I Am a Deep Autumn: What Is My Flow Season?

by Grace
(Glendale, California)

I have dark brown hair with red and gold highlights, olive green eyes, and warm-toned peachy fair skin. I know this makes me a deep autumn, but what is my flow season?

I look great in many shades of green and brown, okay in black, and good in pumpkin, salmon pink, peach, cream, and camel. Purple is also a good color. I look good in navy and okay in clear teal. Orange is an okay color. I look good in many shades of red except for clear red. Emerald green and teal look good on me. Charcoal also looks good. I think my worst color is blue, and my best color is evergreen.

I think my flow season is warm autumn, but I'm not sure. What is my flow season?



Hi Grace, your flow season is the color group opposite from Deep Autumn, which is Deep Winter. This means that your overall complexion consists of a dark (not necessarily dark skin) and rich coloring that both Deep Autumn and Deep Winter share.


Seasonal color analysis flow color chart

You mentioned that you look good in purple, navy and charcoal, which is definitely a strong indicator that your flow season is Deep Winter, as these are some of Winter's *power* colors (aka best colors).

Warm Autumn/Spring Tendency

However you also said that you have peachy-fair skin which indicates that you have some Warm Autumn and Warm Spring tendencies. I know it sounds crazy to say that you belong to so many groups, but we all tend to do so because many of us don't have the same exact, 'typical' coloring presented in the seasonal color analysis.

Another thing that makes me think you can also wear some of the Warm Autumn/Spring colors is the intensity of your coloring, which is slightly less intense than the Deep Autumn's. Black is supposed to look good on Deep Autumns but in your case, it doesn't. It only looks ok, right? This tells me that your coloring is not as dark as the typical Deep :-)

If this is too much to absorb and it's confusing you, let me just say that you should focus on your main color group which is Deep Autumn and its 'side-kick' Deep Winter. And you can occasionally indulge in some of the Warm Autumn colors :-)

Your Colors

Deep Autumn
Deep Autumn color palette
Deep Winter
Deep Winter color palette
Warm Autumn
Warm Autumn color palette


Hope this helps and good luck with building your new wardrobe with these fabulous colors!



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Dec 23, 2012
Hex Codes NEW
by: Anonymous

It would be nice if you provided the codes for these colors!

May 05, 2012
Deep Winter or Deep Autumn?
by: Sydney

Hi! Your site is so amazing. I find the color palettes very helpful, although, I'm really confused about my season; I have dark-brown eyes, dark-brown hair and light beige skin.
I'm supposed to be a Deep Autumn or a Deep Winter? I don't think I look good on pink, how can I tell if I am one or another? Thanks in advance.

Mar 08, 2011
autumn and winter mix?
by: Anonymous

I am also this coloring. I've been analyzed in person with a consultant from House of Colour in the Uk... was told I am an Autumn and my best colors within their autumn palette were the bright reds, greens, deep blue and just a few of the softer shades. The more earthy, orangey colors weren't so great... they don't have subcategories though, they rate you on each color in your season. So with CMB's 12 color palettes, I've realized I didn't look good in the earthy orangey toned autumn colors cuz I'm not a warm autumn, but I also think I can't be a soft autumn completley even though a few of the softer shades looked great. Lora Alexander has given me a free online analysis but cast me as a cool winter - she chose one shot that I sent her, where I looked very white and pale, and turned my hair black and gave me cool toned bright makeup. I have to disagree with the analysis. She has completely side-stepped answering regarding the fact I have red in my hair or peachy toned skin in most of the shots I sent her, or the fact I have hazel/amber in my eyes (though I know eyes shouldn't be the deciding factor). So I'm a little dissapointed. I was hoping she would let me know which Autumn I am for sure... but I've decided I must be deep autumn and after reading this page (thank you for so much helpful information) it makes sense that perhaps sometimes when I am especially peeky or pale/sick with less warmth in my skin (I also don't tan very easily, just freckle up or burn) that my flow season could be deep winter? Its nice to know there is a flexible color analyst out there who doesn't believe the billions of humans living all fit into exactly 12 groupings.
Is this also an SBI site like Lora's? SBI is great isn't it? I also have a site using SBI and find their tools very useful.

Dec 03, 2010
I have the exact same coloring!
by: Anonymous

OMG! I just clicked on the posted link, and I have exactly the same type of natural coloring! I always get told my coloring is "highly unusual."
I also have very dark hair (bordering on black) with red tones, very fair skin and those exact same eyes that are a mix of warm brown and warm green!
I was diagnosed by Lora Alexander and some other color analysts as Dark Autumn too!
But I also have the delicate peachy coloring in my skin as well, and I was a little confused when I read Lora's book because she says that the Dark/Deep seasons usually tan really well and i actually don't. My skin mostly just burns and only tans slightly. But from what you are saying Anna it sounds like I most likely AM a Dark Autumn and I have Warm season "influences" as you say. This makes sense since I get compliments when I wear orange. :) Thank you for answering that for me! :)

Oct 04, 2010
Really good advice
by: Anonymous

I read this question and comment with great interest as I have pretty much the same colouring. Dark brown hair, not ashy, but with slight red tones (any hair colour I put on it always ends up bronzey tone as well) dark olive eyes with some brown splodges in them and very pale skin, which is warm toned rather than pink. I used to get misdiagnosed as a Winter at cosmetic counters and put into fuchia lipstick which is way too bright for me. I have since been rediagnosed by CMB as a Deep Autumn, but some of these colours don't work either. Orange tones in cosmetics and clothes are OK ish but not my best. I seem to be between Deep Autumn and Winter, the closest picture I've seen to my colouring is this -
http://www.jigsaw-online.com/fashion/1001063/J11368/womens/coats-and-jackets/wool-checked-tweed-equestrian-jacket

a long one, so copy and paste! I think there are many, many gradutions between seasons, far more variation between people than CMB suggest. Not everyone will be able to wear the entire colour range within a whole season. A Blend between several as you suggest is much more like it.
Trisha, England (love your site!)

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