Seasonal Color Analysis | What's Your Season & Why It Matters

Seasonal Color Analysis | What's Your Season & Why It Matters



Seasonal color analysis is a theory that breaks all colors into 2 main categories: Hue (either cool or warm) & Value (either light or dark).

Identifying which of these your hair, eyes and skin fall under can help you find the colors that will be in synergy with your coloring, and results in 4 harmonious color groups named after the 4 seasons of the year –

winter (cool & deep)
spring (warm & light)
summer (cool & light)
autumn (warm & deep)

If you have traits from 2 different seasons, you can use the updated model which includes your hue, value and chroma (the depth of your coloring and the contrast between your hair, eyes & skin which can be either rich and saturated or muted). When these 3 are combined you get 12 seasons and I share all of them in this video.

I hope this is helpful and thanks so much for watching! xx Audrey

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  • Laura Maskell Reply

    What happens when a person goes gray?

    June 2, 2019 at 5:16 am
  • Caroline Bennett Reply

    Iโ€™ve done the seasons but Jen Thodenโ€™s colour theory makes much better better sense.

    June 2, 2019 at 5:17 am
  • artdancelvr Reply

    Audrey, you always have a wealth of information and style questions to think about.! Back in the day, Avon had a season mini portfolio which contained swatches of fabric of the best colors and jewelry for your particular skin and hair tone that I still have. That thing is over 20 years old, haha! In my 20โ€™s and even now, Iโ€™m a winter, with very pale skin, cool with dark hair, light blue eyes. Silver jewelry and pure jewel colors look the best on me, pure white, I canโ€™t do beige, orange, yellow (except for lemon yellow) or brown. As I get older, I do have to modify. Black is too harsh, I like navy, teal, and a kind of steel blue that makes my eyes pop. This may also explain why Iโ€™ve never liked pastel colors on myself. Thank you for all your valuable advice! So appreciated~

    June 2, 2019 at 5:17 am
  • Felicity Grace Reply

    Thanks Audrey. I really love your videos. I found this one very useful. I was wondering if you could break it down into categories with more examples. I think i am spring ๐Ÿค”โ˜บ

    June 2, 2019 at 5:17 am
  • Deborah Wilson Reply

    It was at a woman's conference that I learned I was a Summer. Yes, even with my dark eyes. I never wear Winter's colors, like black that make me look like a ghost while blue tones are complimentary. I will go toward navy, or even charcoal grey. I have read that a person's season is lifelong, and I was a blonde until I was fourteen when my hair naturally darkened.

    June 2, 2019 at 5:17 am
  • Jessica Johnston Reply

    I recommend looking into Dressing Your Truth, itโ€™s truly life changing

    June 2, 2019 at 5:17 am
  • Alyssa Taylor Reply

    Iโ€™m still pretty lost with being able to identify my undertone and overtone. I think Iโ€™m neutral, but how does that work with season theory?

    June 2, 2019 at 5:17 am
  • Amy Filice Reply

    I used to find color theory confusing because of my olive undertone. Once I realized I was an olive, it changed everything for me.

    June 2, 2019 at 5:17 am
  • Juliette Kerr Reply

    Great info, but was waiting to find out what are the power colors for each category๐Ÿ˜€. Thanks!

    June 2, 2019 at 5:17 am
  • ะฅะฐะทะฐะป Filiz Reply

    I like your hair.Beautiful.

    June 2, 2019 at 5:17 am
  • Eva C. Reply

    I'm a cool winter too, with olive skin, but I could never get away with wearing all the camel, warm beige colours you do! I thought that maybe your camels were "cooler", but they seem like classic, warm caramel in some cases ones. How do you make it work for you?

    June 2, 2019 at 5:17 am
  • Diane Yuhas Reply

    I don't look anything like you, but I, too, am a deep winter and have an olive tone to my skin. It is wonderful how God created such variety- not just the seasons, but within the seasons. This was a great video, Audrey. It helped me understand my coloring even more than I did before. Thanks! PS: I would love a video demonstrating how to choose makeup colors. Despite what I know about my skin, I still find it hard to decipher foundation colors, especially when they're labelled only light, medium, or dark.

    June 2, 2019 at 5:17 am
  • Sharon Violino Reply

    Great information Audrey love your videos. Thanks so much, big thumbs up!

    June 2, 2019 at 5:17 am
  • amity 150 Reply

    once a friend and I were in a discount store looking at their scarves. It started out as bargain scarf shopping but it quickly became a great format for color analysis when she said, "wow, that scarf really makes your skin look great" (brick red and gold). The next time you are out shopping with a friend, stop by the scarf department!!

    June 2, 2019 at 5:17 am
  • Mar H Reply

    Another beautiful video … as always perfectly articulated and exampled … Very helpful … Thank you !!!

    June 2, 2019 at 5:17 am
  • Brandi Davis Reply

    Some constructive criticism here. Itโ€™s common in color analysis to use hair and eye color to help decide if you are cool or warm. While sometimes it can help, itโ€™s not always accurate. Someone could have warm eyes and hair but have cool skin or vice versa.

    What you want to look at is the skin itself. Merriam Style has a fantastic channel on color analysis and she has done several case studies on different celebrities. For example, Cate Blanchett is typed as a Summer here (cool) when on Merriamโ€™s channel she is typed as โ€œwarm and delicate,โ€ which simply means warm and muted. Someone like Cate doesnโ€™t look great in bright warm colors so she is automatically typed as cool. When in fact she looks best in soft warm colors. Merriam has a video explaining this.

    Also, while some olive skin tones are cool, not all of them are! Someone like Kim Kardashian has a cool olive skin tone while Aishwarya Rai has a warm olive skin tone. Itโ€™s a spectrum.

    Hope this didnโ€™t come across as too critical, this is just something Iโ€™m really interested in.

    June 2, 2019 at 5:17 am
  • bunny girl Reply

    I think I am a warm spring

    June 2, 2019 at 5:17 am
  • Angela Chezick Reply

    So what about some one with neutral skin, green eyes, and dark blond/light brown hair? You talk about warm and cool skin tones but never neutral.

    June 2, 2019 at 5:17 am
  • Carol Herbert Reply

    I found this topic very interesting. I too am a winter. When I was younger I kept wearing an Autumn color palette that just did not work…Once I discovered the "Color Me Beautiful" book it opened my eyes. I began to see what a difference the correct colors can have on your overall appearance. Just remarkable to think how the right shade of blue can brighten up your whole face.

    June 2, 2019 at 5:17 am
  • Gina Reynolds Reply

    Thanks!! Out of all the videos I've watched about skin tones, yours was the best. You explained it very well and I now know that I am a Cool Summer. That is a great question someone asked, Does your season change when your hair turns gray?

    June 2, 2019 at 5:17 am
  • light Reply

    I was confused , now Iโ€™m lost!๐Ÿ˜Š

    June 2, 2019 at 5:17 am
  • bianca s. Reply

    You have some interesting palm lines.. ๐Ÿ™‚ Cool video! ๐Ÿ˜‰

    June 2, 2019 at 5:17 am
  • Jacky Davis Reply

    This was very informative but confusing my skin is light but my natural hair colour is dark brown but I dye it red & my eyes are dark brown. Black grey & khaki & navy & wierdly pale pink & blue suit me so I canโ€™t figure out what I would be???????? What am I?

    June 2, 2019 at 5:17 am
  • L'Antre Au Lilas Reply

    Thank you so much! Now I understant a lot more about my "oliveness" haha. It's true, no one talks about it that much and it appears to be a warm skin colour because of the yellow but I've always naturally more gravitated around cool colours.

    June 2, 2019 at 5:17 am

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