Light Spring - whatever is that?

So what actually is a LIGHT SPRING?

Spring is always LIGHT, always Warm and always Bright.

You may hear about 'different' methods of Color Analysis but, after all the hype, every method comes down to the same straight-forward idea of connecting or matching color characteristics with your own natural characteristics. 

When you surround yourself with colors that echo your own natural coloring then you create balance. Simple!

The Tonal and Seasonal methods are both straight forward, give you a wide color palette and they complement each other perfectly.

But some methods of Color Analysis do nothing but create confusion. Let me explain...

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SPRING, for example, is made up of 3 color characteristics - LIGHT, WARM and BRIGHT (Clear). 

So if you are SPRING you are always LIGHT, always WARM and always CLEAR - these 3 characteristics have to be present to actually determine you as a Spring.

Your natural coloring is warm and sunny, light and gentle, fresh and clear with a stunning color palette.

A true SPRING color palette

OK so what is Light Spring?

As a Light Spring you are directed and limited to the colors with the lightest pigment within the SPRING color palette.

With a restricted range of colors the shades become so specific that it's extremely difficult to recognize them and almost impossible to shop because your choice is so limited.

You're not a TRUE SPRING - so you've got to be something else!

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Your Intensity is obviously Light...

As you've been determined Light Spring then your LIGHT coloring is probably the first thing we would notice.  

Although of course we recognize light or deep shades, when we're talking about the Intensity of a color it means how much pigment is present. LIGHT colors have a light or small amount of pigment and DEEP colors have a heavy or intense amount of pigment.

If LIGHT is the most important element in your natural coloring, then it probably means that LIGHT is your primary characteristic.

Rather than having a limited array of colors you could probably be enjoying the whole spectrum of the LIGHT color family.

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Your Light coloring doesn't mean that you should be limited to wishy-washy colors, just that colors with a Deep or heavy pigment will overpower your delicate coloring.

If you have a Light intensity you will probably have elements of both Warm and Cool just like the shades in the LIGHT Color Family.

This beautiful color palette has some deeper neutral tones too, just that they all have a Light pigment - you will have a wide mix of the very best shades to experiment, play with and enjoy!

Whether Seasonal or Tonal you need choice...

Why are some people still nervous about Color Analysis? Probably because they think their color choice is going to be severely limited. And breaking up the Seasons does just that.

When I was first introduced to Color Analysis I felt very 'put out' when I was given a small swatch and told what I 'could' and 'couldn't' wear by a very dogmatic consultant. Probably like you, I don't like being 'told' what to do. Only you know what makes you feel good and what you need is choice.

Color Analysis should give you the widest possible choice of shades that will harmonize with and enhance your natural coloring. Your best colors should be pointed out but if some colors are new you should be encouraged to experiment. Our choice is usually influenced by mood and occasion anyway.

If your color direction is correct you will see many familiar and favorite shades and your own instincts are reinforced. Color is a fabulous medium, it's here to be enjoyed and it's FUN!

and if you really are a True Spring then don't dilute it!

A True Spring color swatch should include shades of every color - reds, blues, greens, yellows, purples, greys, beige, browns. Each one has elements of the Warm, Light and Bright that complements your natural coloring. 

You'll have your favorites, some will look better than others. Season to season you'll be influenced by fashion and your tastes will develop and change.  

You'll choose your brighter or softer colors according to mood and occasion; professional, conservative, holiday time etc. but as long as you're within your color direction you really can't go wrong. However, once this color mix is diluted you're severely restricted.

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Warm Spring or Clear Spring - you can check your colors

too!  Confused by any of this? Feel free to ask me a Question

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