Sometimes people ask me, "Is color analysis just for white people? Is it relevant for people of African descent or other people of color?"
The answer is that color analysis is absolutely relevant for POC. 12-tone color analysis is applicable to people of every skin tone, from very light to very dark
It's a sad fact that some websites and books about color analysis don't address people with very dark skin tones. But I'm striving to right that wrong here on my site. I'm also striving to correct some common misconceptions about color analysis for people with skin tones on the darker edge of the spectrum.
For example, despite what you may have heard, not all people of color are Winters.
In some systems, anyone with skin that's rather dark gets immediately shunted into the Dark Winter category.
And it is true that many people with very dark skin will need a high-contrast palette to look their best. Often, that will be a Winter palette.
But it won't always be Dark Winter -- and sometimes it won't be Winter at all.
Other palettes with high contrast, such as Bright Spring and Dark Autumn, are certainly possibilities for people who need a lot of contrast.
And many people of color have a gentler tone to their skin that is most flattered by muted colors.
Here, I have examples of African-Americans and other people of color who are Dark Autumns, Soft Autumns, True Autumns, Light Springs, Brights Springs, True Winters, and Bright Winters.
Your color season doesn't depend on what box you check on a census form!
Your color season depends entirely on which colors flatter your skin. That's it.
Don't know your season? Try at-home draping!
10/26/2017 05:27:36 am
How about actress Priyanka Chopra? I'm not an expert but she looks like a spring to me!
11/20/2018 03:34:34 pm
She is dark winter.
8/27/2020 04:53:01 am
I think she's dark autumn. Since she has a contrast in her eyes , skin & hair. But she also has warmth so she must be either bright spring or dark autumn. In bright spring colors she doesn't look flattering. Instead dark autumn colors look best on her. So is my conclusion.
10/27/2017 05:31:00 am
I think she looks warm, but somewhat muted so I would guess she is an Autumn.
10/27/2017 06:16:34 am
10/31/2017 04:52:01 pm
She doesn't look warm enough to be an Autumn like Aishwarya Rai who has a lot of warmth and is a True Autumn but then again I think this question can be better answered by an expert
8/27/2020 04:54:10 am
Yes she doesnt have warmth to be true autumn. But she has more warmth than coolness and lot of contrast which can be dark /deep autumn.
10/27/2017 05:40:57 am
How about Tyra Banks? In most pics she has a lot of make-up and her hair colour is different every time so it's hard to tell, but I've seen her without make-up in some pics and her colouring looked muted to me. Soft Summer or Soft Autumn? Maybe Soft Autumn. I think the undertone of her skin is warm.
11/1/2017 03:34:49 am
Autumn is not warmer than Spring. Deep Autumn and Soft Autumn are not all warm, they are neutral seasons. Only true Autumn is all warm.
11/11/2017 07:35:02 pm
Tyra Banks is a Clear Spring! As are Khloe Kardashian, Nini, Vanessa Williams, & Beyonce! Scroll down towards the bottom! http://www.idealiststyle.com/blog/clear-warm-the-rules-of-wearing-colors
11/14/2017 02:42:32 am
Yes, I agree with you Nicole! There are more than 12 seasons. Maybe more than 16 too. Lora Alexander has many seasons in her colour system. http://www.prettyyourworld.com/
3/29/2018 11:49:00 am
As a South Asian woman myself, it's so refreshing to find that not all people with black hair, brown eyes and tan skin are Deep Autumns! I would love to see a post on Priyanka, not just seasonal colour analysis but style typing too! (am thinking she is a Romantic Dramatic?) What about Deepika Padukone? Freida Pinto?
8/14/2020 04:28:15 pm
Dev Patel looks great in all colors, but I peg him as a Dark Autumn. Would you agree?
12/28/2020 08:43:29 pm
Hi! I'm struggling with this, I think that I'm a deep/dark winter, but I saw your exemples and confused myself. I Have a medium to high contrast but I can't tell what is my undertone, maybe neutral...
12/8/2022 08:26:14 am
How can Blacks even be Winters? That's the color season for very pale Whites with dark hair! LOL! PS: pix would help!
4/6/2023 02:54:23 am
The sad part about your comment is it seems to come from a place of genuine thirst for knowledge so here is something schools or your parents taught you. Black is a color and aboriginals are the first tribes and communities to build and create communities(we are the first people on this planet).
1/30/2023 08:37:08 am
Please forget the spring and the summer palettes for black people. It's just physically NOT possible! These palettes are LIGHT! Physically the darker colours are not light! Please stop writing BS!
4/6/2023 02:47:53 am
Kelly , it is obvious that your heavily opinionated commentary rooted in your life mission to chose ignorance over knowledge. Pick up a book and stop spending your days on the internet trying to “inform or enlighten” the world. In all honesty, you have a right to your own opinions. However, the world should not be subject to this foolery. Your ancestors would be proud of the commitment you’ve upheld to ignorance but I can promise you one thing any human being with a half of a brain cell is praying you don’t act as dumb as you sound. May God grant you wisdom and release the shackles of ignorance the devil has convinced you is the way of life. 🤔
3/1/2023 03:38:54 am
Looks like there are some racists writing comments about how black people can't be winter, spring or summer. Clearly those people don't know that color analysis is not based on someone's skin color, it's based on the traits of the colors that flatter them! (So draping is important)
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