Autumn coloring with Grey hair
Shades of Autumn
I am an Autumn with olive skin dark brown eyes. I stopped coloring my hair which is now silvery white grey in the front and salt and pepper everywhere else. I like my hair but I am unsure what will be the best colors for me to wear. Any suggestions?
I'm delighted to hear that you are enjoying your new hair color - it looks very attractive. I have to say that an Autumn coloring doesn't always have an easy transition into grey hair!
If you were professionally analyzed and you were happy with those colors then, legitimately, your coloring is still Autumn and there is no reason why you shouldn't continue to enjoy your colors.
Autumn is a combination of Warm, Deep and Muted but when your hair greys it loses pigment and basically that means it loses Warmth. I am assuming that the brighter Warm tones are now slightly over-whelming you.
Because you do have quite a deep tone and your eyes are also very deep, I feel that you will look and feel more comfortable with the deeper shades from Autumn rather than the brightest - although this will depend very much on the color palette / color swatch that you are following.
In the Autumn swatch that I work with, there are sufficient color shades for you to select deeper tones of the same beautiful colors. I have put your image in two different color circles above - left shows you with the brighter tones from the Autumn swatch and, right, with some slightly deeper tones. There are also additional colors not shown and I think a deep forest green for example would look fabulous.
As you can see the same color palette can be adjusted very easily to flatter your now more intense natural coloring.
It is a matter of trial and error Arlene. Your hair and perhaps your skin too a little, has lost some of it's warmth but don't feel that you have to change your direction. As long as you understand what has happened, go with what makes you feel happy.
I hope this helps a little.