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  • What Colour is Best for You?

 

Have you ever had a day where several people compliment you, but you haven’t changed anything about your look? It was probably because you were wearing the right colour. Everyone’s complexion is unique, therefore the same colour that one person thrives in, washes another person out. Incorporating the right clours into your wardrobe can make you look younger, refreshed, thinner, and give you a wonderful glow. Colours depend widely on the undertones of your skin, eyes, and hair

 

Most simply, people can be separated into warm, cool, or neutral tones. 

 

 An easy way to find your colours is to look at the veins on your wrist, if they are blue or purple you are cool-toned if they are a greenish-blue you are warm-toned. Sometimes people will have a mixture of blue and green veins, they are neutral. Another way to tell is to wrap gold and silver fabrics around your shoulders one at a time. With each fabric look at your eyes, your skin, and your teeth. If silver is a more flattering colour you are cool toned and if gold is better for you, you are warm-toned. Once you have found if you are warm or cool, you can find your season.

Jennifer Lopez is warm-toned, the silver dress makes her look pale and gives her dark circles under her eyes. She is absolutely glowing in the yellow dress. 

Jennifer Aniston is cool-toned. The gold dress washes her out. The silver dress brightens her face.

The colours are also broken down into the four seasons, Winter, Spring, Summer, Autumn. Winter and summer are cool tones, and autumn and spring are warm tones. Here is a description of each season to help you choose the one that most describes you.

Winter

If you are a winter you have cool undertones. You most likely have a high contrast between your skin, eyes, and hair. Your hair is typically a darker colour with cool undertones. Your eyes are mid to dark brown, cool grey, blue, or cool green. You typically have a dark ring around your iris with more colour around the outside.

Spring

If you are a spring you have warm undertones, your cheeks are peachy when you blush. You have lighter skin for your ethnicity. Hair is light blonde to medium brown with undertones of gold and red. Eyes are blue, green, hazel, or light brown with a sunburst pattern.



Summer

If you are a summer you have cool undertones. Your eyes are blue, grey, grey-green, or grey-brown, and your hair is light blonde to medium brown and has a low contrast to your skin colour. You likely had very blonde hair as a child. Your cheeks turn rosy when you blush.

 

 

Autumn

If you are autumn you have warm and gold undertones, you have varying amounts of contrast between hair, skin, and eyes. Your hair will be a golden brown, red-brown, black, or deep red. Your eyes are warm earthy colours such as medium to dark brown, hazel or warm green. Your skin has peachy undertones and freckles are common.

Now that you have narrowed down your season, each season can be further divided into 3 subcategories. The difference between the three subcategories isn’t vast, but it further narrows down what colours you should gravitate towards and which ones you should steer clear from.

Winters

Clear winters have the widest range in hair to skin colour. Their hair is usually a dark brown to black, their eyes are typically bright blue, green, pale hazel, or dark brown. 

Clear winters look best in vivid cool hues, they should avoid rusty shaded and dusty pastels. 

Deep winters typically have medium brown to black hair, salt and pepper hair, or grey. Their eyes are typically hazel or dark brown. 

Deep winters tend to look best fully saturated and vibrant colours. It is best to avoid warm earth tones.

 

Cool winters have silver, ash, or salt and pepper hair. They have no gold or red undertones in their hair. They typically have blue, violet, charcoal, hazel, or brown eyes. Cool winters can be very pale.

Cool winters typically look best in cool and vibrant colours. They should avoid warm gold tones.

 

Springs

Clear springs have medium blonde to dark brown hair with gold or red highlights. Their eyes are typically blue, green, or hazel. Their features have the highest contrast between the springs.

Clear springs look best in warm saturated colours and should avoid neutrals and muted pastels.

Light springs typically have light to medium brown or blonde hair with gold undertones. Their eyes are usually blue, green, or light hazel.

Light springs look best in warm and light colours. They should avoid colours that are too dark and overpowering.

Warm springs have dark blonde to light brown hair with gold undertones. They can also have strawberry blonde or copper hair. Their eyes can be blue, light hazel, or light brown. 

The best colours for warm springs are Vibrant warm hues and they should avoid pastels and dark cool shades.

Summers

Light summers have light blonde to light brown hair with ashy undertones. Their eyes are blue and green.

They typically look best in dusty tints and should avoid overpowering colours

Soft summers typically have medium blonde to medium brown hair with blonde and ash highlights. Their eyes are usually blue, green hazel, or grey. 

Soft summers typically look best in muted and soft hues and should avoid bright and warm colours.

Cool summers have the darkest hair of all the summers. Their hair is usually medium brown to dark brown with little to no red undertones. Their eyes are blue, greyish hazel, or green.

The colours they look best in are soft and cool. They should avoid earthy tones.

Autumns

Deep autumn have medium brown to black hair and typically have gold undertones. Their eyes are brown, dark green, or dark hazel.

They look best in bold and warm shades and they should avoid pastel and dusty shades.

Soft autumns have medium blonde to dark brown hair with gold undertones. Their eyes are typically blue, green, brown, or hazel.

They look best in muted colours with warm tones and should avoid overpowering bright colours.

 

Warm autumns have medium blonde to brown with ginger highlights. They may also have red or auburn hair. Their eyes are brown, olive gree, or dark hazel.

Warm autumns thrive in earthy and spicy shades with gold undertones. They should avoid pastels and overpowering colours.

Now that you know what colours are best for you, you can start incorporating them into your wardrobe to look your best every day!


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