The Autumn Palettes

All Autumns have the following characteristics:

Hue = Warm, Value = Deep, Chroma = Soft

Whichever characteristic is most dominant, this will be your exact season.

Warm Autumn

Dominant characteristic is WARM:

  • Warm Hair
  • Warm Eyes
  • Warm Skin

Power colors include warm brown, warm olive, pumpkin, deep peach, tomato, teal, mustard, gold, warm bronze and other earthy, muted, warm colors that you will see in the height of the Autumn weather in North America. 

Click to learn more about the Warm Autumn season... 


Dominant Characteristic is DEEP

  • Deep eyes and hair
  • Skin can be anywhere between deep and light
  • Often mistaken for a Winter in the old 4 season system

Power colors include chocolate brown, deep olive, rich pumpkin, deep peach, deep tomato red, deep teal and pine green. Because their contrast level is the highest of the Autumns, they can also get away with wearing colors like hot turquoise, bright orange, and golden yellow when they are mixed with their deeper autumn colors. 

Click here to learn more about the Deep Autumn season....

Soft Autumn

Dominant Characteristic is SOFT (or Muted)

  • Eyes are muted/soft
  • Skin can have a slight cool overtone to it
  • Look is often neutral-not obviously warm or cool
  • Hair is often considered ‘mousy’ blond or brown

Please note that there is really no "Soft Autumn" category anymore, as it was in the 12 season system. 

Well, there can be, if that is the only system you want to use. But it was found quite early on that there were several soft autumn categories. In my ColorBreeze System, there are exactly 4 of them! 

The original Soft Autumn was split into a lighter and darker soft autumn version. Then each of those were further categorized into a version that seems to be all-warm and one that is a mixed temperature of warm that flows into a cool season (such as summer and winter). 

So each one of those sub-seasons have their own power colors. You can read more about each of these seasons by clicking on the specific link: 

Soft Autumn Lights: 

Soft Autumn Deeps:

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