How To Create Your Personal Winter Colour Palette

Winter is one of the hardest seasons to dress for, especially when it’s too cold to get out of bed and get dressed for the day. Although I speak for myself, I think most people can relate to having this dilemma. Now, there isn’t much that can be done about the cool weather, however, there is a way to combat the difficult task that is getting dressed. Firstly, you need to create a capsule wardrobe and colour palette. This is the simplest way of dressing, where you pick colours that go together and that compliment your skin tone, hair and eye colour. With this in mind, we have created 3 different winter colour palettes based on that criteria to help you design your capsule winter wardrobe.

 

Cool Winter:

  • Hair can be an ashy white blonde, light ashy brown to dark ashy brown to black with no red tones
  • Eyes are bright blue, grey, blue-green, light brown
  • Skin can be neutral beige, soft olive or black
  • Best colours: light pink, burgundy, deep purple, violet, light blue, teal, grey, white, mint green

Clear Winter:

  • Dark brown to black hair that may have red tones
  • Bright blue or green eyes
  • Skin can be milky white, neutral beige, soft olive, or brown black
  • Best colours: deep purple, light pink, hot pink, red, white, black, blue, light blue, teal

Deep Winter:

  • Hair is medium to dark brown of black
  • Eyes are dark hazel or dark brown. If your eyes are lighter brown you might be Deep Autumn
  • Skin ranges from olive to brown to black
  • Best colours: Hot pink, red, burgundy, purple, dark green, navy, black, light grey, dark grey, white, blue



Once you figure out which colours you like best and which colours look best on you, you're ready to start making your palette. We suggest you break your colour palette into 3 categories:

 

Neutrals:

  • Neutral tones that are the building block for your wardrobe and are typically the same colour as your shoes and tops

Main colours:

  • These are the colours that you love and wear all the time

Accent colours:

  • These are the colours that you still like, but are too bright and bold for everyday wear

 

Your colour palette should include a mixture of colours that compliment you and your complexion and once you have your colour palette, you are ready to shop!

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