Color Analysis Muted? 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 MUTED, you will look your best in Soft and Muted shades with a low contrast - whereas colors that are bright and vivid will overpower your gentle coloring.
Your colors have elements of both Warm and Cool.
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.
Your natural coloring is...
well, it's kind of medium! Any color that leans too heavily towards warm or cool, too pale or too dark - any of those can be overpowering and drain you of 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 they both have Muted in their makeup it is only the Softest shades of each that are included in the MUTED color swatch.
Other elements that appear in the Summer and Autumn swatches are excluded because they do not relate to your overall soft coloring.
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.
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