Seasonal Color Analysis

We've all heard about Seasonal Color Analysis - and how it finds the best colors to flatter your own natural coloring. 

Well if your coloring really fits into one of just those 4 'boxes' it's fabulous ..... BUT IT DOESN'T WORK FOR EVERYONE!

When it began...

When Seasonal Color Analysis began, it merely looked at whether you were WARM or COOL then decided whether your coloring was LIGHT or DEEP.  

A simple explanation but as it didn't work for everyone, ideas moved on.  

Because the SEASONS are really 'complex' Color Families - a mix of 3 specific Tonal Color Families.

After centuries of theories...

Seasonal Color Analysis was originally developed in the 1950's.

The Seasons are 'complex' Color Families http://www.style-yourself-confident.com/seasonal-color-analysis.html

4 Color Groups were devised which grouped similar color characteristics together. It is generally accepted, however, that SPRING, SUMMER, AUTUMN and WINTER were merely convenient titles to describe these groups.

In fact, the idea was brilliant because, not only do the colors distinctly reflect the changing seasons, but it strongly links the fact that Color is organic and Nature always gets it right!

4 Seasonal Color Families #color analysis #4 seasons  http://www.style-yourself-confident.com/seasonal-color-analysis.htmlThe 'feelings' evoked by the 4 Seasons

But it's only part of the story now...

There have been numerous attempts to update the Seasons and make 12 or even 16. Sadly this only dilutes the color palette.

If you're not a True Season and are labelled for example, a Light Summer or Bright Winter, it may mean that you lean more heavily towards that primary color family.  A Light Summer may find more colors to wear and enjoy in the Light Color Family; and a Soft Autumn may well lean more strongly towards Soft/Muted.

Online Color Analysis works whether you have a SEASONAL or TONAL COLOR FAMILY. It's not the method that's used, it is your own individual coloring that dictates your color direction.

Seasonal Color Analysis are 'complex' Color Families

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SPRING is Light Warm Bright

You are WARM, LIGHT and BRIGHT in pretty much equal quantities. A vibrant and fresh color palette echoing the growth of a new season.

If you've been analyzed as Light Spring, Warm Spring or Clear Spring and don't feel completely comfortable with your colors then you may not be a True Spring at all.

You may belong to a TONAL color family and might be enjoying a far wider color palette.

Find all your colors in the Kettlewell range

SUMMER is Light Cool Muted

You are LIGHT, COOL and MUTED (soft) in pretty much equal quantities. 

As the days grow warmer there's a soft and delicate color palette - as pretty as an English country garden. 

Been analyzed as Light Summer, Cool Summer or Soft Summer? then it means that you may not be a True SUMMER.

You may belong to a TONAL color family and enjoying a far wider color palette.

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Your Summer color palette with KettlewellThe Summer color palette by Kettlewell
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AUTUMN is Deep Warm Muted

You are DEEP. WARM and MUTED (soft) in pretty much equal quantities.

As Summer fades into Autumn glory, the colors become soft and rich, warm and blended, elegant and classic.   

If you've been analyzed as Deep Autumn, Warm Autumn or Soft Autumn and don't feel comfortable with your colors then you may not be a True Autumn at all.  

You may belong to a TONAL color family and might be enjoying a far wider color palette.

Rich Autumn shades at Kettlewell

WINTER is Deep Cool Bright   

You are DEEP, COOL and BRIGHT in pretty much equal quantities.

The golden tones of Autumn give way to the keen winds of the year's end and the colors become CLEAR, ICY and BOLD.  

If you've been analyzed as Deep Winter, Cool Winter or Clear Winter then it means that your color characteristics are not in equal quantities and you may not be a True WINTER at all.

You may belong to a TONAL color family and might be enjoying a far wider color palette.

4 Seasonal Color Families #color analysis #4 seasons  http://www.style-yourself-confident.com/seasonal-color-analysis.html
Winter brilliance with Kettlewell Colours

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