Step 2: Medium - Warm or Cool Undertones

Step 2: Medium - Warm or Cool Undertones

Color Analysis Quiz Step 2

You selected MEDIUM. This means you have medium eyes, hair AND/OR skin.

If you are not light and you are not deep, you are medium. If you feel like you are in between medium and deep, then you are in the right place. Medium is a safe range to choose. You can also go to the quiz page for Medium to Deep or Light to Medium.

Women with medium 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.

Do you have warm undertones 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

Women with warm undertones

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



COOL Undertones Explained

Women with cool undertones

You likely have cool undertones if you have:

  • cool pink or pink-grey skin
  • porcelain skin
  • neutral beige 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.


  • Hello,
    I have medium skin tone with a bit of yellow, dark blonde hair, olive green eyes with a dark grey ring around the iris. My veins are blue and green. I thought I was what’s referred to as “soft summer” for a color season, with muted, dusty colors. Somehow these don’t feel quite “right “ for me. Please advise.
    Thank you!
    Your Color Style replied:
    Hi Michelle Based on your description, you sound like you have warm undertones. JenSent from my iPad

    - Michelle
  • I had my colors done years ago by first impressions “color balance”. I was categorized as cool. Predominately on the cobalt blue, bright pinks, corals and greens. How would thi translate to your color fans? I believe the color analysis done years ago was accurate because the times I wore any of the colors from the color chart, I got lots of compliments. I also have some color cards that are by season (spring, summer, winter, autumn. Please advise. I’ve gone from light brown green eyes to light grey front dark grey back..
    Your Color Style replied:
    hi Patricia

    You sound like you are cool and bright. I would try Bright Cool and Medium. If those colors seem too dark then Bright Cool and Light


    - Patricia Larkin
  • I have a lot of pink in my skin – especially my cheeks- but my veins sometimes look more green and sometimes look more blue, and I have coppery medium brown hair and medium to dark brown eyes.
    Your Color Style replied:
    Based on your description, you have warm undertones


    - Jessica Koch
  • I am SO confused! I have brown hair on the ashy side but it has some natural gold highlights. At the hair salon I have been color swatched and told that my hair is a very dark blonde (but anyone who saw me would call me brunette). My eyes are dark olive grayish green- but with a ring of gold around the pupil. My skin is more green than other people. I tan easily and get brown if I stay in the sun. Out of the sun I am light but you can see an olive tone when compared to others. I can’t wear pink or gold foundation but need neutral foundation. I can not wear bright loud colors, they make me look like a zombie. Dusty muted colors look best on me. Shine and sparkle look awful on me. So I know that I am muted! I know I’m medium to dark. But I can’t tell if I’m warm or cool! I definitely can’t wear orange or yellow and camel browns make me look weird because my skin blends in with the clothing. I feel better in black than brown but I’ll wear brown mascara because black looks harsh on me. I feel good in muted green, dusty mauve, muted teal. I need colors with a good amount of gray or else I look overpowered. Any ideas?
    Your Color Style replied:
    Choose Soft Cool and Deep


    - Amber
  • I have light hazel eyes leaning toward green rather than gold or brown. My hair was a medium brown with gold highlights that later turned coppery. My hair is still brown, but faded somewhat with some silver strands.
    My skin tone is somewhat of a light olive with pink as well. The veins on my wrist are neither blue nor green. They are turquoise.

    - Victoria Agresta

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