On one of my earlier posts, a few of us started lamenting how difficult it was too understand what colours looked good on us now that our hair had grayed but our skin tones are warm.
I found this from Imogen:

This helps me understand why I have intuitively going with 'smoky' softer colours that blend well together there last few years, and why I love taupe for the first time ever.

Shevia, krishnidoux, Paula, Jenni NZ - Does this help?