Time to discover the last colour palette: Winter
Winter is the season of extreme contrast, with long nights plunging the natural world into darkness and white snow covering the ground. Consequently, Winter features are cool, bright, and dark, giving Winters a highly contrasted, brilliant appearance.
If you fall into the Winter category this means you look best in bright mostly deep clear colours and sharp contrasts. Your natural colouring mimics and is reflected in all of the sparkling glory of the winter season. Pure white snow, icy blues, pinks, and greens, jewel-tones like those seen in the Northern Lights, brilliant sunsets, and sunrises, winter berries, and fruits.
This season flows from Dark Autumn and has characteristics of deep and dark colouring. Dark colour hair and eyes, high contrast between hair and skin, warmer skin tones. The deepest in the Winter Family.
Dark Winters main characteristic is their dark colour features. Your hair and eyes have dark tones but they contrast with your bright skin. You have cool undertones in your features. Your eye colours are generally dark brown or sometimes hazel or dark olive. You have dark hair colours, ash brown or dark brown tones and black.
Dark Winter combines depth with coolness. As a result, this sub-season's colour palette is dark and intense. Often carrying hints of warmth, Dark Autumn sits on the Autumn end of the Winter palette. However, it needs the icy influence of Winter rather than Autumn’s golden tones.
True to Dark Winter's dominant characteristic, the colours are dark, neutral-cool, and slightly bright to match the high level of contrast of this sub-season’s natural colouring. The colour palette includes highly saturated, highly contrasted, and relatively clear colours, ranging from pure white over true red and burgundy to brown black.
Avoid very warm, earthy colours – such as golden orange and brown, peach, and light beige. Warmer pastel colours may also make you look off, so stick with the icy light colours that are on your palette.
This season has cold and icy colouring features. High contrast with your skin and hair. Dark colour or silver hair, light colour eyes, cool skin tone. The coldest in the Winter Family.
True Winters have cold and icy colouring features. Your cool icy skin tone makes contrast with your dark hair colour. You have blue skin undertones which dominates your texture. Your eye colours range between blue to light brown. You have dark hair colours, ash brown tones and black colour variations as well as natural grey or white.
This season falls at the very coolest, most bluish end of the wider Winter colour palette. The colours are cold and seem to be covered with frost.
The palette contains a broad range of colours, from icy pinks and blues to deep rose and navy. Even though the contrast between the colours is high, the very dark tones are greatly balanced with brighter and much lighter complementary and accent colours.
Avoid golden and warm colours – such as golden browns and oranges, as they will clash with your absolute cool colouring.
Also stay away from soft colours – such as lavender or sky blue. Since these colours are not intense enough, they may make you look washed out. If you want to wear pastel colours, use the icy versions on your palette as accent colours and combine them with dark neutrals.
This season flows into Bright Spring and has characteristics of clear colouring. Bright colour eyes contrast with your cool skin tone and dark hair, no sign of muted colours. The brightest in the Winter Family.
This sub-season flows into Bright Spring and has characteristics of clear colouring. You have coolness of Winter and influenced by the brightness of Spring. Your bright colour sparkly eyes contrast with your skin tone and your hair. Your eye colours range between blue to brown with cool undertones.
You have cool skin undertone and may have translucent quality. You have dark hair colours, ash brown tones and black colour variations as well as natural grey or white.
If anything, Bright Winter colours are extreme – extremely intense, light, dark, and vibrant. The Bright Winter colour palette comprises clear, cool, and jewel-like colours – such as emerald green, ruby red, amethyst, and sapphire blue.
Avoid rusty, warm shades – such as brick or sienna. These will clash with your naturally cooler appearance. Soft and pale earth tones – such as pale gold and terracotta, are also not great. They will make you look yellow and drained.
Hope you enjoyed discovering your seasonal colour type and finding the colours that flatter you the most and those you should avoid.