Best Neutrals Colors For Each Seasonal Color Palette

Hello, Darlings! Today we are talking about Best Neutrals Colors For Each Seasonal Color Palette. As you build a wardrobe you love, make sure you take into consideration your neutrals. Neutrals are the base of all wardrobes. Neutrals are not just black and white. So many options to add to your closet, according to your own personal seasonal color palette.

Not Everyone Can Or Should Wear Black

But, black is slimming. Yes, it is, but black is a very harsh color and on many skin types it can wash you out and makes you look shallow or sickly. Technically, black is only in a Winter’s Seasonal Color Palette.

All black "column of color" makes me look taller and slimmer.  But black is not the only option and for most is not the best.
All black “column of color” makes me look taller and slimmer. But black is not the only option and for most is not the best.

Dark Neutrals To Add To Your Closet

Seasonal Neutrals- dark neutral colors for each seasonal color palette

Each seasonal color palette has some great basic neutrals to help create a column of color which is really the key to looking taller and slimmer. Navy should be a color in everyone’s wardrobe. For a Winter, look for a darker, indigo navy. A Spring should look to add the color chocolate and a brighter warmer navy. Summers can enjoy seasonal neutrals such as grape or a french navy (which is slightly gray). Autumns can wear olive and a warmer marine navy.

Expanded my wardrobe with dark navy.  Still able to create the "column of color".  I need to add some navy shoes to my shopping list.  Don't want everyone looking at my feet.
Expanded my wardrobe with dark navy. Still able to create the “column of color”. I need to add some navy shoes to my shopping list. Don’t want everyone looking at my feet.

These are only guides and suggestions to help you expand your wardrobe. If you still love your black pants are are not a Winter- wear them! But, you might want to look to a less harsh color next to your face.

Not Everyone Can Wear White

Just like black, white is not for everyone. True bright white is only in the Winter’s Seasonal Color Palette. White is a cooler color and can wash out those people with warmer skin tones such as Spring/Autumns. Better choices for those seasons would be creams or beiges. Even Summer’s do better with a “softer white” or even pale pink.

Also, you need to think about where you put white or cream. These colors are top of the color attractiveness scale and your eye will go straight to them. Remember the game Where Does Your Eye Go? If you are trying to hide or draw less attention to an area such as the hip/stomach, you do not want white or cream.

I am using the hat to hide my pants! This outfit is all wrong.  The top colors although bright and bold, are not in my color palette. Plus the pants draw your eye down to my hips/ thighs.
I am using the hat to hide my pants! This outfit is all wrong. The top colors although bright and bold, are not in my color palette. Plus the pants draw your eye down to my hips/ thighs.

For example, Pear Shaped Body Type, white pants are NOT a friend. For years every spring I try to wear white pants. I am never happy with it, no matter how good the fit or feel of the pants. It is just a big bullhorn that says “look at my big bottom”.

On the flip side, a white top or jacket is a very good choice for me. It brings attention up and out. It is all about visual balance.

Expand Your Wardrobe With Neutrals

The good news is that each seasonal color palette has an array of neutrals for you to add to your wardrobe. Some colors you may have never even thought to experiment with. Neutrals are great for base layers or shell tops that you can add a POP of color to.

Check Out These Seasonal Neutrals

Neutrals for a Winter Seasonal Color Palette
Neutrals for a Summer Seasonal Color Palette
Neutrals for an Autumn Seasonal Color Palette
Neutrals for a Spring Seasonal Color Palette.

Experimenting In Neutrals

This year has been the “year of color” in my wardrobe. I have added some great bold POPs of color. But I have also been experimenting with neutrals. I swear half my closet is black. This year I made a pact not to add another black top to my closet. Really, how many do I need when there are other options.

Charcoal Gray, a blue gray is a great option instead of black for those who are in the Winter Seasonal Color Palette.
Charcoal Gray, a dark blue-gray is a great option instead of black for those who are in the Winter Seasonal Color Palette.

So with that in mind, I have discovered how great Charcoal Gray is. To break away from my all black column of color, I have added this Betty Cowl Neck Top from Kettlewell Colors. The gray is a dark”blue/gray” which works perfectly with the other cooler colors in my wardrobe. For the most part, I can wear it as a neutral with anything in my wardrobe as long as it is in my Winter Seasonal Color Palette

Playing with color! Using Charcoal Gray as a base layer and Chinese Blue for my POP of color. All pieces are from Kettlewell Colors

I have also discovered a color called Mole. This is a color that Summer, Autumns, and Winters can wear. A great basic neutral that seems to go cooler next to cool colors and warmer next to those warm colors. Almost like a chameleon, adjusting to the temperature and surroundings.

Mole is an interesting color to experiment with if your seasonal color palette is Summer, Autumn or Winter
I have a Sleeveless V Neck top in Mole paired with Short Cascade Wrap in Pine. I have added an Infinity Scarf in Deep Claret- all from Kettlewell Colors
Here is my jacket from Cabi Clothing in a color that would be considered “Shiny Mole”. I paired it with a scarf in Pine. I love this jacket and pull it out every year. Now I know why. It is a seasonal neutral for me

Guide To Help You Shop

Learning your seasonal neutrals will help you make better decisions in shopping. Since I have been “discovering color”, I have learned not to buy something that is not in my seasonal color palette. Not only that, but I have learned why so many clothes are sitting in my closet that I don’t wear. I have also expanded my neutrals, allowing me to mix and match more efficiently.

Before You Buy

Learning to be a savvy shopper is not hard. You have to make yourself remember just 3 simple rules.

  • Is it in my seasonal color palette?
  • Does it fit properly and work with my unique body type?
  • Does it fit my personality?

If you answer NO to any of these questions, do not buy. This makes shopping online so much easier because you can immediately discard items. In the end, it will be less frustration, less returns, and less wasted money.

About Nifty 50 Fabulous

Embracing and loving the life of an empty nester, I am a fashion and lifestyle blogger currently living in Birmingham, Al. I enjoy spending my time with friends and family including my sweet miniature schnauzers Gracie and Emma.

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