Skin Tone and Nail Varnish

By Inspirationail


All skin tones fall under warm or cool, but they can be further broken down to determine which season your colouring identifies with. Here is a quick guide to help you determine your seasonal skin tone and pick the perfect varnish to suit your colouring.

Finding Your Skin Colour

Everyone falls into a seasonal skin colour and finding yours is easy, you are either warm or cool and clear or muted. A combination of these 4 variations will pinpoint your season.

Warm or Cool?

Is your skin cool (with pink or blue undertones) or warm (with yellow or golden undertones).

Clear or Muted?

Do you have a clear tone (with high contrast between skin, eye & hair colour) or muted tone (with little contrast between skin, eye & hair colour).

What Season Are You?

Based on the choices above there are four combinations, one for each season of the year. See each season below to find out where you fall.


Spring Colours

Springs are a combination of warm & clear skin tones. Skin is ivory often with peachy undertones (sometimes freckled) and there is generally a deep contrast between skin, eye & hair colour. Eyes are clear and light in colour and hair can be light blonde to strawberry blonde to deep brown. Learn more about spring tones.

Spring Colours

Pale, soft colours like peach, ivory & golden yellow; vibrant colours like bright green, true red or coral; and neutral colours like camel, beige and warm browns.


Summer Colours

Summers are a combination of cool & muted skin tones. Skin is pale pink often with blue undertones and there is little contrast between skin, eye & hair colour. Eyes are usually blue or green and hair is blonde or light brown. Learn more about summer colours.

Summer Colours

Muted colours with cool undertones like powder blue, dusty pink, lavender and warm grey.


Autumn Colours

Autumns are a combination of warm & muted skin tones. Skin is light with golden undertones and little contrast between skin, eye & hair colour. Eyes are usually golden brown and hair ranges from deep red, to brown to black. Learn more about autumn colours.

Autumn Colours

Rich, spicy colours like apricot, warm grey & olive; deep, earthy colours like deep brown, gold & camel and vibrant colours like peach and turquoise.


Winter Colours

Winters are a combination of cool & clear skin tones. Skin is dramatically white, yellow-olive or dark in colour, and there is usually a stark contrast between skin, eye & hair colour. Eyes and hair are usually brown, but blondes can be winters too. Learn more about winter colours.

Winter Colours

On darker skin try a deep, dark navy blue or a bright, powerful pink.
On lighter skin try bright white & icy pastels like cool blues, pinks & yellows.

A Deeper Look

We will be taking a deeper look at the colours & characteristics of spring, summer, autumn & winter to learn more about your season.
If you already know why not check out our store to find some colours that would look fabulous on you.


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