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 True Autumn. You may look different but still be a True Autumn.
You are a True Autumn if the dominant characteristic of your overall appearance is warm, and the secondary characteristic is muted.
When you look in the mirror the first thing you notice about your colouring is the warmth that radiates from every feature. Your skin, hair, and eyes all have rich, golden undertones.
In addition, your colouring is soft and muted as opposed to bright and clear. This means that instead of clearly standing out, your skin, hair, and eyes colours complement each other and blend together. The contrast between the features is medium.
True Autumn eyes are rich and warm. Often they are a mix of brown, green, and medium gold. The most common colours are deep warm green, olive green, dark hazel, amber, and golden brown. Though rare, deep blue eyes with a teal cast and very warm chocolate brown eyes are also possible (the latter is common for darker ethnicities). Typical for Autumn eyes, you may see swirling erratic borders around the pupil and freckles on the iris.
True Autumn skin has obvious warm undertones – meaning gold looks great against it, but silver looks very disharmonious. Skin tones range from fair to dark (I to V on the Fitzpatrick scale). Freckles are also possible. What’s most distinctive about the skin’s colouring is the bronzy or golden glow it emanates when paired with rich, warm colours. Against true black, the skin may appear yellowish.
Like the other features, the hair radiates a rich warmth. It comes in a variety of shades – from golden blonde to medium golden brown, and auburn. Very dark brown hair is less frequently seen but is also possible (especially for darker ethnicities). When exposed to the sun, True Autumn hair often develops highlights, which can be golden, caramel, bronze, or rusty.
True Autumn has a medium level of contrast between skin, hair, and eyes. In the images below, you can see how the hair and eyes are darker against the skin but the contrast is not very strong. In fact, all of the features have a grey tint; there are no truly light and dark areas.
True Autumn vs True Spring
True Autumn and True Spring sit opposite each other on the seasonal flow chart. Both seasons have warm as their dominant characteristic. The distinguishing feature between them is their secondary characteristic – True Spring’s appearance is bright and clear, whereas True Autumn’s is muted.
This means that True Autumn’s appearance is toned down and the features blend together. The level of contrast between the features is also lower compare to True Spring.
True Spring, on the other hand, has a fresh and clear colouring. Where True Autumn features complement each other, True Spring features contrast each other.