Warm Autumn is somewhat tawny, lower in contrast between hair, eyes, and skin, and decidedly warm with yellow undertones.
Deep Autumn features are high in contrast, at times they can borrow from Deep Winter. Their colors are slightly less warm and the most pigmented of the Autumns.
Soft Autumn is the most neutral of the Autumn set. They have some underlying cool tones and their best colors are more blended, muted, and subtle.
Meet Sakura Considine of the Bloguettes, also a Warm & Rich, Deep Autumn.
Follow along through the color draping to uncover your own coloring. Each drape represents a season: Warm & Rich – Autumn, Warm & Fresh – Spring, Cool & Delicate – Summer, Cool & Brilliant – Winter.
Notice how the Olive Green brings out the green in her hazel eyes.
Her best blue, Indian Teal, brings out all the highlights in hair while the powder blue leaves her features flat. According to David Zyla in Color Your Style, this would be her Dramatic Color.
Sakura’s skin is glowing in wine purple. Indigo is also lovely on her. As a Deep Autumn she can borrow some Deep Winter colors.
Coral brings out the radiance in her cheeks and lips. Salmon has some warmth and Fuchsia has great contrast, but neither are as harmonious as the first autumn option. The baby pink leaves her looking lifeless and wan.
Sakura’s pigmented features are flattered by several versions of red, but the brick leaves the white of her eyes and teeth at their full optic white potential.
Cool features shy away from orange, but Sakura’s warm undertones embrace pumpkin.
The depth and warmth of chocolate are perfect match for Sakura. She needn’t avoid camel or coffee, but khaki leaves less sparkles on her complexion.
Photos by Red Poppy Photo, Breanne Johnson
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I hope you do more of these videos for all the seasons – they really help you understand what colors help you look your best! I generally struggle knowing exactly where I fit, but these help narrow it down! I’d love to see a video with a Light, Soft and Clear Spring to figure out how each is different as far as what looks best on them. Great job.
Sandy, those videos are definitely in the works. Please subscribe to my youtube channel and stay tuned! 🙂
I can’t wait to see the updated versions for all four seasons.
Will warm and fresh – spring be updated soon?
I actually just published Warm & Fresh today. Hope you like it: http://cardiganempire.com/2017/08/best-worst-colors-for-spring-seasonal-color-analysis.html
Which seasonal color analysis system do you use/is represented in the videos?
This is my personal adaptation of the color me beautiful 12 season system.
Katie McIntyre says
Which color analysis system is used here? Is this the same system you use? I love the full drapes–much more accuracy in determining color season.
This is my personal adaptation of the color me beautiful 12 season system. And it is the same system I use. Thanks so much for watching and reading!
Thank you for posting this color analysis! Like the others, I can’t wait to see ALL the seasons this way! Very helpful!
I was wondering how you feel about the 16 color season system. I feel weird because I don’t feel like I fit. I have warm eyes and cool skin and hair. I think I might be a little too OCD about the whole thing.
Kendall Jenner looks more like a winter to me.
I thought I saw some peachy undertones for Kendall. She has the depth of a winter, but I would guess she can tan quite easily. Also she doesn’t seem to be washed out by flesh toned neutrals.
Thomas Eisenschmidt says
Could you do These for men too?
I am an Colour Analyst too , but just started out and sometimes miss some showing material for especially draped men. These videos seem helpful to demonstrate clients what I mean.
I do work with men frequently. I’ve been meaning to put together some cheat sheets geared specifically towards men. Glad the content I’ve put out there is of help to you. 🙂
Hi there! I have been searching for a color analysis for myself- but i am a guy…
Would you advice me how to get a good expert analysis for myself?
Could you do it if i subscribe and pay the fee?
Thanks a lot and congratulations on your work!
Hi Renato, I do men’s color analyses frequently. I’d be happy to help you if you’re interested. There’s a link to purchase at the bottom of the post above the comments. Let me know if you have any questions.
Wonderful video…. also, thank you for the analysis…. I finally feel confident and you have confirmed my instincts (finally) after many previous mistakes by other systems 🙂 it helped me to overcome my uncertainty (I’m a tough one, lol)
So, just now discovering your entire site, too…. great information.
I am warm undertone but my hair is natural jet black I am asian and my skin color is tan.. Am I warm autumn???
Aje, it’s difficult to tell without more details. If you’re interested I’d love to help you with a virtual color analysis. There’s a link to purchase at the bottom of this post, above the comments.
Ivona Tabak says
The girl in the pictures always looks best to me in cool and delicate to me. Why do you think that is? I think she looks super regal in those colors. I reckon it would also be a good idea to do these photos without make up on the models, then we could see best how the skin reacts.
Hi Ivona, Sakura has amazing skin and looks beautiful in a wide range of colors. However, overall, her coloring seems to blossom most consistently in warm, rich colors. I agree about doing analyses without makeup, and I usually conduct them on clients with a clean face. However, since my models were all volunteers, I let them be filmed in what they were most comfortable wearing, though I tried to keep the makeup neutral.
I just subscribed to your YouTube channel. I watched the video on the redhead. I am naturally strawberry blonde with light green eyes and fair complected. I was tested years ago and definitely was a warm. I look good in fall colors and horrible in brights. I’m not sure if makeup foundation is a whole different thing from this but I was tested and swatched at Ulta last week for a new foundation and what she said matched me best was a fair shade with rosy undertones. I am so confused now. Wouldn’t only a cool toned person wear a shade with rosy undertones? Can you shed any light on this or share your opinion?
Can you be a Soft Autumn with red hair and hazel eyes? I had thought that Warm Spring might be a good fit, but I didn’t agree with the color choices; I’m pretty sure I’m far on the soft side of the spectrum. I look worst in orange-red, bright yellow and orange-y corals.