DARK AUTUMN COLOUR GUIDE
DARK AUTUMNs main characteristic is their dark colour features. Your hair and eyes have dark tones .Your skin might have darker tones as well but has a medium contrast between your hair and eyes. You have warm and golden undertones in your features. Your eye colours are generally dark brown or sometimes hazel or dark olive. Your hair colour ranges between medium brown to black and golden undertone.
Technically you can create colour combinations by mixing and matching colours in your colour palette. You can combine your accent colours with your basic colours or with your dark or light neutral colours.
DARK AUTUMNs main characteristic is their dark colour features, but unlike Dark Winters, they have warm tones in their colour palette. If we compare to other autumn palettes, this palette is darker and has higher contrast than the others.
Since you have medium contrast between your features, you can mirror that by combining opposite hues in your palette , but avoid adding too many accent colours in your combinations. Complementary, analogous or somewhat triadic combinations are good options for you. They provide high contrast, but not overwhelming look.
You can pair dark and light colours in order to create contrast. Make sure you choose darkest and the lightest shades in your palette, cause monochromatic combinations would make you look dull and faded. Black and white is not in your colour palette since they have cool undertones. You have different shades of brown, grey, beige and taupe instead.
Patters should contain only the dark autumn colours and have medium contrast between them, they should not be too bright or light. Earthy colour patterns and figures, leaves, wood shapes, natural elements will be the best options. Medium to big scale loosely arranged elements would combine with your natural look. Avoid small floral patters or patterns contain big sharp geometric shapes.
Similar pattern, different shade
Medium level contrast, medium scale pattern., dark autumn background colour. Good example for Dark Autumns.
Medium contrast ; too bright and not Dark Winter colours.
High contarst, very light background, not a good example.
Other examples of Dark Autumn patterns and prints:
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Since you have warmer features, yellow and rose gold, bronze, brass, copper look flattering on you. Prefer matte, antiqued, oxidized and hammered metals instead of shiny ones.
Red and yellow tone stones such as Rubies, Garnet, Red Jasper, Heliodor and Sphene are good stone alternatives for your deep and rich colour combinations.
Your have warm skin colour with beige and golden undertone, therefore natural , matte and warmer foundations close to your natural skin tone would be your best match. Avoid shiny and pink based foundations.
You can choose dark or lighter blush colours according to your skin tone. Lighter skin complexions can use warm and light red tones while darker ones can use matte red and brown mixtures like blood red or barn red.
Dark red and brown mixtures, very dark and warm red tones are good options for dark Autumns as long as they are matte or slightly shine.
You need deep and intense earthy colours to comply with your natural look. You can combine your matte finish eye shadows with dark colour metallic ones.
We recommend darker tones except black for eyeliners. You have many options such as browns, dark greens and blues. Dark brown and dark warm grey tones are also good option for mascara.
Your make-up colours are taken from your fashion color palette. Cosmetic companies have their own colour names for their products. You may not be able to find the exact names in the market when you are shopping for make-up products, but this colour palette will guide you to find your best colours that would match your complexion, you can try to search for similar colours as possible.