When you think of autumn colours you think of orange, yellow, mustard, rust, brown and green. These colours all have. Warm undertone and therefore only good for a warm skin tone. So, can people with a cool skin tone wear these warm colours? In this blog I am going to tell you how you can adapt these warm colours for a cool skin tone.
Can you wear autumn colours with a cool skin tone?
Let’s look at an autumn scene. I love it when the leaves all change colour and fall from the trees as the colours are just gorgeous. The most obvious colours are the ones I have just mentioned. If you have a cool skin tone these colours would not look good if they are worn up next to your face. However, there is nothing to stop you using these colours in your accessories. You could have a yellow handbag or rust coloured shoes as these are not next to your face.
How can I adapt the autumn colours to suit a cool skin tone?
There are cool colours that are found in the autumn leaves and trees, but you just have to look for them. Good base colours like a brown/black, forest green, burgundy, dark teal, and dark red. These colours are found in the autumn but are more commonly found in the winter. What is important is the undertone of the colour and a cool colour will have a blue undertone.
These are the cool versions of autumn
These colours here are all cool colours and could be the cool version of autumn. We have dark brown/black, burgundy, aubergine, and dark green. All these colours have a blue undertone which works well with a cool skin tone. You can also add a dark cherry red, and a deep purple. If you think of the warm autumn tones of Yellow, mustard, rust and brown which all have a yellow undertone.
In answer to my question Can you wear autumn colours with a cool skin tone? the answer is No. But you can wear a cool version of those autumn colours. The brown/black is the cool version of brown. The burgundy is the cool version of rust and so on. There are warm and cool versions of green so there is a shade out there for everyone.
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