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I'm intrigued by all this spring/summer/autumn/winter colours malarkey..

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notjustamummythankyou Tue 05-Mar-13 09:22:43

I've read quite a bit about it on here, but have never had my colours done. I'm interested in knowing what I could possibly be though.

I'm dark haired, with a reddish hint to my hair (especially in summer). I have green eyes and quite pale skin with a tendency to freckle. I gravitate naturally towards mossy greens, warm reds and teal/petrol blues. I found this on Pinterest which has a lot of the colours I often go for.

So, oh those in the know, do you think I am 'autumn'? Or have I got it horribly wrong and am making people shield their eyes every day?!

littlepeas Tue 05-Mar-13 10:04:03

I was intrigued and looked at this last night. I am dark strawberry blonde with green eyes and very fair skin and it tells me I'm spring. I don't believe it as the colours it's telling me to wear look dreadful on me!

notjustamummythankyou Tue 05-Mar-13 10:40:06

Can I ask what you looked at to come to your 'diagnosis'?! I looked at this this and it was pretty accurate for me. (Except for wearing navy which reminds me too much of school athletics knickers!)

littlepeas Tue 05-Mar-13 11:15:50

That is much better than the website I looked at! I think it would put me at warm spring and I don't think that is right as I live in grey and navy and know they suit me! Brown does not! Even more confusing is that my veins are green in some places and blue in others, but the cooler colours don't seem to allow for reddish hair so I guess I am warm! Clear spring colours are more 'me' but my eyes are a mucky green rather than clear, so I don't really fit there either! I think I'm just going to pretend I never looked at it!

Hopefully Tue 05-Mar-13 11:26:21

In all honesty it is utterly impossible to tell online. I know two other people who superficially look really quite similar to me - all of us have normal to pale skin, very dark hair and brownish/hazel eyes, and one is a Summer, one is an Autumn (me) and one is a Winter. If you don't want to see a consultant and want to tame your wardrobe, you're just as well picking a small palette of colours that you like the look of as trying to work out your own season.

teta Tue 05-Mar-13 11:35:16

I'm a light summer or possibly a soft summer.I think the article is very helpful.Most of those colours i wear already because i know they suit me.Some of the berry colours can look a bit harsh on though and i often wear coral colour lipstick[which isn't on my chart] because it enlivens my whole face.

QueefLatina Tue 05-Mar-13 11:39:24

littlepeas I have a similar problem. Everything points to clear winter for me (v dark hair with no red, pale pinkish skin) except I also have 'mucky' green eyes!

I thought maybe I could be deep winter but my eyes aren't that dark.

I naturally gravitate towards the colours from the clear winter palette and I think brown makes me look a bit peaky so I'll stick to the clear winter palette I think.

BloooCowWonders Tue 05-Mar-13 11:53:35

Op you have v similar colouring to me - and I'm a deep summer!
Plum , burgundy and purples are my best colours but your choices suit me too.

BloooCowWonders Tue 05-Mar-13 11:54:52

Actually that's not quite true - the mossy green does nothing for me but your blues/ teals look good. smile

MadAboutHotChoc Tue 05-Mar-13 11:55:47

Your season depends on your natural colouring - either cool/blue based or warm/yellow based.

There are different shades/tones of the same colour e.g with navy you can get a deep indigo which is different to french navy which is more yellow based.

Red is another colour that many seasons can wear - but it depends on the tone e.g winters look great in deep scarlet and autumns in tomato red.

I would have your colours professionally done because they will tell you which colours you can wear and which are your best ones.

TravelinColour Tue 05-Mar-13 11:57:12

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notjustamummythankyou Tue 05-Mar-13 12:15:59

<squints at veins>

Definitely greenish blood in that there arm. grin

Hopefully - I'd love to have my colours done, and will probably look into consultants round my way.

I agree with what you say about 'taming' my wardrobe. Tbh, it's not too bad right now: colours all seem to be rusts/oranges, mossy green, teal/petrol blue, and a couple of reds. There's denim of course and some black / natural colours.

Perhaps I'll just work with what I've got for now, as they are the colours I feel most comfortable in!

notjustamummythankyou Tue 05-Mar-13 12:30:27


Hopefully - that's weird. When I was reading all about colours etc last night / this morning, I had a good read of your website.

Little did I know at the time that it was you. smile

OneLittleLady Tue 05-Mar-13 12:55:50

Best I can tell, I'm somewhere between a clear and a cool winter. Definitely not a summer, spring or autumn. Browns look terrible on me despite me loving them. I tend to stick to greys, black, purples, blues and emerald green. Those seem to work the best for me.

Hopefully Tue 05-Mar-13 13:24:32

notjust grin I love it when someone has officially read my blog. I never quite believe hit counters! <loser>

mrs2cats Tue 05-Mar-13 13:30:14

I had my colours done as a present just over a year ago. It was a fun and interesting day.

What I've found since is that I'm more choosy about the colours of clothes I buy and, as an added bonus, I now have more clothes that I can mix and match. Before I'd either just buy any colour without worrying too much (and then find that I had nothing to go with it) or I'd end up buying the same colours so there was no variety.

I haven't got rid of stuff that aren't my colours, just try to combine them with my colours. I can't afford a whole wardrobe change!

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