This post is part of a series outlining the basics of each seasonal color palette. If you’re looking to become acquainted with the palettes, this is a good place to start.
Common Presentations of True Winter
True Winter, like all seasons, has a huge range in terms of what they can look like. These True Winter celebrity examples are merely a guess, since we can’t know what they would look like in real life with every season tried following proper methodology, however in photos they resemble exemplars I have personally seen. Please keep in mind that any season can present with any hair, skin and eye color.
True Winter Hair Colors: These can range from medium ash brown to black. Hair here can be, but as often isn’t particularly dark in appearance. The average natural color is probably a medium-dark brunette.
True Winter Eye Colors: Brown, green and blue eyes all occur frequently in this season. Blue eyes can be so cool toned they appear slightly grey, or they may have a slight green cast. Green eyes may have a very distinctive cool tone, though those with brown at the center and a more common overall color are also seen. The latter can create a false impression of warmth or Autumn influence in the person.
True Winter Skin tones: True Winter skin tones range from the fairest to the deepest, in almost equal amounts, with medium to deep tones being perhaps a bit more common. Olive or yellow tones occur often in the skin and may be mistaken for warmer seasons. Those who have less contrast between skin, hair and eyes in this season may often be mistaken for autumn blends, and those who appear lighter may be taken for spring or summer blends, as the person does not always present as either particularly dark nor particularly contrasted in initial impression.
True Winter Color Dimensions
True Winter’s predominant color quality is coolness. This doesn’t mean that they must wear only cool shades like blue and purple, or that they don’t have warmer and cooler choices within each hue, but simply that of all seasons excluding True Summer, this coloring has the least tolerance for warmth in color.
In addition to being dark, True Winter is also moderately dark. They can balance both lighter and darker colors, even in the same outfit, but overall their best colors do tend towards darkness.
Finally, True Winter colors are bright. Those with true winter coloring can wear a range of colors where some choices will be brighter an others softer, however overall the suit colors that lean towards brightness while avoiding only the most extremely bright shades.
True Winter Colors
True Winter’s best colors include all of those that fit withing the color dimensions mentioned above, but include True red, hot pink, lemon yellow, emerald, icy mint, aqua blue, sapphire, fuchsia, royal purple and ice pink. Please note that color names are subjective and may yield colors not in this palette.
True Winter Neutrals
True Winter’s best neutrals include all of those that fit within the color dimensions mentioned above, but include black, midnight navy, espresso, aubergine, steel grey, cool taupe, stone beige, icy grey and white. Please note that color names are subjective and may yield colors not in this palette.
True Winter Makeup
True Winter has a wide array of hot pink, blue-red, fuchsia and wine lipsticks to choose from. Medium-dark shades of hot pink, berry and red-violet are among the most successful choices.
I hope that you’ve found this helpful in learning about the True Winter color palette! If you’re struggling to figure out your coloring, I would be happy to set up a time to talk and see if I can help.