Do you understand Color Analysis Muted/Soft - is this your color palette?
The colors are RICHLY BLENDED, CLASSIC and look EXPENSIVE - not dull as many people think!
Looking your best starts with identifying and understanding your natural coloring so you can echo it with the the colors you wear.
Translate it further still into the colors you use for makeup and hair.
If you are Color Analysis MUTED, you will look your best in the Softly blended shades with a low contrast. Colors that are bright and garish will overpower your gentle coloring.
Your color palettes has elements of both Warm and Cool but the most important and primary characteristic is MUTED.
Each of the beautiful shades in the
MUTED color palette has the same PRIMARY CHARACTERISTIC as your own -
there are no harsh vivid tones.
Colors that have been muted down with grey are the shades that will complement your natural coloring and create harmony.
Well it's difficult to explain sometimes because it's kind of medium!
Any color that leans too heavily towards Warm or Cool, too Light or too Deep - any of those can be overpowering and drain you of your natural color.
MUTED or SOFT tones mean that the colors are 'greyed down' and dusky complementing your natural soft coloring. These colors can look dull on others but on you they look RICH, BLENDED and EXPENSIVE.
The delicacy and gentleness of this beautiful array of colors allows the strength of your own natural muted coloring to shine through without being overpowered.
Both Warm and Cool...
Your hair: is not the blondest nor the darkest of brown hair, in fact, you may even refer to yourself as 'mousey'.
Your eyes: could be blue/green or grey/green, brown or hazel.
Your skin tone: is of a medium intensity, neither light nor deep, but your natural coloring comes to life enhanced by the soft shades of your color palette.
We are accustomed to the terms Warm, Cool, Light and Deep but because you have elements from all the Color Families, your coloring causes contradictions. Warm hair and eyes with cool skin; cool hair and skin with warm eyes; light hair with dark eyes - whatever your mix, it is this blend of tones that demands the middle ground.
Your Color Family has a whole spectrum of colors - from light and cool through to deeper warmer shades - but it is the MUTED / SOFT color characteristic that always dominates and echoes your natural coloring.
There is no need to ever feel limited with colors. Wear whatever color you like - red, blue, green, purple - they are all featured in your color palette. But... your color direction will direct you to the very softest shade of each to flatter your natural delicate coloring.
It would be easy to say that you are halfway between SUMMER and AUTUMN but this is not strictly true. Although both have Muted in their makeup it is only the Softest shades of each that are included in the MUTED color swatch.
But, you will find many of the best MUTED shades incorporated into the Summer and Autumn color palettes - just like these outfits from Kettlewell Colors.
Other elements that appear
in the Summer and Autumn swatches are excluded because they do not
relate to your overall soft coloring - always look for the softest shades.
All these colors will balance your natural coloring and you can effectively enjoy them all.
But, if your skin tone leans towards Cool then you may look and feel your best with the lighter cooler shades close to your face. If your skin tone or hair shows more warmth then you may find that the deeper warmer shades are kinder to your complexion.
It can be difficult to visualize how the colors from your swatch come together in an outfit. So for 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.