Seasonal Color Types

The following descriptions are for people of all races and gender.

Warm Spring Color Type

Warm Spring color types have coloring that is medium in depth, bright, warm, and rich. People with this coloring are often mistaken for Autumns. However, their coloring is brighter overall than the coloring of an Autumn color type.

Coloring Characteristics

Skin Tone

The skin has a very warm (yellow/red) undertone. Freckles are often seen (but not always) which add even more warmth to the skin. Skin tones in this category range from very pale to medium-deep. Its main characteristic is its warmth and brightness.

Eye Colors

Eye colors are warm and bright. Warm blue, aqua, blue-green, bright blue-gray, bright warm gray, green, hazel, amber to bright chocolate or golden-brown.

Hair Colors

The hair is warm, rich, and bright. Medium to deep golden blonde, strawberry blonde to orange-red, light golden brown to medium-deep golden brown, light auburn to medium bright auburn, bright coppery brown, and light bright to medium bright chestnut brown. Again, the main characteristic is its warmth and brightness.

 The Color Palette

The colors found in this palette are the deepest and richest of the Spring palette and follow the seasonal flow of this time of year. Think of the colors seen in a March landscape...

  • Warm golden browns
  • Bright warm reds
  • Intense oranges and corals
  • Bright blues, blue-greens, and violets
  • Bright warm pinks

Clear Spring Color Type

The Clear Spring color type (also known as Bright Spring) encompasses the brightest portion of springtime. They have the brightest and most intense coloring of all Springs.

Coloring Characteristics

Skin Tone

The skin has a warm (yellow/red) undertone, may appear neutral, or have a very warm overtone. Freckles may be found (but not always) in this color category which adds warmth to the skin. Skin tones in this category range from very pale to medium-deep and are very bright. The skin has a glow or "lit-from-within" quality.

Eye Colors

Eye colors are warm and bright. Bright blue, clear aqua, clear blue-green, bright blue-gray, bright warm gray, clear green, clear hazel, clear amber to bright chocolate or golden brown.

Hair Colors

The hair color is warm and bright. Bright light to deep golden blonde, bright strawberry blonde to bright orange-red, light golden brown to medium-deep golden brown, intense auburn, intense chestnut brown, and soft warm or red-black. 

The Color Palette

The colors found in this palette is the brightest of the Spring palette and follow the seasonal flow of this time of year. Think of the colors seen in an April landscape...

  • bright warm golden browns
  • bright warm reds
  • bright yellow greens
  • intense oranges and corals
  • bright blues, blue-greens, and violets
  • bright warm pinks 

Light Spring Color Type

The Light Spring color type encompasses the lightest portion of springtime as it comes to an end and flows into early summer. They have the lightest coloring of all Springs.

Coloring Characteristics

Skin Tones

The skin has a warm (yellow/red) undertone or may appear neutral. Freckles may be found (but not always) in this color category. Skin tones in this category range from very pale to medium-light and are bright. May have rosy cheeks.

Eye Colors

Eye colors are warm and light. Light blue, light aqua, light blue-green, light blue-gray, light warm gray, light green, light hazel, clear amber, or a light golden brown. Asian Light Springs will have brighter brown eyes with golden flecks.

Hair Colors

The hair is warm, bright, and light. Light to medium golden blonde, strawberry blonde to light red, light golden brown, light auburn, light chestnut, or black/brown if Asian or Latin. If they hair has gone gray it will be golden gray or pearl white.

 The Color Palette

The colors found in this palette are the lightest overall of the Spring palette and follow the seasonal flow of this time of year. Think of the colors seen in a May landscape...

  • light golden browns
  • bright warm reds
  • Light to medium bright yellow-greens
  • light oranges and corals
  • light bright blues, blue greens, and violets
  • light bright warm pinks

Light Summer Color Type

The Light Summer color category encompasses the earliest part of summertime. The natural coloring of the individuals in this category as well as the colors in the palette are reflective of this time of year. People who fit into this category are often mistaken for a Spring.

Coloring Characteristics

Skin Tone

The skin has a cool (blue/violet) undertone or may appear neutral and may even have freckles. Skin tones in this category range from very pale to medium-light. May have rosy cheeks or look quite pink. Asian and Latin Light Summers often have very pale translucent skin. African Light Summers will have a lighter skin tone as well, with an obvious cool tone.

Eye Colors

Eye colors are light and cool. Light blue, aqua, blue-green, blue-gray, gray, green, hazel, or brown. If Asian or Latin the eyes will be a brighter red-brown.

Hair Colors

The hair is light and cool. Light to medium ash, clear yellow, or neutral blonde, light to medium-light ash, or neutral brown. As Summers age, their hair usually turns soft gray, silver-gray, or blue-gray, and eventually a pearl white.

The Color Palette

The colors found in this palette is the lightest and brightest of the Summer palette and follow the seasonal flow of this time of year. Think of the colors seen in a June landscape...

  • Light to medium cool or rosy browns
  • cool reds
  • light greens and yellows
  • soft peach
  • cool blues, blue-greens, and violets
  • cool pinks 

 

Cool Summer Color Type

The Cool Summer color category encompasses the middle part or height of summertime. The natural coloring of the individuals in this category as well as the colors in the palette are reflective of this time of year. People who fit into this category are often mistaken for a Winter.

Coloring Characteristics

Skin Tone

The skin has a cool (blue/violet) undertone. Skin tones in this category range from very pale to medium. 

Eye Colors

Eye colors are cool. Blue, blue-green, blue-gray, gray, green, hazel, or brown (grayish or reddish). Brown-eyed Cool Summers are often mistaken for other seasons namely Autumn, Spring, or even Winter.

Hair Colors

The hair is medium-light to medium-deep and cool. Dark ash or neutral blonde, light to medium-deep ash or neutral brown. May have cool red highlights. If the hair is gray it will be soft or blue-gray to white.

The Color Palette

The colors found in this palette are the deepest and brightest of the Summer palette and follow the seasonal flow of this time of year. Think of the colors seen in a July landscape...

  • cool browns and grays
  • juicy reds and berry hues
  • cool greens and yellows
  • cool blues, blue-greens, and violets
  • cool pinks

 

 Soft Summer Color Type

The Soft Summer color category encompasses the end of summertime. The natural coloring of the individuals in this category as well as the colors in the palette are reflective of this time of year. People who fit into this category are often mistaken for Autumn because their coloring is more subdued than other Summers.

Coloring Characteristics

Skin Tone

The skin has a cool (blue/violet) undertone with a yellow overtone and often appears very neutral and may have soft freckles. Skin tones in this category range from very pale to medium and are soft or subdued. 

Eye Colors

Eye colors are cool and soft. Blue, blue-green, blue-gray, gray, green, cool hazel, or brown (grayish or reddish). Brown-eyed Soft Summers are often mistaken for other seasons namely Autumn.

Hair Colors

The hair is medium-light to medium-deep and cool or neutral. Dark ash or neutral blonde, rosy strawberry blonde, or rosy red highlights, light to medium-deep ash or neutral brown. If the hair is gray it will be a soft blue-gray to pearl white. The hair in general has a soft or subdued look. 

The Color Palette

The colors found in this palette are the softest and deepest of the Summer palette and follow the seasonal flow of this time of year. Think of the colors seen in an August landscape...

  • cool rich browns and grays
  • deep juicy reds and berry hues
  • deep cool greens and sunny yellows
  • soft peachy shades
  • soft blues, blue-greens, and violets
  • soft cool pinks

 

Soft Autumn Color Type

The Soft Autumn color category encompasses the very beginning of fall. The natural coloring of the individuals in this category as well as the colors in the palette are reflective of this time of year. People who fit into this category are often mistaken for a Summer because their coloring is more subdued than other Autumns and appears to be more neutral.

Coloring Characteristics

Skin Tone

The skin has a warm yellow/red) undertone and often appears very neutral or "colorless" and needs warmth added back in. It may have soft freckles. Skin tones in this category range from very pale to medium and are soft or subdued. 

Eye Colors

Eye colors are warm and soft. Blue, blue-green, blue-gray, steel blue, warm gray, gray-green, hazel, or soft golden brown. Brown-eyed Soft Autumns may have eyes that are several shades deeper than their hair color, which creates a striking look.

Hair Colors

The hair is medium-light to medium-deep and warm or neutral. Dark golden or neutral blonde, soft strawberry blonde, light to medium-deep warm or neutral brown, soft light to medium auburn, soft chestnut brown. The hair may also be soft gray, yellow-gray, pewter, or warm white.

The Color Palette

The colors found in this palette are the softest and richest of the Autumn palette and follow the seasonal flow of this time of year. Think of the colors seen in a September landscape...

  • rich browns and grays
  • soft reds and berry hues
  • rich greens and sunny yellows
  • soft oranges 
  • soft blues, blue-greens, and violets
  • soft pinks

 

Warm Autumn Color Type

The Warm Autumn color category encompasses the middle or height of fall. The natural coloring of the individuals in this category as well as the colors in the palette are reflective of this time of year. They are sometimes mistaken for a Warm Spring.

Coloring Characteristics

Skin Tone

The skin has a warm (yellow/red) undertone and may be ruddy or have a strong peach tone. It can also be very bronzy. Freckles are common. Skin tones in this category range from very pale to medium-deep and have an obvious warmth but are softer than a Spring’s skin. 

Eye Colors

Eye colors are warm and soft. Warm blue (usually with a distinct turquoise tone), gray-blue, steel blue, warm gray, warm green, warm hazel, and golden browns (light to deep).

Hair Colors

The hair is medium-light to medium-deep and very warm. Dark golden blonde, soft strawberry blonde, orange-red, orange-rust, warm auburn (light to medium-deep), warm brown (light to medium-deep), warm chestnut (light to medium-deep). The hair may also be soft gray, yellow-gray, pewter, or warm white.

The Color Palette

The colors found in this palette are the brightest and richest of the Autumn palette and follow the seasonal flow of this time of year. Think of the colors seen in an October landscape...

  • rich browns and grays
  • warm reds and berry hues
  • rich yellowed-greens and golden yellows
  • orange and apricot hues
  • rich blues, blue-greens, and violets
  • rich warm pinks 

 

Deep Autumn Color Type

The Deep Autumn color category encompasses the end of fall. The natural coloring of the individuals in this category as well as the colors in the palette are reflective of this time of year. People in this category are often mistaken for Winters.

Coloring Characteristics

Skin Tone

The skin has a warm (yellow/red) undertone and often appears very neutral or "colorless" and needs warmth added back in or may have a warm olive overtone. Neutralized peach skin is found in this color type as well. Skin tones in this category range from very pale to deep. 

Eye Colors

Eye colors are warm and deep. Deep green, golden brown, hazel, gray, and steel blue.

Hair Colors

The hair is deep and rich. Rich medium-dark to very dark brown or black, deep red, deep auburn, deep chestnut. The hair may also be soft gray, yellow-gray, pewter, or warm white.

The Color Palette

The colors found in this palette are the darkest and richest of the Autumn palette and follow the seasonal flow of this time of year. Think of the colors seen in a November landscape...

  • dark rich browns and grays
  • deep warm reds and berry hues
  • rich deep yellowed greens and golden yellows
  • rich orange and apricot hues
  • rich deep blues, blue-greens, and violets
  • rich deep warm pinks

 

Deep Winter Color Type

 The Deep Winter color category encompasses the beginning of the winter season. The natural coloring of the individuals in this category as well as the colors in the palette are reflective of this time of year. Often mistaken for Autumns because of the hints of warmth found in their natural coloring.


Coloring Characteristics

Skin Tone

The skin has a cool (blue/violet) undertone and can appear neutral or have an olive (yellow/green) overtone. Skin tones in this category range from light to very deep.

Eye Colors

Eye colors are cool and deep. Deep blue, green, brown, hazel, and gray. There may be hints of warmth in the eyes mainly around the pupil. If the eyes are more medium they will have a dark rim.

Hair Colors

The hair is deep and cool. Medium-dark to very dark brown or black. There may be cool red highlights in the hair. Winter hair grays very attractively and will turn gray, silver-gray, iron-gray, or salt and pepper, and eventually a bright cool white.

The Color Palette

The colors found in this palette are the darkest and richest of the Winter palette and follow the seasonal flow of this time of year. Think of the colors seen in a December landscape...

  • deep cool browns and grays
  • icy pastels
  • deep reds and berry hues
  • rich deep cool greens and brilliant yellows
  • deep blues, blue-greens, and violets
  • deep cool pinks

 

Cool Winter Color Type

The Cool Winter color category encompasses the middle of the winter season. The natural coloring of the individuals in this category as well as the colors in the palette are reflective of this time of year. They are sometimes mistaken for Cool Summers.

Coloring Characteristics

Skin Tone

The skin has a cool (blue/violet) undertone and can appear neutral or have an olive (yellow/green) overtone. Skin tones in this category range from light to deep. The deep skin tones will have a cool bluish or grayish cast on the surface. 

Eye Colors

Eye colors are cool. Blue, green, brown (grayed or reddish), hazel, gray. 

Hair Colors

The hair colors are often deep and cool, but can also be very light blonde. Platinum to light cool or lemon yellow blonde, medium-dark to very dark ash or neutral brown, soft black, or soft blue-black. gray, silver-gray, iron-gray, salt and pepper, or a bright cool white.

The Color Palette

The colors found in this palette is the classic "bright jewel tones" of the Winter palette and follow the seasonal flow of this time of year. Think of the colors seen in a January landscape...

  • cool browns and grays
  • icy pastels
  • cool reds and berry hues
  • cool greens and yellows
  • cool blues, blue-greens, and violets
  • cool pinks

 

Clear Winter

The Late Winter color category (also called Bright Winter in other systems) encompasses the end of the winter season. The natural coloring of the individuals in this category as well as the colors in the palette are reflective of this time of year. This color type is sometimes mistaken for Spring.

Coloring Characteristics

Skin Tone

The skin has a cool (blue/violet) undertone and can appear neutral or have an olive (yellow/green) overtone. Skin tones in this category range from light to deep and are very bright.

Eye Colors

Eye colors are cool and bright. Blue, green, brown (grayish or reddish), cool hazel, clear gray. Black or black-brown eyes will have a glassy appearance and will sparkle like onyx.

Hair Colors

The hair colors are intense and cool. Platinum or very light blonde, medium-dark to very dark ash or neutral brown, true black or blue-black, gray, silver-gray, iron-gray, salt and pepper, or a bright cool white. 

The Color Palette

The colors found in this palette is the classic bright "jewel tones" of the Winter palette and follow the seasonal flow of this time of year. Think of the colors seen in a February landscape...

  • cool browns and grays
  • icy pastels
  • bright reds and berry hues
  • bright cool greens and yellows
  • bright cool blues, blue-greens, and violets
  • intense cool pinks