Kategoriarkiv: 4. Color Seasons Generally

What I’ve been Looking for

These kinds of diagrams with movable ….s is precisely what I’ve been looking for. (Although those below are NOT movable.)

Everyone has a personal and specific pattern on such a movable diagram.

It seems questonnaries on what season one is most often asks: one or the other;

light OR dark, muted OR clear, warm OR cold.

But it definitely is NOT that easy. You can be either of them, OR somewhere

in between. As these little diagrams show.

A Light can have her ……. in the middle of the line, being a little lighter

than the dark part thereof. She can be 2/3 into the light half, 3/4 into

it, 1/4 or 1/5 into it, anyplace into the light half really. The lighter

she is, the more to the left her ………… is placed.

And so with darkness: any place on the dark side of the line. And

will be darker the more to the right.

This applies to all of the color categories, seen in the diagrams.

Light to dark, warm to cold, bright to muted,


Diffrent states of light, dark, bright, muted, cold, warm.

This makes the color analysis results personal,

not that every light, dark, warm etc is the same.


Following comes from Style 24/7 Style Made Easy.





The second “light” season in the seasonal color analysis is Summer. You can see in the color wheel to the left that it is almost the complete opposite of the spring season.




Light summers are more flexible on saturation and temperature as long as all colors are light.



Warm autumns share some colors with the warm spring so they can wear fairly light colors for an autumn season.

that this seasons borders to the warm spring so some lighter colors like cream, beige and coral are OK. As a predominantly warm type you should avoid silver and stick to gold for your accessories.


The dark autumn is one of the seasons that actually has black in its palette. Due to the high facial contrast and very dark hair black actually looks good and not out of place for a dark autumn. On the lighter side this season should avoid white and rather wear cream

Due to the high contrast your wardrobe should feature darker colors. We mentioned black already, dark green and blue (think navy blue)  are also your friends. The autumn as a warm season can have many orange and red tones but again they should be on the darker side like a dark terracotta.


Soft autumns have low facial contrast. This means light hair colors pretty close to the skin tone.


Pictures of Natural Lips and Nails =Without Makeup

Where do you find pictures of completely nude lips? Lips au naturel without any makeup whatsoever?

I don’t find any. Google ”natural lips”, ”nude lips” and all that comes up are pictures of lips with lipstick on.

Guess it would be interesting to sort diffrent natural lip colors into colour seasons.

But that is impossible when there are no pictures to judge from.

There would also be the possibility to compare nude nails and place into colour seasons.

I have noticed that some people’s lips are blended into their skin tones. You cannot really see where the lipline is. Others have lips that contrasts with their skin, so very visible.

I have medium warm vintage rose lips that contrasts to my golden fair skin.

I think I shall write to an expert on Colour Analysis and ask if she could publish pictures of unpainted lips and sort them into Seasons.

16 seasons analysis


Here some photos of ladies with Colour Me A Season colourings and designations. They are very over…………, as is also the case with Suzanne Caygill’s picturse in her book.

Spring: Absolute, Glorious, Striking and Pastel



Summer: Absolute, Indian, Sunshine and Striking



Winter: Absolute, Firelight, Snowfrost, and Sunset




16 seasons color analysis at Pretty Your World – Lora Alexander.



Designations of Colour Seasons According to Color Analysis Theories

Absolutes/Trues= Genuins Spring – Summer- Autumn Winder – no flowing into other seasons.

Toned Spring, ………………….- Summer……………-Autumn………………..Winter



Clear Spring – Colour Me Beautiful

Pure Spring – Pretty Your World; 16 seasons:

Striking Spring – Color Me A Season


Light Spring – CMB

Tinted Spring – PYW

Pastel Spring – CMAS


new season – not CMB nor CMAS

toned spring…..


Warm Spring – CMB

Shaded Spring – PYW

Glorious Spring – CMAS



Autumn: Absolute, Golden, Striking and Gentle

Absolute Autumn:——————

Warm Autumn – CMB

Pure Autumn – PMW 16

Golden Autumn – CMAS


Soft Autumn – CMB

Soft Autumn Light – PYW–Tinted Autumn – 

Gentle Autumn – CMAS -Tinted Autumn

Soft Autumn Deep – PYW–Toned Autumn – PMW

Gentle Autumn – CMAS

Deep Autumn CMB

Shaded Autumn – PYW

Striking Autumn -CMAS

Pure Autumn           Warm Autumn

Tinted Autumn        Soft Autumn Light

Toned Autumn        Soft Autumn Deep

Shaded Autumn      Deep Autumn



Pure Winter           Clear Winter

Tinted Winter         Cool Winter

Toned Winter         *new season

Shaded Winter       Deep Winter


Pure Summer         Cool Summer

Tinted Summer       Light Summer

Toned Summer       Soft Summer Light

Shaded Summer     Soft Summer Deep




Roses and Oranges – implications of contrasts?

Colour Analysis divides women in four separate colouring types, sometimes with undercategories which make them twelve.

……ing from contrast colours, it’s quite a mystery that Autumn women are said be more becoming in green than blue. That should apply to women with red skin tones, should it not? Aren’t the red toned women winters, and tinged red that is rose and pink skin tones, summers?

But here come the orange toned Autumns, and their contrast colour is turquoise, NOT green. So why?

It’s because of their red hair colour, says the colour theory in question (Colour me beautiful). Ok, so redheads can wear green …..sly well. But red hair comes in more than 250 shades, said colour theorist Susanne Caygill.  Real red hair colours may be present by nature with many women, but nowadays I presume most redhaired women have coloured or toned their hair. A woman I knew had coloured her brown hair red, a strong, dark red, and she said of my natural red locks that they were ”blonde”. My hair colour was of medium contrast value compared to my ”cream white” skin. It is so still, but now, unfortunately, going paler over time. And I am not orange skinned, but rather, should I think, a golden ivory. ”Blonde” can certainly be several different hues, whitish  like flaxen or yellowish like rye or barley, and blonde with a reddish tone: strawberry blonde. I was teased as a girl because of my red hair, not because of my blonde hair. When being a backpacker at 20, talking to some Italians on a train, my friend called my hair ”rosso”, but the Italian said : ”Non è rosso,è ora.”  It’s not red, it’s golden. Which was exactly right, though I had never seen my hair colour that way before. So I have a hair on the reddish side, but more golden, and even a little warmish brown. I’ve toned it a couple of times and warm brown have seemed a good choice, because when the brown fades away, the red stroaks shines through and this is equally as beautiful as when a real brunette dyes her hair in red and get almost the same result: brown with reddish highlights.

I had heard that we redheads should NO’T dye with red hues and that might be true. So I tried a reddish hue I thought would be lighter and more mute, : it was called ”golden copper”. But that made my hair a strong, bright copper helmet, and it brought out an almost violet, coppery tone in my skin, the ”orange” that might be there, but never before seen. Walking about in a big store the woman who told me my hair was blonde said she had been looking for me, and then she had seen ”a stark red head moving among the makeup counters” – that was me. It sounded funny in a way. Because I am not a woman who wants to stand out.

So red haireds are said to be more becoming in green than blue. Myself, I wear greens as well as marines and warm browns.

I should like to see posts about the different skin hues for each Season. But I have not seen anything like that on www.

As several Seasons have the same skin undertones, e.g. ivory. It should be possible to divide the Seasons after the very skin undertones of the persons being analyzed.

For example: Autumn – Ivory Autumns, Golden Autumns and Orange Autumns.

Could we state that an autumn’s ivory different from a Spring’s ivory? In that case that the Autumn version could be more browned or goldened. Which should also be the case for Warm Spring’s ivory?

Other Springs: Ivories, porcelaines. Though I don’t know how a porcelaine undertone looks like exaclty. It should be whiter, and lighter, than Ivory, though.

Could Porcelaine also be brown or golden toned, for Warm Springs and dito Autumns?

In one book, (don’t remember title and author) featuring the four original seasons, the autour said that some Autumns could have a ”cream white” undertone. Is cream white more yellow than porcelaine, but less yellow than ivory? Cream white to me looks almost like off-white.  And off whites are mostly Summer whites. But, as I’ve learnt, off-whites are so very different. Because off-white means that a tiny amount of another colour – could be any colour – has been added to the white. And so, a creamy white may it possibly be a nearly off-white, or not?

Then there seem to be off-blacks to. Now contrasting white is black, but black is NOT the colour for warm seasons, clear spring and dark autumn excluded. So the cream white of Autumns like myself have of course some drops of colour in them. Preferrably some yellow, or some golden to warm it up.

Autumns with ivory, golden, orange or peachy skin tones should have pretty different seasonal colour palettes. This is my theory.

Warm Autumns

golden – palette should be based on contrast colour golden blue (and golden means that the blue has a tone of green, so greenish blue, e.g. peacock blue) Golden – Peacock blue.

brownish orange – palette should build from brownish turquoise,

brownish ivory – palette should be based on contrast colour brownish blue


Oranges dito Ivories – for Soft and Dark Autumns may have their palettes shaped after the contrast colours of their undertones as well. Soft Oranges, and Dark ones.

As goes for the rest of the Colour Seasons.

Those principals should also apply to Springs, Summers and Winters.





This Posting is also about the direct contrasting colours between skin hues and clothing colouring.

Giving the human skin comes in many colours and values, I decided to see if I could define some of them here, from low values (lightest) ones to darker ones.

Don’t say Autumns could not wear roses, or that Summers cannot wear oranges.


1.Ivory (elfenben), this is a yellowish kind of white (like animal horns: elephants or rhinosauruses)

Contrast colour should be an equally whitish tone of light blue. As blue is contrast to yellow.

As colour Ivory goes from lightest head on to ”darkest” – what is a dark yellow anyway? – so does also the contrasting light blues.

2. Then there are toned ivories, e.g. toned with greys or browns. Depending on the degree of warmth or coolness, those ivories become cooler or warmer. If greytoned the contrasting blue will be greytoned as well and cooler, better on a Summer. If brown toned ivory skin,  contrast will be brownish blue, warmer, better for an Autumn.

3. If undertone is golden – from light to darker – how dark can a golden tone go? – that means an ivory tone brushed with brown which makes colour golden. And the contrast colour is then golden too. If there is a golden blue out there, it should be the one contrast colour we’re after.



Pure Oranges,Apricots and Peaches – for the Warm-and-Clears, Warm-and -Muteds. four neutral Seasons: clears and muted.

Orange – Turquoise.

Pure apricot and peach are white tinges of the colour orange. Contrast of orange is an equally bright and value turquoise. So apricots and peacheses give a contrast of equally white tinged variants of  turquoise.

Warm Oranges, Apricots and Peaches are toned with warm browns – mind you there are cool browns out there too. Contrast colour should have the same brown tone, so browntoned turquoise. The warm brown makes the colours softer, less bright, both Orange and Turquoise – so turquoise goes toward teal or petroleum. Those warm variants are for the Warm and Golden, either Spring or Autumn.

Cool Oranges, Apricots, Peaches – yes, they’re out there means a greyer tone. Which are in for example carrots. Carrot orange, as well as cool light corals, all toned with coolest greys are suitable for Summers, indeed.


Then looking into Pinks and Roses (usually Summer colours)

Pink contra Light Green

Rose contra Medium Green

Red contra Green

3. Pure light pink (lightest tinge of rose) should wear a very light green as contrast. Take it that green being contrast of red, then a white tinged red will be rose, and rose tinged with white in turn very light pink, so tinged green is the contrast.

Now there are also blue toned roses /pinks and yellow toned roses/pinks.

Who said Summers could not wear Orange and that Autmns could not wear rose / pink?

For Summer oranges, see about Warm toned oranges, apricots, peaches above.

For Autumn roses/pinks, continue reading.

The yellow roses /pinks were made for Clear and light Springs, whereas the golden ones were made for the Warm Springs and dito Autumns.

Blue shaded roses /pinks for cool Summers and dito Winters.









Porträtt Amy Adams

Denna bild är på Amy Adams. De skarpt turkosblåa ögonen drog till sig mitt intresse. Är det läppstiftet som tar fram den färgen i hennes iris?

För det andra så lägger jag märke till skiftningarna i hennes hår.  Att de orangebruna tonerna växlar om med dels varmt mörkt brun – som färgen på sköldpaddskammar – och i de ljusare dagrarna så skiftar håret i varmt grönt. Är detta väldigt vanligt? Det är väl komplementfärgerna orangerött och grönt som möts. I Susanne Caygills färgteori så har vissa rödhåriga kvinnor förutom umbror och terracottor även kromgröna pigment i håret.




Fler färgmöjligheter för Rödhåriga

Den här illustrationen är bra för den tar med olika röda hårfärger, inte bara de som hör till Varm Vår och Varm Höst. Här kan man även se röda toner från Mjuk Sommar och Mjuk Höst.

Den Klara Våren kan ha Mellan till Mörk Gyllenbrun med röda highlights.

Varma Våren: mörk gyllenblond, ljus gyllenbrun, strawberry blonde och kopparrött,

Ljus Vår samt Mjuk Sommar: Ljus till Medium gyllenblond eller dito gyllenbrun

Mjuk Höst Gyllenblond till Mediumbrun möjligen med röda eller blonda hightlights

Varm Höst: Djup gyllenblond eller Medium gyllenbrun, rött eller auburn

Mörk Höst: Mörkt (varmt) brunt eller mörk kastanj

Färgpaletterna för flera av typerna är alldeles för lika varandra. Det blir många upprepningar.

Jag skulle ha presenterat paletterna helt annorlunda. Här tycks de ha ungefär sammma chroma och ljushet allihop.

Om jag sätter färgrutorna i koordinat så kan jag blanda dom på ett helt annat sätt.

Från vänster: 1-5, Uppifrån 1-4

Klar Vår:

1:1 Svart, 2:1 Mörkgrått, 3:1 Mellangrått, 4:1 Ljusgrått 5:1 Ljus Hud

1:2 Klar Lax, 2:2 Klar Röd 3:2 Skarp ceriselila, 4:2 Chockrosa 5:2 Mörk Gråblå

1:3 Varm MellanGrå med blå ton 2:3 Varm Mellanlila, 3:3 Skarp Mellanmörk Blå (medeltidblått, preusserblått, berlinerblått)

3:4 Mjuk mild mellanljus turkosblått 3:5 Mjuk mild mellanljus turkosgrönt

4:1 Klar Mellanljus Himmelsblå 4:2 Neonljusgrön/neonlimegrön

4:3 Klar Mellanmörkgrön, 4:4 Mycket mörk grön (klar),

4:5 Limegul till gul, skarp, neongul, citrongul intensiv






INFOGRAPHIC: HEADING TO A WEDDING? Spring, Summer, Autumn, & Winter Color Analysis (I'm a deep winter)









På  bloggen The Beauty Confession kan man jämföra hur varmtonade och kalltonade vener ser ut.

Image  Image

Dessa två bilder ska alltså visa blåa och gröna vener. Jag tycker inte det verkar som att själva venerna har olika färger – det är huden omkring dem som är olika. Flickan till vänster har mycket rosa i sin hy, då ser ådrorna blåare ut. Man ser att hennes hud är ljus med många fräknar.Flickan till höger har en jämnare hy, som däremot är mycket gulare  och venerna blir därför lite grönare, men de har fortfarande mycket blått i sig. Jag skulle säga att den blå färgen ser ljusblå ut, och är en kallare blå,  men att även den har grönt i sig. Den ”gröna” färgen ser mer turkos ut, lite varmare blå bara.

Färgen dom kallar ”blå” kan man säga drar mer åt lila, och den ”gröna” är mera turkos, alltså även något blå. Man kan då fråga sig – inte om ådrorna är blåa eller gröna – utan snarare om de drar åt lila eller turkos.

….. säger att en kall ton  kan utmärkas av många fräknar. Jag har läst att det är varma årstider som har fräknar, Vårar och Höstar.

Här ser man det ännu bättre. Den här bilden från…………. De kalla, ”blåa” venerna drar mot lila. De varma ”gröna” mot turkos.

Från Favim.com : Avgjort Blåa ådror.







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