The Bright Spring Palette - Everything you need to know by expert London Stylists


In this article, you will discover:

  • The Bright Spring palette, Bright Spring Makeup, Hair and Jewellery
  • ✓ Common characteristics of a Bright Spring 
  • The benefits of using the Bright Spring palette for your wardrobe 
  • The Bright Spring outfit secrets to looking effortless
  • If you should have a seasonal colour analysis for a professional confirmation

Through our experience styling clients both in our London studio and online, we appreciate that colour analysis is not always straightforward.


To achieve accurate seasonal colour analysis, it's essential to take into account your undertones and the contrast level among your hair, skin tone, and eyes. These factors will establish the perfect temperature, intensity, and liveliness of shades that are most flattering for you.

Colour analysis aims to enhance your natural beauty without overpowering your eyes or smile with your clothing. The primary focus should be on you, not just on the outfit you wear.

5 Common Characteristics of a Bright Spring

Keep in mind that these traits are not hard and fast rules to define if you belong to this season. 

They are general features of what is typical for this season. Therefore, if you don't resemble another individual who is also a Bright Spring, there's no need to worry. 

Moreover, you might discover that you have a Bright Spring colour analysis result, but you possess characteristics that don't entirely match the standard Bright Spring traits.

This is particularly true for people of colour as most seasonal colour analysis advice is centred around white skin tones. 

As stylists with a mixed raced background, we understand this nuance on a personal level!

Keeping in mind that we must take into consideration room for individuality, here are 5 common characteristics of a Bright Spring:

  1. Your natural appearance is neutral and slightly warm with either neutral or warm undertones
  2. Your eyes are bright and have a warm look to them, as opposed to cool or soft.  
  3. There is a high contrast between your hair, skin and eye colour. 
  4. Your lips have a natural red appearance.
  5. Your hair is warm rather than soft and ashy

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The Bright Spring Palette


The Bright Spring colours have a warm, bright and clear feel to the palette.

When thinking of The Bright Spring palette, think of this as the very beginning of the season, when spring has just begun. This palette is highly saturated, bright and vibrant.

Looking at the overall palette you will notice there are no cool or muted colours.

As a Bright Spring, these colours neither overpower nor drain you, they will work in harmony with you.

This means that you will look radiant naturally and effortlessly when wearing these harmonious colours.


Bright Spring Best Jewellery Metals

Shiny yellow gold and brass are the best metals to harmonise with your Bright Spring warm undertones. Stay away from cool metals such as silver and rose gold as this will clash with your bright and warm essence.


To look effortlessly coherent, we recommend using your best metals for all of your jewellery and hardware, such as zips, bag clasps, buttons, belt buckles etc.

Bright Spring Makeup


When it comes to Bright Spring makeup, it is best to choose colours that enhance your warm skin tone and bright colouring. As you do not have cool undertones, stay away from cool-toned makeup, particularly smokey colours like grey and silver that will look harsh on your skin.


Although it is tempting to gravitate towards colours we like, wearing colours that look in harmony with your neutral-warm undertones is far more effective. 

Bright Spring Nail Polish Colours


Looking effortlessly well-put-together is something that many people strive for, but it can often seem like an elusive goal. However, the secret to achieving this look is actually quite simple: it's the small things that can make a big difference in your overall appearance.

When you pay attention to the details, you show that you care about your appearance and are willing to put in the effort to look your best.

It can be tempting to deviate from your palette and experiment with a cooler or muted colour.  However, this will either clash or look jarring against a head-to-toe Bright Spring look.

Therefore, the best way to complement your Bright Spring look is by choosing nail polish colours from your palette - trust us, it's worth it!

Bright Spring Best Hair Colours


We highly recommend choosing a different Bright Spring hair colour if you are thinking of altering your hair colour. It's best to work with our natural features rather than make drastic changes for optimal results in appearance.

Flattering shades for you include strawberry blondedark ginger, or light toffee brown.


Be sure to avoid cool colours or muted colours such as mousey brown or ash blonde as they can drain your colouring and they will not work with your striking features.


Be mindful that dying your hair slightly lighter or slightly darker can throw off your contrast levels, so, It's essential to seek professional advice when choosing a new hair colour.

The perfect shade for you depends on a combination of the surface colour of your skin (which varies across all Bright Spring clients) as well as your undertone and contrast level.

Bright Spring Colours to Avoid


Stay away from muted and cool hues as these colours are the direct opposite of the vibrant and warm spring colours that look best on you.

More specifically, avoid cloudy grey and chalk blue.

These cool colours will drain your warm colouring rather than bring it to life. 

Bright Spring, True Spring or Light Spring?


Seasonal colour analysis palettes have come a long way since the standard ‘Spring, Summer, Autumn or Winter’ result. To generate a precise result, the palettes are defined by whether you are at the beginning, the middle or at the end of the season. 

This means that each colour season is divided into three subcategories. For the warm spring family, the colour palettes are Bright Spring, True Spring, and Light Spring. 

If you’re a “Bright Spring”, then you’re at the beginning of the spring season in the seasonal flow chart. You neighbour the cool Bright Winter and warm True Spring palettes.

Bright Spring is the brightest and darkest of the three palettes, whereas Light Spring can take lighter varieties of colours, and True Springs colours are much warmer.

Light and Bright Springs are not as warm in their undertones as True Springs, as both of these neighbours the cool winter and summer seasons.

It’s advised to stick to your Bright Spring colours as these are the most in harmony with your natural beauty.

However, should you wish to wear more colours, then these two spring types are your second-best options.

Can Bright Springs wear black? 

Black is often a go-to color for many people's wardrobes, particularly those in the corporate world. However, it's a common misconception that black suits everyone. If you're a Bright Spring, you won't find black in your color palette.

But, don't worry, there are plenty of other dark shades that will complement your complexion just as well.


We encourage you to step outside of your comfort zone and experiment with colors like ink-blue, milk chocolate and shadow. These shades will add variety and depth to your outfits while still staying true to the warm Bright Spring palette.

For those who find wearing non-black colours intimidating, we suggest starting with dark accessories like a bag or phone case. Gradually, you can progress to colourful clothing with increased confidence.

If you cannot let go of black, then we recommend wearing black on the bottom half of your outfit to minimise the impact on your complexion. However, this will have an impact on how well put together you look on the whole, as you will look effortless when dressed head-to-toe in the Bright Spring palette.

6 game-changing Benefits of a Bright Spring Wardrobe

Using your most flattering seasonal colour palette for your wardrobe is a game changer in creating flattering outfits with ease and speed.

By using your palette, you can make confident purchases that will add variety to your wardrobe instead of impulsive buys that may not match anything you already own. With this in mind, be prepared for your shopping habits to transform!

Here are 6 main benefits of using the Bright Spring colour palette as a wardrobe guide:

  • Save time getting ready - quickly putting outfits together that look good is a huge time saver. When you choose colours from the Bright Spring palette, you’ll be able to create a variety of looks without having to spend hours trying on different items.
  • Save a staggering amount of money - say goodbye to the days of buying clothes that you never wear. When curating your wardrobe with cool Bright Spring colours, you will eliminate buyer's remorse as your purchases will be highly flattering on you.
  • Look effortless without trying hard- The secret to looking effortless is to find clothes that are harmonious with your colouring and your body shape. By dressing head to toe in cool Bright Spring colours, your outfits will look well-put-together, without looking try-hard.


  • Less stress, more confidence - By using the Bright Spring palette, you don’t have to second-guess your outfits. Knowing that all the items you’ve chosen are highly flattering on you and look great together will give you more confidence in your wardrobe.
  • More outfits with fewer items - When you build a wardrobe based on your colour palette, everything will mix and match easily, meaning the versatility of each garment will increase.
  • More sustainable - Knowing that your colour season will never change is reassuring. It means that you can invest in a wardrobe designed for longevity, therefore needing to buy fewer items over time.

As a Bright Spring, building your wardrobe using the Bright Spring colour palette is the perfect solution to help you achieve a wardrobe that flows.

Bright Spring Wardrobe Secrets To Successful Outfits

To improve your Bright Spring wardrobe, try mixing different fabrics with your chosen colours. Wearing pink in silk may feel great, but cotton or linen may not have the same effect. Likewise, brown may look better in leather than in knitwear. Experimenting with fabrics can change how you feel in your colours.

Your palette's colours can vary based on the climate or environment, and your style may adapt accordingly. For instance, the colours you adore at the beach may not suit your work or winter wardrobe. Allow yourself to gravitate towards different hues in different settings.

Bright Spring Wardrobe Neutral Colours


For many, light neutrals like grey and white and darker neutrals like black are the go-to options when it comes to neutral colours in their wardrobes. 

However, as a Bright Spring when wearing these colours, you can look washed out and your complexion can look dull. 

Instead, Bright Spring neutrals favour off-white, milk chocolate, vanilla, and ink blue.

Bright Spring Wardrobe Accent Colours


Bright Spring clients can effortlessly make a statement with their vivid warm and clear colour palette. Vibrant reds, pinks, blues, and purples are all great options. 

However, remember that when picking the ideal accent colour, like green or yellow, choose a Bright Spring shade that boosts your confidence and brings out your best self.

Bright Spring Wardrobe Colour Combinations

As you have a high contrast level, you look best in colour combinations that are also of a striking contrast level.

The good news is that all the colours you have in your palette can mix and match with each other, so when it comes to outfit building, Bright Springs can expect easy and fast outfit building. 

When using these colour combinations, think head-to-toe with your outfit, not just the colours worn closest to your face. 

Whilst an off-white and warm brown is considered a classic Bright Spring combination, there are many options that will work for you.

Below are some of our favourite Bright Spring colour combinations:


Bright Spring Wardrobe Workwear Colors

As a Bright Spring, you'll quickly find that the traditional corporate colours do not appear in your palette. But do not worry, there are many options that will still look appropriate to wear in business or formal settings.

Let’s start with your Bright Spring neutrals. As a Bright Spring, you look great in ink-blue, lotion white and milk chocolate brown. These classic colours are also easy to mix and match, so you can create endless looks with just a few pieces. 

If you’re looking for something slightly different, consider a dark green or a light almond beige to help you stand out from a crowd that’s dressed in black.

Bright Spring vs Bright Winter

We have found that for many clients of ours, it can be hard to differentiate between Bright Spring and Bright Winter colours when shopping. As both of these palettes neighbour one another, it’s easy to get confused! 

The difference between the two is that Bright Spring colours are warm and Bright Winter colours are cool. Bright Spring colours have a sunny property to the colour, whereas Bright Winter colours have the icy qualities of the Winter Palette. 



Bright Spring FAQs


This is a question we get asked a lot, and the good news is that it will not – no matter if your cool skin tone changes due to tanning or ageing. 

This is because Bright Spring colours are perfectly in harmony with your neutral-warm skin and the high contrast level between your hair, skin and eye colour.

So if you're a Bright Spring, you can look forward to a lifetime of wearing flattering colours - no matter your age, or when you get grey hair! Therefore you can have the confidence to invest in classic pieces for a Bright Spring wardrobe with longevity.


Yes, you can. It is a misconception that tanning or burning has an influence on your seasonal analysis result.

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