Discover Your Best Colors

TAKE THE QUIZ AND DISCOVER YOUR BEST COLORS

Whether you know it or not, everyone has a color palette. It's often revealed during your closet cleanout. More often than not your recommended color palette is made up of the colors you are already drawn to and helps explain why you're always donating the same colored clothing.

Think of your color palette as a guide. It’s not meant to restrict you from wearing your favorite colors but to help you balance out your wardrobe into three groups (mains, neutrals, accents), so you can create interchangeable outfits that will bring out your complexion and highlight your best features. Remember, building a capsule is not about rules—but about having the freedom to express who you are through the clothes, colors, and styles that you love.

First and foremost, if you have no clue what we’re talking about, you can discover your recommended seasonal color palette by taking our color quiz.


Cladwell helps you identify which colors you wear the most.

  • Take a look at the clothes in your Cladwell closet.
  • Take a look at your history in the upper right-hand corner of the home screen. See what you colors you log most often.
  • Write down your closet make-up in these 3 categories. 

MAINS

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NEUTRALS

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ACCENTS

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HOW TO CREATE YOUR PERSONAL COLOR PALETTE

After you review your closet and take the color quiz, it's time to create your official color palette.

Your color palette is probably the easiest way to make your capsule 100% unique to you. Now that you know which colors look best on you - based on your eyes, hair, and skin tone. It’s up to you to decide the best way to incorporate them into your capsule wardrobe. Let us guide you by sharing some tips to make your capsule as interchangeable as possible.

One more note, don’t worry about including colors in your palette that represent basic items in your wardrobe like jeans or shoes. For example, we don't want you to have to include the color blue in your color palette just because you wear jeans. 

First, choose your neutral colors

Let’s discuss your neutrals. They are a crucial piece to making an interchangeable wardrobe work. These represent the basics in your closet (tees, cardigans, jeans) and should coordinate with most of the other colors in your capsule. It’s important to have enough neutrals to mix and match with your main colors. (Some examples of neutrals are white or ivory, beige or grey, black or brown.)

Second, choose your main colors

Next, let’s talk about your “main” colors. These represent the central theme of your wardrobe and a majority of your core items (pants, shoes, jackets, etc…). They’re the ones you love and want to wear all the time.

Third, choose your accent colors

Lastly, you’ll need a few accent colors. These give you the chance to showcase the loudest and brightest colors in your capsule - one or two accent colors can make an outfit really come to life. Think of these pieces as individual items to pair with your neutrals. For example, a bright yellow skirt with a gray tee.

In order to maximize the number of outfits you can wear and make getting dressed in the morning a no-brainer, it’s important for your colors to mix and match.

Ask yourself these three questions:

  • Do your neutrals go well with all the other colors in your palette?

  • Do your main colors compliment each other?
  • Do at least two of your accent colors go well with your main colors?

If you can look in your closet and instantly envision multiple outfit combinations, you’re likely heading in the right direction. We’re here to debunk the rumor that having neutrals as part of your capsule wardrobe means your outfits have to look boring. This is not the case.

Want your capsule to be colorful? Look for complementary accent colors that range from light to dark.

Want your capsule to be subtle in color? Choose a few of the same colors but slightly different shades.

Capsules are not a one-size fits all hat. You can make yours as vibrant or as neutral as you’d like. Striking the right balance of color is the trick to making your capsule interchangeable. 


All seasonal color palette descriptions

Spring (Light, Clear, Warm)

Your complexion is fair which means that lighter colors are going to look best on you.

Contrasts like black and white tend to wash out your skin tone. Instead, lean toward neutrals like light navy blue, army green, or ivory as an alternative.

As for jewelry, gold is your best friend. If you must wear darker colors, take a peek at Autumn’s color palette.

When all else fails and you can’t remember your best colors, think about colors that are most representative of your season like Easter, cherry blossoms, spring break. You can’t go wrong.

Summer (Light, Soft, Cool)

Embrace your season by choosing bright colors with blue undertones. You can pull off any pastels or soft neutrals.

Warm earthy tones tend to wash out your skin tone. Instead, choose neutrals like gray or blue as an alternative.

As for jewelry, silver is your best friend. If you must wear darker colors, take a peek at Winter’s color palette.

When all else fails and you can’t remember your best colors, think about colors that are most representative of your season like the beach, 4th of July, freshly cut flowers. You can’t go wrong.

Autumn (Deep, Soft, Warm)

You have a slightly warmer, olive tint to your complexion. Embrace this season by choosing earthy, golden tones. You can pull off any color of brown.

Neutrals like black and white tend to wash out your skin tone. Instead, lean toward neutrals like light navy blue, beige, army green, or ivory as an alternative.

As for jewelry, gold is your best friend. If you must wear lighter colors, take a peek at Spring’s color palette.

When all else fails and you can’t remember your best colors, think about colors that are most representative of your season like the Oktoberfest, Thanksgiving, pumpkin spice lattes, apple orchards. You can’t go wrong.

Winter (Deep, Clear, Cool)

You have a cool tone to your complexion. Embrace this season by choosing colors such as navy blue, red, and pink.

Choose neutrals like black, white, and other icy tones. These look great on you! Avoid pastels or earthy colors, they’ll wash you out.

As for jewelry, silver is your best friend. If you must wear lighter colors, take a peek at Summer’s color palette.

When all else fails and you can’t remember your best colors, think about colors that are most representative of your season like the ice skating, snow and ice, and dark nights. You can’t go wrong.