What Your Color Season Is, and Why You Need to Know It

When image consultants talk about spring, summer, autumn, and winter, they are identifying your personal palette through Color Theory based on the color of your skin, hair, and eyes. Knowing your type will help you highlight your strong sides and hide the weak sides of your look.

At 5-Minute Crafts, we want you to look beautiful, so we decided to learn more about this.

What a color season is

We have strong associations with a particular color and season. For example, white snow and black branches belong to winter, orange leaves are associated with autumn, lush green grass is found in summer and delicate, pastel pink flowers are a sign of spring.

To determine the color palette suitable for a particular type of appearance, each season is broken down into a subtype. To determine your season, you need to take into account the following:

  • hair color
  • eye color
  • skin tone

Determining your season is just a starting point to help you decide on the color palette that works for both your makeup and your wardrobe. These are not strict rules, you can always try colors from a different season, but if you want to achieve the best results, then check which type you are.

The color palette of winter

Hair: Black with blue undertones, dark brown, ashy blonde, or ashy light

Eyes: Blue, gray, or light brown

Skin: olive or cool blue undertones

Celebrities who belong to this season: Liv Tyler, Jamie Lee Curtis, Kristin Davis

Hair: Black, or medium to dark brown

Eyes: Bright green or blue

Skin: Cool blue undertones or olive

Celebrities who belong to this season: Angelina Jolie, Courteney Cox, Zooey Deschanel

Hair: Black or medium to dark brown

Eyes: Dark brown or black

Skin: Cool blue undertones or olive

Colors to avoid: dimmed colors

Celebrities who belong to this season: Anne Hathaway, Priyanka Chopra, Lupita Nyong’o, Lucy Liu

The color palette of spring

Hair: Golden blonde, strawberry blonde, or golden brown

Eyes: Blue, green, hazel, or light brown

Skin: Fair skin with pink or peachy undertones

Colors to avoid: dark and bright colors

Celebrities who belong to this season: Scarlett Johannson, Taylor Swift, Amanda Seyfried, Gwyneth Paltrow

Hair: Golden light to dark brown

Eyes: Green, blue, light brown

Skin: Skin has a pink undertone and ranges from ivory to golden brown

Colors to avoid: dimmed colors

Celebrities who belong to this season: Emma Stone, Cara Delevingne, Tyra Banks, Beyoncé

Hair: Strawberry blonde to copper auburn, light to dark golden brown

Eyes: Green, blue, hazel, or light brown

Skin: Warm beige, slightly bronzed, may have freckles

Colors to avoid: Dark, pastel colors

Celebrities who belong to this season: Amy Adams, Mandy Moore, Cameron Diaz

The color palette of summer

Hair: Light to medium ashy blonde or strawberry blonde

Eyes: Blue or green

Skin: Skin has a neutral undertone with a slight pink tinge

Colors to avoid: Dark colors

Celebrities who belong to this season: Cate Blanchett, Meryl Streep, Naomi Watts

Hair: Medium to dark ashy brown

Eyes: Gray, blue, hazel

Skin: Medium beige to dark brown with neutral undertones

Colors to avoid: Watery colors

Celebrities who belong to this season: Katie Holmes, Sarah Jessica Parker

Hair: Medium to dark ashy brown

Skin: Skin has a cool undertone and ranges from medium beige to dark brown

Eyes: Blue or gray

Colors to avoid: Pastel, light, and warm colors

Celebrities who belong to this season: Kate Middleton, Tina Fey, Zendaya

The color palette of autumn

Hair: Blonde to medium brown or red hair with a golden shine

Eyes: Green, hazel, or light brown

Skin: Ivory, olive, or medium brown with warm undertones

Colors to avoid: Watery colors

Celebrities who belong to this season: Mariah Carey, Celine Dion, Drew Barrymore

Hair: Medium to dark golden brown, or warm auburn

Eyes: Green, hazel, or light brown

Skin: Ivory, olive, or medium brown with warm undertones

Colors to avoid: Dark and pastel colors

Celebrities who belong to this season: Julia Roberts, Julianne Moore

Hair: Medium to dark brown with golden shine

Eyes: Dark blue, deep green, hazel, dark brown, brown-black

Skin: Ivory, olive, or medium to dark brown with warm undertones

Colors to avoid: Dimmed colors

Celebrities who belong to this season: Keira Knightley, Oprah, Sandra Bullock

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