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Color Analysis Quiz - Step 3: Cool and Medium - Bright or Soft

Color Analysis Quiz Step 3

You selected COOL and MEDIUM. This means you have warm undertones with medium eyes, hair AND/OR skin.

This means that you wear cool medium colors well. However, there is one last step. What is your chroma? Are you Bright or Soft. Do you wear bright jewel tone colors well or do you wear grey-blues and grey-greens best?

If you know what your chroma is, then you know your color type! Select it below. If not, scroll down a bit to learn more about being soft or bright.


Watch this video that explains bright, soft and muted colors and why this is so important in learning the types of colors that flatter you best.


BRIGHT Explained

Clear chroma colors are colors that start out pure. Like a bright red. White or black may be added to create light and dark versions of the color, but the color started with a clear chroma. Pastel pink to bright red to maroon can all be considered "bright" colors.
Watch this video to see more photo examples and to learn more about BRIGHT in Your Color Style.

SOFT Explained

Muted or greyed colors are colors that have been muted. In art, the color on the opposite side of the color wheel can be added to mute a color. You can also add grey to a color. Adding a touch of green to a bright red will create a muted/greyed red. You can then add white or black to create light to dark versions of this muted red. Muted colors can have a grey/dusty/earthy quality to them.


When you wear a brighter color, do you feel good in it or do you feel like it over powers you? If it overpowers you, you may be SOFT. If you can definitely wear brighter colors, even if not the brightest color, you are likely BRIGHT.
When you wear a soft grey color, do you feel at home in it or do you feel a little blah. If a muted color feels off, then you may be BRIGHT. If you can wear muted colors well and feel great in them, then you may be SOFT.
One more way to figure this out. If you wore a bright color, would you see the color first or you first? Bright colors will pop off of muted colors. If your natural coloring and tone is soft, then a bright color will jump forward versus being in harmony with you.

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.

If you feel that you are close but you're undecided between a couple of color types, watch the webinar replay: Discover Your Best Colors in 30 Minutes

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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.


  • I have a medium to dark ash brown hair color. My eyes are a medium hazel olive green with a splatter of amber towards the pupil. I have cool undertones with a slightly yellow overtone. I do not look good in some bright vivid colors or some grayed down colors, and this adds to the confusion of soft or bright. I seem to look best in slightly grayed colors or just a touch of brightness.
    Your Color Style replied:
    Hi Su

    You sound like soft cool deep to me. Soft cool deep can wear some brighter colors too. Not the super bright jewel tones but brighter colors. I discuss this very thing in the Soft Cool live call in Style Masters. When you’re ready, join us there to learn how to be flexible with your color palette.


    - Su
  • Hello Jennifer,

    I still not sure what season I am. One color analyse told me I am cool other one that I am warm muted.
    I have medium value. I have natural very dark musey blonde hair , grey-green eyes with golden in the middle en medium skin tone wicht take a color in the summer very easy.
    So I don’t know if I am a one of the muted autumn or a deep summer.

    I will be grateful for your opinion.

    Kasia L.
    Your Color Style replied:
    Hi Kasia

    Your Color Style isn’t seasonal color analysis. Based on your description, it sounds like you might be warm. It’s impossible to say without seeing you. You are probably right about being soft and medium. But it’s tough to say if you are earthy or dusty in tones.

    You can always reach out to one of my consultants for help


    - Kasia

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