Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Seasonal Color Analysis: Are You a Soft Spring?

Seasonal Color Analysis: Introducing Soft Spring...

Soft Spring is a color palette that is light, warm and soft. So it rests somewhere in the neighborhood of light spring and soft autumn, softer than light spring and both lighter & warmer than soft autumn. So it also could be considered Soft Autumn Light, as another color analyst might call it.

But this season would need warm colors that have clear yellow undertones instead of warm colors that have deeper, golden undertones like autumn does. So if you have taken my seasonal color analysis quiz, and your highest score was for spring, but your second highest was for summer, and your coloring is soft and blended, you might need the colors of the clear spring palette but with less intensity.

Another color analyst I know of calls this season “toasted,” so you might need more spring browns, tans and beiges in your palette than would be normal for a clear spring, and any of the brighter colors, like the pinks and greens and blues would need to be muted.

You also might need low-medium contrast in your pairing of colors.

Seasonal Color Analysis: Possibilities for the Soft Spring Color Palette...

Soft Spring

Seasonal Color Analysis from the Book, Uniquely You: Gentle Spring...

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Warm Autumn:“This woman never pretends. She won’t say something just to flatter you unless she believes it to be true. She cries harder than anyone at a funeral. She is fiercely loyal to her family but will not spare them hard work or spoil them with extravagance. She may seem to absorb a lot of demands but when she draws the line at enough, everyone knows it.” ~~Christine Scaman, 12 Blueprints


  1. Jeanine,
    How can I obtain a Soft Spring color palette?

    1. Hi Shirley! Those pictures are it, as far as I know. From what I understand, there really are only color palettes for the 12 traditional seasons. Sorry! Are you feeling like this season fits for you?

  2. Yes, I hope Soft Spring is my answer--where I belong. Since you mentioned it here I was hopeful. I need Light Spring colors softened with a bit of brown to harmonize, including makeup. The Uniquely You 'Gentle Spring' is spot-on although I can balance a few darker colors too.

    BTW you look terrific as Warm Autumn!!!

    1. Thanks!! And hey, I'm so glad to hear that soft spring fits for you! That's great.


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