How Color Analysis works!
How Color Analysis works and what it can do for YOU?
1 Want to look / feel your best?
- Understand how Color Analysis works and you'll be able to find the colors that flatter you best
- When you wear the colors that complement YOU - you will look and feel more attractive
- There are 6 main Color Families - which one will enhance your natural coloring
- A real family is linked by blood, Color Families are linked by Color Characteristics
- Find your Color Family and your own Circle of Color
2 How to look for your colors...
Look for the natural coloring that Nature has given you
- Color is in your EYES, HAIR and SKIN TONE
- Then look for COLORS that have the same characteristics as your own
- This is your COLOR FAMILY
- When you wear these colors you'll create HARMONY
3 It works very simply...
- How Color Analysis works is very simple, just think of the way we describe colors...
- We might say a color is LIGHT or DEEP, BRIGHT or SOFT, WARM or COOL
- We choose the most obvious way to describe it - this is the primary characteristic - the one we see first
- Every color can be described in this way...
How Tonal Color Analysis works
4 When we put colors into groups we get 6 Color Families
- A real family is linked by blood, Color Families are linked by their primary characteristic
- When we put them into sets we find the 6 COLOR FAMILIES
- Because they share a PRIMARY CHARACTERISTIC all the shades harmonize with each other.
How Color Families work
Look for the group of colors that share the same color characeristics as your own. When you wear shades from your own Color Family they will flatter your natural coloring and, hey presto, create HARMONY!
5 Can you recognize your coloring here... look for the closest
The LIGHT Color Family
If your overall natural coloring is very fair you may look your best is colors with less Intensity. LIGHT does notmean pastel, just there is less color pigment in these shades.
The DEEP Color Family
If the first thing you notice is that your overall coloring is very dark, whether it's skin or hair tone, you will probably need DEEP tones to balance. They're not all dark, it just means that they have a heavy intensity of color pigment.
The BRIGHT Color Family
If there is a high contrast of tone between skin and hair color, bright eyes and a fair skin, you could be a BRIGHT and will need the brightest clearest tones to balance this brilliance. These shades have complete clarity with no undertone (warm or cool). Bright tones include black and white.
If your coloring is very gentle without makeup and bright tones overpower you, the MUTED tones may be best for you. They are not dull shades, many are fresh and pretty, but they are all gentle in tone.
The WARM Color Family
If you have any red in your natural colorings, hair, golden skin, you may need the WARM shades to complement your skin. Each of these shades has a yellow undertone (is mixed with yellow) and has a golden glow.
The COOL Color Family
If your natural coloring is primarily ash (blonde through to mid brown) with pink toned skin, it could mean you're COOL. Each of these shades has a blue undertone (is influenced of blue) giving a cool crisp tone.
6 Because this is what it can do for YOU!
and you can choose your fabric Color Swatch...
45 beautiful shades which will all harmonize and enhance your natural coloring.
7 Now ask yourself just 3 questions...
Now you know a little about how Color Analysis works, look at the natural colorings in your own HAIR, EYES and SKIN. Ask yourself just 3 questions and look for a definitive answer. If it's a don't-know, move onto the next.
1 Are you LIGHT or DEEP? Are you very fair or very dark? If you're in the middle move to the next question
2 Are you WARM or COOL? Does your hair have red tones with golden skin (warm?) Or do you have a pink tinge to your complexion with mousey to ash brown hair (cool?) If it's not obvious, move on
3 Are you BRIGHT or MUTED? Without makeup do you have strong color contrast between your hair, eyes and skin tone or is there little contrast?
Just look for the most obvious answer - you only need ONE. Check out the relevant Color Families for descriptions of your coloring, see if the colors feel right for you. Check out all 6 if necessary and fine it down.
Seasonal Color Analysis
I've shown you how Color Analysis works using Tonal Color Characteristics (which is the easiest method) and everyone should be able to find the
Color Family they are closest to. Of course, professional Color Analysis
goes into far deeper detail than I have shown you here.
You might like to check out the Seasons - they are a combination of the Tonal Color Families that I use above. There are beautiful colors but it's more complex and everyone doesn't 'fit' into one of the Seasonal 'boxes'.
Need more help?
I don't want my color choice to be limited...
Some people still think that COLOR ANALYSIS will limit their choice of colors. They couldn't be more wrong - you can wear any color you like.
How Color Analysis works is that every COLOR FAMILY includes every color you might want to wear - BUT - it will show you the best and most flattering shade for YOU! What could be better?
You can buy your own 45 shade fabric Color Swatch which guides you to the best shades of each color for you but, just like an artist's palette, there are literally hundreds of shades and tones between each one that you can enjoy wearing.
Well, now you understand a little about COLOR CHARACTERISTICS you'll soon be able to determine your own COLOR FAMILY and find the colors to make you look healthier and more attractive.
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