How to Find Your Best Colors

How to Find Your Best Colors

Finding your best colors will make you more confident and also make shopping much easier because you’ll know what colors to look for and which ones to avoid to both look and feel your best.

You may have noticed that you are naturally drawn to certain colors. Without the influence of the fashion industry, our peers, and celebrity styles, we would all most likely choose colors that look best on us. But with all of these outside influences, by the time we grow up, we lose a lot of that personal sense of color and buy clothing and makeup colors for reasons that have nothing to do with how they actually look on us. 

This is the second post in a series about finding your best colors.

In this series, we’re taking the four season color theory one step further and discovering your key color characteristic. You can refer to the first post in this series if you need to double check that.

Colors, Colors Everywhere!

I may have worked harder on this post than any of my previous ones. I put a lot of time and energy into creating a seasonal color chart that I was happy with for each of the 12 palettes. Please don’t be scared off by how long this post looks- it’s really not that much reading, just pretty colors to look at!

No matter what your coloring is, you will find that there is one seasonal palette that really is best for you. This post will give you a better basic understanding of the four seasonal color palettes.

In this post, we take the four seasons one step further because many people don’t exactly fit in just one season. For example, I am an Autumn, but because my coloring is also Deep, I can be called a Deep Autumn. This means that I can wear some Autumn colors and some Winter colors very well. You will find that your own palette may be a mixture of two seasons as well. 

Once you know whether your key color characteristic is Light, Deep, Warm, Cool, Clear, or Soft, you can determine your second characteristic by following the chart below.

I’ve adapted most of this information from Color Me Beautiful’s Looking Your Best and Color Me Confident. {These are affiliate links. See my disclosure policy for more info.}

If you need more guidance to find your personal color season, please leave a comment or email me for further advice.

How to Find Your Best Colors


The Color Charts

If you are Light and Warm, you are a Light Spring.

Light Springs have an overall look that is soft and delicate. 

Light Spring

 

If you are Light and Cool, you are a Light Summer.

Light Summer have an overall look that is soft and delicate. 

Light Summer

 

If you are Deep and Warm, you are a Deep Autumn.

Deep Autumns have an overall look that is vivid and warm.

Deep Autumn

 

If you are Deep and Cool, you are a Deep Winter.

Deep Winters have an overall look that is deep and cool.

Deep Winter

 

If you are Warm and Soft, you are a Warm Autumn.

Warm Autumns have an overall look that is golden and rich.

Warm Autumn

 

If you are Warm and Clear, you are a Warm Spring.

Warm springs have an overall look that is golden and clear.

Warm Spring

 

If you are Cool and Soft, you are a Cool Summer.

Cool Summers have an overall look that is cool and soft.

Cool Summer

 

If you are Cool and Clear, you are a Cool Winter.

Cool Winters have an overall look that is clear and cool.

Cool Winter

 

If you are Clear and Warm, you are a Clear Spring.

Clear Springs have an overall look that is clear and contrasting.

Clear Spring

 

If you are Clear and Cool, you are a Clear Winter.

Clear Winters have an overall look that is clear and contrasting.

Clear Winter

 

If you are Soft and Warm, you are a Soft Autumn.

Soft Autumns have an overall look that is rich and muted.

Soft Autumn

 

If you are Soft and Cool, you are a Soft Summer.

Soft Summers have an overall look that is muted and dusty.

Soft Summer

 

Next, we’ll look into your style personality and find out what clothes make you feel the most you! 

~ Sarena

  • Yay! I love when timing works out like this. Thanks for stopping by and for sharing too! 🙂

  • Hyla @hylaandpeterechols.com

    I was seriously just talking about this with a friend the other day! I’m gonna share this!