Which Colours Suit Me Best – Part 3

by | Sep 3, 2021 | Business Style, Personal Style | 0 comments

Skin Tone, Eye and Hair Colour, and Personality

In part 2 of this blog post series, we had a look at a little bit of colour theory and where colours sit in the four seasons that we use in Colour Analysis.

We then looked at the types of colours you will find in each of the four seasons.

Did you find you have a preference for any one of the four seasons? Do any particular set of colours appeal to you more than the others?

Often, we are drawn to the colours that suit us best, but as with anything we humans do, we are too complex to rely on only that when trying to decide our best colours.

In this blog post we are going to take a deeper dive into the characteristics to look for when deciding which colours are your best.

Ready? Buckle up and here we go!

Skin Tone, the Basics.


So, the first stage to identifying your own skin tone is to work out whether you are a cool or warm toned person.

The best place to look for this is the inside of your arm, near your wrist. You can also look at the skin on your face, but make sure you have good natural lighting on your face, and you are make-up free.

Assess your skin against the following criteria:

Warm Skin Tone


  • You have a yellow or golden undertone to your skin
  • Your veins will have a green tinge to them
  • Your probably tan well
  • You may have some pinkness to your complexion

Cool Skin Tone


  • You have a rosy or pink undertone to your skin
  • Your veins will have a blue tinge to them
  • Your probably don’t tan well and may well burn
  • You complexion is likely to be colourless

Eye and Hair Colour


The next things to look at are your eye and hair colour. Again, make sure you are looking in natural daylight, and it may even help to have somebody else look closely at your eyes. We often assume we know our eye colour, whereas somebody else may see the colour more objectively.

When thinking about your hair colour, you will need to be thinking about your natural hair colour, not any colours or tints you have put in yourself or had put in by a hair stylist.

Warm Skin Tone


  • Eyes are likely to be blue, green, hazel or brown
  • Your hair is likely to have a golden or red tint to it, or may even have a metallic sheen to it.

Cool Skin Tone


  • You r eyes are most likely to be blue or grey. It is quite unusual to find green or hazel eyes on somebody with a cool skin tone
  • Hair for a cool skin tone can range from blonde right through to dark brown or even black, but is likely to have an ashy tone to it.


It is a surprise to a lot of people that personality has any bearing on the best colours for our skin tone.

But it is a historical fact discovered by Suzanne Caygil and published in her book “The Essence of You” in the 1980’s.

She discovered that there as a definite link between the warm and cool skin tones, and introvert and extrovert personalities.

People with an introverted personality, defined by regaining their energy by being on their own, are more likely to have a cool skin tone. Whereas people with an extroverted personality, defined by gaining their energy from being with other people, are more likely to have a warm skin tone.

So this is another piece of the puzzle in deciding if you are have a cool or a warm skin tone.

In the final blog post in this series, we are going to look at the defining characteristics of each of the four colour seasons.  You can read that by clicking the forward arrow at the bottom of this post.  If you’ve missed parts 1 and 2, you can find them by clicking the back arrow.

In the meantime, how are you getting on with deciding if you are cool or warm? Do leave me a comment and let me know your thoughts.

If you would like to know your best colours, you can book in for a Colour Analysis Session using the button below.



The Colour Analysis is done online. After clicking this button, you will be taken to my online calendar to book a slot in my diary, and then taken to Paypal to pay $250 to confirm the booking. All the details will then be emailed to you.


Until next time…

Tracy Signature



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