Mixed seasons is your primary colour personality.
Autumn is your primary colour personality.
Winter is your secondary colour personality.
Yet I love Spring...
The onset of autumn brings with it vivid hues of oranges and rusts as once green leaves transform into a palette of oranges before descending to earth. Fireplaces, warm clothing, slowing pace and a sense of cocooning ready for the harshness of winter is reflected in the fiery, warm and intense Autumn colour personality.
Yellow undertones give warmth to much of the Autumn palette, made up of a mix of bright spicy vibrant colours and warm rich mellow hues. The mellow hues can be brought to life with the careful injection of a vibrant accent. The Autumn palette is characterised by hot oranges, fiery reds, ochres and muted olives. The colours of nature in autumn come indoors. Neutrals are drawn from the brown family, warm and varying in intensity.
The sense of solidity is reinforced with solid dark woods and yearnings towards traditional dark leathers.
Autumns are intelligent, interested and curious to find out how things work. Strong personal values and loyalties keeps them true to themselves and they are more impressed by content than by fancy packaging. Bursts of enthusiasm often sees them taking on too much work, but they will persevere until it is complete. Their strong sense of self makes them excellent leaders but they can edge on being seen as too bossy at time. Autumns are sociable but like time out to enjoy the great outdoors and favourite pets.
Quality, history, durability and comfort are more important than contemporary or modern considerations. Autumn homes will often be full of books and magazines, chunky oversized eclectic furniture built for comfort, antiques and all things historical. Surfaces from tables to sofas are often loosely covered and accessories decorate all available spaces - their presence comfortable to an Autumn but too cluttered for other colour personalities. Like a squirrel hoarding precious food to see them through the cold winter, Autumns tend to keep everything adding to the abundance of objects in a space.
Often city dwellers, most Autumns are more at home in the countryside, surrounded by nature. The enveloping warmth of fireside entertaining will appeal. Connected to nature, Autumns are more likely to select environmentally friendly alternatives to reduce the environmental burden. Dark wood, leather, copper, terracotta and other natural materials are commonplace in Autumn homes, bringing the outdoors in to be enjoyed. Texture is often as important as colour in the selection of these natural materials. Flowers are likely to be dried not fresh, adding to the richness and depth of colour without the limited lifetime of a fresh cut stem.
Autumn homes are less formal and more comforting with a sense of closeness due to the focus on advancing colours, dark furniture and bountiful accessorising. Fireplace focal points add to the enveloping sense of warmth and abundance.
Winter conjures up images of barren landscapes covered in white snow and ice flooded by cold, blue light. The winter palette is one of contrasts - vivid deep colours meet ice cool colours joined by intense black and pure white. The winter landscape is simple and streamlined.
Not scared to use strong colour, Winters often love reds but avoid soft pinks. Achromatic colour schemes employing tonal variations of black, white and grey are commonplace, giving clean lines and sharp contrasts. Assertive purples are considered a safe choice for the main colour in a colour scheme, a sharp contrast to other seasons who will use purple sparingly as an accent. Blues run the gamut of ice blues through to blue blacks, cool and delineating and reflect onto the green palette giving a range of strong aquas. Neutrals are blacks, whites and greys for dramatic relief against the stronger feature colours. You won't find warm creams here. Simple colour schemes are favoured - one colour as the canvas and then accents of other strong colours for contrast and drama. Like Winter personalities, the Winter palette is self-assured and intense. Subtle colours are left to the other seasons.
Winter homes are uncluttered with large windows, clean lines, square corners and expanses of shiny surfaces such as mirrors, stainless steel and glass tabletops commonplace. All combine to give a sense of space. The sheen and hi-tech feel of metal or chrome is preferred to the natural warmth of timber. The latest technology is perfectly at home in a winter home, with cutting edge electronic equipment through to sleek lighting and stainless steel kitchen appliances. Furniture is square, solid and high quality. Fabrics are single coloured, more likely to be textured or leather than strongly patterned.
Accessoring is done with care for maximum drama and contrast. A few pieces or art or ornaments will decorate a room as an accent supported by clear strong lighting. Textures are favoured over patterns. The Winter home may feature strong colours and heavy textures, but patterns other than a basic stripe or geometric designs are unlikely to appeal.
Winters tend to be drawn to living in the city - the fast paced life suits them whereas the rustic atmosphere of the country does not. The quick adoption of new technologies means many look to Winters as trendsetters. Confident, innovative, decisive and ambitious - Winters are suited to the business world of quick decisions and objectivity. In their personal lives Winters tend to prefer a small group of close friends rather than large circles of acquaintances. You can rely on a Winter.