Are you someone who seems to have a plethora of color options in your closet but can’t seem to choose the right one for you? Worry not, as seasonal color analysis may be the solution for you. Pallavi Biju tells you more about this TikTok trend that has fashion mongers obsessed
There is a science behind why silver jewelry seems to look better on you than gold and why you always get complimented when you wear that one mauve shirt. Maybe people always seem to talk to you more when you wear yellow, or your friends have told you that wearing blue eyeliner brings out your brown eyes.
Maybe you are clued into exactly what shade of pink looks good on you, or you’re the clueless kind who can’t tell cornflower blue from sapphire on your best day. Wherever you are in your personal style journey, the Seasonal Color Analysis can help you look better, feel better, and up your fashion game without going on a shopping spree, making the best of what you own.
An Overload of Options
Seasonal color analysis is a scientific system that factors your skin tone, eye color, and hair color to determine your ideal color palette. It analyzes this information to determine the hues of your skin, hair, and eyes and their nuances to choose the colors that suit you best.
Each season’s color scheme replicates the color palette that falls in a certain category for an individual. Why does that matter? Your skin, eyes, and hair are all of a distinct shade, forming part of your characteristic colors. Identifying this natural color scheme and matching it to one of the twelve color seasons are the goals of color analysis.
Seasons are a good reference point since we are already attuned to certain hues with each one, such as light pink blossoms in the spring, white snow in the winter, and deep crimson foliage in the fall. Each season is then divided into a subtype, such as cool, soft, or deep, which simply indicate the intensity of the colors of that during that season. Seasonal color analysis is a more in-depth and comprehensive
version of the basic color analysis and is also based on the
Color Me Pretty
You’ve probably heard of the color theory in school. This theory is your second-grade art class but is elevated to help you find your most flattering hues.
The color wheel and its associated theory play a massive role in the fashion and beauty industry. In fact, it forms the crux of all things style. When conceptualizing the color palette for their designs, fashion designers and makeup artists frequently turn to the color wheel, which is an essential tool for them. Although some utilize up to 24 colors, the conventional color wheel has 12 hues. But how can we make use of this to elevate our style and save some time in the morning?
Although consulting a specialist is recommended for an accurate and personalized result, we believe our readers already have a great sense of style and are just looking to evolve upwards! Fret not, as it is quite easy to find your perfect color season by following a few easy steps. All you need is a mirror!
Pay careful attention and evaluate your physical features like eyes, hair, and skin to assess if they have warm or cold undertones in order to decide your color season. Use your natural hair color, your desired wig color, or if you have colored hair. There are plenty of free resources available online that can help you figure out your undertones (you can find one on www.popsugar.com under what-my-understone quiz). Just answer some simple questions like whether gold jewelry suits you better or silver jewelry and whether you get sunburned or tanned easily. Your results will either be cool leaning, warm leaning, completely warm, or completely cool.
A Season for all things
The four potential combinations of these undertones are represented by the seasons. Read on and compare your features to find out your perfect color season!
You are a Spring if your:
Skin: Clear, warm undertone, and you have lighter skin for your ethnicity
Hair: Light blond to medium brown, or strawberry blonde with gold or red undertones.
Eyes: Clear blue, turquoise, green, hazel, or light brown
You are a Summer if your:
Skin: Cool undertone and low contrast between hair and skin
Hair: Light blond to medium brown with cool, ashy undertones
Eyes: Blue, grey-blue, cool green, grey-brown, slate
You are an Autumn if your:
Skin: Warm, golden undertone with a rich overall coloring
Hair: Mid-brown to black or medium to deep red with golden or red undertones
Eyes: Hazel, medium to black-brown, olive or warm green
You are a Winter if your:
Skin: Cool or olive undertones and high contrast between skin, hair, and eyes with an overall deep coloring
Hair: Ashy mid-brown to dark brown to black with cool undertones
Eyes: Mid-brown to black-brown, grey-blue, clear blue, and cool green
The most distinguishing characteristic of your coloring—light, deep, clear, soft, warm, or cool—determines the secondary element. Your secondary factor can assist you in further narrowing your own seasonal color scheme and can also help you identify whether palettes around may contain certain colors that are complementary to your skin tone. Here’s a rundown of the six secondary factors.
You’re either a Light Summer or a Light Spring. Your skin tone is light for your ethnicity, your eyes are either light blue, green, or grey, and you have light hair (blond or light brown). You look best in your color palette’s gentle, mild, and subdued tones, such as peach (Spring) or a light lavender (Summer).
Light Spring celebrities include Blake Lively and Taylor Swift, while Michelle Pfeiffer and Lili Reinhart are Light Summer.
Either you are a Deep Autumn or Deep Winter. You have deep brown, emerald, or black eyes and dark brown or black hair. You look stunning in your palette’s rich, deep hues, such as deep terracotta (Autumn) or black (Winter).
Meghan Markle and Eva Mendes are both deep Autumn, while Priyanka Chopra Jonas and Kim Kardashian are Deep Winter.
You are either a Warm Spring or a Warm Autumn. There is a strong warm undertone to your overall coloring. Your hair is either strawberry blond to deep auburn or golden blond to brown. Your eyes are light to medium brown, topaz, hazel, or green. The mid-range hues in your color scheme that are neither too powerful nor too light are excellent for you, such as a medium tomato red (Autumn) or a delicate aquamarine (Spring).
Hayden Panettiere and Cameron Diaz are both examples of Warm Spring. On the other hand, Shailene Woodley and Aishwarya Rai serve as examples of Warm Autumn.
You are either a Cool Summer or a Cool Winter. Regardless of whether you have light skin or dark hair, there is a cool undertone to your overall coloring. Similar to the warm type, you look best in your palette’s mid-range hues, such as periwinkle (Summer) or emerald-green (Winter).
While Anna Kendrick and Barbara Palvin are examples of Cool Summers, Selena Gomez and Kendall Jenner are cool Winters.
Either a Clear Winter or a Clear Spring describes you. Your overall color scheme has strong saturation and contrast levels. Your eyes are blue, brilliant green, topaz, amber, or turquoise, and your hair is medium brown to black or vibrant, bright blond. You look best in bold, clear colors, such as a hot pink (Winter) or a bright, warm pink (Spring).
Megan Fox and Camila Mendes are examples of a Clear winter color palette, while Sonam K Ahuja and Vanessa Hudgens are Clear Spring celebrities.
You are either a Soft Summer or a Soft Autumn. Your skin, hair, and eyes don’t have much contrast, and the majority of your coloring is very neutral. You don’t have very light or dark hair. Your eyes are either brown, hazel, grey-blue, or green. Soft, understated colors like olive green (Autumn) or blue teal suit you best (Summer).
Both Bella Hadid and Jennifer Aniston serve as examples of Soft summer celebrities, while Elizabeth Olsen and Rihanna are Soft Autumn celebrities.