Light Summer

Light Summer

As a Light Summer, the key features of your colouring are:

A blend of Summer and Spring colours (a Neutral Season), mostly Summer • Medium-cool (or cool-neutral in PCA) • Span from marshmallow white to dark koala bear gray

When you shop...

  • Focus on colours that are pastel, like Impressionist paintings, to medium dark, like in a wildflower meadow. They should look like rainbow tones with a touch of sunshine.
  • Don't invest in colours that are dark, sharp, earthy, heavy, or intense next to your palette.
  • Know that your black is drainpipe gray. Picture the difference between it and pure pitch black.
  • You have many medium colours with darkness limits around deep rose and spruce green. Use your entire palette to aim for an overall darkness level of light to medium-dark.  
  • Look for grays that remind you of feather, pink sand, rose brown, pebbles, and gray chickadees.
  • Find your white in low fat (1%) milk.
  • Your lightest colours are pastels (you remember colours from your PCA that were icy, not pastel, and learned how to tell the difference)
  • Use the technique demonstrated by your colour analyst for checking colour warmth/coolness (hue). Your temperature level is cool-neutral. Every colour is selected for that amount of coolness. Getting the colour temperature right is key for good results, and hard to 'guesstimate' without comparing to a fan.


Foundation matches overtones, as well as your (cool-neutral) undertone. The best match relates to more than just warmth. As a Summer, your foundation may be cool or neutral beige, or softly yellowed beige (not orange, tan, or noticeably peach).  If your skin is deeper in pigmentation, the colour may appear darker. Precise skin tone is variable in each Season. Try products from a variety of brands. The colour that disappears into your skin, and into your appearance when the entire face wears the product, is the right choice. Disregard the name of the colour, as makeup and hair colour have their own terminology.


Use your new insight into your best colours to choose the right metal for jewelry. Next to your skin, silver and gold are both attractive and look great with your clothing. Your choice will be neutral gold without extremes of peach or yellow, or choose silver that is neutral, not frozen ice-blue. The metal may be shiny or brushed and appear clean, expensive, and enhancing next to your colour palette, while at the same time, the palette colours are attractive, healthy, and vibrant.

Who knows?...

You might be an individual who looks drop dead gorgeous (men, we’re talking to you too) in forget-me-not violet and raspberry sorbet. All it takes is your 'wow' colour in an earring or a stripe in a navy blue tie, and your appearance moves one step higher.