Please note: Do not worry too much if one characteristic of your appearance deviates from the below descriptions. You may still fall into this colour season if your overall appearance matches the profile.
The following images are examples of Dark Autumn. You may look different but still be a Dark Autumn.
You are a Dark Autumn if the dominant characteristic of your overall appearance is dark, and the secondary characteristic is warm – meaning warm colours suit you better than cooler ones.
When you look in the mirror the first thing you notice about your colouring is that your hair and eyes have a dark colouring. Quite often, the skin is also on the darker side (in relation to your ethnicity), but there is always a high contrast between hair and eyes against the skin.
In addition, your features have mainly warm undertones – either red or brown.
The most common colours of Dark Autumn eyes are dark hazel, dark green, warm dark brown, and warm black. Though very rare, eyes of this sub-season can also be muted dark blue. You may notice swirling and erratic borders around the pupil as well as freckles on the iris which are characteristic for Autumn eyes.
The skin is either neutral or neutral-warm – meaning both gold and silver look good against it, but gold looks better. It ranges from from light to deep (II to VI on the Fitzpatrick scale). Skin undertones can be either golden or red. Dark Autumn skin can be quite pale in winter and may also have freckles.
Dark Autumn hair is typically medium to dark golden brown, deep chestnut, deep auburn, or black-brown but with golden or yellow undertones. Regardless of the colour, Dark Autumn hair has a rich, warm, and deep glow to it and may develop golden or red highlights when in the sun.
Dark Autumn is a sub-season of high contrast between hair, eyes, and skin. There is even a high contrast between the iris and the whites of the eye. In the images below, you can see the big difference in shades between the features. While the hair and eyes are very dark, the skin is very light in comparison.
Dark Autumn vs Dark Winter
Dark Autumns are often mistaken for Winters and may have either a very dark or a high contrast look compared to other Autumns.
Both Dark Autumn and Dark Winter have dark as their dominant characteristic. The distinguishing feature between them is their secondary characteristic – Dark Autumn is warm, and Dark Winter is cool.
Dark Autumn has a warm and rich colouring with red-black and brown pigments.
Dark Winter, on the other hand, is cool and brilliant with cooler undertones and an even higher contrast between skin, hair, and eyes. The natural colouring contains dark grey, blue-black, and black pigments.