Seasonal color analysis SUMMER!

Seasonal Color Analysis SUMMER is probably the prettiest of all the color palettes.

The deliciously delicate tones of an English country garden. 

As the fresh and warm tones of Spring give way to the sleepy days of Summer, the colors become soft and dreamy, seen through a 'heat haze'.

If your color characteristics are LIGHT, COOL and SOFT then these are the colors for you.

Nothing brash, just elegant and feminine. 

The SUMMER colors will allow you to re-create your natural coloring in the clothes and makeup that you wear so creating Color Balance.

Summer the prettiest season

Match your natural coloring

Match your natural coloring Cool, Light and Soft

Your hair:

will be ash blonde through to fair, or light brown. As a child you may have been white blonde, fair or light brown. It is likely that it has darkened but the overall effect is cool and ashy.

There is often a small element of red in your hair but it is best to play this down otherwise it can make your skin look sallow.

If your hair has darkened and you feel a bit 'mousey', choose ash blonde highlights. As you age your hair will turn to the most delightful silver.

Your eyes:

will be light blue, blue grey, green grey, slate blue, even hazel - all softly greyed down - you may have a slightly darker rim around the iris.

Your skin tone:

is fair to porcelain, ivory through to a medium beige, but to all there is a blue undertone which gives a pink tinge to your complexion. You are likely to flush or blush easily. Avoid a true beige foundation, it will 'flatten' your coloring. Instead select a color with a slight pink undertone - ask at the cosmetic counter if you need help.  

Seasonal Color Analysis Summer
- a glorious mix of LIGHT, MUTED and COOL

If you fit comfortably into this category your natural coloring is beautiful  and you have a wonderful mix of these 3 color characteristics.

However, sadly, Seasonal Color Analysis Summer is often not determined correctly.

If you've been analyzed as a Light Summer, Soft Summer or Cool Summer then you may not be a true SUMMER at all.

You might even be missing out on a wider range of colors that you could be enjoying because your palette has been diluted. 

Check out the details of 12 Season Color Analysis to see if you are missing out.

Summer colors create balance with your natural coloring...

A plethora of beautiful flowers from an English summer country garden - mauves, blues, violets, pinks! These pretty tones can be far too soft for many people but you need this gentleness otherwise your delicate natural coloring could be overpowered.

Although your colors are COOL, they are the gentlest and the softest of the COOL palette. Light and gentle does not mean pastel just that all the shades have a lightness of pigment.

The soft berry shades and sea green are deeper than you might expect but the effect is subtle and almost sultry. Your neutral tones of grey and navy denote professionalism just as much as heavier tones on a deeper coloring. 

Your most flattering colors:

  • are Cool i.e. they have blue undertones
  • every shade of blue from pastel through to navy blue is wonderful for you
  • the prettiest of pinks, soft berry and soft fuchsia
  • the softest sea green and the lightest of clear red
  • not necessarily Light colors just Light pigments to balance the lightness of your natural coloring
  • soft white rather than pure white which is too clinical for you

Your best neutrals:

  • rose beige through beautiful cocoa to rose brown
  • light blue grey and silver grey through to grey navy; all soft dusty shades that will provide the perfect foil for your light pretty tones. 

The beautiful array of colors in your COLOR FAMILY all have the same Color Characteristics as your own - they will enhance and intensify your cool blue undertones and bring your coloring to life. 

Your skin and eyes are always clearer when you are wearing complimentary tones and any blemishes will be minimized. A natural bloom will return to your cheeks and the right make-up will only enhance this even more.

How to wear Summer colors all year round

The gentle coloring of the Summer palette does not restrict you to hot weather floaty fabrics, it lends itself just as easily to the soft fabrics of the Autumn/Winter season.

This Autumn you'll find the subtle and sensuous shades in abundance; particularly the reds from soft blue reds through the berry shades to grape and damson; deep sea greens, soft teal and blues.

Colors to AVOID and how to cope with them...

  • any color that has a Yellow (Warm) undertone
  • Yellows, oranges, tan and mustard
  • Gingery browns
  • Bright sharp greens, warm salmon or coral pinks.

If you want to make the most of your natural coloring then follow the palette from the seasonal color analysis Summer swatch fan and avoid the colors listed above.

If you must wear them (or you really like them and why not) team them with a cooler color near to your face which will soften the effect. A soft white can be introduced to make things work; a scarf near to your face, a collar over a jacket silver or white pearls earrings will introduce Cooler tones.  

Black is very heavy on your and will drain color from your face. If you must wear it aim for a slightly lower neckline and introduce some beautiful white pearls to bring softness to your face. Midnight blue is a great substitute.

All you need to enjoy your Summer colors

The SUMMER color Brief  £3.00

The SUMMER Color Brief is ready to download and print out with all the concise information you need to start wearing and enjoying your own Color Family - colors, makeup, hair etc.  

15 pages of information including DIGITAL COLOR SWATCH that can be on your Iphone or Ipad for shopping. Or you can make it into a mirror image of the fabric color swatch.

The Seasonal Color Brief - £6.00
4 Seasonal Briefs + swatches 1/2 the price

Enjoy all 4 Seasonal Color Briefs - Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter - for the price of 2 plus 4 digital color swatches.

It also shows you a simple way to identify your own 'best' Season and how to wear and enjoy your Color Family.

The SUMMER color swatch £25.50

The Summer color fan holds 30 precision dyed fabric color swatches which fan out to show the whole range of harmonizing shades (shown in the square).

The fan is practical and easy to use, 12.5cm x 6.5cm, finished in a suede style cover and comes with a wealth of information about co-ordination, cosmetics, accessories etc.

Don't think that your choice is now limited, between these colors there are literally hundreds of shades and tones just like an artist's palette.

ALSO INCLUDED: When I acknowledge purchase of your swatch I will send you a FREE DIGITAL COLOR SWATCH so you can always have your colors to hand on your Ipad or phone.

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Shop your Colors

Over 100 colors, from all the Seasonal palettes, come to life in a beautiful range of jersey separates and dresses from Kettlewell Colours.

Outfits are photographed and displayed according to Season so you can easily see how the different shades of Seasonal Color Analysis Summer harmonize and work together.

You'll find all your wardrobe basics in flattering shapes and sizes. In fact all the hard work is done for you!

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Makeup for Summer skin tones

Discover the most flattering shades for your Light Cool skin tone.

It's particularly important that you find a foundation to flatter your Cool skin tone because there is a pink tinge that must be acknowledged. If you wear a flat beige it will 'flatten' your complexion.

How to use a Color Swatch

Whatever your color family, holding your new color swatch in your hand is very exciting as you flick through the beautiful colors and recognize how easily they all harmonize. 

But what next? Uh..uh... how am I supposed to transform these stunning colors into clothes to make me look fabulous? It's easy once you know how.

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If you've been determined a Soft Summer, Cool Summer or Light Summer - then you're probably not a true Season at all.

You might even be missing out on lots of other colors you could be enjoying. 

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