If you suit silver best, but gold is fine. Blueish red, pure pink, ink black and pure white, icy colors, jewel tones, deep, and vibrant primary colors are fantastic on you. Your natural coloring is vibrant, deep and distinctive. The overall coloring of your eyes and hair, is dark, rich and intense. Your best colors are high in contrast to your dark hues, and always bold, fully saturated and pure. Some Deep Cool can flow into Deep Warm, and wear some Deep Warm colors. Dusty, warm and muted tones, and wishy washy pastels, such as dirty browns and soft peachy tones, does not do you justice. Try to keep your look rich, and remember, a true DEEP COOL, can wear dark red lipstick, black eyeliner and a dark blue dress without looking goth.
Oprah Winfrey, Kelly Rowland, Naomi Campbell, Eva Longoria, Kim Kardashian, America Ferrera, Penelope Cruz,
Lucy Liu, Anne Hathaway, Sandra Bullock, Demi Moore, and Ginnifer Goodwin.
IF YOU ARE A DEEP COOL, YOU MAY HAVE
Eyes: Usually very dark, but can be any color. Normally, black, black-brown, dark hazel, and in some instances medium brown eyes, which is a sign that you're flowing into Deep Autumn.
Hair: Usually very dark, and you natural color is most likely deep brown, black, or black-brown. But it also may be medium brown, steel gray, or salt & pepper.
Skin: Can be quite pale, very dark, or anywhere in between.
Black, black-brown, olive, beige, very pale beige, golden, light skin with a blue or pink undertone, or even fair skin with a yellow undertone. Cool skin tones usually have a blue, red, pure golden or pink undertone, but your skin may also have some warmth which is a sign that you are flowing into DEEP WARM.
Don't be too concerned with whether or not the people in the photos match your identical color combination, such as tan, hair color and eyes. The most important thing is that you have the right contrast level, and look good in the colors on the chart. If you do feel the need to identify with the DEEP COOL "poster girls", best to google the names above without makeup, natural hair color and in daylight. Makeup, lighting, spray-tans, and photoshop can change the overall appearance a lot.
A typical DEEP COOL, are those whose overall coloring is rather dark, deep, mostly cool, and vivid.
Some of them may have a slight warmth to a few or all of their features, such as warm brown, green or hazel eyes, brown hair, or a tan skin.
All DEEP COOL's are a mix between earthy warm and cold and dark. In other words, a mix between CLEAR COOL and MUTED WARM (in classical terms a winter with a dash of autumn), as they are equally dark an deep.
Being right in the middle between warm and cold (DEEP COOL and DEEP WARM) makes it possible for both of these types to look good in some of the same colors, such as gold, true red, deep blue and flame orange. The difference is that a DEEP COOL looks better in cool shades and has a cool undertone to their overall look. You can tell by the fact that they look great in black (even without makeup), deep and dark blue, deep blue-reds, deep blue-greens, icy colors, and cold greenish yellow. Silver and platinum are the metallics that compliment a DEEP COOL best, because it has the right shine for their intense chilled look.
The difference between the other high contrast group; the much brighter, icier CLEAR COOL, is that the DEEP COOL is a little darker, deeper and has a hint of earth tones in the mix.
A DEEP COOL's most flattering look is high in contrasts combined with intense colors. Prints without contrast and hues that are dirty or faded, does absolutely nothing for you. If you're pale, black gives you the best contrast, and white won't work as well by it self without another intense color to "help" the look (e.g. black and white patterns). If your skin is very dark, an all black outfit might diminish you. So, also here the trick would be to create contrast, with the help of other light or strong colors.
Being the deepest and darkest of all the groups, a DEEP COOL looks best in pure, rich, and dark colors.
DEEP COOL features are brought to life by deep and dark colors that echo their own natural depth and contrast level. This means that you can wear dark red lipstick, black eyeliner and a dark blue dress without looking goth. Truly soft and pale colors make you look blend or unbalanced. Lighter shades are best when complimented by darker and deeper colors. In other words, always use dark or deep colors together with lighter colors to create that contrast and depth, and to balance your own dark features.
Dark hair is really the only look for a DEEP COOL, and mousy softer shades, light red and all shades of blond are not hair colors for this dark shading. Most DEEP COOL's look "wishy washy" and fake with blond hair, as it drains color from the face. Whilst, dark hair makes the features appear more defined and fresher. Red hair can also run the risk of look unbecoming, especially if it's too warm.
WORST COLORS ARE Dusty and muted tones, and wishy washy pastels, such as dirty browns and soft peachy tones. Remember that your biggest "no" colors are the ones that will clash with either your eye, skin or hair color, no matter if everything else tells you it should be great. A Deep Cool needs pure, deep and icy colors, as well as high contrast. So if there is not enough contrast to your natural coloring, it wont compliment you as well.
Now that you know which "season" you belong to, and what type of colors that suits your chilled intensity, you might feel that you sometimes also fit into some colors that aren't that pure or only cool. This might mean you have a "soft" or "neutral" tendency, and that you look better in , or can get away with more colors that are either softer or warmer. But never go too soft and muted, or all warm and earthy. You can still run the risk of looking faded and dull, because you are above all DEEP, and need pure hues. These colors are based on your natural coloring, and might vary a little from one DEEP COOL to another, but that's what the "add on" is for.
For example, you can be a
DEEP COOL true, or should I say simply deep and cool (Sandra Bullock). This is a classic DEEP COOL, and Sandra Bullock is a perfect example of how not all a DEEP COOL's with a tan flow into DEEP WARM). If you are a DEEP COOL true, the rules above should apply to you more or less perfectly.
DEEP COOL dark, (Oprah Winfrey) has the darkest and deepest overall coloring of all the DEEP COOL's, and usually especially dark eyes and hair. Therefore, they need a little more drama to achieve the flattering contrast look, and the most vibrant and pure colors would be the best on this sub-group. Because of their (normally) deep skin tone, they usually flow a little into DEEP WARM, but not as much as an neutral.
DEEP COOL soft, (Ginnifer Goodwin) looks their best in DEEP COOL colors, but needs a little splash of grey in them. This sub-group is also the only type of DEEP COOL to have a sensitivity regarding pure white. For those who are very pale, white wont give enough contrast together with the (out of character for a DEEP) soft hazel eyes or not so rich hair color. Light grey, a softer/dirty white, or black and white patterns would be better. Also, silver is your best metal, and bronze is better for you than gold, since it's a little softer and deeper. A DEEP COOL soft has a slightly softer intensity, and so they look their best in DEEP COOL colors that are ever so slightly muted.
DEEP COOL neutral, (Kim Kardashian) is a classic example of how a DEEP COOL with a tan can flow into DEEP WARM, and suit the warm colors "equally". Her natural skin color is somewhat neutral, and you can tell that the warm and soft hues aren't that great without the tan. The only reason she is in fact more cool than warm, is because she can look fantastic in "goth" makeup, and amazing in pure black as well as all white, without makeup. Plus, she doesn't suit blonder hair. A true DEEP WARM can look good in warm hues, even when pale, and lightened hair (not too blond) could actually be flattering.
For a real DEEP WARM, check out her sister Kourtney Kardashian. DEEP WARM, also has their version of a neutral, embodied by Olivia Munn, and both her and Kim K will look good in many of the same colors. The difference is that Olivia Munn has the typical warm feature of being sensitive to pure white and silver, whereas Kim K looks great in those colors too.
If you have difficulty deciding whether you are warm or cold, you're probably a neutral.
DEEP COOL VARIATIONS
(My sources are "Color me beautiful", thechicfashionista.com, http://visual.ly/, http://www.truth-is-beauty.com/, the 12 seasons system, the 16 season system, and the basic four element system. I have made alterations and created my own system. Photos in this post are random pictures from Tumbler, Pinterest or borrowed from Google. Unknown source.)
27/6/2017 11:45:28 pm
I am so totally confused ! 😲 lol
4/11/2020 06:24:58 pm
Oh My! This article is a revelation. I relate to Ginnifer Goodwin. I look awful in bright white. I also need to splash some gray with my bright colors to make them wearable. Icy pale colors are a yes. White based pastels are a NO! SoI am a Deep Soft Winter
21/11/2020 12:14:38 pm
Hi, KSA! That makes me so happy to hear.
20/4/2022 12:16:04 pm
Hello! I love your system, so far its been the best fit for me. Still having a bit of trouble but
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