Color Analysis Quiz - 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.

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.

Step 2: Are you warm or cool?

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


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
  • red, copper or auburn hair
  • warm grey hair
  • golden hazel eyes



COOL Undertones Explained

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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  • 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
  • Hi Jen! I’m having a hard time determining if I’m warm or cool. I have been told I have neutral undertones to my skin that are slightly more blush toned than yellow. I have warm brown eyes with highlighted, medium brown hair. I do not typically look good in pastels with one big exception- blush. I actually wore a blush wedding gown and I’ve never gotten more compliments in my life on the way it looked against my skin. Thoughts? Thank you for your help!
    Your Color Style replied:
    Hi EmilyThe reason you don’t look good in most pastels is because you are medium. Most people who are medium to deep do not wear pastels well. I’m not sure if the blush you are referring to is a warm pink or neutral. If it’s neutral, neither warm or cool, then it will look good on most people regardless of their undertones. So, that info isn’t clarifying enough. When you say, warm eyes, are you saying that you have golden yellow in them? If so, then you are likely warm. In my opinion, you can appear neutral but there really isn’t neutral undertone. You will lean warm or cool. You don’t need obvious yellow tones in your skin to have warm undertones. Neutral just means that you’re not obvious either way. I’m guessing warm and medium.JenSent from my iPad

    - Emily
  • hello,

    I have dark brown hair, and under the sun, it has a slight copper reflection.

    My eyes are very dark brown.

    My skin color is between peach and amber brown.

    When I put cold colors near my face, I have a healthy glow (rosy cheeks), and at the same time warm colors adheres better to my skin.
    Your Color Style replied:
    Hi Chaimaa

    You sound like you have warm undertones. I have a hard time believing magenta pink harmonizes with your skin. Blues and turquoise are universal colors and look good on both warm and cool undertones. I’m guessing you are warm and deep


    - Chaimaa
  • Hello!
    I am just curious if/how these things change for those of us that live in places where the weather changes? I live in the Midwest and my skin changes a lot from summer to winter. Right now it is winter so I am much more pale than normal. I found myself in the Medium category and at the moment I feel that I have warm undertones because my skin looked a lot like those colors that were warm undertone. But, I also get very pink at times when I am warm. So things like exercising or just feeling hot in a space makes me very pink and I think my skin tone has a much more cool undertone. Along with this, in the summer my skin color changes drastically when I’ve been in the sun. When I am tan I am much more cool toned, but in the winter, those kinds of colors don’t look that great on me anymore and I get confused. Is this normal?
    Your Color Style replied:
    Hi Maddy

    I would analyze your undertones with your general skin, not the pink when you get hot. Your undertones don’t change. If your skin seems to have more warm tones you are at your palest, then you likely have warm undertones. I don’t think I’ve ever heard someone say that they are cool when they get tan. The opposite would be true. Your skin naturally gets warmer from the sun tan. Keep in mind that cool undertones means that you have blue undertone. Pink isn’t necessarily cool. And you don’t gain cool tones when you tan.

    I hope this helps a little


    - Maddy
  • Hi Jen,
    I have pinkish, pale skin. I blush easily. My hair was a reddish brown but now I’m going gray so I dye it, but it’s still an auburn with silvery gray highlights. Eyes are grayish blue. Veins are blue. Eyebrows dark but going gray. I think I’m a cool/winter but definitely feeling confused by these tests.
    Your Color Style replied:
    Hi Rachel

    I’m not exactly sure what a cool winter is. Your Color Style’s color types don’t align directly to seasons. You had red-brown hair which sounds warm to me. I would say bright and warm, not cool. Do you look good in bright jewel tones? if so, then perhaps you are cool. I bet you look amazing in tomato red. If so, then choose warm


    - Rachel

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