The Sophisticated Palette in the Absolute Colour System of 18 different colour directions is Smoky, Dark and Cool. It commonly works for people who used to be a “winter” with very dark hair, who are now greying but their hair is still more dark than light.
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Great neutrals for the Sophisticated palette include all medium to dark greys, soft smoky navy and cool dark soft forest greens.
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Hi Imogen, The Sophisticated palette sounds very similar to the Elegant Palette which you recently assessed me as, I’m interested to understand how do they differ? And as I’m starting to notice more greys appearing in would this be the next progression for me?
It’s similar but more muted than Elegant – so if you were to go a dark grey you would probably move from Elegant to Sophisticated
Oooh, this is a stunning palette! I really like all of these colors!
Oooooh, I’m loving these posts Imogen! And hanging out for my colour palette! Regards, Keiran
you say sophisticated palette suits those who “used to be winters” what about those who still are. I have been put in winter category but hair never “very” dark – more dark mouse having been white blonde in my youth.
some white/grey coming through at sides and at roots but still nowhere near all over grey.
Which of your palettes should I look at
You should never have been a winter with fair hair – sadly the old seasonal systems were very limited. You are more likely to be either my Sublime palette or possibly Serene.