Monday, August 6, 2012

Color Analysis: 3 Degrees of Warm & Rich

Warm and Rich can be further broken down into three varieties: Soft Autumn (flowing into Cool & Delicate), Warm Autumn (flowing into Warm & Fresh), and Deep Autumn (sharing deep, dark depths with Cool & Brilliant).



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28 comments:

Anonymous said...

There is a misspelling in the deep autumn, it says SofĂ­a Venegas when her last name is Vergara.

Becky said...

All my life my mom has told me I am a winter but I am looking at this and wondering if I am a deep autumn. How can I figure this out? Some of my favorite colors are in the deep autumn (like the bright yellow and the deep pumpkin orange) but I've always been told not to wear them. I look good in reds also but mostly deep maroon reds...Help! :)

Reachel Bagley, Fashion Consultant said...

Becky,
There are actually a lot of similarities between deep autumn and deep winter. Both have high pigmentation in their hair, eyes, and lips, and a strong contrast between all these and their skin.

A winter could wear a bright almost neon lemon yellow and a burnt persimmon as well as a maroon. Liking a few colors in a different season doesn't disqualify you from you primary season. Your primary season should just categorize your best and worst colors overall.

The difference between Autumn and Winter lies in whether you are warm or cool. Try this post out to differentiate: http://www.cardiganempire.com/2009/09/color-theory-warm-vs-cool.html

Good luck!
Reachel

Charlotte Parker said...

Reachel,
Wow! Re-reading your posts about color & complexion has been very interesting! But now I have a query: From the looks of it, I am a Deep Autumn!This poses a problem as I had thought that I was Deep Winter. I LOVE the bright colors of Deep Winter such as fuschia,emerald, and royal blue. I'm not half as attracted to the Autumn counterpart colors however. Shopping has come to a halt until I can figure out what's what! Your assistance is GREATLY appreciated! Thank you very much!

Charlotte

Reachel Bagley, Fashion Consultant said...

Charlotte,

Although Winter and Autumn are opposite each other on the seasonal color wheel, they actually share a lot of similarities.

Both flatter complexions with a high amount of pigmentation. So the lips, eyes, hair, and possibly skin are richly colored. As such, you may fall between the two categories. When you are pale you could benefit from Winter colors and when you tan you could favor Autumn colors. Overall I recommend trying different colors on and watching your personal results. Try a warm red then a cool red, a grey then a khaki. Then go with whatever you prefer.

Good luck!

Anonymous said...

Julia Roberts is a deep autumn !!!

Reachel Bagley, Fashion Consultant said...

Anonymous, As a brunette or with certain darker shades of red she may cross over into Deep Autumn, but with lighter hues such as the one spotlighted in this example, she crosses over into Warm Autumn territory. Migrating between adjacent seasons isn't uncommon with variations in hair or skin color.

Anonymous said...

Thank you this has been very helpfull.
But the only thing that bothers me is the clear navy Color For deep autumns. I understand why deeps have chinese blue and aqua (as they have a yellow undertones /greenish blue) but the navy blue doesn't contain warm undertones, nor is it neutral so why is it that deeps can wear neavy
P. S sorry For the poor grammar

Stan

Reachel Bagley, Fashion Consultant said...

Hi Stan,
The reason clear navy can work for deep autumns is because they are along the deep continuum (along with deep winters). This set has high contrast between their hair, skin, and eyes. Therefore they can wear shaded colors with plenty of pigmentation. The navy they pick shouldn't have too much black and should be a true blue without lots of muddiness. And while clear navy may work for most deep autumns, it may now work for everyone. Each complexion is unique, and the categories are only meant to work as starting templates.

Good luck picking your best colors,
R

Anonymous said...

Can deep autumns wear burgundy? Because i have heard a lot sites say that we can't, which i think is strange as burgundy is basically a deeper shade of red, it May not have warm undertone but it's neutral and i have been told Da's can wear neutral and warm colors.
Mahogany is recommended over burgundy but i Don't really like mahogany
Thank you

Stan(again)

Danielle said...

THANK YOU VERY MUCH! I am Deep Autumm :)

Zazie said...

Thank you for this comprehensive list of best and worst colors!
I have a lot of doubts however - though I know it is very difficult for someone to answer without pictures or meeting in person.
I think I am an autum, as my (fair/ medium fair) complexion leans a bit warm (my face is much more neutral than my body, but still looks a bit better in gold than silver). My eyes are a very warm (reddish-orangey) shade of medium-to-dark brown. My hair and eyebrows are a very cool medium-to-dark brown. My lips have very low pigment. Apart from my lips (and cool hair color - it has cooled with age), everything else seems to point to a deep autumn. But. While autumn greens (pine, khaki, greyed and military greens) make me look wonderful I really cannot wear the camels and beiges of this season. (I can definetly borrow some shades from deep winter, but not all deep winter shades work.)
So, is it possible that some colors of my season don't work for me? Do I have it all wrong?
My worst colors (= people asking me if I'm sick) are camel, very light pastels, dark greys. Spring colors overwhelm me. Lime green is a no-go. Most medium-to-dark browns suit me. black is not my best color but it doesn't look too bad, especially if the clothes are made of wool or velvet.
Optical white is not great, but not deadly, either.
Would you say I got my season wrong? Any suggestions? Should all the colors of one's own season work? Thanks!!!


Reachel Bagley, Fashion Consultant said...

Hi Zazie,

Thanks for stopping by! I would love to help you. Unfortunately, I have been getting so many complimentary color typing requests, I was falling behind on my other orders. If you would like a color analysis, please find the button to purchase a $12 color analysis service at the bottom of this post.

Hope to hear from you again soon :)
Reachel

Anonymous said...

Can I be a soft autumn ad a warm spring? -Livi

Reachel Bagley, Fashion Consultant said...

Livi,
It's unlikely. A warm spring has warm hair, eyes, and skin. A soft autumn usually has a combination of warm and cool features. The warm spring wouldn't shine in soft autumn colors and vice versa. Hopefully that helps you differentiate between the two.
R

Lily said...

Hi Reachel,
I was wondering if I could have some advice, just because I'm so hung up on figuring out which season I am!
Starting with my hair, the top half of my head is a warm blonde colour, whilst the bottom half is a chestnut brown. However, my eyebrows are a cool, very dark brown colour (That's their natural colour, and cause me such agony!)
My eyes are a mix of hazel, warm topaz brown, and just plain brown.
Finally, my skin. My face and neck are fairly neutral, however the rest of my body is olive in colour.
As you can see, I don't really fit into any one category entirely!
Any help will be truly appreciated!
Thanks, Lily.

Reachel Bagley, Fashion Consultant said...

Hi Lily,

Thanks for stopping by! I would love to help you. If you would like a color analysis, please find the button to purchase a $12 color analysis service at the bottom of this post.

Hope to hear from you soon :)
Reachel

Anonymous said...

Is it possible to be a deep autumn with dark gray blue eyes?

Reachel Bagley, Fashion Consultant said...

Anonymous my blue-grey eyed friend,

Absolutely, pay more attention to how the colors look on you then whether you fit the suggested profile.

Good luck!
R

Anonymous said...

Hi Reachel,
I am almost sure I am a Deep Autumn since pastels totally wash me out, summer and even winter colors colors make my skin look gray and bright colors overwhelm my face. Even before trying to find out which season I am, I already wore only dark clothes but I have a "problem" with the make up: I am not a person who likes strong and rich colors on the face, I have never put on a red lipstick to go out, I just use a lip balm or a gloss for work. But I have discovered that the lipsticks that make deep autumn skin glow are really dark ones like spice, rust, mahogany or brown. I am in my twenties and I find these colors to be too strong for my age and appearance; so I wonder if you could give me some advice:
Are there any colors of lipstick/lipgloss I could use for everyday make up that are not too strong and wearable by younger Deep Autumn women or for people like me that don't feel comfortable in such dark shades?
If it can be useful, I have brown/black hair, medium neutral skintone with an olive cast to it and Hazel/green eyes.
Thank you very much

Reachel Bagley, Fashion Consultant said...

My Anonymous Deep Autumn,

You bring up some excellent points. What I would suggest is first experiment with warm nudes and golds. They offer all the complimentary warmth without the intensity. Also try a less pigmented formula in the wearing these rusty, spicy shades. For more info on how to differentiate, check out this video: http://youtu.be/d42Y1tJfMQE

Good luck beautiful!

Anonymous said...

I have golden blonde hair with strawberry highlights. I have ivory skin with freckles. My eyes are a greenish golden brown, neither completely green nor brown, but they change colors in the light. I don't know if I am a Soft Autumn or a Light Spring. I find that colors from both palettes look good on me. For instance, I can wear greens, peaches and other warm pinks and corals, warm purples and warm blues, yellows(not dark ones though) , even some oranges and browns(again nothing too dark). I find that cooler colors don't work really well for me at all.

Reachel Bagley, Fashion Consultant said...

Strawberry Blonde Anonymous,

Your complexion sounds so unique. I would love to help you out with a consultation. If you would like a color analysis, please find the button to purchase a $12 color analysis service at the bottom of this post.

Hope to hear from you soon :)
Reachel

helen said...

i have a problem here! i think im warm autumn but im in between deep autumn.. my skin tone is golden beige and sometimes turns into yellow-redish. my neutral eyes are med brown. I used to die my hair copper or med chocolate brown but my neutral hair are a classic dark brown with no reddish hue. What do you think?

Reachel Bagley, Fashion Consultant said...

Hi Helen,

It's hard to say without doing a full analysis. If you are interested, I offer a virtual analysis for $12. Send me an e-mail at reachel@cardiganempire.com and I can send you a paypal invoice.

Hope to hear from you soon :)

Soph said...

I'm a warm Autumn, but very confused about what neutral colours to choose for wardrobe staples like suits - obviously black is out, and so is grey. Any suggestions?

Paula1206 said...

So I am wondering, if I start out with a dark brown with natural reddish highlights then go medium golden brown with golden blonde highlights, does my season change? Do I go from deep to warm? What about colored contacts? Or a really dark tan? I am not trying to be difficult, I am sincerely curious. Thanks, Paula

Natalia said...

I cant't find my season yet, I really need some help. I have a light skin with warm undertones, my hair is naturally dark golden blonde/light golden brown, but it's dyed into a medium golden blonde; and finally, my eyes are very dark brown, which is giving a lot of trouble to find a season to fit in

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