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Know your neutrals

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Knowing your seasonal palette means knowing exactly which bold, bright and beautiful colours make you look and feel your best. But it also means knowing your best neutrals; the 'non-colours' that will have the same effect and will also work to anchor every other piece in your wardrobe at the same time.

If you've been a lifelong devotee of black and white, switching to new neutrals can take a little bit of adjustment (and effort, if you're shopping on the high street, which loves little more than basic black, grey and white). But not only will your best neutrals make you look your absolute best, but they will also mix and match with absolutely every colour in your seasonal palette, creating new outfits and forming the basis of everything from workwear and wedding guest outfits to weekend loungewear.

So which are your best neutrals? The answer is that it depends on your skintone, which dictates your personal seasonal palette. Are you Spring, Summer, Autumn or Winter? If you don't yet know, your first step is to visit our colour quiz to get you started. Once you know which palette belongs to you, simply click on the links below to discover your best neutrals.


Barbara on Dec 08, 2019 5:36 PM

Why does Sultry Navy work for Autumns as well as for the cool palettes?

Kettlewell Colours: This blog post explains all about crossover colours which should answer your question :-)

https://www.kettlewellcolours.co.uk/blog/jo/how-can-colours-work-for-multiple-seasonal-palettes

Helen H on Sep 18, 2019 2:22 PM

Very helpful, Jo. I'm attracted to the new Silver Birch neutral which more or less matches my hair! However, it looks a bit more beige than my usual choices. I would welcome a few wise suggestions for combining it with my Bright Jewelled Winter palette.

Many thanks.

Olwen on Sep 18, 2019 11:42 AM

As a Cool Summer, I really like the Marine Navy. I can recommend both Hawaii and Duck Egg are fabulous lightening colours. Great useful piece!