Dark Winter Type
Dark Winter Type
Dark Winter Type
Dark Winter Type
Dark Winter Colours


DARK WINTERs have cool undertones. The overall appearance is dark and bright.


There is a HIGH CONTRAST between your skin, eyes and hair. Your hair and eyes have dark tones but they contrast with your bright skin and whites of your eyes.


You skin has neutral or neutral-cool undertones. It ranges from light to deep. According to metal test, Silver flatters you more than Gold.  

Cool Skin Tones
Neutral Skin Tones
Cool Skin Tones
Cool Skin Tones
Neutral Skin Tones
Cool Skin Tones


Your eye colours are generally dark brown, brown or sometimes dark hazel or dark blue. For detailed eye pattern analysis click here.

Dark Winter Eye Colours


You have dark hair colours, ranges from medium brown to black. Its slightly ashy.

Dark Winter Hair Colours


Celebrity Dark Winter
Celebrity Dark Winter


Dark Winter sits between True Winter and Dark Autumn on the seasonal flow chart. Dark Winter colours are the darkest,  and least cool in Winter family. They are also less saturated and less bright than other Winter seasons.

Neighboring the Dark Autumn according to flow theory makes the Dark Winter palette warmer and softer than other Winters.

Dark Winter Comparison

Both Dark Winters and Dark Autumns have dark colouring and high contrast in their features, but Dark Autumns have muted appearance compared to Dark Winters brilliance. 

Dark Winters have cool (blue, gray) undertones whereas Dark Autumns have warm (golden, yellow) undertones. Also, Dark Winter's level of contrast is higher than Dark Autumns. 

Seasonal Colouring Flow Chart
Dark Winter vs Dark Autumn
Dark Winter Colour Palette


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 Winter Colour Combination Examples

DARK WINTERs have dark, neutral- cool and somewhat bright tones in their colour palette. \

Dark Winter also has high contrast like other winter seasons, therefore you can achieve this by pairing dark or light neutrals with oppsite value accent colours (such as dark gray with light pink)  , but avoid adding too many accent colours in your combinations. Complementary or analogous combinations are good options for you, however make sure one of them is your neutral colour. They provide high contrast, but not overwhelming look.

You can always pair dark and light colours in order to create contrast. Opt to pair black with light colours or white with dark colours in your palette. Full black and white combinations , or full light or dark colour combinations may not be your best choice. 


Patters should contain only the dark winter colours and have high contrast between them, they should not blend each other. Avoid light and too bright colours or floral patterns; better to choose abstract, geometric and stylish patterns. Medium to big scale patterns and prints will work better. 

Similar pattern, different shades

Bright, High contrast, Medium scale, OK

Medium contrast, Blended pattern, NO

High contrast, too Light, NO

Other good examples of Dark Winter patterns and prints

Please click here for more information about patterns and prints!


Both silver and gold are ok for Dark Winters, but silver/white gold looks better.

Emerald, Sapphire, Rubies and Garnet are good stone alternatives for your deep and rich colour combinations.

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Your skin tone is neutral-cool . Skin color matching, matte, smooth and pink based foundations and concealers are best for you. Avoid too yellow based foundations, it will conflict with your cool skin complexion.

Dark Winter Foundation Colours


You can choose dark or lighter blush colours according to your skin tone. Lighter skin complexions can use pinkish alternatives while darker ones can use mulbery and plum tones.

Dark Winter Blush Colours


Dark Winter Lipstick Colours

Dark winters can use deep and intense colours freely and they would look best on them.  Lipstick is your main make-up element since it will mirror your bright eyes and deep texture. Light weight eye make up with dark lipsticks will look very natural on you.

Eye shadows

Dark Winter Eye Shadow Colours

We recommend  medium tone cool shades from your palette. Especially, greens, purple and plum would gorgeous with your brown colour eyes. Opt for slightly shimmery combinations. 


Dark Winter Eyeliner Colours

We recommend darker tones for eyeliners as well. You have many options other than black, like dark navy, dark chocolate or dark purple tones. Black tones are better options for mascara.

Nail Polish

Your make-up colours are taken from your fashion colour 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.

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Dark Winter Outfit Ideas
Dark Winter Outfit Ideas
Dark Winter Outfit Ideas

If you are not Dark Winter, than check out the other seasons below!

Bright Winter Colour GuideTrue Winter Colour GuideTrue Spring Colour GuideLight Spring Colour GuideBright Spring Colour GuideTrue Autumn Colour Guide
Soft Autumn Colour GuideDark Autumn Colour GuideTrue Summer Colour GuideLight Summer Colour GuideSoft Summer Colour Guide
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