Whatever is a Warm Spring?
Spring is always Warm, always Light and always Bright!
'Different' methods of Color Analysis are always popping up but I never give them a great deal of thought. Both the Tonal and Seasonal methods work perfectly well and complement each other.
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!
But some methods of Color Analysis do nothing but create confusion. Let me explain...
SPRING, for example, is made up of 3 color characteristics - WARM, LIGHT and BRIGHT (Clear).
So if you are SPRING you are always WARM, always LIGHT and always CLEAR - these 3 characteristics have to be present to actually determine you as a Spring.
natural coloring is warm and sunny, light and gentle, fresh and clear with a stunning color palette.
As a Warm Spring you are directed and limited to the warmest colors 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!
As you're being directed towards Warm colors then you obviously have a Warm undertone to your skin. If WARM is that obvious in your color direction then it probably means that WARM is your primary characteristic.
Rather than having a limited array of colors you could probably be enjoying the whole spectrum of the WARM color family.
Your Warm undertone gives off a 'golden glow' and each of the colors in the WARM color family have the same yellow undertone as your own and will complement your natural coloring - creating harmony!
This beautiful color palette will give you a wide mix of the very best shades to experiment, play with and enjoy!
Why are some people still nervous about Color Analysis? Probably because they think their color choice is going to be severely limited. And this kind of Analysis 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!
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.
Do you have any queries or comments about what you've read on this page or perhaps you'd like to share an experience of your own?