Soft One Colour Palette

You are in the Soft Colouring category. What this means is that your skin, eyes and hair have little contrast. Your hair is dark blonde, mousey or light brown. 

The base of your skin is cool or warm in a medium tone. 

Your eyes are usually in a soft muted tone. They can be blue, green, brown or hazel, or a combination. 

The soft category is often one of the hardest to define. You will likely recognise yourself in other categories too. 

Choose shades in blended tones in your clothing to balance your hair to skin tone ratio. Muted tones like stone, taupe and khaki will suit you worn with tones a few shades either lighter or darker. Avoid striking, contrasting colours.

Choose a mixture of dark or light shades, but make sure you mix them with similar tones. Avoid wearing either all light or all dark tones. Instead, look for muted colours and monochrome. If you are not sure, hold the garment to your face and see how it reflects on your skin. A muted tone will compliment you while a bright tone will be too much. If you have blue or grey eyes, cooler shades will work better. 

During the summer months wear mid-tone accessories to balance out pastel summer clothes, and in the winter do the same for dark shades. If you choose to wear white select a softer white rather than a harsh one. If you wear black, avoid wearing it close to your face. 

How To Use This Guide

Below you will find details of your personal colour palette. These are chosen from eighteen different categories.

The first group of canvas colours should make up the base of your wardrobe, while the paint colours below them are for you to add to it. Think of the canvas colours as the majority of your wardrobe, and the paint colours as the fun on top. 

Finally, at the bottom of this page, you will find some additional paint colours for you to use that are specifically chosen for your grade and category. 

Your Soft One Colours

You are in the first of the soft colour tones. Your hair is dark blonde to light brown or highlighted with a mid-tone complexion and a pale eye colour. A Soft One will often be born blonde, and then their hair darkens as they mature. Your best colours are in tones of a similar nature but different shades, for example, deep teal and turquoise. If you like black wear it away from your face and choose charcoal closer to your face instead. 

  • Your skin can be yellow or pink-based or a combination of the two.
  • Is your skin tone cool or warm? An easy way to check is to look on the inside of your wrist; blue veins indicate a cool skin tone and green veins indicate a warm skin tone. Select either warm or cool colours from your palette that aline with your skin tone. 
  • Another way to select colours is to go by your eye colour, green or brown eyes are better with warmer tones, blue eyes will be slightly better with cooler tones. 
  • Choose charcoal over black if possible, and opt for khaki, taupe and pewter as your base colours. 
  • Do your colours need to look official for work? If so, try charcoal or steel blue worn with ice mist, or taupe worn with milk.
  • The clothing that sits closest to your face should be muted and medium in tone. 
  • Accentuate outfits with tonal accessories.
  • If you have to wear black try wool or velvet.

Soft One Canvas Colours

Select colours from the list below to become the staple of your wardrobe.

Soft One Paint Colours

Choose colours from the list below for your fun colours to highlight and enhance your outfits. 

Personal Soft One Colours

These colours in particular suit the Soft One skin tone because they are light enough to not wash you out. Select these for fun colours and those that will sit closest to your face. 

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