If you suit gold or bronze best, but silver can work as well. Bright orange-red, ivory, chocolate, golden brown, bright peach, golden yellow and forest green are your best colors. In general, vibrant, pure, deep, warm, bold, golden colors are fantastic on you. Black can look quite good on you, but it's not your best color. Your natural coloring is deep, dark, earthy, golden and warm. The color of your eyes and hair, and at least the undertone of your skin, is rich and warm. Some DEEP WARM can flow into DEEP COOL, and wear some DEEP COOL colors. Dusty, cool tones and soft, cool pastels, does not do you justice. Try to keep your look bold and warm, and remember, a true DEEP WARM is earthy with a high contrast level. A typically good look for a DEEP WARM is the classic, stylish, bold, warm and glowing, 70's glam-look.
Kourtney Kardashian, Mindy Kaling, Solange, Queen Latifa, Olivia Munn, Rachel Bilson, Halle Berry, Vanessa Minnillo, Kristin Kreuk, Jessica Alba, Audrina Partridge, and Julia Roberts.
IF YOU ARE A DEEP WARM, YOU MAY HAVE
Eyes: Dark brown, black-brown, dark hazel, dark green and some instances a very, deep and dark shade of blue
Hair: Black-brown, black, dark to deep chestnut, medium brown.
Skin: Can be quite pale, very dark, or anywhere in between. Bronze, black, olive, golden, golden beige and ivory. May have freckles. Usually a neutral or warm undertone, and if you have some cool undertones it may indicate that you flow towards Deep Winter.
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 WARM "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 WARM, are those whose overall coloring is rather dark, deep and warm.
All DEEP WARM'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 an autumn with a dash of winter), as they are equally dark an deep.
Some of them may have a slight coolness to a few of their features, such as black hair or eyes, blueish hazel eyes, or pale skin, which means they are flowing into DEEP COOL.
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 green, navy blue and flame orange. The difference is that a DEEP WARM looks better in warm shades and has a warm undertone to their overall look. You can tell by the fact that they look great in ivory, deep and dark forest green, deep and bright warm-reds, golden browns, peachy pink, and warm golden yellow. Gold and bronze are the metallics that compliment a DEEP WARM best, because it has the right glow for their intense warm look. Silver works best on those who flow into DEEP COOL.
The difference between the other earthy and warm groups; such as the more delicate, MUTED WARM and SOFT WARM, is that the DEEP WARM is darker, deeper and has a higher level of contrast.
A DEEP WARM look, is best flattered by pure, deep colors, or lighter, but still pure hues. Colors that are too dirty and muted are too faded for this group.
Ivory is the best shade of white, and you will probably struggle with pure white. Even though black looks good on you, a deep chocolate brown would be better, especially without makeup.
Being the deepest and darkest of all the warm groups, DEEP WARM features are brought to life by pure, rich, deep and golden hues, that echo their own natural depth and contrast level. This means that you can look great in an all golden brown outfit only matched with gold accessories, or a bright red dress matched with a deep green coat. A look that would would diminish or overwhelm most other types. Instead very pale, dusty and cool colors make you look blend and unbalanced. For the highest contrast DEEP WARM's, it could be smart to use pure, dark or deep colors together with lighter colors to create that contrast and depth, and to balance your own dark features.
Dark to medium shades of hair color, is really the only look for a DEEP WARM, ashy shades, and platinum blond are not hair colors for this dark and warm shading. Most DEEP WARM's look faded and fake with completely blond hair, as it drains color from the face. Whilst, black brown, dark brown, red or golden brown hair makes the features appear more defined and fresher.
WORST COLORS ARE icy pastels and dusty tones, such as dusty, cool tones and soft, cool pastels. These colors does absolutely nothing for you. 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 WARM needs pure, deep and golden colors, as well as a rich look.
Now that you know which "season" you belong to, and what type of colors that suits your warm intensity, you might feel that you sometimes also fit into some colors that aren't that intense or all warm. 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 colder. But never go too soft and muted, or all cold and icy. 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 WARM to another, but that's what the "add on" is for.
For example, you can be a
DEEP WARM true, or should I say simply deep and warm (Julia Roberts). This is a classic DEEP WARM, and Julia Roberts is a perfect example of how a DEEP WARM can have a naturally lighter look (with deep eyes), but still look their best in pure, rich and deep colors. If you are a DEEP WARM true, the rules above should apply to you more or less perfectly.
DEEP WARM dark, (Solange) has the darkest and deepest overall coloring of all the DEEP WARM's, and (usually) especially dark eyes and hair. Therefore, they need a little more drama to achieve the flattering bold look, and the most vibrant and pure colors would be the best on this sub-group. Because of the tanned or dark look of the skin, the pure colors will give you a freshness equal to the CLEAR WARM look, and you might have thought that CLEAR WARM was your group, but in fact you just make the colors look brighter. The sub-groups are not so much about what you can't do, but more about what you can do; like getting away with bold colors and prints all mixed together.
DEEP WARM soft, (Kristin Kreuk) looks her best in DEEP WARM colors, but needs a little splash of grey in them. This sub-group usually has soft hazel eyes, fair skin, and a medium to dark hair color. If they wish to color their hair, they should stick to deeper hair colors, not lighter, because of their already uncharacteristic soft look. They don't have as much intensity as the rest of the DEEP WARM's, so their glow is a little different, and easily confused with the DEEP COOL soft (if they flow into cool, thats where they should borrow colors from). Bronze will probably be better for you than gold, since it's a little deeper, but both gold and silver works to. A DEEP WARM soft is still very much a DEEP, and typically soft and muted colors wont look as good. They just have a slightly softer intensity, and so without makeup and dyed hair, they look their best in DEEP WARM colors that are ever so slightly muted.
DEEP WARM neutral, (Olivia Munn) is a classic example of how a DEEP WARM with a tan, can flow into DEEP COOL, and suit the cool colors almost "equally". Even though her skin has a warm undertone, many of the cooler hues can look good too. The only reason she is in fact more warm than cool, is because she looks really great in DEEP WARM colors, the coolest and iciest hues can make her skin look a little red, and is overwhelmed by "goth" makeup. Also, silver and pure white seems harsher on her than gold and ivory, and it is especially obvious with little or no makeup on. A true DEEP COOL can look good in silver, goth and icy colors, as well as pure white, even when pale. However, the neutral does share the dislike for lighter hair.
DEEP COOL, also has their version of a neutral, embodied by Kim Kardashian, and both her and Olivia Munn 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, and lighter hair is not your thing; you're probably a neutral.
DEEP WARM 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.)
16/10/2018 09:59:37 am
Hi! Wow I really liked your color analysis! I’m just starting to read it but for the first time I don’t have questions like “but so and so wears this color or... Angelina has dark hair and she wears pastels, Taylor Swift wears gold but looks really good in silver, etc) I’ve been SO confused about this for so long and looked at hundred of websites and YouTube videos. People at the makeup counter (Nordstrom’s and bloomies) got my tone wrong.
19/8/2019 05:18:33 pm
HI, Cat! Thank you so much for your lovely comment. I really appreciate you taking the time to give me this kind feedback. You just made my day :-). It's really motivating to read that it resonated with you in such a big way.
17/1/2020 02:42:46 pm
Hi! Thank you so much for making such in-depth posts! It has really cleared up a lot of things.
21/11/2020 12:02:23 pm
Hi, Chloe! Thank you so much for that!
14/6/2021 11:25:50 am
What is the difference between deep warm neutral and deep warm dark??
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