Orange in Winter Colour Palette? (2023)

You forgot to say "WEAR A SCARF in a matching winter shade"!

That said, there has to be a shade of orange that looks great on us. I'm a CLEAR WINTER. Dark orange (bright with more red than yellow, like the pantone for... 2018 was it?) is horrible on me. So is the skin-orange shade. I'm thinking about something with more yellow. I am in love with apricot (items, color online or on TV stars) but I have yet to come across a clothing item that I could try near my face. I adore all shades that are very wrong for me (lavender and all pastels) I look catapulted into those clothes.

I loathe navy but it has become the so-called "go-to" color after my soft black hair turned gray, and I no longer feel like wearing my trustee black, in which I looked beyond fabulous. Navy provides the same brightness to my complexion. I bought slate blue towels and regretted it when I saw how drab I looked in the mirror when wrapped in one.

After decades of HATING pink, I received a garment that is spectacular on me in pink. Sadly, I'm unable to find more. It's pastel-ish but bright, not soft. I also look great in fuchsia (aka hot pink) but I don't have the attention-commanding personality for it. I am more of a wallflower, blend in the dark, type.

That said, I am so drawn to orange lately, a color I have always loathed. So what to do? I just done cruising the Google IMages asking "what shade of orange for clear winters" and there's no returns, no matter how many keywords I stripped that of to leave on the 3.

Why did I have to have a wallflower personality with my coloring?! *sighs* I should have been a pale blonde blue eyed girl. (I'm very pale, can't tan, hazel eyes.) When I can afford frivolous stuff, I'll order fabric samples in different shades of yellow-orange. Maybe butternut squash (the inside) will flatter me? I hope. Otherwise, it's decor items in my favorite oranges. I'm ordering sunglasses soon. Thanks for reading.


Orange in Winter Colour Palette? ›

Orange is a warm colour best worn by those with Spring or Autumn colouring.

Can a winter palette wear orange? ›

As a darker, cooler season, Winters do not look their best in any version of orange. Some Bright or Clear Winters, do well with bright coral.

Does orange look good on deep winters? ›

Orange is a color best suited to the warm seasons. Orange on a deep winter is likely to create a yellow cast to the skin and look unflattering.

What colors to avoid in winter color palette? ›

Colours to Avoid

Since Dark Winter's main colour aspects are depth and coolness, your worst colours are light and warm. Very warm, earthy colours, such as golden oranges and browns, will make you look unhealthy. Warmer pastel colours may also make you look off, so stick with the icy light colours on your palette.

Can a true winter wear bright orange? ›

Stay away from rich and warm hues as these colours are the direct opposite of the striking and cool winter colours that look best on you. More specifically, avoid warm yellow golds, oranges, beige, camel, dark brown and peach. These warm colours will drain your cool colouring rather than bring it to life.

Does orange look good on warm tones? ›

Those with warm-undertone skin tend to favor hues of orange, yellow, green, off-white, and warm red, while those with cool-undertone skin will look best in shades of purple, fuchsia, pink, white, and blue,” says Newman. “Neutrals and olives are lucky and can wear just about any shade.”

What colors look best on winters? ›

The best colors are in the dark greens, blues, reds, and purples. Pinks are possible, but I would stick to an almost pastel pink or a toned down hot pink, like in the color palette. White, black, and navy, my friend. They're crisp and perfect for winter.

Is burnt orange a winter color? ›

Burnt orange is the one color that is predominant in fashion for fall and winter. This smoky shade of copper-red undeniably represents autumn and helps us move into the season in an exciting and comfortable way.

Can warm autumns wear orange? ›

Warm autumn can wear the most brilliant and rich shades of red and orange. In the pink family, coral will work, as will garnet. Yellows and greens are also prominent in the warm autumn palette, ranging from mustard through sunshine, warm army and deep juniper.

Can cool undertones wear orange? ›

If you have cool undertones, orange can often feel wrong. Especially softer oranges or burnt oranges. The softer the orange, the more a person with cool undertones will want to avoid wearing. If you don't like the color orange near your face, you can always wear it as a bottom.

What are the best neutral colors for winter? ›

Embrace the neutrals

Bright Winter neutrals are charcoal grey, ebony, silver grey (often found in the silver of the grey haired Bright Winter), cool taupe, dark espresso brown (often found in the deepest hair colour of the dark haired Bright Winter), bright navy, white. Yes, navy can be used as a neutral.

Can Winters wear muted colors? ›

Some of the worst colors for Winters are soft, muted colors or truly warm colors like Earth tones and harvest colors.

What colors should deep Autumn avoid? ›

Since Dark Autumn's main colour aspects are depth and warmth, your worst colours are light and cool. White, pastel and other toned-down colours, such as dusty blues and pinks, will make your naturally rich colouring look off and washed out.

Can winters wear peach? ›

Avoid very warm, earthy colours – such as golden orange and brown, peach, and light beige. Warmer pastel colours may also make you look off, so stick with the icy light colours that are on your palette. This season has cold and icy colouring features. High contrast with your skin and hair.

Is bright orange warm or cool? ›

Warm colors include red, orange, and yellow, and variations of those three colors. Red and yellow are both primary colors, with orange falling in the middle. Warm colors appear closer to the observer.

Is orange a summer or fall color? ›

If you choose the cooler Blue, Green, and Violet hues then you are most likely a "Winter" or a "Summer". If you choose the warmer Red, Orange, and Yellow hues then you are most likely a "Spring" or an "Autumn".

What seasons are in a winter Colour palette? ›

Your best colours as a True Winter are holly berry red, emerald green, cobalt blue and stark black and white, all worn in high contrast.

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