Seasonal Color Analysis Troubleshooting: Cool Despite Warm Freckles?
I have dark blonde hair and gray-blue-green eyes and light skin with a slightly pink undertone. My veins are blue-green, gradiating to blue and blue-purple at the inner wrist.
These traits would make me a summer, and I have already been analysed as a cool summer. However, I do have freckles. Not ash brown freckles as some of the summers have, but warm, orange-ish freckles as the springs and autumns!
When I was younger I had golden blonde hair. I am 20 years old now, and my hair, albeit dyed so I cannot judge its true colour properly anymore, is a dark blonde - seemingly without any flashes of gold nor red.
So, my question is as follows: How come I am a cool summer when my freckles, according to older books and other websites, claim they are an indicator of me belonging to the warmer seasons?
Yes, having freckles can be an indicator that you belong in a warm seasonal color group, and since you don't have anything else in your overall complexion that is related to your freckles (such as red or strawberry blonde hair, peachy skin, etc.) I suspect they're there because of genetics, creating an unusual mix of both cool and warm traits.
August 2011 Update: This post was written a couple of years ago, and since then I have come to the conclusion that freckles are not a strong indication that you're warm. In my practice as an image consultant, I have met women with this combination (overall coloring but "warm" freckles) and discovered that the skin tone is less significant than hair and eye color. The new, improved seasonal color analysis is based on your dominant characteristc and Elisabeth's case her main characteristic is Cool and her freckles do not affect her color palette.
Genetics are a mysterious and sometimes funny thing. Unfortunately the seasonal color analysis doesn't have enough variation to include everyone. However you should remember that we all belong to more than one single color group. I think Cool Summer is your main group but you may suit some of the colors from the Cool Winter palette due to the similar coloring traits.
I know that this doesn't explain why you're a Cool Summer despite of the mix of cool and warm coloring traits... But I don't think you should worry too much about the freckles (unless you have very visible freckles, on both your face, shoulders, arms, etc.). I mean, your hair, skin tone, veins and eyes are very predominant in your appearance, and what matters is that you wear colors that complement them.
On the other hand, you could
be a very light Spring (suggesting that your freckles aren't
only genetically inherited), but I can't be sure because I haven't seen you in person...
To find out if you are cool or warm, I suggest that you take a look at these color palettes:
Which of the color palettes are you mainly attracted to?
Which of them greatly flatter your appearance?
Hope this helps!
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