Disclaimer: "To determine your true season with 100% certainty, it's necessary to be draped in a variety of colors by a color analyst. S/he analyzes the effects of the various colors on your skin to determine precisely which season's colors are in harmony with your natural coloring." Truth is Beauty
First, are you cool or warm? Most likely if you are warm, you are Spring or Autumn, and if you are cool, you are Summer or Winter. How do you tell? If you have a chance to buy a yard of gold lame' and silver, you can drape yourself at home. Also, if you go into a department store and try on a gold bracelet and a silver one, you will notice one hand will "age" and the other will look younger and healthier. Gold is warm and silver is Cool. Note: some people are neutral. Also, you can look at the color cast of the skin around your eyes. Another factor is the color tone of the veins on your arms.
Then what is your dominant characteristic? Deep or Light? Soft or Clear?
Hue--is the name of the color that can be perceived as Cool or Warm
Value-- change of color from white to black , so it means Dark or Light
Chroma-- Whether the color appears Clear or Muted (Soft)
12 Season System
There is a new 16 Season System
Dark+Cool= Dark Winter
Dark+ Warm= Dark Autumn
Light +Warm= Light Spring
Light+ Cool= Light Summer
Clear+Cool= Clear Winter
Clear+ Warm= Clear Spring
Soft+ Warm= Soft Autumn
Soft+ Cool = Soft Summer
Warm+ Clear= Warm Spring
Warm+ Soft/dark= Warm Autumn
Cool + Soft/Light= Cool Summer
Cool+ Clear/dark= Cool Winter
See also Quizzes!
Spring with Autumn: True Spring, Glorious SpringWARM and Clear
Spring with Summer: Pastel SpringWARM and LIGHT
Spring with Winter: Bright Spring, Striking SpringCLEAR and Warm
Summer with Winter: True Summer, Moonlight SummerCOOL and Soft/Light
Summer with Autumn: Indian SummerCOOL and SOFT
Summer with Spring: Sunshine SummerCOOL and LIGHT
Autumn with Spring: Golden AutumnWARM and Soft/Dark
Autumn with Winter: Dark Autumn, Striking AutumnWARM and DEEP
Autumn with SummerWARM and SOFT
Winter with SummerCOOL and Clear/Dark
Winter with SpringCOOL and CLEAR
Winter with AutumnCOOL and DEEP
A big factor in Color Analysis (not DYT or IE) is your eye color: read about Eye Types.
You can also determine your specific type by using lipstick to do a lip drape.
There is a free quiz at Pretty Your World. or Analyze yourself there.