Overview: The Basic Autumn Color Palette
AKA the Soft Autumn Color Palette.
If you have determined that, through process of elimination, your skin undertone presents as warm then you most likely are a Warm Autumn OR Warm Spring. However, if you have further determined that you are an autumn color season with soft characteristics then you are more than likely a Soft Autumn Woman of Style!
Let’s take a deeper look at what it means to be WARM + SOFT+ AUTUMN
To be a warm season means that you are void of any coolness in your skin undertone. Your overall skin coloring presents as either golden bronze in varying intensities (often evident in women of color, more specifically black women) and simply golden (peachy or ivory appearance). The softness of your overall physical appearance will present as being slightly muted, sometimes neutral in appearance with a subtle richness to your skin quality. Furthermore, your eyes and hair color are also soft and subtle, yet warm. For example, your eyes will appear to have a slight smudge to its appearance and your hair is golden based with a soft quality. The Soft Autumn Woman of Style will also present as having low contrast between her hair, eyes and skin tone; which means that as a Soft Autumn your overall appearance is blended and de-saturated or muted. Your hair, eyes and skin coloring are equally soft and warm. Unlike women who fall within the Winter Color Season the contrast between your hair, eyes and skin coloring is high which means that your overall physical characteristics are intense, dark and deep.
Let’s take a look at a Soft Autumn Woman of Style who happens to be a woman of color. Actress Rashida Jones in my opinion is a classic example of the Soft Autumn color season. Rashida’s eyes present as warm, soft hazel; her skin quality is soft and slightly rich in appearence and her hair texture is also quite soft, not shiny and also presents as warm with subtle, caramel highlights.
Another example of the Soft Autumn Woman of Style is the song bird Adele. At first glance Adele presents as a Soft Spring, and no doubt she probably does flow to the Soft Spring color palette; however, after sifting through some of her late teens to early twenty something photos via Google I observed that she presents as a Soft Autumn color season. Adele’s natural hair color is a soft auburn brown, her skin appears as a soft, peachy color with a slight richness to it; and her eyes are a beautiful, soft, hazel-green color.
Hair | Eyes
Soft Autumn Hair Types
Hair types of the soft autumn color palette are natually – WARM – sometimes with golden based highlights, which narrows down the soft autumn hair colors to that of: Honeycomb Blonde, Golden Brown Blonde, Caramel Cinnamon and Light Brown
Take a look below!
Soft Autumn Eye Types
Eye types of the Soft Autumn palette are – WARM – soft and romantic, similar to that of the Soft Summer Woman of Style. Your eyes blend in with your hair and eyes. Soft Autumn eyes include: Green-Blue, Amber Brown, Golden Brown and Hazel.
Check them out below!
What are Your POWER Colors
Your palettes POWER colors are colors, for example, from the Soft Autumn color palette and will radiate against your vibrant natural coloring. POWER colors of the soft autumn color palette convey an energetic vibration that are rich in texture, warm and soft, which illuminates the best of who you are in your overall image and personal style, as well as your personal brand. These colors are your palettes GO-TO colors when you want to make a confident, powerful statement; especially in business/corporate environments – more on that later!
What are Your ANCHOR Colors
The ANCHOR colors found within the Soft Autumn color palette are considered neutral colors that can be found in your (or should be added to your) wardrobe capsules. Anchor colors ‘anchor’ your wardrobes overall look; for example, if you chose to wear a Muted Navy, 2-piece, pant suit to work or a job interview you can complement this outfit with your POWER colors as an inside blouse, completed with one of your palettes signature, ACCENT colors (coming up next!). Likewise, you can also wear your palettes anchor colors in your handbags, shoes, outdoor fall/winter/sping/summer accessories. Anchor colors are your palettes BEST neutral colors that pull everything together into a fabulous, cohesive personal style.
What are Your ACCENT Colors
Lastly, your palettes ACCENT colors are the SOFT Autumn’s most energetic colors that some women who fall within the Soft Autumn color palette may feel is too strong for them to wear within their actual wardrobe items. The rule for me and which I share with my clients is the 80/20 rule. This means that I have chosen to wear 80% of my palettes POWER + ANCHOR colors and about 20% of my palettes ACCENT colors only in my accessories, my nail color, and selectively in my makeup colors. For example, one of the accent colors from the Soft Autumn color palette is that of Periwinkle and Peachy Pink. These colors might be too strong for some women; however, by utilizing the 80\20 rule you can incorporate your palettes accent on your nail polish, as lipgloss/lipstick which adds a pop of sultry color to your normal makeup palette or to your evening accessories. Again, how you choose to wear any of your palettes signature colors are personal to you.
We’ve still got two more sub-domains within the Autumn color palette to discover and explore, that of the Warm Autumn and Deep Autumn. Please join me on YouTube to receive my newest content uploads!
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Melissa .T. Jarred is a certified Toronto Image Consultant and Personal Stylist who works with women expeiencing life transitions who feel deep within their soul that it is time to not only up-level and overhaul their entire life, but to also revamp their image and personal style to authentically align and reflect with the new changes that are emerging in your life.