Step 2: Deep - Warm or Cool Undertones
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Step 2: Deep - Warm or Cool Undertones

Color Analysis Quiz Step 2

You selected DEEP. This means you have deep eyes, hair AND/OR skin.

Women with deep tones

The next step is to determine if you have warm undertones or cool undertones. 

You may already know your undertones. If so, select your answer below. If not, scroll down a bit for more information to help you learn your undertones.

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Do you have warm or cool undertones?


Undertones Explained

Watch this video that explains warm undertones, cool undertones, skin tone and olive skin. 


IMPORTANT: Your undertones don't change. If you have grey hair and you know you had warm undertones before going grey, you are still WARM.


WARM Undertones Explained

You likely have warm undertones if you have:
  • peach or golden skin
  • golden brown skin
  • red-orange brown skin
  • golden brown eyes
  • deep auburn hair
  • warm grey hair
  • golden hazel eyes




COOL Undertones Explained

You likely have cool undertones if you have:

  • pink or pink-grey skin
  • porcelain skin
  • olive skin tone
  • blue-brown skin
  • magenta-brown skin
  • blue-black hair
  • grey-blue, blue or grey-green eyes (if you have or had red hair, then you may have warm undertones)


Pink Skin Does Not Mean Cool Undertones

Watch this video to understand the different shades of pink skin.

Still not sure?

If you do not see a scenario that relates to you and you have watched the video, post in the comments what your combination of hair, skin and eyes are, so that I can make sure to cover it in this quiz.

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Jennifer Vax

Jen Vax is the founder of Your Color Style. She is a best selling author, speaker, artist and entrepreneur. She helps women learn how to wear color in a way that expresses their true nature. Take the FREE color analysis quiz to get started.


  • Hi Jen, I recently got draped with a different system and the analyst had a really hard time decided if I was neutral or cool. She ultimately went with cool but I am a little confused. My hair is very dark but not blue-black. It has orange warm flecks when I shine it up to the sun, but has a little bit of a smokey darkness to it, almost like a charcoal dark chocolate. I also think I have olive skin with neither warmth or cool. What are your thoughts? I used to think I was a deep autumn but recently have been typed deep winter. I feel like your SCD type best fits me but I am missing dark brown, which also seems to be a good fit for me. Is there such a thing as a SND (soft, neutral, deep)?
    Your Color Style replied:
    You are likely SCD based on your description. There is cool deep brown in your cool neutrals for your cool and deep.


    - Paula
  • if I am light and cool, why do I have to be bright? Cant I be soft?
    This quiz did not give me that choice. It automatically just said I was light, cool and bright
    Your Color Style replied:

    I need to update this a bit. The original SCL color palette was a bit too grey and dull, in my opinion. I believe someone that is light needs some presence with their colors. But if the brightest clear colors are too intense, the new SCL color palette is ideal for you. Take a look at the following: Soft Cool Light Color Fan <> Soft Cool Light Digital Color Palette <> Soft and Cool Color Palettes Explained <>

    Hope this helps


    - annade
  • I have a combination I think. I have olive skin that gets more brown when I tan than golden and dark brown hair that starts off very dark black with no tones at the roots. Dark brown almost black eyes. I look good in both silver and gold jewelry and red and purple lipsticks. So so confused as to whether I am dark winter or dark autumn.
    Your Color Style replied:
    Hi Pata

    Your Color Style is not seasonal color analysis so I can’t respond to your question about your season. You sound like you have cool undertones. If you had warm undertones, blue based lipsticks would look terrible on you. Red is neutral and can be worn by people with cool undertones. I hope this helps.


    - Pata
  • I would definitely have been a deep, warm type if I had not developed a depigmenting skin condition. I have dark brown eyes, dark brown hair with golden highlights, and black eyebrows, but my skin is basically without any pigment at all—extremely pale with pink undertones. Neutral lipsticks often look bright orange on me, I tend to look good in high contrast outfits, like a black dress with a white pattern, and lots of purples make me look dead. How would you classify me?
    Your Color Style replied:
    I would say you are bright cool deep. Because of your pigmentation, there may be some colors that just simply don’t harmonize and that’s ok. That’s true for many people. My guess is bright cool deep


    - Lacey
  • Hi Jen
    I appreciate your help in helping other women find out their true colors. Am not too sure if am warm cos I have winter qualities.

    Skin: honey ( or i will say medium brown)
    Eye: dark brown
    Hair: dark brown
    Your Color Style replied:
    Hi Emem

    I’m assuming when you say you have “winter” qualities you mean that you can wear bright colors? If so, you can be warm and wear bright colors too. Honey brown skin means to me that you have warm undertones. If so then you would be bright warm deep


    - Emem Okon

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