I know most are wondering precisely what is a “Color-analysis?” What does it consist of and, why do you really need one? I’m about to take you on this significant part of your styling journey and why knowing what your particular color palette consists of will make you look fabulous even on those slight blah days.
Color-analysis= Demonstrates how certain shades are capable of being flattering or, conversely, unflattering by observing the optical illusions that occur on the face when placing specific colors next to the individual. It is generally agreed that the wrong colors will draw attention to such flaws as wrinkles or uneven skin tone. In contrast, harmonious colors will enhance the natural beauty of the individual, making them appear healthy and fresh-faced.
Wow!! I know that is a lot of information to digest in one sitting but, I’m going to do my best to break all this down in simple little bite fulls. For me, as a Certified Image Consultant, I love working with my clients and teaching them about their particular “Color-analysis,” as well as educating them on how to bring in the other seasons that will still compliment their individualized color palette. What are the seasons in which I’m referring? Most individuals fall in a color category and can touch on others.
Let me use myself as an example:
My color-analysis is that I’m a “Winter/Spring,” Meaning my top notes are Winter: The colors from this season are bright and icy, like a winter’s day, always with subtle blue undertones. Such as Hollyberry red, Emerald, Evergreen, royal blue magenta, and violet. My complementary notes are Spring: These colors are clear and bright, just like the colors of a spring day. The sun is low on the horizon, so everything is imbued with a golden hue… The trees and grass have not yet matured, so they are a bright spring green color, with distinct yellow undertones impart a vibrant, electric appearance… Colors like spring green leafy foliage, red-orange, coral tulips, bright yellow jonquils, and daffodils.
How is this possible? It has to do with the undertone of my skin, hair, and eye color. You see, my hair is black, my undertone is red, and my eye color is green, which crosses me into the Spring palette. I always wear my colors, and I always look great in everything that I wear as well as when I am photographed in my home because I also bring my color palette into my house which makes me look stunning.
Do you understand it a little better than when we first started out? Good! Now you may want to know what are the seasons you can fall in one of these and cross into another depending on other factors that we do with your color-analysis.
- SPRING: These colors are clear and bright, just like the colors of a Spring day. The sun is low on the horizon, so everything is imbued with the golden hues of the sun. The trees and grass have not yet matured, so they are tinged with yellow undertones and are a bright spring green color. Distinct yellow undertones impart a vibrant, electric appearance to everything. The colors of this season are indeed like a spring bouquet of flowers enveloped in bright spring green leafy foliage: red-orange, coral tulips, bright yellow, jonquils, and daffodils.
- SUMMER: The colors of this season are muted with blue undertones (think of looking at the scenery through a dusky summer haze). Late summer blossoms, a frothy ocean, and white beaches are seen everywhere. Baby blue, slate blue, periwinkle, powder pink, seafoam green, and slate grey are typical summer colors.
- AUTUMN: These colors are virtually indistinguishable from the vibrant, earthy tones of the season for which they were named. They are as golden-hued as a fall day, and it is impossible to mistake them for any other season. Typical colors from the palette include pumpkin, mustard yellow, burnt orange, brown, camel, beige, avocado green, rust, and teal. Autumn colors are perennially popular because they bring a feeling of warmth and security.
- WINTER: The colors from this season are bright and icy, like a winter’s day, always with subtle blue undertones. To name a few: Hollyberry red, emerald, evergreen, royal blue, magenta, and violet. Winter inspires pictures of winter berries, pine green conifers, and black and white huskies racing through snow.
Once you have your color-analysis completed, it will carry over into your cosmetics and help you to always wear the right colors that will highlight, brighten, and make you look refreshed. You will be so surprised what the right tones and shades will do for you and how we work with color-theory to enhance each element that is developed for your signature brand, aka your personal look.
I hope this article has shed a better “Light” on what precisely a color-analysis is and how it can benefit you. if you are interested in getting your own color-analysis book your consultation today COLOR-ANALYSIS
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