Seasonal Colour Analysis Dark Winter TypeSeasonal Colour Analysis Dark Winter Type

Skin Colours

Dark Winter Skin Colours

Eye Colours

Dark Winter Eye Colours

Hair Colours

Dark Winter Hair Colours

DARK  WINTERs main characteristic is their dark colour features. Your hair and eyes have dark tones but they contrast with your bright skin. You have cool undertones in your features. Your eye colours are generally dark brown or sometimes hazel or dark olive. You have dark hair colours, ash brown or dark brown tones and black. 

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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 main characteristic is their dark colour features, but unlike Dark Autumns, they have mostly cool tones in their colour palette. If we compare to other winter palettes, this palette is slightly darker and softer.

Dark Winter also has high contrast like other winter seasons, therefore you can combine the opposite hues in your colour palette, but avoid adding too many accent colours in your combinations. Complementary or analogous 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. You can also combine two dark colours in your palette which would look great on you.


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 colour, high contrast, medium scale pattern. Good example for Dark Winters

Low contrast and blended pattern, not a good option for  Dark Winter colouring,

High contrast, but very light background. Not a good example for Dark Winters,.

Other good examples of Dark Winter patterns and prints

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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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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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