Purple, periwinkle, medium purple, warm violet, lilac, mint, sky blue, light aqua and periwinkle blue are all great colors on the LIGHT WARM soft. It's just important not to confuse these colors with powder blue, royal blue, bright violet, or deep shades of blue and purple. Those colors are too bold, cold, dirty, deep, and wild.
Peach, soft peach, and rose gold, are great colors on the LIGHT WARM soft, as the warmest of the LIGHT WARM sub-groups. Just don't confuse these shades for dirty and dusty pink, which is too muddy for this fresh faced group.
Light warm colors, such as light warm beige, light warm to neutral pink, and light peach, are good color options for a light and calm look. It's also a good choice for basics, such as shoes, scarves, coats and so on. Light, warm colors make the LIGHT WARM glow.
Fresh variations of green is a great look for the LIGHT WARM soft. Kelly green, jade green, apple green, pear green, true green, mint green, and so on, are all good color choices. Just take notice of the level of saturation, as you want it to be fresh and medium to light saturated. If it starts to look like emerald green it' s too saturated and bold.
Watermelon and peach, makes a LIGHT WARM soft, really pop. Saturated versions of olive green, khaki, and moss green can also be a great shade on this group. Color blocking is best done with little contrast and a lot of fresh, light colors. Make sure the look doens't get too heavy or bold.
Blueish green and greenish blue, such as turquoise, aqua, kelly green, jade green, true green, and so on, looks really fresh on the LIGHT WARM soft. The difference between a blueish green for a cold type and for a warm type, is that there has to be a warm and yellow undertone the shade, to suit someone warm. It can also not be too dark or saturated.
Any kind of gold color variation is a great look on the LIGHT WARM soft, and it's by far the best metal for this warm group. Silver can look good too and is a close second. Bronze can work as long as it's not a too dark version.
Tomato red is the darkest and deepest type of red a LIGHT WARM should use. This shade of tomato red above, is not really that dark, so that says a lot. Dark colors are very difficult to handle for the LIGHT WARM soft. Fresh, warm, and bright colors, is what makes this group shine.
The LIGHT WARM kind of dark blue and navy color, is a saturated and fresh one. Combined with shades of golden yellow, green, blue, and golden brown, you'll get a warm and spicy look. Use LIGHT WARM colors, not autumn ones. This is a spring way of doing an autumn look, which works really great on the LIGHT WARM soft.
Golden brown, camel, and warm beige, can be great colors on the LIGHT WARM soft. They're also a great alternative to basic colors, instead of black or navy, which are too dark and deep for the LIGHT WARM. If you must use black, make sure the contrast's not too wild. Light brown and black together, as shown above, can be a good way of doing so. Also, always make sure your hair and makeup are on point, if you want to wear an all black outfit. A fresh face and the right hair color, can help a lot.
Golden yellow is the best kind of yellow for the LIGHT WARM soft. It brings out the warmth and radiance of this light, warm, and soft type. Accessorize with camel instead of black, to get a warm and fresh look instead of a harsh high contrast one. The LIGTH WARM looks their best when they wear colors that look like they've been bathed in sunshine.
Warm and neutral shades of pink and peach in most variations are great colors for the LIGHT WARM soft, but remember that there is a difference between hot pink and fuchsia. As I've mentioned before, fuchsia has a cold undertone, and this group needs warm colors.
Orange and peach, makes a LIGHT WARM pop, the way few others can. If the orange is overwhelming you, it's too saturated and dark. Go for medium to light shades of orange, anything darker will overpower the LIGHT WARM soft.
Warm pink, turquoise, and mint green together makes for a fresh and colorful, but still light and delicate (enough) look. This is also a more color appropriate way of doing color blocking for a type as light as the LIGHT WARM soft.
Silver, greige and a silver-gold mix can be a really great look on the LIGHT WARM soft.
Purple is also a great color on this type, as long as it's the right kind of purple. Not too deep and saturated. Purple is the complementary color of yellow, so it will really bring out the warm undertones of the LIGHT WARM soft.
Warm and neutral shades of pink and peach, as well as watermelon and light coral, are great colors for the LIGHT WARM soft, but remember that there is a difference between hot pink and fuchsia. Fuchsia has a cold undertone, and this group needs warm colors. Pair it with golden brown for a soft and warm look.
Light grey is another great color for the LIGHT WARM, and one of the best alternatives to black as a base color, next to beige. Darker shades of grey can look good too. The LIGHT WARM soft may look their best in fresh, warm colors, but a neutral basic color can work just as well too.
Some earthy shades of green can look really good on this sub-group, but it's important to know the difference between where it turns into too dirty green and becomes too muddy. If it looks drab, you've gone too far. Make sure you don't go too autumn. A lot of green combined with brown can become an autumn look, if you mistake these colors for dirty or dark ones instead of fresh.
The LIGHT WARM soft, looks great in sky blue, aqua, turquoise blue, and periwinkle blue. Blue in general is a good look for this type as long as it's fresh, light enough, and has the right level of saturation. However, it's important not to confuse these colors with powder blue and royal blue, because those colors are too bold, cold, and/or dark. Dark and dirty colors that you don't see on the LIGHT WARM chart, can run a high risk of washing you out.
Golden yellow, to lemon, and light lemon yellow are the best types of yellow for this particular sub-group. Yellow combined with gold, is an even more striking and radiant look.
Warm and medium red, tomato red, light coral, and other orange-red shades that are a little lightened, are the best shades of red for this sub-group. Try to stay away from using red and black together for prints and patterns, or for color blocking. It's just too bold for this type. An all red look, or using white, grey or brown accessories, is a much better look for this delicate and light group.
Ivory and cream white, is an amazing color on the LIGHT WARM soft. It is a makeup free go too, as it brings out the warmth in the skin in a really radiant way. Combined with gold, it's the best alternative too "the little black dress", for fancy dress occasions.
Grey can also be a good darker color choice. If you like an edgy or goth look, find pieces in colors that work for you, as many dark colors can wash you out.
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These outfits have been put together to create a better understanding of how to mix and match colors, contrasts, and materials to get that right look for your appointed group.
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