Last week, we talked about several tests you can take to help yourself determine if your skin tone is warm or cool. This week, we will take that knowledge and discover what season (Winter, Summer, Autumn, or Spring) bests suits you.
If you are a cool, you will either be a Winter or a Summer. Conversely, if you are a warm, you will either be an Autumn or a Spring. The main determiner to tell which category you fall into is whether you are a light or a deep. This is pretty easy in comparison to the warm or cool portion. Simply put, if your hair is light, you are a light and if you hair is deep, you are a deep. According to Color Me Beautiful, blonde, light brown, and light red hair fall into the light category while brunette, dark red, or black fall into the deep category.
Once you think you have your category figured out, take this test to confirm:
WINTER: Cool and Deep
Hair: black with no red highlights; brown black and blue black; medium or dark brown hair with ash highlights; silver or grey
Eyes: deep and dark like black, dark brown, cool hazel with blue or green, and grey blue eyes.
There are many websites that offer color palates, but some key colors for this season are: white, silver grey, charcoal, navy, icy pink, hot pink, cranberry, fuchsia, true red, raspberry, burgundy, lemon yellow, emerald green, turquoise, teal, pine, royal blue, periwinkle, purple, and silver.
SUMMER: Cool and Light
Hair: grey, brown or blonde with ash highlights
Eyes: blue, green, grey blue, aqua
Key colors for this season are: soft white, grey, light navy, rose, soft fuchsia, raspberry, blue red, watermelon, light lemon, mint, powder blue, aqua, soft teal, periwinkle, cadet blue, amethyst, spruce.
AUTUMN: Warm and Deep
Hair: copper, red, chestnut brown, dark warm brown.
Eyes: dark brown, golden brown, green, amber. Most Autumns have a brown, warm hazel or green eyes.
Key colors: ivory, cream, taupe, turquoise, camel. khaki, mahogany, coffee brown, dark brown, olive, peach, salmon, tomato red, rust, marigold, mustard, lime, moss, forest green, teal, purple, gold, coral, pumpkin, jade.
SPRING: Warm and Light
Hair: golden blonde, strawberry blonde, copper, champagne, beige blond
Eyes: blue, green or aqua, warm amber, warm hazel turquoise.
Key Colors: ivory, cream, camel, peach, coral, mango, salmon, yellow gold, light moss, blue green, teal, light navy, clear red, navy, violet, lime green, gold.
“Remember too that you can find your palate in nature”Color Me Beautiful, 52
Color Me Beautiful offers this primer that I found helpful:
Winter = Snowflake (vivid, clear, primary, icy colors with BLUE undertones)
Summer=Sea & Sky (soft colors in the sky and sea with BLUE undertones)
Autumn= October Leaves (crisp and resembling the colors in fall leaves with GOLD undertones
Spring = Daffodill (clear delicate colors with GOLD undertones.
To see examples of the colors in each of these seasons, watch my Wednesday Wardrobing Video on Facebook or YouTube. Tune in next week to talk about makeup and choosing the right color for your skin.