Color Analysis Cool
Is this your color palette?
Looking your best starts with understanding your natural coloring and echoing it with the the colors you wear.
Translate it further still into the colors you use for your hair and makeup.
If you are Color Analysis COOL, you will always look your
best when you're wearing rose or blue toned shades that echo your Cool blue undertone.
Colors with a Warm or golden undertone can make your complexion look quite yellow - and you look ill.
COOL is your Color Family and your color direction.
Each of the colors in the COOL color swatch has the same Primary Color Characteristic as your own. This color palette allows you to re-create your natural coloring in clothes and makeup creating harmony.
Your overall look can sometimes be misleading and, at times, you might feel colorless, sallow or even florid.
A change of tone brings it all into perspective and the glorious colors in your Color Family will enhance your Cool / blue undertones bringing your natural coloring to life.
The veins in your wrist will be blue toned too.
Your eyes: will be blue, grey blue, green or blue green. They may even be rose brown - whichever color they will all have a grey cast with a darker rim around the iris.
Your Skin tone: is likely to be ivory, rose beige through to beige. If you find that a true beige foundation looks very 'flat' on you, this is because you have a blue/pink undertone to your skin and need to look for a modicum of pink in the foundation.
Your Hair: is light brown through to a cool mid brown - always with ash tones.You may have a few red tones in your hair if you're in the sunshine but it's preferable to play these down!
Although the COOL color swatch encompasses many of the shades featured in the Summer and Winter palettes, the Seasons have other elements that don't relate to your coloring.
consideration always has to be identifying the truest blue undertone so only the true COOL shades from Summer and Winter are included.
If your coloring is light then the lighter shades will flatter your complexion near to your face. If your coloring is stronger then the deeper shades will echo your natural contrast.
But this is by no means always the case as it's often mood and occasion that influences your choice of colors.
It can be difficult to visualize how the colors from your swatch come together in an outfit.
If you'd like some real visual inspiration, take a look at a beautiful range of jersey separates and dresses which bring your Color Swatch to life from Kettlewell Colours.
They are presented in sections for Summer and Winter but these colors are all Cool even if some are soft and some are strong. To find the best colors for you consult the Cool color swatch. Understanding is the key!
If you particularly like some of the 'colors to avoid' or they are fashionable, simply keep them away from your face and team them with sharper cool tones.
There are always ways to make things work; a scarf of your cool tones near to your face, a collar over a jacket, even a pair of white pearl earrings will introduce COOL tones.
Makeup is all color. And choosing cool makeup is just like choosing an outfit for your face, after all it's the first place everyone looks.
Just follow your color direction and it's easy to find the colors that allow you to shine.
You are the important factor and everything stems from your natural coloring. When both your makeup and clothes are in harmony with YOU then it's magic!
Do you have blue-blood? If you have cool skin, the veins on your wrist will appear blue, whereas on a warm skin the veins will appear more green.
Both our QUEEN and our beautiful FUTURE QUEEN have Cool coloring and although Kate's eyes are slightly different color it's likely that her hair will turn to the same delightful silver as the Queen. Perhaps there is something about BLUE-BLOOD after all!
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