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How to find your best colors...

Find your best Colors with a few simple questions

There's a very easy way to find your best colors just by identifying your primary color characteristic.  

Of course this isn't the same as an indepth Online Color Analysis but by asking yourself a few questions it will help you to look objectively at your own natural coloring.     

The natural colorings in our EYES, HAIR and SKIN can be described in exactly the same way as we describe colors - we call them color characteristics. 

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This is the way we might describe someone's coloring - they're easy features to spot.

  • Is she fair or dark?
  • Is her coloring dramatic or just gentle?
  • Does she have a tinge of gold or auburn?
  • Is there pink skin and fair/mid brown hair
  • then she could be LIGHT or DEEP
  • she could be BRIGHT or MUTED
  • she might be WARM
  • she could be COOL

How do we start?

Look at a few familiar faces and ask a few simple questions.  

Let's not complicate matters - we're just going to look for the obvious - what we really know, what we don't know doesn't matter.

For example, we ask "Is she FAIR or DARK?"  If she's somewhere in the middle the answer is 'don't know" or "neither'. It's not obvious and doesn't influence anything so move on.

Color Analysis matches natural color characteristics with the characteristics of a Color Family. This little exercise will help you to find your best colors.

Start with 3 easy questions...

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  Q1  Is she Light or Deep?

  A    Well she has to be LIGHT

  Q2  Is she Bright or Soft/Muted?

  A    probably soft but not sure

  Q3  Is she Warm or Cool?

  A    I don't know

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Cate Blanchett is obviously LIGHT

The first thing you notice is that she is very fair - her most obvious Color characteristic is Light. When she wears these tones her natural coloring is complemented. Wearing Deep shades is overpowering to a light complexion draining the face of natural color and creating shadows. In fact it's ageing!

Don't make it difficult...

Find your best colors #color analysis #tonal color families #Eva Longoria http://www.style-yourself-confident.com/find-your-best-colors.html

  Q1  Is she Light or Deep?

  A    She's very DEEP

  Q2  Is she Bright or Soft/Muted?

  A    I don't know

  Q3  Is she Warm or Cool?

  A    I don't know

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Eva Langoria DEEP

Beautiful lady, dark hair, dark eyes, deep toned skin - it's the thing that is very obvious.  The Deep toned colors 'balance' her natural coloring perfectly.

Just simply what you can see...

Find your best colors #color analysis #tonal color families #Katy Perry http://www.style-yourself-confident.com/find-your-best-colors.html

  Q1  Is she Light or Deep?

  A    Could be Deep but has light skin

  Q2  Is she Bright or Soft? 

  A   BRIGHT

  Q3  Is she WARM or COOL?

  A    Don't know

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Katy Perry is BRIGHT

Katy Perry's dark hair, fair skin and stunningly bright eyes needs the clearest colors to match her brilliance.  These colors have complete clarity with no influence from an undertone.  She has elements of both Warm and Cool.

Your coloring might be confusing too...

Find your best colors #color analysis #tonal color families #Olivia Palermo http://www.style-yourself-confident.com/find-your-best-colors.html

  Q1  Is she Light or Deep? 

  A    Medium

  Q2  Is she Bright or Soft?

  A    SOFT

  Q3  Is she WARM or COOL? 

  A    Don't know

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Olivia Palermo is MUTED

It's not easy to define Muted as it has confusing color characteristics but I think it's quite evident that Olivia's coloring is definitely soft and well blended.  She actually has confusing color characteristics and is often mistakenly determined Autumn, sometimes even a Summer - both color families have Muted in their genetic makeup which explains it.

Have you got a 'golden glow'?

Find your best colors #color analysis #tonal color families #Marcia Cross http://www.style-yourself-confident.com/find-your-best-colors.html

  Q1  Is she Light or Deep?

  A    Well she's sort of medium

  Q2  Is she Bright or Soft/Muted?

  A    quite bright but not really sure

  Q3  Is she Warm or Cool?

  A    She's WARM

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Marcia Cross is WARM

Marcia has obvious red hair and a peach tone to her cheeks - in fact there's a beautiful 'golden glow' about her and she sits perfectly within the Warm circle.

The English rose...

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  Q1  Is she Light or Deep?

  A    Well she has to be Deep

  Q2  Is she Bright or Soft/Muted?

  A    I don't know

  Q3  Is she Warm or Cool?

  A    I don't know

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The Duchess of Cambridge is COOL

Mid-toned pink skin, a grey cast to the eye whether it's blue, green or brown, and mid brown hair. Our beautiful Duchess, Kate, loves to wear her brightest colors and is a perfect Cool. It's just very difficult sometimes to find photographs that I'm able to use!

Now ask yourself the same questions to find your best colors

1. Are you LIGHT or DEEP? Only answer if it's obvious.

2. Are you BRIGHT or SOFT/MUTED? Again only answer if it's obvious.

3. Are you WARM or COOL? If you first two questions are not obvious, this may be the one for you.

Do you have natural coloring like any of the celebrities above? Check through to read more about that particular Color Family and see more photographs to help you decide.

Everyone's coloring is different but, initially, choose that which is nearest to your own and click through to see the characteristics of EYES, HAIR and SKIN TONE. Can you recognize any connection?

Do you have an instinctive affinity with any of the colors? Some of the shades from your COLOR FAMILY are likely to be your FAVORITES. Have you been able to find your best colors like the celebs above?

If not pop back to Color Analysis - there's plenty more information to help!

You may be more of a Season...

You may know more about Seasonal Color Analysis and feel that you fit into one of them.

It's exactly the same principal but it means that your coloring has more than one Tonal characteristic and is a little more complicated to explain. Check out the color families - SPRING   SUMMER   AUTUMN  or  WINTER

Color is to be enjoyed...

Always remember that color is to be enjoyed and it should never be dictatorial. If you have been able to find your best colors from this page and it gives you inspiration that's great!

If you want help then I offer personal Color Analysis - and this may be the way for you.

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