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 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 and amazing colors but it didn't work for everyone! 

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

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Following centuries of color theories...

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

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!

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

Because Seasonal Color Analysis doesn't work for everyone there have been numerous attempts to divide 4 Seasons into 12 or even 16! Sadly this only dilutes the color palette.

If you are not a True Season and it's necessary for you to be labelled as a Light Summer or a Bright Winter for example, it may mean that you lean more heavily towards that individual color family.  In this case, a Light Summer may find more colors to wear and enjoy in the Light Color Family.

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.

I've put together a series of Color Briefs - Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter  to give you concise information about each of the Seasons, how to wear and enjoy the colors, how to co-ordinate, how to choose jewelry, makeup etc.  

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

Seasonal Color Analysis - the 'complex' mix

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SPRING

You are WARM, LIGHT and BRIGHT in pretty much equal quantities.

It's a beautiful color palette, vibrant and fresh echoing the growth of a new season.

If you've been analyzed as Light Spring, Warm Spring or Clear Spring then it means that your color characteristics are not in equal quantities and you may not be a true SPRING at all.

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

SUMMER

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

As the fresh days of Spring lengthen into the warmth of Summer, there's a soft and delicate color palette - as pretty as an English country garden. 

If you've been analyzed as Light Summer, Cool Summer or Soft Summer then it means that your color characteristics are not in equal quantities and you may not be a true SUMMER at all.

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

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AUTUMN

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 - the most elegant palette of all.  

If you've been analyzed as Deep Autumn, Warm Autumn or Soft Autumn then it means that your color characteristics are not in equal quantities and you may not be a true SUMMER at all.

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

WINTER

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 well belong to a TONAL color family and could be enjoying a far wider color palette.

Check out the Flow Seasons...

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Color Analysis and what it can do for you!


What's it all about? What it can do for you? and 3 ways to find your own Color Family......

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Tonal Color Analysis

6 simple Color Families using color characteristics...

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Tonal v. Seasonal

What's the difference between the 2 best known methods of Color Analysis? Absolutely nothing, they use exactly.....  and complement each other perfectly...

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Seasonal and Tonal fabric color swatches

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12 Seasons? just part of a Season?

Part of a Season? Then you may not be a Season at all and could be missing out on lots of beautiful colors you could be enjoying....

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Or as Coco Chanel always said
'The best color in the world is the one that looks good on you!'


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