With colour trends and styles, constantly changing, it can be be difficult to find a look/colour that we feel really suits our complexion.
Figuring out what seasonal colour you fit into, doesn't have to be confusing and complicated. There are several simple things you can check and ask yourself.
1. Ask yourself, what is your dominant features?
Look at yourself in a mirror in ambient light and concentrate your your features i.e, the colour of your eyes and hair.
Now choose from one of the categories bellow which you think you come under.
Hair - Dark brown, black,dark auburn and chestnut brown,
Eyes - Black, dark brown, dark auburn, dark green, dark hazel, dark blue
Hair - Light to medium ash, golden brown, light/soft auburn,golden blond, white
Eyes - Light to medium blue or green, light hazel
Hair - Mousy brown, soft auburn, medium to deep ash brown, golden or strawberry blond, light grey hair
Eyes - Brown to hazel, blue grey, clear blue or a mix of colours
Hair - Black, black-brown, bright golden, deep blond, red hair, golden white blonde
Eyes - Clear blue or green, turquoise blue or green, sparkly amber
2. Skin Undertone
Your skin’s surface tone is the color that you can see on the surface of your skin, often described as light, medium, tan, deep, and so on.
But it is your skin’s undertone (the color underneath the surface) which determines which season you fall in.
You can have the same skin color as someone, but a different undertone.
The way to test what your undertone is with two pieces of fabric one which is cool(silver, colours with blue and cold tones in) and one which is warm(gold, colours with yellow and warm tones in)
Hold these fabrics up against your face to see which one reflects a healthy(not dull) glow in your skin.
If you find that both fabrics light up your face, this means that you are lucky and suit both warms and cool colours!
3. What season do you come under?
Winter and Summer colors are cool.
Autumn and Spring colors are warm.
Here is the results:-
Spring - Light Warm, Clear Warm
Recommended colours for light warm - Bright coral, camel, light moss
Recommended colours for clear warm - Teal blue, warm pink & true green
Summer - Light Cool, Soft Cool
Recommended colours light cool- Deep rose, cocoa,aqua green
Recommended coloursfor soft cool - blue green, soft fuchsia & burgundy
Autumn - Deep Warm, Soft Warm
Recommended coloursfor deep warm- Salmon pink, peach & terracotta
Recommended coloursfor soft warm - olive green, salmon pink & mahogany
Winter - Deep Cool, Clear Cool
Recommended colours for deep cool - Fushia, icy pink & burgundy
Recommended colours for clear cool - Royal blue, magenta, pine green
I have created a seasonal colour checker below to make it easier to find your colour.