Universal Colors


Universal Colors are those colors that tend to flatter most people. 

They may or not be one of your Power Colors, but they usually won't be one of your worst, either, especially when they are paired with the rest of your seasonal palette colors.

Universal colors are not overly bright or dark and not overly warm or cool. 

Soft White: Unless you are a Winter, Soft White is a better choice than a Pure White. Soft White is a Power Color for Summers.

Green: Considered a universal IF it has an equal amount of yellow and blue.The more yellow that is in it the warmer it becomes. The more blue in it the cooler it becomes. 

Navy: For Navy to work for you, particularly if you are not a Winter, make sure it's a medium shade, not super dark. If you are a Summer a shade called "Cadet Blue" is a softer navy.  If you pair Navy with white, the contrast can be too much for seasons who should avoid high contrast, like Soft Seasons. Pair it with greys or lighter shades of blue instead, to lessen the impact.

Teal: Because of it's balance of cool and warm, Teal is a great universal color, especially where Emerald Green or Royal Blues are too overpowering for your coloring. Just like any shade, there can be a warm teal and a cool teal. Pay attention to how much green or blue is present. 

Periwinkle: Technically it's a pastel version of indigo, a blue violet color. Again, the right shade will should look good on everyone. However, some items that say "periwinkle' can be too dusty for anyone but the soft summers. 

Stone: A shade that's sort of a mix of white, grey and tan. It's a good neutral color but too much of it without some accents will be boring. Warmer shades can try a warm taupe if stone is too cool for them. 

True Red:  Red universal only if their is no blue or yellow in it. Springs need a light and clear red. Winters can wear clear bold red. Autumns need to avoid any reds that have blue in it and Summers just need a softer shade than Winters can handle. 

Purple: A lovely shade that flatters everyone. It has to be plain Purple, though, not grape, or royal purple, or lavender. Those colors are, of course, power colors for certain seasons, but the universally flattering shade is the medium purple. In my ColorBreeze Swatches, I call that shade of purple "Sweet Violets" and it is in every season. Here are some photo's of celebrities wearing this particular shade of Purple, and how great it looks on them. 



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