Light Spring Vs Bright Spring: Can You Wear Cool Colors?
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30 Aug

Light Spring Vs Bright Spring: Can You Wear Cool Colors?

Are you wondering how to distinguish Light Spring vs Bright Spring and what other colors you can wear?

This article will answer all your questions!

Light Spring Vs Bright Spring: Can You Wear Cool Colors?

The spring season pleases us with a bright sun, fresh greenery, clear piercing blue sky, bright sprouts breaking out of the ground, and piercing yellow coltsfoot flowers.

In appearance – the shades of the spring color type are light, soft, warm and radiant.

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Eyes: sky blue, green, blue-green, watery, hazel, bright hazel as well.

Skin: peach-porcelain, light apricot with a golden blush, you might have freckles, or your skin could fluctuate from ivory-white with the slightest pink blush to slightly yellowish and tanned in summer.

Light Spring hair is light and warm with wheaten, golden, honey or caramel hues. The natural shade of the hair is usually very pleasant and harmonious with the whole picture of the face and body.

The representatives might change their hair colors to copper red, red, and brown, but we will get to that later.

Bright Spring hair color: will start from golden shades, light blond with yellowness, light chestnut brown and red and even fiery red or deep rich chocolate brown.

They might change their hair color to blond, but we will discuss that as we go.

I will take Scarlet Johansson as a Light Spring representative and Emma Stone as a Bright Spring.

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The seasonal palette of shades

The leading characteristics of the Light Spring color type are the lightness and radiance of the image.

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Here we can see the difference in the color brightness when we put one color palette on the other.

The secondary characteristic is the external temperature. The best shades are light, warm and fairly bright tones.

Pastel colors are very suitable, but not those that fall harshly into the category of Summer.

Common Features Of Light Spring And Bright Spring

Light Spring is situated right on the border of Light Summer – hence we can conclude that this color palette is influenced by dusty shades immensely, which is true.

Like we see the natural jump from Spring to Summer – the colors tend to be mixed and sometimes it’s not really clear what season it is because it’s a transitional time of the year.

And that is normal; Just like Bright Spring is located right on the border of the Bright Winter season hence it is influenced by the cold season ( not only cold but mostly deep and sometimes rich and vibrant).

The common feature of Light Spring and Bright Spring here is that they belong to one family of colors – predominantly, they have a warm undertone.

Why predominantly, you may ask?

It’s because we humans also change tonalities within the year and age.

Here, you might be a Light Spring or Bright Spring but occasionally use color palettes from the Winter season as well.

Differences Between Light Spring and Bright Spring

Here we go with the different main feature – the contrast.

The Light Spring color palette is rather low or really low in contrast (occasionally, it might be mid-contrast; however, I lean towards really low).

Bright Spring, on the other hand, combines features of winter naturally, so those representatives have mid-contrast (regardless of the fact whether the skin is neutral, warm neutral or ivory-white and porcelain).

Here you can see the difference in the light, neutral and dark colors.

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In the first collage, we can see all facial features blending gin together magnificently into one compiling mixture, and no visible harsh black or white color stands out.

While in the other variant, we can clearly see the deepness of the hair color that is transcribed into rich greyness and darkness, the eyes and eyebrows stand out really brightly, and you can even see the contour of the lips.

In the picture in the black blazer, the contrast is less visible because of the very nature of the photography filter – hence the contrast and the hue have been removed, but we can still see how her eyes stand out. It’s not the clear, sharp contrast of the winter, but mid-contrast colors really make the features brim!

We can conclude that Bright Spring will automatically use much deeper and darker (might be even brighter) colors than Light Spring.

Here comes the big question!

But I’ve been told I’m only Light Spring (or any other color palette), and that is all! How come you say we can wear Winter seasonal palettes?


This is why I am debunking color myths with the help of images and representatives.

Let’s see first why Scarlet Johanson is Light Spring.

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Obviously, I have taken the official Light Spring color palette and gathered the matching outfits that complement the actress’s beauty just fantastically.

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Hence, we can see that the colors and even the whole background of the Light Spring palette make the actress “fit in”.

Her skin fluctuates a little from neutral porcelain white to slightly tanned and looks really fresh as if after a good night’s sleep. The colors really complement the beauty of Scarlet.

Harmonious color combinations

The Light Spring coloring is characterized by an average degree of saturation and a bright and radiant appearance.

Usually, that is a great idea to choose vibrant shades of medium saturation in your wardrobe with low contrast between colors.

The most harmonious option is a combination of two light shades or a combination of light and medium-light shades in the kit.

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You need to wear these piercing, light, warm shades of “spring”. In others
flowers, the appearance of a woman will fade.

For example, look at the spring color type in winter pitch-black color: they, in their contrast, interrupt the gentle color of Spring, the face takes on a grey tint, and the eyes look tired, deepening the nasolabial folds.

Everything gets emphasized in the wrong light because of this deep and darkest color.

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While on the other hand, we can still see that if Light Springs change their hair color to copper red or rich red – they will automatically create a harsher contrast to their delicate appearance.

And already based on that, they can wear black and other darker colors to emphasize the contrast that has been created artificially.

(But, I personally would definitely keep it further away from the facial zone as it still “drags” her down a little, so the further – the better) .

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That is why it is very important to know your appearance color type and wear the “right” colors at the moment of your appearance.

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With them even if cosmetics are not needed, the skin will shine from the inside.

In this picture, we can see completely different palettes since the hair color has been changed – if in the first picture, we can see a blond Light Spring in the other picture, we can spot a transition of the Light Spring into Bright Spring.

Is it possible to transition from Light Spring to Bright Spring?

Yes! If you change your appearance – your skin tone, hair color and tonality, and eye color – you have an opportunity to create bigger or lower contrast and will automatically change your color palette.

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This is a crispy white color that usually is not advised for delicate appearances because it’s still harsh.

And we can see that on the right – Scarlet looks “washed out”.

But once she got tanned and her hair is pulled back with the darker roots – there it is!

The contrast has been created. This is how you use it!

However, there will always be nuances.

We have been told to avoid these colors

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These Autumn colors of burgundy and deep raspberry colors really dust her away.

The skin becomes greyer, you cannot see the eyes clearly.

Is there a solution to that?

Yes, as you noticed, she is Blond, hence for such colors you need to have higher contrast in the appearance.

How do you create a contrast? Normally by changing hair color! Only then, we can consider these Autumn colors.

Clothing style of the spring appearance color type

Spring color type, spring appearance color type warm and clean shades: creamy yellow, cornflower yellow, light blue, apricot orange, warm dusty pink, grass green etc.

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Makeup for the “spring” color type The most natural, best and gentle is the outer spring color type.

The spring girl is a happy owner of golden skin with a peach tint, straw hair and expressive eyes.

Makeup for girls of this color type should be a way to emphasize tenderness and “sunshine” when wearing the Light Spring colour palette of course.

The main requirement for makeup is not to use contrasting colors and avoid bright shades of while you are typing Light Spring – it will wash your beauty away.

Wear deep and bright when you transition to another color palette (like Bright Spring or Winter).

Bright Spring vs Light Spring Color Palette

Approximate shades of hair, eyes and skin of the Bright Spring color type. Hair is wheat-blond, honey, golden chestnut, and dark chestnut with warm tints.

Fairly light peach to dark bronze skin. The eyes are deep and expressive, giving the appearance additional brightness and contrast. »

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The primary characteristic of the Bright Spring color type is the brightness and expressiveness of appearance (of course, there is quite a visible contrast in them).

This color suits the brightest and liveliest shades of the warm palette.

These shades include bright purplish pink, salmon, peach, apricot, pomegranate, carmine-pink, lemon, mint, lime, black, charcoal gray, milky white, light turquoise, sky blue, royal blue, blue-violet, purplish-blue.

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With Bright Spring it is quite visible that the actress is able to wear really bright and light colors at the same time – and that is perfectly fine because her appearance is “allowed” this contrast.

However, there are always colors in question.

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As you see, Emma likes to change her hair colors a lot.

Hence when she is blond – she can wear more Light Spring colors, but when she is deep and rich copper red – she can wear crispy and vibrant or harsh colours.

With white color is the same – in one picture you can see her wearing a white dress that suits her really well and in the other one she looks “lost”.

What is the difference?

The difference is the color of the skin – porcelain ivory tonality while being blond requires a contrast.

The same works even in makeup and upper body garments.

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If she didn’t wear bright makeup she would look “blank” on the background of her ivory-white skin.

These are the colors that you normally would be advised against.

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And then again why? Because there is no specific contrast in the appearance due to skin tone and hair color.

The same goes for yellows.

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With Autumn burgundy, we can see the same reason – it’s not that there is something wrong with the color.

It’s just her contrast fluctuates, and sometimes, when it’s not Bright Spring, like in the picture to the right – it just simply wouldn’t work so well as when you are a Light Spring.

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Can Spring Color Palette Wear Winter Colors?

Yes! Both Light Spring and Bright Spring can wear such a winter color as scarlet red.

That happens because normally, when the skin is neutral, like the Spring type, it has a pink undertone as well; this is why the red winter palette will always highlight this skin tonality as well (like we have seen with pink colors).

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We can prove it with the blue and purple-blue colors as well.

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While purple-blue and electric blue work magnificently well on Emma – the last sky blue is looking odd and even makes her skin look bluish.

Why does that happen?

This is because, in the first and second pictures, those purple drops are created from blue and red conglomeration.

Hence, it adds up to this red color palette and it suits her well while being a Winter palette.

While the sky blue color is only mixed with white – hence this is the least preferable conglomeration for her.

How to distinguish Bright Spring from Bright Winter

Bright Spring coloring is not suitable for inexpressive neutral shades, as well as pastel grayish tones.

Unsuitable shades include rich brown, dark olive brown, rich yellow-orange, rich orange, brick, cement gray, pale blue-gray, pale purplish-blue.

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Harmonious color combinations Typical of Bright Spring are characterized by high brightness and expressive appearance.

The combination of light and dark shades from a warm palette with a slight golden sheen is the best approach when creating an image.

Iryna Fedorchak

Throwing my fashion & color philosophy like confetti ;)