True Autumn

True Autumn

As a True Autumn, the key features of your colouring are:

True Autumn colours with no contribution from another Season • Colours warmed by rich gold; darker, redder, and a bit grayer than Spring yellow • Warm colours, where warmth is noticed more than darkness or brightness • Span from light warm beige to medium-dark gray and darker browns

When you shop...

  • Focus on warm, earthy colours, like an October hillside glowing in the afternoon sun. Earthy means soft + orange together, independent of darkness.
  • Don't invest in colours that remind you of water, feathers, candy, or frozen landscapes. Even your jewels are rich and glowing with warmth.
  • Be flexible about lightness or darkness of individual items, aiming for an overall medium to medium-dark level.
  • Know that your 'black' is medium-dark gray. Rich brown, rust, or khaki substitute seamlessly.
  • Find your white in latte and colonial beige.
  • Look for grays that remind you of elephant gray, with more neutral options in beige, khaki, and brown than gray.
  • Know that your lightest colours are warm and around the level of cactus (you remember light colours from your PCA that were pastel or icy and learned how to identify yours.)
  • Use the technique demonstrated by your colour analyst for checking colour warmth/coolness (hue). Your warmth level is fully warmed. Every colour is selected for that amount of warmth. 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 (warm) undertone. The best match relates to both amount and type of warmth. Yours may be called Sandy, Natural, or Buff (for Caucasians) and are often more orange or red, and darker, than Spring’s yellow beiges. If your skin is deeper in pigmentation, the colour may appear more tan or brown. Precise skin tone is variable in each Season. Try products from a variety of brands. Choose the colour that disappears into your skin and into your appearance when the entire face wears the product. 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, gold is the right choice. As long as the colour is warm and rich, shiny or brushed metals are great and include copper and bronze. A mixture of warm metals together is beautiful, as is a mixture of metal with deeply warmed stones.

Who knows?...

You might be an individual who looks drop dead gorgeous (men, we’re talking to you too) in rich turquoise and coppered rose. 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.