Tuesday, January 24, 2012

What's Its Color? Deep Autumn? Warm Autumn? Whatever!

What's Its Color: Did You Say, "Deep Autumn?"...

If you've been reading along, you know I have been all over the "what colors are in my hair and eye and skin?" thing, mostly with Color Your Style, by David Zyla. But a couple of weeks ago, someone posted a link on Facebook to What's It's Color?, a website that will identify the top ten colors in any picture you submit.


I played with it for quite some time, both with my own pictures and some of my friends' pics. To my surprise, the ones of my eyes and skin had lots of deep autumn colors! And I realized I had been wearing those colors already, right alongside my warm autumn colors.

And then, just the other night, I found out about other free color extraction websites online and found even more colors in my eyes...

Deep Autumn Color Palette...

 (photo credit: Jane Rekas)

Warm Autumn Color Palette...

(photo credit: Jane Rekas)

(photo credit: Indigo Tones)

To be fair, there were warm autumn colors, too, and some overlap between the two! In fact, most of my eye colors are warm autumn colors. As was mentioned in a previous post about which autumn I might be, I think I am on the deep side of warm autumn and on the warm side of deep autumn, and this process helped to confirm that idea. I consider myself to be a warm autumn leaning deep.


What's Its Color for Seasonal Color Analysis...

So maybe you can't take any one picture and use it to determine your season, but it can help you identify colors you can wear. And it should help you land in one broad season, like autumn or spring. And may help to confirm the season you already suspect.

I found another website that, if you put in the color numbers, will tell you the color names. Here are some of mine...

The browns: brown, reddish brown, dark grayish reddish brown, grayish brown, dark grayish amber
The olives: dark olive, very deep olive, dark grayish olive, grayish olive
The yellows: very dark gamboge, dark grayish gamboge
The vermilions (red-orange): dark gray vermilion, grayish vermilion, moderate vermilion, dark vermilion, very dark vermilion
The grays: yellowish gray, dark gray, dark apple greenish gray, very dark gray, reddish gray, dark crimsonish gray, dark ceriseish gray, dark vermilionish gray
The reds: moderate rose, moderate red, moderate amaranth
The tangelos (orange): moderate tangelo, dark tangelo and grayish tangelo

Give it a try and let me know what you discover! For more information about the colors I discovered, and how you can discover your own, check out best colors to wear.

Having trouble deciding which season you are? I'd be happy to help!
Start the process of finding your season by taking my
seasonal color analysis quiz

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. Your eyes are such a rich, pretty brown! I'm still trying to get a good pic of my eye to play with! Lol!

    It's funny you say you have already been wearing the colors of your eyes because I think I have always been drawn to the blues and greens in my eyes too. Sixth sense maybe?

    1. Awww, thanks, B.! I love that color, too, and in fact, I loved it before I knew it was the color of my eye. Hey, keep trying because you will love the experience of finding out what's in your eye. I do think you're right, that we probably have some kind of intuitive sense of those colors.

  2. This is so interesting -- you have really been so accurate with picking out the colors that match your eyes. Do you think there are more deep autumn colors in your eye than warm? If so, would it make you think about changing your season?

    Sorry to ask so many questions! I would love to try this with my own eye (if I could ever get a decent photo!) and wonder if it could ever help me to pin down my official season.

    1. Hi Ann! Yes, actually, I do think that there are probably more deep autumn colors than warm. My eyes are surprisingly deep. But they also are warm, too. And I think when I combine all of the colors I have found in hair, skin and eyes, it's more warm than deep.

      I encourage you to try it, with several different pics, to see what you come up with, because it might help you decide. It helped me!

    2. Hey Ann, just wanted to add that when you look at the primary colors in my eyes, the warm golden brown, caramel, apple cider-ish colors, those are pure warm autumn. So the argument could be made for my eyes being more warm than deep.

  3. Hello Jeanine, do you mind telling me the link that you found even more colours for your eyes? I would love to try it. I have tried What's its colour? But would love to get the greater rage you have in the photo above. Many thanks

    1. Hi Louise! I'd love to know what you found in your eyes, and coloring. Come back and let me know, okay? If you look up color extraction online, you will find lots of options. But I think the link for the one I used for that picture I shared in the post is http://www.colorexplorer.com.


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