Bright Spring Color Palette For Wardrobe And Makeup
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8 Jul

Bright Spring Color Palette For Wardrobe And Makeup

Are You Wondering If You Are A Bright Spring Color Palette?

I got you covered with these answers from a stylist and artist

The Bright Spring color palette is not a typical spring color vibe. It’s influenced by winter since it’s located between Bright Winter and True Spring.

Bright Spring is warm in an undertone, but it’s mixed with cold winter brightness.

There are colors that are vivid and vibrant which are influenced by the winter color palette. All the blue/purple colors are derivated from the cold season.

However, it is predominantly warm season, so this is just a slight frosty oomph in the fresh but warm oasis.

Characteristics For Bright Spring Color Palette

Imagine the beginning of March, it’s spring already, but it is fresh with a slight touch of morning coldness and people are wearing long sleeves and raincoats because it’s a transition time.

And a few days later you notice trees are becoming greener and more vivid. It’s raining once in a while with warm sunbeams shining through the cold.

bright spring color palette

It’s a warm palette even though it’s mixed with the cold season. This is why we need to balance it out with warm shades.

A transitional palette is always a mixture of both Bright Winter and Bright Spring shades.

So here you have already checked the colors on the palette and figured that not all colors will suit you (so now you are doubting whether you are a bright spring at all?).

Don’t worry, not exactly all colors from the palette are meant to fit your appearance.

The main thing that will concern you and the Bright Spring palette is that you need to figure out if your skin is a cold or warm type because Spring is predominantly warm.

How to find out if your skin type is warm or cold?

That is really easy to do! The fastest way to understand what your main type is is to face yourself in the mirror and play around with gold and silver jewelry.

For example: If you see that you have a slightly pinkish skin undertone and silver earrings suit you better – you are a cold type. If you have olive-shaded skin ( meaning warmly tanned) and gold jewels suit you better – you are a warm type.

 You do have a soft appearance colorwise, but it’s not completely true when technical resources say that your “features appear somewhat toned down”. 

There are people with a grey-ish appearance, but their blue eyes definitely stand out.

They are somewhat muted, but in general, you can clearly see that the color of the eyes does stand out from the whole picture of your colors.

Your true colors are “muted”, but if you add a perfect soft autumn color your features (or at least one f them) will definitely stand out.

With the right palette, your features will be enhanced!

It might be true that the contrast between your skin, eyes, and hair is low to medium. 

But the important thing is that a usual person that reads these statements will not be able to identify that contrast.

It’s difficult to figure out which chroma, hue, and contrast your own appearance has.

My advice to you is not to put so much attention to these “technicalities” and just go along with a simpler explication of what your palette is.

The Features Of Bright Spring Color Palette

Bright Spring Color Palette
EYES

Bright Spring eyes can be blue, green, light hazel, or light brown but definitely bright and standing out.

Most likely eyes will have a little bit of yellow mixture, so you wouldn’t have a clear distinctive idea of whether they are green or blue.

There is no clear identifying color for this bright spring color palette, after all, it’s a transitional season, so this is why we have these mixed tones here.

SKIN

The skin is either neutral or neutral-warm. You will enjoy wearing both gold and silver jewelry, but will definitely notice that yellow gold jewelry suits you better because you tend to have a yellow-ish skin undertone.

If in summer your skin is enhanced with a natural tan and all yellow/golden jewelry looks magnificent on you, in winter your skin will lose its summer tan and can become a little too fair so you can start mixing with silver jewelry and a few drops of pink-toned foundation for face.

Your skin is like a chameleon depending on the season and your surrounding/country/climate.

HAIR

All Bright Spring hair is warm-toned like warm blond, warm brown, dark blond, warm ash blond/brown, copper, red, or auburn. You may have highlights.

True Color Dimensions Of Bright Spring Color Palette

In technical fashion resources, all “experts” usually say that Bright Spring is vivid and bright, plus there is a quite visible or strong contrast.

However, the contrast is strong, but it’s warm enough and it makes a really soft transition, not like the Winter season.

As discussed before, Bright Spring is rich (one of the richest from all seasonal chart flow) and warm.

Am I Bright Spring?

Bright Spring is like walking into a cosy warm house after a cold windy day and true Spring is clear and fresh that can only be experienced in the early-early morning.

Spring is warm but muted with grey-ish tones of the sunset, but not a Bright Spring that is influenced by the Winter season.

‍The Colour Palette For Bright Spring Color Palette

How to mix and match a bright spring color palette in your wardrobe?

In technical fashion materials, it is stated that you should only combine colors from one color palette that belongs to your skin tone.

So colors that work for a bright spring palette should only be chosen from the palette given to you.

As harsh and way too cold colors can create an undesirable effect on the skin, especially if you have a delicate/muted appearance.

But that is right on the contrary for you, sharp colors of warm shades are right for you!

I have already mentioned that dark/warmer colors can still be used for the lower body.

The main center is always your facial zone which attracts the most attention.

So you mainly need to concentrate on the face and decolletage zone with your bright spring palette.

You have to understand that even if you use all blue combinations or all warm dusty pink or creamy combinations in your upper and lower body.

It will be color correct for your skin but still unflattering if your body shape is not a perfect hourglass shape.

Especially it concerns those that have an ampler bottom-like pear body shape.

So that would mean that light pink pants will not be the best choice for your bottom line because they can make you look bigger than you actually are.

And this is what we are trying to avoid when constructing the perfect wardrobe.

‍Styling For Bright Spring Color Palette

Neutrals For Bright Spring Color Palette

Bright Spring is mixed with winter colors, but when it comes to neutrals like white, black, or beige it needs to be softened.

Otherwise, pitch-black harshness will wash your beauty out. I would suggest introducing softer tonalities like dark grey instead of crispy black and off-white instead of clear white.

Bright Spring Neutrals
Bright Spring Color Palette

Colours to Avoid For Bright Spring Color Palette

Since your color palette is naturally vibrant, bright, and warm, it’s better to avoid cold colors that are greyed down or pastels.

Such colors like dusty pinks, blues, greys, and yellows will always grey down your whole look and make you look unflattering.

Bright Spring Colours to Avoid
Bright Spring Color Palette

Patterns & Prints For Bright Spring Color Palette

Patterns are usually used for upper body garments like blouses and sweaters, etc., or summer dresses.

People rarely wear trousers with patterns; most likely blatant colors are used.

As a Bright Spring type, you can wear prints, but those would need to be in the right color palette for you.

If you see a patterned fabric, you need to concentrate on the primary color of the whole garment.

There might be blue flowers on white, but you need to figure out which color is primary here.

It’s primarily white which is basic here, so you need to see if that primary color is from your Bright Spring palette.

It’s believed that Bright Spring needs to use low to medium contrasts because of the delicacy of natural beauty.

You might still go for low-level contrast, which would be right for you as well. However, there is always a solution for you if you didn’t find anything from this guide.

Jewelry For Bright Spring Color Palette

How you could fix your non-perfect colored look with just one thing. It’s a necklace, and for me it’s pearls.

Be mindful that pearls need to fit your skin color perfectly. When you put something like a pearl necklace on your neck, you create a rough separation between the “wrong” color for your skin and the necklace. So, the chain is going to be the primary color reflector for your skin color.

For example, I have a purple dress that does not really fit my skin color, and my face tends to look a bit tired with it.

You know it, especially if you have blue eye bags in the morning. It doesn’t make me look the best.

So I create a cut between the color and my face with a pearl necklace that perfectly fits my skin.

So the jewelry is the first color reflector near my face.

Check out my article: “How to wear pearl necklace and where to buy it. “

As stated between gold and silver, I’d recommend gold as it’s warm enough for your skin tone.

Silver is appropriate if it was mixed with gold and looks primarily warm-toned.

Pearls need to be cream-white color as it matches your complexion perfectly.

Iryna Fedorchak

irynafedorchak@filosofashion.com

Throwing my fashion & color philosophy like confetti ;)