Here is how you really get gray right in your wardrobe. Reading about it only gets you so far. The shopping breakthrough is taking the fabric to the store. Compare the colours under the same lighting. Then, it becomes easy and fast.
The Neutral Collections (NCs) are collections of 12 pieces of fabric cut in 9×4 inch rectangles in colours that function as wardrobe neutrals. Every colour is unique to that Season.
From where I stand today, these are the colours that I expect to be beautiful on most everyone of these colouring types, or Seasons.
Knowing your white might be the biggest payoff to having your colouring analyzed if you happen to be an Autumn, on whom wearing white every day is a series of unfortunate events.
True Winter and True Summer lipsticks exist on a continuum. There is movement between them. The True Springs and Autumns are totally different in cosmetics, except perhaps the odd brown eyeliner.
Like any garment, any given pair of jeans truly contributed best and were an enhancing choice in one or two palettes only.
In darker colours, Dark Seasons are better defined. They come into focus. The dark clothing is full of colour and vitality, not flat or plain. Dark jewelry shows up against their body, while light jewelry can be harder to see.
Your whole face has to wear the yellow, or any colour, so you need to match the whole palette to it. If there are particular colours in your fan that you feel best in, match the yellow to those.
The makeup is not necessarily dark, though it is compared to Light Spring. Every Season has light colours, here as parsnip, lemongrass, asphalt, greige, goldenrod, barley gold, and many others.
Forest green is too sharp and obviously a cosmetic most of the time. This is a grayer, browner green, for instance, Merle Norman Hazel.