How to determine your color type

Surely you noticed that some things, even perfectly fitting your figure, do not look good on you. On your friend - yes, they look cool, but not on you. Why? It's all about color! or rather the discrepancy between the garment’s color and your individual color type.

Everyone has a unique coloring. Depending on the color of the hair, eyes, skin and many other factors, every person represents a unique complex of colors and shades - this set of characteristics is called the color type. Of course, you can wear clothes of any color. But the shades should be selected in accordance with your natural coloring. So you need to know what color type you belong to.

At once, let’s reject the popular method "I think it suits you". It's not about the subjective opinion of your friend, but about the professional conclusion of a specialist, based on the color theory. All over the world they use the so-called "seasonal" method, which divides all people into cold color types - "Summer" and "Winter", and warm color types - "Autumn" and "Spring". With our advice, you can learn to identify your color type yourself.

So, you need a well-lit room (light should be natural) and a large mirror, several patches of fabric of different colors or just sheets of paper. First you need to determine the "temperature" of your color type. Take one color, for example, red, and experiment with its shades - coral, hot pink, cherry, orange. It is important to take various shades - both cold and warm. Estimate how shades are combined with your skin color, with which ones your face looks fresh, rosy, whether your eyes and lips are prominent, or whether your face dims and becomes inexpressive. Cold color types come alive in pink or berry shades. And on the contrary, in warm earthy colors, especially in golden yellow, the representatives of the cold color type noticeably fade.

Then, on the basis of the color of your skin, hair, lips and eyes, determine your exact color type.

It is important to do this test without make-up or any cosmetics! If your hair is dyed, remove it from the face so that it does not affect the perception.

color type «Spring»

The characteristic feature of "Spring" girls is thin, almost transparent, light skin. Natural hair color is predominantly of warm shades of blond and light brown - wheat, honey, golden. The eyes are of light shades: light blue and gray, light brown, light green. They are framed by light eyebrows and eyelashes. Girls of this color type often have childish light blush and tender pink lips. People with "Spring" color-type quickly burn in the sun, in summer they usually have light freckles.

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color type «Spring»

What are the best colors for the "Spring"?

Clothes of warm, fresh shades will suit best: peach, warm pink, apricot, orange, ginger, golden, cream, red. Numerous shades of green - the colors of fresh foliage, apple, aquamarine, goldish-turquoise. Salmon, apricot, peach and light coral-red will be a good choice, as well as the color of baked milk, flax, cream, beige-yellow, the color of milk chocolate, brown-violet, sparkling gold.

Shades to avoid: dazzling white, cold pink, silver-gray, coal-black.

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color type «Summer»

Girls of this color-type are not afraid of sun, their skin perfectly gets sun-tanned and quickly becomes bronze. Natural skin shade is from light pink to light gray, hair is of light-brown and cold ashy shades. Eyes can be gray, gray-blue, gray-green, brown and even dark brown. Lips are usually pale pink. Cool shades palette suits this color type very well.

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color type «Summer»

What are the best colors for the "Summer"?

Cold, smoky, pastel, blurry tones. Such ladies look great in gentle-blue, gray-white, silvery, pearly, lilac, beige-gray shades, the colors of denim from faded blue to rich indigo shade. Cold pink palette from light powdered shades to dark pink with a purple tint is also for you. As well as raspberry, cherry and the color of red wine.

Shades to avoid: purely warm, catchy, toxic colors. Orange, ocher, carrot-red, egg yolk color, toxic-green. Also it is better to steer away from black and white.

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color type «Autumn»

The typical features of "warm Autumn" are the skin of golden shades, hair of copper color from golden to bright ginger and even red, warm shades of eyes (amber, nutty). Girls of Autumn color-type do not bear suntan very well, though light bronze tint emphasizes their beauty even more.

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color type «Autumn»

What are the best colors for the "Autumn"?

The whole warm palette of the autumn sky, foliage and earth is definitely for you. Goldish-blue, azure, emerald, the color of old gold, brown-red, ocher, mustard, khaki, champagne, yellowish-beige, fawn, copper and bronze. Dark purple, red poppy and orange will also do.

Shades to avoid: snow-white, black, pastel shades of blue and pink, cold blue.

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color type «Winter»

This expressive cold color type is characterized by contrasts in appearance: black or dark chestnut hair, porcelain skin and dark brown, green or blue eyes. The skin is very light, almost white, and extremely fastidious to sun-tanning.

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color type «Winter»

What are the best colors for the "Winter"?

Contrasting snow-white and bright-black, cold light blue, navy blue, purple and silver. Here also come the color of coffee, bitter chocolate, hot pink, fuchsia, steel-gray. "Winter" color-type looks great in the color of dark cherry, hot raspberry and bordeaux.

Shades to avoid: orange, faded yellow, red-brown, brick, earthy.

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