The Smokey Soft Winter


Main things to know about the Toasted Soft Winter:

Temperature: Cool, primarily
Value: Deep
Chroma: Mostly clear but with a definite need for some softness

Sister Season: Smokey Soft Autumn

Sample best colors: Black, soft fuchsia, black cherry, warm burgundy, pine green, deep charcoal blue, mahogany, boysenberry.
Worst Colors: Avoid warm, pale colors like light brown, soft peach, sage green.

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The Toasted Soft Winter is a Winter that, unlike other Winters, has a muted quality to it. Colors are a mix of 'traditional' winter colors like black, true red, and emerald, but are worn in a way that creates lower contrast than most Winters.

In addition to the traditional winter colors, this season has deep, rich colors like black cherry and toned raspberry. They have a visible warmth to their coloring, usually found in their skin or eyes, but sometimes hair as well.

In the palette are a mix of some lighter soft colors, not usually associated with winter. But paired with the much deeper traditional colors of the palette, this creates a slightly toned down effect.

Wearing colors that are too pale will not be strong enough for your coloring and will wash you out.

Below are a few looks I put together for the Toasted Soft Winter

FYI: You might see this season be categorized as just a "Soft Winter" along with the Smokey Soft Winter.