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Best and worst colours for Autumn type

This week it is time to discover the Autumn colour palettes.


How lucky are the men and women that fall into this stunning seasonal colour type! Autumns embody all the glory of this vibrant season. Think clear skies, orange, gold, and red leaves, flaming sunsets, pumpkins, ripe grapes, golden grasses, bright moss, foggy mornings, and so much more!


Autumn is the season of harvest and shorter, foggy days, which envelope the natural world in hazy, rich colours. Consequently, Autumn features are warm, muted, and dark, giving Autumns a rich but toned down appearance.


Soft Autumn

This season flows from Soft Summer and has characteristic of softness in the skin tone, warm eye and hair colours, muted tones. Most muted in the Autumn Family.


Soft Autumns are influenced by the Summers softness, but they have warmer undertones unlike summer. The overall appearance is soft and muted. Your natural colours blend together rather than having a contrast. Your eyes are warm and light with greyish tones. Your skin has beige and gold undertones. Your hair colour ranges between golden blonde to brown.


Soft Autumns don't tolerate brightness at all, and the colour palette is therefore extremely toned down so as not to overwhelm their delicate colouring.

The best colours for this sub-season are gentle and neither too cool nor too warm. This means the palette lacks colours such as the oranges of True Autumn or the darker colours from the Dark Autumn palette. Instead, the palette includes gentler colours – such as khaki, buttermilk, and light peach.


Apart from white and black, avoid very dark colours – such as deep purples or blues, as they will make you disappear. On the some note, bright colours – such as intense oranges, will overpower you and may make you look clownish.



True Autumn

Warm skin tone and eye colours, warm, golden, reddish hair colours, muted features, no sign of cool colours. The warmest in the Autumn Family.


True Autumns overall appearance is warm and muted. Your skin, eye and hair colours are all warm with rich golden undertones. All colours in your features are blended to each other, but your skin appears lighter than your hair and eyes which creates low to medium contrast. Your skin is yellow golden and may have freckles. Your eyes are generally brown, green or hazel. Your hair has golden and red tones such as copper, auburn and golden brown.


Like Autumn foliage, the True Autumn colour palette comprises rich, earthy colours, which appear very saturated because of their warmth (but they are not).

Its colours are somewhat muted, medium-dark, and have a distinct yellow undertone to match the warm skin.


The season falls at the very warmest end of the wider Autumn colour palette. It contains warm greens, golden yellows, orangey reds, and lots of golden browns. The colours are dense, rich, and warm.


Apart from white and black, avoid cool and toned-down colours – such as pastel pink or ice blue, which clash with your natural warmth and richness, and will make you look off. Extremely bright and vibrant colours will swallow up your naturally muted colouring.



Dark Autumn

This season flows from Dark winter and has dark features but warm colour tones. Dark and golden tone hair colours, warm eye colours and skin tones. The deepest in the Autumn Family.


Dark Autumns main characteristic is their dark colour features. Your hair and eyes have dark tones. Your skin might have darker tones as well but has a medium contrast between your hair and eyes. You have warm and golden undertones in your features. Your eye colours are generally dark brown or sometimes hazel or dark olive. Your hair colour ranges between medium brown to black and golden undertone.


The Dark Autumn colour palette is warm and dark. Its colours are the most pigmented and darkest of the Autumn family. Dark Autumn sits at the darkest and least warm end of the Autumn spectrum but still retains some warmth without drifting into the cool Winter palette.


Apart from white and black, avoid soft, pastel, and toned-down colours – such as dusty blues and pinks, that will make your naturally rich colouring look off and washed out. Colours that are too cool will also clash with your natural warmth.




Next week you will discover the last season colour type: Winter.