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color balance with seasonal tones

Color harmony and balance result when we select colors to wear in clothing, hair color, and cosmetics that have similar characteristics to our own coloring. The seasons of the year share those same characteristics and it is helpful to correlate the 12 seasonal tones to the 12 months of the year.

cool winter (january)

The dominant characteristic of Cool Winter is Cool, the secondary cool winter swatch book indigo tonescharacteristics are Bright and Dark. Cool Winter is sometimes referred to as True Winter or Absolute Winter.

bright winter (february)

The dominant characteristic of Bright Winter is Bright, the bright winter swatch book indigo tonessecondary characteristics are Cool and Dark. Bright Winter is sometimes referred to as Clear Winter, Vivid Winter, or Contrasting Winter.

bright spring (march)

The dominant characteristic of Bright Spring is Bright, the bright spring swatch book indigo tonessecondary characteristics are Warm and Light. Bright Spring is sometimes referred to as Clear Spring, Striking Spring, Vivid Spring, or Vital Spring.

warm spring (april)

The dominant characteristic of Warm Spring is Warm, the warm spring swatch book indigo tonessecondary characteristics are Bright and Light. Warm Spring is sometimes referred to as True Spring, Absolute Spring, Golden Spring, or Floral Spring.

light spring (may)

The dominant light spring swatch book indigo tonescharacteristic of Light Spring is Light, the secondary characteristics are Bright and Warm. Light Spring is sometimes referred to as Pastel Spring.

light summer (june)

The dominant characteristic of Light Summer light summer swatch book indigo tonesis Light, the secondary characteristics are Cool and Soft. Light Summer is sometimes referred to as Fair Summer.

cool summer (july)

The dominant characteristic of Cool Summer is Cool, cool summer swatch book indigo tonesthe secondary characteristics are Soft and Light. Cool Summer is sometimes referred to as True Summer, Absolute Summer, or Classic Summer.

soft summer (august)

The dominant characteristic of Soft Summer is Soft, soft summer swatch book indigo tonesthe secondary characteristics are Cool and Light. Soft Summer is sometimes referred to as Muted Summer, Indian Summer, Dusky Summer, Sunset Summer, or Twilight Summer.

soft autumn (september)

The dominant characteristic of Soft Autumn is Soft, soft autumn swatch book indigo tonesthe secondary characteristics are Warm and Dark. Soft Autumn is sometimes referred to as Muted Autumn, Gentle Autumn, or Mellow Autumn.

warm autumn (october)

The dominant characteristic of Warm Autumn is Warm, warm autumn swatch book indigo tonesthe secondary characteristics are Dark and Soft. Warm Autumn is sometimes referred to as True Autumn or Absolute Autumn.

dark autumn (november)

The dominant characteristic of Dark Autumn is Dark, the secondary dark autumn swatch book indigo tonescharacteristics are Soft and Warm. Dark Autumn is sometimes referred to as Deep Autumn or Striking Autumn.

dark winter (december)

The dominant characteristic of Dark Winter is Dark, dark winter swatch book indigo tonesthe secondary characteristics are Bright and Cool. Dark Winter is sometimes referred to as Deep Winter or Sunset Winter.