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

Color Analysis Quiz Step 3

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

Women with warm undertones

This means that you wear warm medium colors well. However, there is one last step. What is your chroma? Are you Bright or Soft. Do you wear bright colors well or do they feel too strong on you?

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.

Do you feel like you are in between bright and soft? Scroll down to learn more about the Warm Medium to Deep Color Fan.

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Are you Bright or Soft?


Bright, Soft and Muted Tones Explained

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. 


The difference between soft warm medium and bright warm medium

The difference between soft warm medium and bright warm medium color palettes is subtle. These color palettes share most of their colors except for the brightest color on the ring. Watch this video to learn the key difference between the two color types.


The Warm Color Palettes Explained

The video below explains the color theory behind the warm color palettes. Understanding how and why a color in a color palette can help you understand where which color palette you is right for you.


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.
Bright Warm Medium Women


Examples of Bright Women

Watch this video to see more photo examples and to learn more about BRIGHT in Your Color Style.

 Do you feel like you are in between bright and soft? Scroll down to learn more about the Warm Medium to Deep Color Fan.


SOFT Explained

Soft colors are colors that have been softened in some way. In art, the color on the opposite side of the color wheel can be added to mute a color. You can also add white or black to a color to soften it. Adding a touch of green to a bright red will create a muted or gray-red. Or you can add white or black to create slightly softened versions of red. The soft warm color palettes in Your Color Style are not muted (grayed). They are only slightly softened.

Soft Warm Medium Woman

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 earthy 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.
 Do you feel like you are in between bright and soft? Scroll down to learn more about the Warm Medium to Deep Color Fan.

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.


The Warm Medium to Deep Color Fan

Do you feel like you are in between bright and soft? In between medium and deep? Watch the video below that explains how you don't how to choose right now. Your Warm Medium to Deep Color Fan can be customized to suit your unique coloring and tone.

Shop your Warm Medium to Deep Color Fan

Do you feel like you are in between light and medium? Take a look at the Warm Light to Medium Color Fan

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.


  • I’m struggling with whether I am bright or soft. My hair is a medium autumn with streaks of white (no silver), I have dark brown eyes, and lighter skin that tans to a peachy/honey color with medium brown freckles. I’m warm and medium, I believe. I tend to wear a lot of heathered, muted colors, but I look pretty terrific in jewel tones. I don’t look good in faded or washed-out colors, but then I don’t think I look good in light, bright yellows. I think I’m misunderstanding here. Can you help me?
    Your Color Style replied:
    If you look terrific in jewel tones then you can wear bright colors. Choose bright. Not every one wears true yellow well. It’s a tough color to wear. Warm and medium individuals usually can’t wear pastels.


    - Tessa
  • Hi Jen,

    I’ve followed your method for a while I recently changed my hair color to a dark chocolate color and I was wondering if that is going to change my results, I am a soft, warm, medium. My hair color was previously a light chocolate brown. I have golden hazle eyes and a warm undertone.
    Your Color Style replied:
    I don’t think so. Your darker hair will allow you to wear darker colors. Wear your SWM and then wear darker colors as you’d likeSent from my iPad

    - Alyssa
  • Hi Jen!

    I’ve been watching your videos (they’re great), and it’s helped me confirm I have warm undertone, but I am struggling a little with knowing if I am bright or soft and I am not a 100% sure if I am medium or deep. I have golden light skin, and I can tan without getting pink, I have freckles, medium brown eyes and blonde hair that looks kinda like a copper blonde in the sunlight. My wardrobe has a variety of colors, I have pinks, blues, yellows, blacks and whites, but the last couple of years I’ve been really into neutrals (beige, camel, cream, etc) since I find them easier to combine. Should I considere myself soft or bright? Thank you so much for your help and sharing your knowledge.
    Your Color Style replied:
    Hi Virginia

    I would say you are warm and medium. I can’t really say if you are bright or soft though. I’m guessing you are bright. Try wearing a bright tomato red vs a soft golden mustard.


    - Virginia

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