It depends. You're more likely to get away with it if the non-Soft Autumn colour is: closer to Soft Autumn, like True Autumn olive as opposed to Bright Winter lime. more neutral — an incorrect grey will be less problematic than an incorrect red.
Warm/True Autumn should avoid colours that are cool or neutral, bright colours as well as colours that are light in value such as: Black - too deep and too cool for Warm/True Autumn (If you are a Warm/True Autumn, your version of black is warm medium-dark gray or rich brown.) Sky Blue - cool, light and muted.
Colours to Avoid
Since True Autumn's main colour aspects are warmth and richness, your worst colours are cool and bright. Apart from white and black, other cool and bright, such as pastel pink or ice blue, will clash with your natural warmth and richness and will make you look off.
True Autumn doesn't have those traditional colours, though there are greys, and your version of black on the cover of your TCI True Autumn fan. They have gold or green undertones, and if you can find them, great! However most greys I see tend to be cooler, better for Summers or Winters.
Neither too bright nor too muted. Often a True Autumn will look like a 'typical' autumn, with reddish toned hair, light brown or green eyes and fair celtic skin that goes golden in summer. Your best colours are rust red, mustard yellow, medium olive green and mid-browns and camels.
A Soft Autumn suit could be in your warm dark grey, navy, rosewood brown, deep khaki-brown, or hunter green.
Since Soft Autumn is neutral-warm, silver, pewter, bronze, white gold, rose gold and soft yellow gold all work on you, as long as they are muted enough. Most coppers are too orange and therefore too rich for you. Wood and other natural materials also make great accessories for Autumns.
Think grey, greige, even light blues – they can all make an appearance. Indeed, fall color palettes aren't just reserved for your wardrobe and it's the perfect time for a mini makeover whether you're upgrading your living room, kitchen, bedroom or hallway.
Metals & Accessories
Since Dark Autumn has neutral-warm colouring, a large range of metals will look flattering on you. From bronze, brass, gold to copper and pewter, all will work for you. Silver may also work on you, but make sure to select a warmer shade rather than a very cool, blue one.
Wearing black with Autumn colors is so easy!
Autumn is one of the deeper color palettes and although your colors are soft they are also quite intense and heavily SATURATED. Therefore, they are strong enough to provide a strong contrast against black and they can look absolutely STUNNING!
Deep autumns can wear darker colors
Deep, dark olive greens and eggplant are also shades that will look great on you. On the lighter side, you'd do best to stick with a soft white or very light gray, but don't be afraid to add a pop of color with a bright red or purple or a lovely teal blue.
True Autumn skin has golden undertones and can be anywhere from fair to medium to dark in color. The true autumn is most associated with those warm golden undertones, which means pink tones, rosy tones, and even olive shades are not skin shades within this season.
Warm autumn can wear the most brilliant and rich shades of red and orange. In the pink family, coral will work, as will garnet. Yellows and greens are also prominent in the warm autumn palette, ranging from mustard through sunshine, warm army and deep juniper.
Autumn's version of white is rich cream. Autumns suit every shade of light brown, from tan and camel through to cognac and beige, and they can be incredibly useful neutrals, particularly for warmer weather.
Soft Autumn: Mahogany, brown, medium grey, camel, khaki, grey, light peach, deep rose, light coral, dusty pink, coral, terracotta, buttermilk, mint, emerald turquoise, turquoise, jade, evergreen, purple, dark purple aubergine.
Autumns will do well in many versions of orange, but their best versions are the toasted oranges of fall versus the spring corals. Soft Autumns look lovely in the softer, pinker versions while True, Deep and Warm Autumns all get darker versions and look great in true orange.
Dark Autumns, as the name suggests, almost always have medium to dark brown hair. Blonde Dark Autumns exist, but they are very rare.
But there's actually no guarantee it remains the case later in life. Some Dark Autumns have hair we might describe as blonde. Blue eyed Dark Winters do walk amongst us. So “light” hair or eyes do not necessarily equate to higher value.
AUTUMN colours can be dull, but this season, let's celebrate the arrival of cobalt blue. This exciting colour has been brightening up all the catwalks for autumn/winter 2012 and the great news is, it suits most skin tones.
Three colors that will distract us from the cold climate of the upcoming season: yellow, orange, and pink will be the three It shades of Fall/Winter 2021. Scarlet orange, lemon yellow, and pink dominated the catwalks of Versace, Prada, and Gucci last season. Now, autumn doesn't seem so gray anymore.
As in autumn seasons past, there was a noticeable shift in 2021 to traditionally warmer tones, like clay and army green. Brighter colors, like fuchsia and silver, were also notable color combos.
Winter colours are intense and icy. Think back to the winter scene – it's full of black, bright whites and the coolest blues. Unlike Cool Summers, your high contrasting features mean that pastel colours will wash you out. Instead, stick to more vivid colours such as: fuschia, bottle green, icy blue or cherry.
If you have soft coloring black will never be best worn next to your face and as long as you know that it's fine. But, almost everyone has black tucked away in their closet somewhere and you shouldn't have to apologize to anyone or feel that you 'must' get rid of it.
Here are the basics of the Smokey Soft Season
Best Colors: Rich, earthy shades of brown, terracotta, olive, teal, and tomato are key. Worst Colors: Light, cool pastels like mauve and pale pink.
Red shades for Soft Autumn women
Soft Autumn women can look outstanding wearing lighter and muted red hues like lobster or coral, brick or dark terra cotta.