Bright Spring

Bright Spring

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

A blend of Winter and Spring colours (a Neutral Season), with more Spring than Winter • Bright, sunny colours • Medium-warm (or warm-neutral in PCA) • Span from vanilla yogurt white to watercolour black

When you shop...

  • Your colours feel like tropical flowers and fit into Greek island landscapes.
  • Don't invest in colours that are dusty or heathery, faded, or feel Santa Fe next to your palette.
  • Focus on bright candy and jelly colours. Bright means lots of colour pigment, without visible gray. Shine is optional.
  • Be flexible about the lightness or darkness of individual items, aiming for an overall light-medium to medium-dark level.
  • Know that your black is two steps lighter than pure black and may have a slight yellow-orange cast.
  • Look for grays that remind you of airplane, duct tape, zinc, shark, and raccoon.
  • Find your white in near-white warmed with a trace of yellow, from buttermilk to barely peachy.
  • Your lightest colours are very clear and pure, neither frosty light nor dusty soft. Your light colours include clear emerald, grapefruit pink, and chick yellow. 
  • Use the technique demonstrated by your colour analyst for checking colour warmth/coolness (hue). Your warmth level is warm-neutral. 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

Foundation matches overtones, as well as your (warm-neutral) undertone. The best match relates to more than just warmth. As a Spring, your foundation is warmed with yellow, and appears yellow-beige without red, orange, or baked tan tones. If your skin is deeper in pigmentation, the colour may appear darker. Precise skin tone is variable in each Season, and especially in any Winter-influenced Season, where pigmentation is the most highly varied. Try products from a variety of brands. The colour that disappears into your skin is the right choice. Disregard the name of the colour, as makeup and hair colour have their own terminology.

Jewelry

Use your new insight into your best colours to choose the right metal for jewelry. Next to your skin, silver and gold are attractive and look great with your clothing. You know to avoid gold that is red, brassy, dark, or antique. The metal should be shiny. Use the palette yellows as a guide to your gold, which may have a trace of pink or peach, like rose gold. Adding coloured stones and beads to metal for jewelry looks great.

Who knows?...

You might be an individual who looks drop dead gorgeous (men, we’re talking to you too) in hot pink and reflector stripe green. 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.