Creating a 12 Season Color Analysis is admitting that 4 Seasons don't give a result for everyone.
Very true, it doesn't!
The Seasons are very precise and each is made up of 3 different color characteristics. On the right you can see that WINTER is made up of Cool Bright and Deep, in more or less equal parts. If you don't fit into those specifics then you're not a True Winter. Each of the 4 Seasons have their own 3 specifics.
But each of the 6 color families on the right can be used individually with additional color characteristics added in until the best color tones are established. This is called Tonal Color Analysis.
Both Seasonal and Tonal Color Analysis use the same color characteristics and perfectly complement each other. It is an individual's natural coloring which will determine the method that best suits.
We have 6 Tonal Color Families and the 4 Seasons which are a mix of color characteristics.
Each has a wide and glorious color palette allowing plenty of choice for mood and occasion to dictate your selection.
However, many people have adopted a method whereby 4 Seasons have been broken down into their individual elements making a 12 Season Color Analysis. Very strange and very confusing!
For example, SPRING is a mix of Light, Warm and Bright. If
you break this down into Light Spring, Warm Spring and Bright (Clear) Spring you
will inevitably dilute and limit the color palette.
It not only leads to great confusion but it severely restricts choice and can make it very difficult to shop to exacting shades.
If you have been determined with a 12 Season Color Analysis, not only is it possible that your colors are 'diluted' but if you're not a True Season you're probably not a Season at all.
You may well lean more towards one of the Tonal Color Families and could well be missing out on lots of additional colors that you could be wearing and enjoying.
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