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Find Your Shades And Look Your Best With Color Analysis! What’s Your Season?

By now, I’m sure you’ve heard of a capsule or a staple wardrobe. These are wardrobes with staple pieces that can be layered and interchanged to create so many outfit combinations. This type of closet is the most sustainable one you can have, with only pieces that look amazing and can be reused for years to come. But in order to create a closet like this, many are turning to the color analysis to help find what colors and styles will fit them best. There are four color analysis seasons that people are sorted into, and here is how to figure out which one you are.

What is the color analysis?

The color analysis is a tool that helps people find their color pallets. Basically, it is a tool that helps you find the colors that will look amazing on you and the colors that will make you look washed out. This is done based on your skin undertones, the vibrancy and contrast of your features and hair and eye colors. Each person is divided into four different seasons: Fall, Winter, Spring and Summer. Using these color palettes can help you find clothing that makes you look bright, radiant, youthful, glowy and will make you stand out. Obviously, you’re allowed to wear whatever color makes you feel amazing, but the color analysis will help you find the colors that scientifically will!

Color Analysis Seasons

While there are some tools online to help you figure out what season you are, it’s actually pretty easy to figure it out yourself! It all has to do with three components: the hue, value and chroma. Your hue has to do with the temperature of your appearance, like whether you have warm or cool undertones. Your value has to do with how light or dark your appearance is. Finally, the chroma has to do with how vibrant your appearance is, like if your features are muted or bright. Using these three components, it is simple to find out what your season is. Just like any color can be described using these three scales, so can your coloring! Each season is broken up into three sections, so let’s get started!

What Color Analysis Season Am I?

Sometimes, it can be hard to tell where you fit on the different ranges, so let’s go over what each type of season looks like.

Cool Winter

Hue: Cool

Value: Medium/light

Chroma: Bright/neutral

Hair: Typically, cool winters have ashy tones in their hair, with no golden or bright highlights. This is often ashy blonde, dirty blonde, dark brown and black.

Skin: Cool undertone.

Eyes: Cool colored eyes such as light blue, gray, grayish hazel, and cool-toned brown eyes.

Color palette: Cool winters look best in fully pigmented or saturated colors like purple, green and dark red. They look worst in warm colors like orange and brown.

Clear Winter

Hue: Cool

Value: Medium/light

Chroma: Bright

Hair: Clear winters have medium to dark hair with blue or cool undertones, like medium brown to black.

Skin: Cool undertone.

Eyes: Very cool but vibrant eyes, like bright blue, green, icy blue or rich brown.

Color palette: Cool winters look best in bright colors with cool undertones. Usually, these colors are icy or have intense pigmentation. Like yellow, fuchsia, purple, blue and aqua. Look worst in warm, dusty or muted colors.

Deep Winter

Hue: Cool

Value: Deep

Chroma: Bright

Hair: Medium to dark brown hair or silver/gray hair. 

Skin: Deep cool undertones, or olive undertones.

Eyes: Dark eyes like black/brown, dark brown or dark green.

Color palette: Rich primary colors or colors with high saturation and pigment. These colors might be red, blue, black and green. Should avoid earthy tones, warm nudes and browns, oranges and yellows.

Light Summer

Hue: Cool/medium

Value: Light

Chroma: Medium

Hair: Light summers also tend to have ashy hair colors, from light to medium ashy blonde. 

Skin: Neutral undertone, can have a rosy tint.

Eyes: Light-colored eyes whether they are light blue, grey or green.

Color palette: Dusty, powdery or pastel tones. This means dusty blue, dusty pink, soft yellow, soft pink. Should avoid dark or over-saturated colors.

Soft Summer

Hue: Cool

Value: Medium

Chroma: Soft

Hair: Potentially ashy light blonde to medium brown.

Skin: Light to medium, neutral undertones.

Eyes: Light eyes. Blue, gray or hazel.

Color palette: Cool toned soft and muted colors like plum, wine red, dusty blue and soft yellow. Should not wear neons or really bright colors.

Cool Summer

Hue: Cool

Value: Medium

Chroma: Soft/medium

Hair: Potentially ashy medium to dark brown.

Skin: Cool undertones.

Eyes: Light cool-toned eyes, like light blue, gray and slate blue.

Color Palette: Medium to dark cool hues like dark green, navy blue, plum purple and red. Worst colors for a cool summer are warm earthy tones like warm yellow.

Light Spring

Hue: Warm/medium

Value: Light

Chroma: Medium

Hair: Light to medium warm-toned hair, like golden or strawberry blonde.

Skin: Fair peach undertone skin.

Eyes: Light eyes like blue, green and soft brown.

Color Palette: Light, warm earthy colors like soft pink, green, brown, beige and orange-red. This season should avoid dark and overpowering colors.

Clear Spring

Hue: Warm/medium

Value: Medium

Chroma: Bright

Hair: Golden-toned medium to dark hair. This might be auburn, red or dark brown.

Skin: Pale, but tans easily.

Eyes: Bright eyes like light blue, green and brown.

Color Palette: Bright, warm colors, like soft pink, orange, green and rich purple and blue. The worst colors are nudes or dusty pastel tones.

Warm Spring

Hue: Warm

Value: Medium

Chroma: Bright

Hair: Reddish-warm toned hair whether that is golden blonde to a deep, rich copper.

Skin: Warm-toned, light to glowy and bronzy.

Eyes: Vibrant eyes, like blue, green, hazel and light brown.

Color Palette: Vibrant, warm colors like burnt orange, green, yellow, pink, peach and black/grey. The worst colors for a warm spring are cool-toned pastels or dark colors.

Warm Autumn

Hue: Warm

Value: Medium

Chroma: Medium

Hair: Medium to dark golden hair, meaning dark red, copper or dark golden brown. 

Skin: Warm, potentially ivory or olive.

Eyes: Usually brown or hazel eyes.

Color Palette: Rich, muted tones. Rust, brown, olive or army green, mustard, brown, beige, brick red. Avoid pastels.

Deep Autumn

Hue: Warm

Value: Deep

Chroma: Bright/medium

Hair: Medium brown to black with occasional gold/warmth.

Skin: Warm, rich toned.

Eyes: Dark eyes like dark blue, dark green, dark brown and black.

Color Palette: Jewel tones with rich pigment, like dark purple, dark blue, red-red and black. Avoid dusty and pastel tones.

Soft Autumn

Hue: Warm/medium

Value: Light/medium

Chroma: Soft

Hair: Golden blonde to dark brown and can occasionally have golden or red highlights or undertones.

Skin: Warm/neutral undertone.

Eyes: Light eyes like light green, light blue, hazel and light brown.

Color Palette: Rich but muted colors, like light pink, light orange, dark forest green, dark red-orange and light brown. Soft autumns should avoid stark, high contrast and bright colors like black or neons.

We hoped this article helped you understand the color analysis seasons and identify which one you are! Any questions? Let us know in the comment section below!

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