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The Ultimate Guide to Spring Coloring

These are the most flattering clothing, makeup, and accessory colors for springs.

By Aria WhitePublished 2 years ago 3 min read

Before reading this article, make sure you are in the right place. You should first read How to Determine Your Season, to make sure you are indeed a spring. Once you have confirmed you have spring coloring, continue reading to learn which colors are the best for you to wear when it comes to clothing, makeup, and accessories.

First, let's review the physical traits of springs. This will help you better understand why certain tones and shades bring out your best features, and why you should stay away from other colors that might not be flattering.

Springs have delicate coloring; they are fair-skinned and light-haired (golden blonde, strawberry blonde, light red). Spring skin has golden/warm undertones. Many springs also have peach/golden brown freckles, especially on their face.

Along with their fair complexion, springs have bright/light-colored eyes. Some springs have gold flecks in their eyes. There are no springs with deep brown eyes, so if your eyes are dark brown, you are likely an autumn, not a spring.

The best clothing colors for springs

Springs have coloring that is warm and light, which means they look best in colors that are bright and tropical. The spring palette is built off of golden/peachy tones that are more brown (warm) than gray (cool).

Neutrals that work great for springs include shades like tan, ivory, camel, and khaki. Non-neutrals include salmon, light orange, golden yellow, mint, aqua, sky blue, and violet. Springs shouldn't wear any shades of pink.

Because springs have such delicate coloring, they should avoid colors that can drown them out, especially black. In fact, springs should not even have black in their wardrobe. For springs, the best alternative to black is light navy. And that's about as dark a color as a spring should wear.

What about prints?

When selecting prints, make sure that the dominant colors in the pieces are ones from the spring color palette - those with golden undertones that are not too dark or muted. There may be one or more hue that is not a spring shade but as long as the primary colors are from the spring palette, that's what is important.

The best jewelry and accessory colors for springs

When it comes to colors of accessories that look best for springs, keep in mind that accessories include pieces like scarves, hats, watches, and handbags. The colors that flatter springs with clothing are the same colors that springs should use to accessorize.

In addition to the standard colors in the spring palette, springs should stick to gold, bronze, and copper tones for all accessories. Rose gold is too pink for spring coloring. This applies to watches, metal accents on pieces of clothing such as buttons and belt buckles, and purse embellishments.

Springs should stick to the same rules for jewelry as well. Wear tones that are bright and warm, not dark and/or muted. Black and silver are definite no-nos.

The best makeup colors for springs

To bring out the best in a spring, makeup colors should be delicate and not too overpowering. If a spring wears makeup that is too dark, their natural features will fade into the background and make them appear more pale and unhealthy looking. Spring makeup shades should all have golden undertones, including any metallic products or makeup with shimmer.

  • Best shades of eyeshadow for springs - light brown, light green or copper​
  • Best shades of eyeliner for springs - medium to navy blue, palm green or light-to-medium brown
  • Best shades of lipstick for springs - peach, apricot or mango with a golden quality
  • Best shades of blush for springs - peach, salmon or light coral
  • Best shades of mascara for springs - brown or navy

Remember, spring coloring is very delicate. Just like the spring season in nature, the best colors are light, warm, and bright.

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About the Creator

Aria White

Aria White is an author, mental health advocate, narcissistic abuse survivor, and relationship expert. Her first book, "Dear Me, I've Missed You" is available at Amazon and other book retailers. Follow her on Instagram @authorariawhite.

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