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 Winters. You may look different but still be a Dark Winter.
You are a Dark Winter if the dominant characteristic of your overall appearance is dark, and the secondary characteristic is cool – meaning cool colours suit you better than warmer ones.
When you look in the mirror the first thing you notice about your colouring is that your hair and eyes are darkly coloured, and there is a high contrast between them and your skin.
In addition, your features have mainly cool undertones.
Dark Winter eyes are, of course, dark. It’s no surprise that the most common eye colours are dark brown and black. Very dark olive, dark hazel, and even a very deep, cool blue are also possible. You may notice a border defining the iris and spokes on the iris that are characteristic for Winter eyes.
The skin is either olive, neutral, or neutral-cool – meaning both gold and silver look good against it, but silver looks better. It can range from fair all the way to deep (I to VI on the Fitzpatrick scale). Regardless of its colour, Dark Winter skin always stands in contrast to hair and eyes.
Dark Winter hair is also dark, ranging from medium brown over dark brown to black. The colour tends to be either neutral or slightly ashy. It generally doesn't have any highlights and also doesn’t develop any when exposed to sunlight.
The level of contrast between the features is very high. There is even a high contrast between the iris and whites of the eye. In the images below, you can see the big differences in shades between the features. While the hair and eyes are extremely dark, the skin looks very light in comparison.
Dark Winter vs Dark Autumn
Dark Winters can easily be mistaken for Dark Autumns since both are dark seasons and look fairly similar. Both have dark as their dominant characteristic. The distinguishing feature between them is their secondary characteristic – while Dark Winter is cool, Dark Autumn is warm.
Dark Winter has cooler undertones and a higher contrast between skin, hair, and eyes. Its colours are mixed with black-blue, black, and dark grey. Because of their brilliant appearance, Dark Winters can handle more colour and more contrast than Dark Autumns.
Dark Autumn, on the other hand, has a warm and rich colouring. Its colours are mixed with red-black and brown.