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

Color Analysis Quiz Step 2

You selected LIGHT. This means you have light eyes, hair AND skin.

Women with light 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

Bright Warm Light Women

You likely have warm undertones if you have:

  • peach or golden skin
  • warm grey hair
  • if you have grey hair and you used to have red hair, you likely have warm undertones



COOL Undertones Explained

Women with cool and light tones

You likely have cool undertones if you have:

  • pink or pink-grey skin
  • porcelain skin
  • olive skin tone
  • 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.


  • As a child, I used to have light blonde hair, but now it‘s dark blonde. Additionally, I always had a little reddish tone in my hair.
    My eyes are definitly blue and I have fair skin. I always burn in the sun, too, I almost never tan.
    I look best in cool and soft colors, I usually can‘t wear yellow, orange or red, however it depends on the tone. But my best color is still light blue or aquamarine.
    I think I am a cool type because it fits the best, but my reddish blonde hair throws me off. Can I be a cool type with reddish hair?
    Your Color Style replied:
    You have cool undertones. You can strawberry blonde hair or light reddish hair and have cool undertones.


    - Fanny
  • I have naturally medium blonde hair. I’ve had every hair color and both cool and warm tones look good on me. The same can be said for my wardrobe. I can rock a warm mustard but a royal purple. My undertones for foundation is always neutral. I know I likely lean one way or the other but I still struggle to figure out where. My eyes are green. I’d say on the softer but true green side. They are mistaken for blue when far away. I need help so bad!!!! Im totally open to any colors too. I’ve literally had rainbow hair. How can I pay you to do a color analysis on me lol.
    Your Color Style replied:
    Hi Jessica,

    if you can wear mustard, then you likely have warm undertones. Purple IS a cool color but can be worn by warm and cool individuals. Warm undertones doesn’t mean you can’t wear cool colors. There are a lot of cool colors in the warm color types. I’d go with Warm and Light

    Your Color Style replied:
    Hi Jessica

    If you can wear a mustard yellow, then you have warm undertones. Your foundation does not indicate your undertones. Foundation is designed to even your skintone. You can always hire me or one of my consultants. Simply go to the Color Analysis menu item to see your options.


    - Jessika
  • I now have gray hair. Originally ash blonde. My eyes are an olive color. I know i don’t look good in a cobalt blue or yellow. Not sure if I am warm or cool. Careful of the sun now but I used to tan a golden color. HELP!
    Your Color Style replied:
    You sound like you have cool undertones based on the ash blonde description. Olive eyes can be warm and golden or more grey. I’m guessing yours are more greyish. Cobalt blue and yellow will be too bright on you. I would look at Soft Cool and Medium


    - Susan Newell
  • I can’t figure out if I have a cool or warm undertone. People have told me both and I always thought I had a cool undertone but I’m not sure anymore
    I have blue/green eyes with a tiny amount of green-brown flecks in them, my hair was golden blonde when little but now (in my 20s) it’s dark blonde/light brown. My skin is very light, gets burned easily, almost never tans, I get small freckles in the sun all over my body and usally have rosy/pink cheeks
    Your Color Style replied:
    You sound like you might be bright warm light. Light individuals can appear neutral but ultimately look better in peaches and cream vs magenta.JenSent from my iPhone

    - Madeleine
  • The scenarios don’t relate to me. I have medium natural brown hair, light skin with neutral undertones, and blue/green eyes.
    Your Color Style replied:
    You sound like you would be medium.

    Then, possibly cool. Neutral is not an undertone. You may feel and look neutral but you still have warm or cool undertones. My guess would be to look at cool and medium and then likely bright if your eyes are bright


    - Jen

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