Light Winter Color Palette and Wardrobe Outfit Ideas | 16 Seasonal Color Types

Light / Tinted Winter Color Type

Hey there, color lovers! Today, we're diving deeper into the fascinating world of winter color types. In my previous posts, I covered Dark and Soft winter, and now it's time to shine a spotlight on the Light (Tinted/Cool) Winter color type. You can call it Light Winter, Tinted Winter, or Cool Winter - all names work! So, let's jump right in and discover the magic of the Light Winter Color Type!

Light Winter Moodboard

The Light Winter Color Type is truly unique, boasting a prominent cool undertone that sets it apart. This means that warm colors are simply not its cup of tea. If you fall into this category, you'll want to steer clear of earthy tones and opt instead for shades that complement your cool undertones. Light colors are your best friends, as they have the power to enhance your natural beauty.


Picture those enchanting early winter mornings, where the sun glistens off the pristine snow, creating a mesmerizing spectacle of twinkling lights. This imagery perfectly captures the essence of the Light Winter Color Type. Just like the bright sprinkles of sunlight dancing on the snow, you too will shine when surrounded by light colors that accentuate your cool undertones.

If you belong to the Light Winter color type, it's crucial to steer clear of the Dark Winter color palette and the muted tones of the Soft Winter category. Instead, focus on selecting shades that embody the following characteristics: light, cool, and dark-bright.


When it comes to darker shades, it's essential to choose hues that still maintain a level of vibrancy and pigmentation. Avoid going too dark, as it can overpower your natural radiance. Aim for deep tones that retain their richness while complementing your overall palette. This balance ensures that your colors harmonize with your cool undertones and enhance your unique beauty.


There are several celebrities with this color type: Lauren Graham is one of them.

Outfit Color Schemes for Soft Winter

When assembling a wardrobe for the Light Winter color type, it's crucial to prioritize light colors for clothing items worn near the face. This is because bright or dark colors can be overpowering and disrupt the delicate balance of your cool undertones. By selecting lighter shades, you can enhance your natural radiance and create a harmonious look.


Here are some color combinations if you're Light Winter.

Outfit Ideas for Light Winter

When it comes to dressing as a Light Winter, the key is to place lighter garments near the portrait zone, which includes your face and upper body. Opt for lighter-colored tops, such as pastels or whites, to enhance your cool undertones. Feel free to play around with darker or brighter shades for your bottoms, allowing for contrast and versatility in your outfits. By striking this balance, you'll create a visually appealing and harmonious look that showcases your unique style.

I recommend using analogous or monochromatic color mixing methods for the light winter color type.

You can learn more on how to mix & match colors in my FREE guide here:

Makeup Ideas for Soft Winter

When it comes to makeup, the light winter color type should aim for a natural look that enhances their delicate features. Light, cool tones work best, like cool pinks, soft berries, and dusty mauves.


For the complexion, a foundation with cool undertones that matches your skin tone is essential. You can then add a touch of color with a subtle pink or berry blush. Stick to matte finishes for a more sophisticated look.


For the eyes, light winters should choose eyeshadows in cool-toned pastels, such as soft pinks, purples, or icy blue-grey. For a more dramatic look, you can add a touch of charcoal or deep grey along the lash line. Finish with a few coats of mascara to make your eyes pop.

When it comes to lips, soft winters should stick to cool pinks. I suggest picking lipglosses than thick textures lipsticks. Avoid warm or bright reds, as they can clash with the light winter color type's delicate features.


Overall, the key to makeup for the light winter color type is to keep things light, natural, and subtle. With the right color choices, you can enhance your natural beauty and create a stunning look that's perfect for any occasion.

How to Truly Know if You're Light Winter?

The only way is to get a consultation from a professional stylist. I don't mind DIY methods; however, there are subtle nuances that can change the whole picture. It's about ensuring you've correctly identified your temperature and analyzing the contrast (using black and white filters on your photos won't suffice!). After that, you need to check the tonality of your skin and other factors to discover your true color type.


Instead of guessing which colors suit you best and potentially making expensive shopping mistakes, I can help you determine your exact seasonal color type and provide personalized recommendations for your wardrobe and makeup.


Don't hesitate to book a consultation with me and take the first step towards creating a wardrobe that makes you look and feel confident and beautiful. I provide online color analysis sessions and use the best color system (16 seasonal color types) to truly highlight your appearance. You can book your FREE consultation with me here!

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