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


In this article you will discover:

  • The Light Spring color palette, Light Spring Makeup, Hair and Jewellery
  • ✓ Common characteristics of a Light Spring
  • The benefits of using the Light Spring palette for your wardrobe
  • The Light Spring outfit secrets to looking effortless

From our years of experience styling thousands of clients in our London Styling Studio and online, we appreciate that the colour analysis process is not always straightforward.


To ensure an accurate result, it is important to take into consideration both the contrast between your eyes, skin tone and hair, as well as the undertones of your colouring.

Doing so will enable us to determine the best colours to suit your unique appearance. By matching your colours, undertones and contrast level, you can ensure that you can create a versatile capsule wardrobe that best flatters you.

5 common characteristics of a Light Spring

Even if you are a Light Spring, you may not have all the typical attributes associated with the Light Spring season. It is essential to keep in mind that everyone is one of a kind and, these characteristics are what is common in the season, rather than to be taken as strict guidelines.

This is particularly valid for people of color, as the advice for color analysis is usually tailored to those with lighter skin.

We, as stylists who also come from mixed racial backgrounds, can relate to this issue on a personal level.

Given the need to consider nuance, here are 5 typical features of a Light Spring:

  1. Your skin’s natural appearance is neutral warm undertones
  1. You have light features, such as light eyes or light hair with warm undertones
  1. You have low contrast between your, skin, eyes and hair
  1. Your eyes are typically light blue or green with a bright appearance
  1. Your hair is both warm and golden rather than cool and ashy

Please note, the vein analysis is not the most accurate way to determine your colour season as we also take into account your contrast levels.

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The Light Spring colours have a warm, light and fresh feel to the sunny palette. This season represents new life, so think of these colours as bright and bursting with new energy.

You may have noticed that there are no cool or dark colours in the Light Spring palette, as your colours are both warm and light which best flatters your light and warm features.

These colours will complement your natural beauty, creating a glowing, yet not overpowering, spring look as these colours are not overly bright.

Great examples of Light Spring Celebrites include Taylor Swift, and Amanda Seyfreid.


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Light Spring Best Jewellery Metals

As you have a warm undertone, gold is the best metal for you. As Light Spring falls next to a cool palette, can wear both silver and rose gold due to Light Summer’s influence.  Overall, as your primary colouring quality is light, then light metals will look most harmonious with you, such as light copper or light gold. Avoid metails with ntiqued or oxidised finishes as this will look very heavy on you.


For a well-put-together look, we recommend using your best metals for both your jewellery and hardware, including zips, bag clasps, buttons, belt buckles etc.

Light Spring Makeup


For Light Spring makeup colors, we recommend sticking to lighter colours that are similar to the warm neutral colours in your seasonal color palette.

Stay away from dark colours with cool tones as you have yellow undertones rather than blue undertones or dark features, therefore, this makeup can look both heavy and ageing on you. Instead, choose warm colours rather than cooler ones to best harmonise with you

As Light Spring skin tones can vary from one person to the next, it is best to seek a professional opinion to accurately match you with colours that best flatter your undertone, the surface of your skin and your lower contrast levels.


Overall, as your undertones are warm, but not on the warmest end of the spectrum, neutral warm makeup is the best option for Light Spring.

Rather than simply choosing colors that appeal to us, it is more impactful to wear light, warm neutral colors that complement your warm coloring.

Light Spring Nail Polish Colours

To best coordinate with your Light Spring clothes, choose nail polish colours from your palette.


It may be appealing to go for dark and cool colours, but to ensure you create a coherent look choose either a neutral or accent colour from your seasonal colour palette. Great option includes peachy-pink or chocolate milk brown.

Best Light Spring Hair Colors

If you are considering changing your hair colour, we strongly advise that you should opt for another Light Spring hair color to ensure your most complementary look.

When changing your hair, follow the golden undertone of your natural hair colour for your most flattering look. Colours such as strawberry bonde, golden blonde, light golden brown, light brown, or warm medium brown are great options.


Stay away from anything too cool including ash blonde or cool dark brunette, as they can drain your colouring and overwhelm your natural delicate appearance as you are of a light seaon.


If you dye your hair slightly lighter or slightly darker, it may negatively impact your low contrast level. Therefore, we highly recommend seeking professional advice before committing to a new hair colour.

The best shade to enhance your features depends on a combination of both the surface colour of your skin (which varies across all Light Spring clients) as well as your undertone and contrast level.

Light Spring Colours to Avoid


It’s recommended to avoid wearing dark and warm tones. These colours have direct opposite qualities to the warm light spring colours that best flatter your natural beauty, therefore can be considered the worst colours for a light spring.

To be precise, avoid ruby red, dark grey and black.

These dark and cool colours will look harsh against your warm and light features and overpower your complexion. For your best look choose lighter shades that are warm-toned to best compliment your light colouring.

Light Spring, True Spring or Bright Spring?


There are three spring seasons within the warm spring family: Light Spring, True Spring, and Bright Spring.

If you’re a “Light Spring”, then think of these colours as the same as what you would see in nature at the end of the spring season, whereas the two other spring seasons are True Spring (the middle of spring) and Bright Spring (the beginning of spring) on the seasonal flow chart.

True Spring has the lightest colours compared to True Spring and Bright Spring.

Both Bright Spring and Light Spring sits next True Spring, however, Light Springs sits next to Cool Light Summer, and Bright Spring sits by cool Bright Winter.


We recommend exclusively wearing your Light Spring colours rather than a mix of other light springs or summer colours, as these are the specific colours that elevate your natural beauty.

Can Light Spring wear black?

As your colour palette is primarily made up of light colours, Black is not included in the Light Spring color palette. Black would look jarring for against your features, as you have light rather than dark features. Also, you have subtle, little contrast between your hair skin and eyes rather than high contrast leve, which means black is too harsh for your colouringl.

Transitioning out of black to a Light spring color palette option can be never wracking for some. It’s no secret that black is usually considered a wardrobe staple for many people.


For those who live in black clothing, we suggest beginning your journey into colour by wearing black on the lower half of your outfit and introducing shades from your Light Spring palette on the upper half.

Wearing colours close to your face will have a bigger influence on your complexion, so wearing black on the lower half of your outfit won't be as harsh on your skin tone. However, if you want to create a more polished look, choosing a full outfit from your lighter spring colour palette is recommended.

6 game-changing benefits of a Light Spring Capsule Wardrobe

Using your Light Spring color palette as a wardrobe guide is a game-changer for changing the way you dress, shop and outfit build for the long haul.

Here are 6 wonderful benefits of using your Light Spring color palette that will help you quickly achieve your wardrobe goals with ease:

  • Save time getting ready - Say goodbye to lengthy and stressful outfit building; save time getting ready with Light Spring palette colours. Create multiple looks quickly and easily!
  • Save a staggering amount of money - Once you understand the types of clothes that best flatter you, you can end the cycle of spending money on clothes you never wear for good. By purchasing Light Spring clothes that flatter you, you will save a great deal of money over time as each purchase will be an investment.
  • Look effortless without trying hard- The only way to achieve an effortless look is by wearing pieces that flatter your colouring and body shape. An easy way to elevate your look without looking like you’re trying hard is to wear curate a Light Spring wardore, as these flattering colours will make you look well put together.


  • Less stress, more confidence - When assembling a look using the Light Spring wardrobe guide, you can be sure of putting together ensembles that are flattering and complementary, giving you added assurance in your outfit.
  • More outfits with fewer items - curating your light spring wardrobe will guarantee that the items can be easily matched, thereby increasing the versatility of each item and therefore, the amount of outfits you can create with the same items.
  • More sustainable - Your colour season will remain constant, allowing you to invest in a light spring wardrobe that focuses on longevity, quality and sustainability that will last you a lifetime.


Light Spring Wardrobe Neutral Colours


For many, white, camel and black are popular neutrals when putting together an outfit.

However, Light Springs should steer away from these neutrals as they can make them look washed out and dull.

The best Light Spring dark neutrals include dark browns and medium blues and light neutrals inlcude pearl whites and vanilla.

Light Spring Wardrobe Accent Colours


No matter how light your colours may be, you can still create a statement look.

Many Light Spring clients have fallen in love with light peach, light red, tiffany blue, light yellow and sky blue in the palette to create a statement outfit.

However, the ultimate way to create an eye-catching look, choose a Light Springs colour that makes you feel like the best version of yourself. You may find that the light blues or light greens in the Light Spring palette gives you more confidence than pink or purple ever will - allow whichever colour resonates with you the most to be your accent colour. This could change over time or across different areas of your lifestyle.

Light Spring Colour Wardrobe Combinations

For Light Springs, the best way to combine your colours are to use a combination of the brighter colours in your palette with a slightly muted or neutral colour within your palette.

As Light Springs sits next to the Light Summer palette, your colours are lighter than any of the spring family colour palettes. Therefore, you can inject lighter colours into your look out of all the spring seasons.

Keep inmind that these colour combinations will look best as a head-to-toe outfit, or, these colours can work as part of a light spring patterns of clothing.

Here are some of our client’s favourite Light Springs colour palette combinations:


Light Spring Corporate Wardrobe Colors

If you're looking for an alternative to black for a professional setting, plenty of darker colours in your palette are great options for a corporate or business environment.

Alternatives to black include light and dark browns, almond off-whites, and medium blues are great choices for a Light Springs. You can also combine a lighter colour with a darker colour to create a look that is appropriate for a corporate setting.

Am I a Light Spring or Light Summer?

At first, it can be tricky to distinguish between Light Spring and Light Summer colours when shopping, but they don't need to be seen as conflicting.These two colour seasons are closely connected on the colour season flow chart, and could be thought of as sister seasons due to their light shades being appropriate for those with light features.

There is one key difference though: Light Summers usually include cool tones like bright grey or lavender, while Light Springs are usually warm and light, like peach or cream.



Light Springs FAQs


Often, people inquire if Light Spring shades will still be flattering if their skin tone changes with tanning or maturing. The answer is a definite affirmative - Light Spring colours will always look great with any skin tone, due to the balance between your skin, hair and eye colour.

If you are a Light Spring, you can be confident that the colours you pick will remain complimentary no matter your age or if your hair turns grey. Therefore, investing in classic Light Spring pieces is a great way to build a wardrobe that will serve you for many years.


It is rare for a Light Spring to have light brown eyes. Keep in mind that you could be a Light Spring even if you have physical characteristics that are outside the typical Light Spring features.



Yes, you can be a Light Summer and have brown or dark blonde hair, as long as it is warm rather than ashy.

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