True Spring

True Spring

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

A True Season without contribution from another Season • Warm, bright, natural colours  • Warmed by clear yellow (true warm in PCA) • Span from French vanilla ice cream to teak wood

When you shop...

  • If the colour could belong in a a tropical paradise, you’re in the right place, with light and yellow sun softening the brightness a bit.
  • Don't invest in colours that are cool and dusty or bold and dark.
  • Focus on colours that are sunny and light. Shine is optional.
  • Know that your black is hippo gray-brown.
  • You have many medium colours keeping your range warm and medium dark, like macadamia nuts and shells. Use your entire palette to aim for an overall darkness level of light to medium.
  • Look for grays that are light and greenish, like raw sunflower seeds, French gray, gray nylon, and the darker tones of African Grey parrots.
  • Your lightest colours are warm and not too light, such as lagoon, light yolk yellow, and clear peach. Your other light choices start around light-medium and include cornbread, periwinkle, and sugar syrup.
  • Find your white in warm ivory with visible yellow and peachy tones.
  • Use the technique demonstrated by your colour analyst for checking colour warmth/coolness (hue). Your warmth level is pure and warmed by yellow (lighter and brighter than Autumn’s gold). 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 more than just warmth. Spring foundation is warmed by yellow and fairly light, but rarely porcelain light. Shades with too much red or tan may be labeled Warm, but often belong with Autumn skin. If your skin is deeper in pigmentation, the colour may include more brown. 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, gold is most attractive and looks great with your clothing. Use the yellows in the palette to choose the colour, from light warm yellow to peachy. Matte and shiny both work in fabric and slightly brushed to shiny work for jewelry. Lay jewelry, or any other item, such as sunglasses, on the colour palette to ensure that colours and apparel bring out the best in one another.

Who knows?...

You might be an individual who looks drop dead gorgeous (men, we’re talking to you too) in clear orange and delphinium purple. 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.