Tonal Color Analysis

It's easy to understand...

There are 6 Tonal color families - LIGHT, DEEP, WARM, COOL, BRIGHT and MUTED. That's just the way we describe colors - they are called color characteristics. 

Each of these color families have the primary characteristic in common. For example, the LIGHT color family is a group of all the Light colors. The WARM color family is a group of all the Warm colors and so on. Each Color Family has a full spectrum of colors - Red, blue, green, yellow, purple, grey etc. 

So no-one need ever say "I can't wear green" because, whatever your color direction, there is a shade of green that will suit you!

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Tonal Color Analysis - The 6 Color Families

You can have 2 or even 3 of these color characteristics present in their natural coloring. So an Online Color Analysis goes into much more depth so your own color direction is quite individual. But I don't believe that it's a good idea to limit yourself to too few colors otherwise it becomes frustrating and limiting.

The Seasons   are what I call 'complex' color families, they are a specific combination of the Tonal color characteristics - beautiful color palettes if you fit the specifics.

The LIGHT Color Family

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The first thing we notice is that you are very Fair. There is little contrast between your hair and skin and even your eyes are light. Without makeup you may feel quite colorless.

You have elements of both COOL and WARM but it is the LIGHTness of your coloring which takes precedence.

Colors with a light pigment will complement your natural coloring and never dominate. They are not all pastels - they merely have less intensity.

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Both Spring and Summer have an element of Light in their makeup but just the true LIGHT shades are included in this color palette.  It excludes the other elements that don't relate to your individual coloring.

The DEEP Color Family

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The DEEP Color Family groups together all the shades with a heavy color pigment, not just dark tones.

You have elements of both Warm and Cool but it is the depth of your coloring and the strong contrast between your features which takes precedence.

Colors with strong pigment will complement your natural coloring and balance your almost exotic appearance. These are colors with a heavy intensity not always dark.   

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Both Autumn and Winter have an element of Deep in their makeup but just the true DEEP shades are included in this color palette.  It excludes the other elements that don't relate to your individual coloring.

The WARM Color Family

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Naturally red or auburn tints in your hair, golden skin tone? These Warm colors will very probably flatter you.

All the shades in this Color Family has a yellow undertone and they all work together to create a beautiful golden glow. Every color includes a shade with a WARM undertone. Put them altogether and you get the WARM Color Family.

Any color with a Blue undertone will look harsh against your skin.

The Warm color swatch
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Both Spring and Autumn are made up of Warm colors but there are elements that don't relate to your coloring. It is just the true WARM shades that are included in this color palette.

The COOL Color Family

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Cool toned eyes, pink skin, brown hair? These could be the colors for you.

Every color will have a shade with a blue or COOL undertone. Put them together and you have the COOL Color Family.

Any shade with yellow tones will react harshly against your skin and even make you look sickly - you're the perfect English rose.

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Both the Summer and the Winter seasons are made up of Cool colors but they have other elements which do not relate to your individual coloring. It is just the true COOL colors which are included in this color palette.

The MUTED Color Family

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You have elements of both COOL and WARM in your natural coloring and confusing characteristics such as warm hair/cool eyes, or light hair/dark eyes. 

This confusion makes your overall coloring  richly blended and harsh colors appear over-powering.

Gently 'greyed down' shades from both Cool and Warm come together to make the Muted color family. The extremes, the harshness, has been taken away and the softness will enhance your equally soft appearance.

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Both Summer and Autumn have an element of Muted in their makeup but just the true MUTED shades are included in this color palette.  It excludes the other elements that don't relate to your individual coloring.

The BRIGHT Color Family

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You have elements of both Cool and Warm in your natural coloring but your colors are always intense. Your hair is usually dark but could be red or even blonde. Your skin is always clear and your eyes startlingly bright. 

These characteristics can be confusing but they demand the clearest purest tones to balance your extreme brightness.

Bright shades have no undertone they have complete clarity.

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Both Spring and Winter have an element of Bright in their makeup but just the true BRIGHT shades are included in this color palette.  It excludes the other elements that don't relate to your individual coloring.

Free Color Analysis

Take the Free Color Analysis Quiz to find your closest Tonal Color Family. Every single color in a particular Color Family may not be perfect for you but it's a good starting place. 

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The benefits of Color Analysis

All the questions you ever wanted to ask...

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Tonal and Seasonal color swatches

It's almost impossible to carry a color in your head, these suede covered handbag sized swatches are the answer...

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Tonal or Seasonal

What's the difference between the 2 most well known methods of Color Analysis? Absolutely nothing, it just depends on which is best for your individual coloring...

Online Color Analysis

Personal Color Analysis gives you a complete indepth color reading with full explanation of how your colors work, plus 25 page Color Profile and several images.  You might be Tonal or Seasonal...

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Perhaps you're 'part' of a Season

If you've been determined 'part' of a Season, then you may not be a Season at all and could be missing out on lots of additional colors.

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

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