Color Me a Season
Please also see SEASONAL APPEARANCE and Type and Style
How to use your fan
Does our temperament/season change with age?
Does our style develop with age?
Your season is determined by personality traits and draping. see palettes at bottom of the page
I am certified in CMAS Color Analysis. Please refer to Hire Me page.
Common Spring Type Personality Traits
- Smiles often
- Good humor
- Good at conversation
- Speaks without thinking
- Fails to plan ahead
- Too talkative
- Too many projects at once
- Rarely finishes projects
True/Absolute Spring– meaning there is no flow over to another season. All of the Bouquet Colors Strips; 1-3, 6, 7, 9-16, 21-25, 27, 28, 31, 32, 34, 35, 37, 38
Glorious Spring -Spring/Autumn: Bouquet Colors; Blue, Green, Blue-Violet, Gold, Tan, Apricot, Turquoise, Coral, Rust, Yellow Brown, Navy, Strips; 2-7, 9-16, 21-27, 30, 32, 34-39 *The redder the hair color the more neutral colors are needed.
Pastel Spring -Spring/Summer: Bouquet Colors; All, Strips; Use B & C positions and mark the following numbers; 1-3, 6, 8-13, 15, 16, 22, 26-29, 32, 34-39, *Best neutrals Navy and Yellow Browns, *Warm Pinks and Corals excellent
Striking Spring -Spring/Winter: Bouquet Colors; Red, Yellow, Blue, Green, Gold, Apricot, Turquoise 37A, Pink, Navy Blue, also check for white, Strips; 1, 2, 4, 5, 15-21, 25, 27, 32-35, 37-40A, *Use warm black 40 instead of brown
Gray Haired Springs: Springs with more than 50% gray are no long in harmony with browns. Use blues and purples. Spring/Winters follow True/Absolute Spring when hair goes gray *Gray haired Springs can now go blonde if they chose to color their hair. Keep the blonde on the warm side, no ash tones.
When Seasons Go Gray
Common Summer Type Personality Traits
- Speaks Quietly
- Listens Carefully
- Easy Going
- Slow to accept new ideas
- Makes friends slowly
- slow worker
- Withholds friendship
- Gets tied up in the details
True/Absolute– meaning there is no flow over to another season. All of the Bouquet Colors, Strips; 1, 4, 7, 8, 11-13, 17, 20, 21, 23, 26-33, 36-39
Sunshine Summer -Summer/Spring: Bouquet Colors; All, except Red and Gray, Strips; Use positions A-C and mark, 1, 2, 4, 7, 8, 10, 11, 15-19, 21, 22, 24, 25, 27, 28, 31-34 (mark 34 at B, C, D), 37, 38, 39 B, C & D. *These people will not look good in black 40.
Indian Summer -Summer/Autumn: Bouquet Colors; All, but check to see if Peach is better than Pink and Orchid, if so mark it special. (In this case I don’t mark the Pink or Orchid.) Strips; 2, 3, 5, 6, 9, 14-16, 18, 19, 21-28, 35, 36, 38 *A lot of times these people have red or warm brown hair.
Moonlight Summer -Summer/Winter: Bouquet Colors; All, Strips; Note that position A is best, but can also wear positions B, C and E. 1 A-E but with E position as best, 7, 11, 12, 13, 20, 23, 26, 28, 29, 30, 34-36, 38, 40
Jeweltone Summer in another system? You might want to go with the Winter palette.
Gray Haired Summers: If hair is more than 50% gray, eliminate the brows and use gray, blue and violet. Use True/Absolute markings but remove strips 12-19. If black can be worn use only 40 B, C and D. If they chose to color their hair try ash tones ofplatinumorcooltaupe.
When Seasons Go Gray
- Makes quick decisions
- Willing to work
- True to a cause
- Plans ahead
- Wants to do it their way
- Easily irritated
- Hurts other’s feelings
- Takes over in group situations
True/Absolute– meaning there is no flow over to another season. Bouquet Colors; All If hair is metallic brown or just brown mark the following strips; 1-8, 10, 13-15, 17, 19-26, 32, 34, 39 If hair is bright red mark the following strips; 1-4, 9, 11, 12, 17, 18, 20, 21, 24, 26-29, 31, 32, 34-36, 39, 40
Gentle Autumn -Autumn/Summer: Bouquet Colors; Go lighter on all, except Light Blue, Tan, Olive Green, Salmon Pink, Navy Blue, Strips; Use positions C-E and mark, 1-4, 6, 9-13, 16-18, 19E, 20, 24, 26-33, 35, 37, 38, 40E *Light earth tones pastels look the best.
Striking Autumn -Autumn/Winter: Bouquet Colors; Red-Orange, Deep Red-Orange, Gold, Blue-Green, Pure Violet, Orange, Salmon Pink, Navy, Forest Green, Strips; A & B positions are best, 1-3, 13, 15, 18, 22, 30, 31, 33, 35-38, 40
Golden Autumn -Autumn/Spring: Bouquet Colors; Red-Orange, Gold, Blue-Green, Pure Violet, Deep Red-Orange, Salmon Pink, Rust, Navy Blue, Forest Green, Strips; 1-3, 10, 8, 13-16, 22, 28, 30, 31-33, 37 *If hair is a very pale blonde then test for strip 40.
Gray Haired Autumns: More than 50% gray use Blues, Grays and Violet. Ifsilvergray haired use Autumn/Winter markings. If they chose, they can color their hair red or if complimentary strawberry blonde. Also some can even go a warm golden blonde.
Common Winter Type Personality Traits
- Loyal to friends and family
- Natural poise
- Good listener
- Somewhat self-centered
- Worries what others think of them
- Worries about everything
- Lacks confidence
- Neglects friends
- Expects perfection from all
True/Absolute Winter (meaning there is no flow to another season) All of the Bouquet Colors, A & B positions are the very best so just circle the following numbers in pencil. Strips; 1-14, 19-22, 25-37, 40 *Yellow greens are not as good, 23 and 24 *Stay away from 38 and 39 too warm
Sunset Winter -Winter/Autumn: Bouquet Colors; Green, Blue, Red-Violet, Maroon, Black/Brown, Navy, White, Black: Strips; 3, 4, 6-10, 13, 18, 20-40
Firelight Winter -Winter/Spring. Bouquet Colors; All except, Maroon and Gray. Winter white is very good. Strips; 2, 3, 5, 10, 12, 13, 15, 17, 19, 20, 23, 26, 27, 29-35, 37, 40
Snowfrost Winter -Winter/Summer: Bouquet Colors; Red, Yellow, Blue, Green, Red-Violet, Pink, Black, Brown, Navy, Turquoise Blue, White, Strips; 1-16, 21-27, 30, 32, 34-36, 39, 40, Black and White prints are excellent!
Gray Haired Winters: Winters with 50% or more gray hair but not completely white mark the same as a Winter/Summer, Winters with silver/white hair that need contrast mark the same as a True/Absolute, Winters with silver/white hair that need pure color mark the same as Winter/Spring
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Other than skin tone, eyes show more about a person’s season than most physical traits. Each season has a dominant feature which is shown in the eye. The SUMMER eye appears as crackly glass, WINTER – spokes on a wheel, SPRING – Yellow sunburst around a gray doughnut shape, AUTUMN – Aztec sun directly around the pupil with specks and dots sometimes.
Eye Charts: http://www.colormeaseason.com/categories/Color-Analysis/Posters-and-Charts/ Also see blog post, The Fascination of Eyes!