and popular makeup palettes.

  • I have almost never seen a True Summer styled in their best natural colours. Stylists cannot resist warming up this season. It’s compulsive. There’s a broad lack of acceptance that some people really do look better entirely bereft of heat . A bronzy, sun-kissed base does not always communic

The face of True Summer - Spicemarket Colour

17. How to wear Summer colors in Winter - Style Yourself Confident

  • Don't worry because your beautiful color palette is not just for the floaty or lightweight garments of high Summer! This is a wide range of subtle almost ...

  • Are you wondering how to wear Summer colors in the Winter? Well don't worry because the subtle and sensual Summer shades work just as well for warmer clothing

How to wear Summer colors in Winter - Style Yourself Confident

18. The 12 Color Seasons: Summer and its Subsets - GoPlay Cosmetics

  • Nov 22, 2021 · Like soft summers, true summers are cool-toned and muted. However, there is more contrast in a cool summer than a soft or light summer. All of ...

  • People that are the summer color season often look better in silver jewelry than gold and have medium to light hair in colors such as medium ashy brown, light ashy blonde, or dark ash brown; notice a pattern? All summers have ashy-colored hair. Summers will also have light to medium eyes, such as light grey, green, grey-brown, grey hazel, blue, or light blue; almost all summers have grey undertones to their eyes. Most summers, overall, are cooler-toned and slightly muted.

The 12 Color Seasons: Summer and its Subsets - GoPlay Cosmetics

19. Cool Summer vs Cool Winter - Seasonal Color Analysis

  • Both have dark hair and blue eyes but are they really different? Watch this video where I break down cool summer and cool winter and help you to understand the ...

  • What's the difference between cool summer and cool winter? Are you having a tough time trying to understand where you fit between the two seasons? Both have dark hair and blue eyes but are they really different? Watch this video where I break down cool summer and cool winter and help you to understand the key differences that will make it easy for you to decide if you're a cool summer or a cool winter in seasonal color analysis.Order Your Color Analysis Cards and Get A Complimentary Color AnaylsisIf You Know What Season You Are Then Order Your Color FanCool Summers order the Bright & Cool Color FanCool Winters order the Bright & Cool Color FanPlease subscribe to my YouTube channel at: Do you have a question you'd like to ask?Follow and Tag me on Twitter @JenThoden with #YourColorStyleOrLike and Tag me on Facebook @YourColorStyle with #YourColorStyleI'll answer you question in a future video.*Hugs*Jen Thoden

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20. Color For Your Skin Tone: Summer - 30 day sweater

  • Light Summers are a blend of Summer and Spring (or Summer 'flowing' into Spring.) Some of the more neutral colors of spring will be in this palette as will soft ...

  • In this series we're taking a deeper look into each season of seasonal color analysis. Join us as we discuss cool, light and soft summer coloring!

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Summer Vs Winter Color Palette? ›

These differences are reflected in the two seasons' colour palettes: While True Winter's colours are more saturated and contrasted, True Summer's colours are more muted and less bright. Similarly, True Winter's colours are darker, whereas True Summer's colours are lighter.

How do you tell if you're a winter or a summer? ›

Winter seasons have cool undertones, dark hair, vibrant eyes, and high contrast between their skin, eyes, and hair. Summer seasons have cool undertones, but have lighter hair and eye colors. While they have some contrast between their skin tone and their hair/eyes it is much more moderate than in the winter seasons.

What is a true summer color palette? ›

Rose, taupe, Gainsboro grey and slate are at the heart of the palette. Colours of note include bluebell, sea green, Wedgwood blue, silver pink and wisteria. True black and white make no appearance here in this soft world of storm clouds and seagulls.

Is beige a summer or winter color? ›

True Summer Wardrobe Neutral Colours

For many, light neutrals like beige and camel and dark neutrals like black are the go-to options when it comes to their wardrobe.

What is the difference between spring and winter color palette? ›

The distinguishing feature between them is their secondary characteristic – Bright Spring is 'warm', while Bright Winter is 'cool'. Bright Winter features have distinct blue, cool undertones, whereas Bright Spring has distinct warm, golden undertones.

How do I know my color season? ›

If your skin tone and hair have a warm undertone, or you are a natural red-head, you would be classed as either a Spring or an Autumn; if your skin has a blue-ish, cool undertone and your hair is more ashy and has no golden or red highlights, you are either a Summer or a Winter.

Am I true summer or bright winter? ›

These differences are reflected in the two seasons' colour palettes: While True Winter's colours are more saturated and contrasted, True Summer's colours are more muted and less bright. Similarly, True Winter's colours are darker, whereas True Summer's colours are lighter.

Can summers wear grey? ›

Colors for summer skin tone include soft white, charcoal gray, light blues, light pinks, cranberry red, and navy to name a few.

What is the rarest color season? ›

Without a doubt, the least common of the Tones is True Summer. Few of these rare gems walk amongst us. I believe this is also the most poorly understood group of colours.

What colors should you avoid in a cool summer palette? ›

If you're a Summer type, you'll find burnt orange, warm browns and yellow-greens look awful on you. And there's a reason for that. The warmth of these colours clash against the ashy coolness of your skin – making you look dull and tired…and even ill. Yikes.

What is the classic winter color palette? ›

The classic colour combination of True Winter is black and white. No other season can pull this combination off. But you can also pair other darker neutrals with lighter accent colours, such as dark blue and bright blue.

What are true winter colors? ›

Let's start with your True winter neutrals. As a True winter, you look great in grey, black, white and navy blue. These classic colours are also easy to mix and match, so you can create endless looks with just a few pieces.

Is Mauve a winter color? ›

Have you seen the sunshine on snow on the top of a mountain? The pink tinge and orange hue light up the sky, giving the greys and white a hint of color. Winter wonderland has lilac, purple, dark purple, mauve, blush, and golden hue.

What does a winter color palette look like? ›

A true Winter color palette is full of cool based jewel-tones like ruby red, sapphire blue, and emerald green. Winter types also get such classic neutrals – they look beautiful in black, crisp white, and navy to name a few. A true Winter palette is full of colors that lean crisp, cool, and highly saturated.

What undertones are in a winter color palette? ›

If there's a yellowness to your skin, you're likely a spring type. While a blue or pink undertone indicates that you're likely a winter type. If you're a True Winter you can wear deep blues and rich purples effortlessly – while a Warm Spring will find these colours harder to pull off without looking washed out.

What are the three winter color palettes? ›

Like the other three color seasons, there are three subgroups of winter: bright winter, cool winter, or deep winter. Each one is different from the others, so be sure to read through each section to find out which one fits you.

How do you figure out if you're a winter? ›

The hair is typically dark, ranging from dark ash brown to black. This colour season's hair does not have any natural highlights, and the hair is either neutral or ashy. True Winter has a stark contrast between the features. There is also a high contrast between the iris and whites of the eye.

How do I know if I'm a spring summer winter or fall? ›

Maybe you're naturally a brunette, but you shine when you dye your hair warm blonde. Spring and Summer palettes have lighter hues than Autumn and Winter. So, if your skin, hair, or eyes are lighter, you may be a Spring or Summer while if your features are more dark or deep, you may be an Autumn or a Winter.

How can you tell if someone is winter? ›

True winters are the coolest of the season. Their eyes have blue undertones in shades like cool blue, icy hazel, cool brown, cool dark brown, or black, and their hair is ashy or neutral in color, like dark ash brown, dark brown, cool black-brown, or black.

What defines summer and winter? ›

The earth's spin axis is tilted with respect to its orbital plane. This is what causes the seasons. When the earth's axis points towards the sun, it is summer for that hemisphere. When the earth's axis points away, winter can be expected.


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