The four seasons color analysis. PART III

The four seasons color analysis. PART III

THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO YOUR COLOUR PALETTE

MASTER CLASS IN PILLS. PART III

THE FOUR SEASON AND THE 12 SEASONS COLOR ANALYSIS

How do you find your season? How to establish your sub-group season?
In the previous post we have explored the 4 pillars of color analysis; you’ve understood value and saturation and determined if you belong to the cool or the warm tones.
Now we can move on to the 4 seasons: WINTER, SPRING, SUMMER and AUTUMN –named this way because they take inspiration from the natural colours of the seasons and they help define what colours suit us better.

Each one of the twelve colour seasons has a primary (dominant) and a secondary characteristic (and a tertiary characteristic - of less importance) that defines that colour season.

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4 season analysis faces

Identikit of the Spring woman

  • Undertone: warm
  • Skin tone: spring women’s skin is always light and fresh, with apricot and pink shades
  • Eyes: green, hazelnut, chestnut, amber, sometimes blue
  • Hair: honey blond, hash blond, chestnut hash, with reddish highlights, caramel, dark chocolate, red
  • Other: the Spring woman will tan well, even if her skin is fair and does not become very dark. The golden tan line of a bathing suite will last for a long time
  • Depth: Medium Light—Deep
  • Chroma: Medium Muted—Medium
  • Contrast: Low
  • Sub-groups: BRIGHT (Bright and Warm), TRUE (Warm and Clear), LIGHT (Light and Warm).

SPRING: The SPRING women has warm undertone and a low contrast between light hair (blonde to brown with golden highlights), eyes that range from blue to light brown; spring women’s skin is always light and fresh, with apricot and pink shades. Bright colours are the best for them, as they easily get tanned. Avoid pastel colours and grey.

 

Identikit of the Summer woman

  • Undertone: cool
  • Skin tone: spring women’s skin is always light with low contrast. It can have a light pink or lightly yellow tone
  • Eyes: Fair eyes
  • Hair: hash blond
  • Other: the Summer women's tan will be no-existent for some (they may become red or get sun burnt), while some will have a nice tan, but it won't be deep or dark
  • Depth: Light—Medium Deep
  • Chroma: Medium Muted—Medium
  • Contrast: Low
  • Sub-groups: SOFT (Muted and Cool), TRUE (Cool and Muted), LIGHT (Light and Cool).

SUMMER: The Summer women has a cool skin undertone, a low contrast between skin, her hair is generally ash blond and her skin becomes red in the sun. Her eyes may range from blue to green. The Summer woman's friend colours are pastel shades and greys. Intense, bright and aggressive colours and warm, golden colors do not suit her. Blue is a Cool Summer’s best friend. Almost all shades of blue: from sky blue to Navy look great on you. Besides avoiding warm colors, make sure they are on the soft side. 


Identikit of the Autumn woman

  • Undertone: warm
  • Skin tone: toward a yellow, it can be very fair, it can have freckles and can have an amber tone 
  • Eyes: green, hazelnut, chestnut, amber, sometimes blue
  • Hair: honey blond, hash blond, chestnut hash, with reddish highlights, caramel, dark chocolate, red
  • Other: the Autumn woman will tan well, even if her skin is fair and does not become very dark. The golden tan line of a bathing suite will last for a long time
  • Depth: Medium Light—Deep
  • Chroma: Medium Muted—Medium
  • Contrast: Low
  • Sub-groups: TRUE (Warm and Muted), DARK (Deep and Warm), SOFT Muted and Warm

AUTUMN. The Autumn undertones are definitely warm and the contrast is low. Her hair is almost every shade of chestnut to brown; her skin is bright and tanned and it maintains a golden tone all through the year. Her eyes may range from brown to olive green. Earthy and warm colours look great on her, while pastel and greyish shades are a "no!"

 

Identikit of the Winter woman

  • Undertone: cool
  • Skin tone: olive, or pinkish and in some cases neutral yellow
  • Eyes: Chestnut, hazelnut, black, green, blue, grey
  • Hair: Ash blond through to brown, chestnut brown with no reddish highlights, silver ash blond, grey/silver mix. Darker ethnicities may have dark brown, brown-black, or black hair.
  • Other: if you are fair, you hardly tan and you might sunburn, with a reddish tan.If you have olive skin you tan easily and quickly 
  • Gold makes you look sickly, but silver makes you shine.
  • Depth: Light—Deep
  • Chroma: Medium Muted—Medium Bright
  • Contrast: High
  • Sub-groups: TRUE (cool and clear), DARK (deep and cool), BRIGHT (bright and cool)

WINTER: Winter women have cold tones but a high contrast between skin, eyes and hair. Winter women are like Snow White: very fair complexion with light eyes and in contrast black hair or dark brown hair that enhance this contrast.
If you are a Winter women, intense colours suit you best. Avoid warm colours, gold and nude shades.

 

THE FOUR SEASONS PALETTE

As mentioned above,  we have 3 sub-groups (or sub seasons) under the four seasons (we will learn more about this in the next post).

These are the general colors for each season.

Summer Palettw

Summer palette

 

Autumn palette

 

Winter Palette

 

REFERENCE:
THE CONCEPT WARDROBE 
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