Spring Color And Skin Tone
A Spring color and skin tone is the most delicate of the four color seasons. The mistake is often made that soft cool pastels are the best choice for your spring color season, when actually clear sharp colors alive with such names as parrot green, coral, turquoise, peach, cobalt blue, Chinese red, and lemon yellow.
The French call it, Printemps
Your bright warm colors are personified in our favorite spring flowers, daffodils, jonquils, and tulips. The colors of spring reflect vigor and fresh new growth drawing from strong splashes of colors with distinct yellow undertones.
When Spring Arrives
At the end of each winter we eagerly anticipate this announcement of spring that is visible everywhere in our grass, trees and plants. The colors of Spring are bright and daring and definitely not all shy pastels.
Even the shades of cream, champagne, and camel, usually quiet colors, take on brighter life as they are accessorized for the spring season palette. Choose clear delicate tones, thinking in terms of warm yellow based, fresh and clean colors. You can choose from a wide selection of solids, animal prints, stripes, and plaids.
The Spring Women
Colors For The Spring Color And Skin Tone
Light to Medium Beiges
True Blue - Light Blue
Pastel To Bright Green
Clear Bright Red
Depending on the chroma of your color you may be in the Clear Spring, Light Spring, or Warm Spring categories.
The best white for a spring color and skin tone is ivory, a creamy tone, or an off-white. Beiges that are clear and warm, from light beige to camel. Your browns start at the golden tan and can go as dark as milk chocolate, any golden brown is good but be careful not to go to deep or too dark.
Golds from buff to golden yellow, on the bright clear side. For gray only a warm yellow shade is flattering to a spring color and skin tone and choose a lighter shade if wearing near your face.
Navy Blues that are light, clear and bright. A dark navy can be too harsh and aging. Peach, apricot, salmon, coral, and peachy pinks are beautiful for a spring season.
Aqua and clear turquoise are extremely flattering for you as well as periwinkle blue, light true blue. Light to medium violet are vibrant on you, if you choose a periwinkle shade of blue which has more violet in it rather than a pale powder blue, it is much more vibrant on you.
Any light orange, bright coral, and orange-red look good, choose clear reds but not those that have a blue undertone. Black can be worn, but accessorize with your most flattering spring colors especially near the face. A very fair spring should avoid a dark black and all springs should avoid a pure white.
Fabric textures to choose would be those with a refined finish, crisp linens, gabardines, and polished cottons.
For a Spring color and skin tone start with the basics to coordinate with your wardrobe: light warm brown and tan tones, camel, bright navy, and warm gray. Pumps or sling backs belong with your suits and business suits.
Strappy shoes and sandals belong with your dresses and some casual looks. Both should be the same color value as your hemline or darker for dress up.
Peach, ivory, royal blue lapis, topaz, peridot, warm amethyst, pale emeralds, sapphires, tone pearls, canary diamonds
Old golds, yellow golds, and highly polished brass.
For sunglasses and prescription eye wear with plastic frames camel, peach, soft bronze, ivory, and pale turquoise. Your best choice in a metal frame is yellow golds. For a chic classic look choose the color that best blends with your hair and skin tone.
Your basic shades should include warm beige, suntan, nude, peach, and ivory. Your hosiery colors should always subtly blend with your hemline and your shoes.
Keep the perfume light for day wear try soft vanilla or a sheer floral scent, the classic scent for evening Chanel.
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Spring Color And Skin Tone
Author: Tanna Mayer
Updated: March 18, 2015
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