Before and After Color Analysis
and the lovely things you say about the website!
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I never felt comfortable with the Seasons...
Thank you so much for my color analysis. I really appreciate the
detailed, thoughtful analysis that you put together for me. Your
conclusion that I am neither Winter nor Summer but Cool, makes so much sense
to me. I never felt fully comfortable with Summer. Winter seemed
closer but felt very limiting. I feel that the Cool color family
is the perfect blend. I'm so excited to play with these colors! I
am going to place an order for the color swatches because I think that will be
so much easier to shop with. Michelle USA
Easy to understand your conclusions...
Wow! I love this analysis, thank you!
It’s clear that you put a lot of effort and thoughtfulness into my
color analysis, and the results are wonderful. I enjoyed following
along with your process, and it was very easy to understand how you came
to your conclusions. I look forward to this
new color journey as I settle into my colors and fashion. Yes, I’ve
always chosen the less bright colors over the more vivid ones, but the
outfit examples you sent are good starting point for me.
Now, it’s time to do some shopping, and I think I’ll start with a color fan! Laura USA
Pamela says: Laura does shy away from over-bright colors so I've give examples of how to base outfits initially on the neutrals and gradually add in color as she gains in color confidence.
I've been drawn to Autumn...
Thank you very much for my colour analysis results. It was very
detailed and very interesting.
Whenever I did online analysis questions or like many ladies my
age used the colour me beautiful book it always arrived at the same
result of winter or cool and deep. I was never happy with that result
because although the colours are striking and very
beautiful I've felt that people notice the colour
and not me! Does that make sense? (Absolutely makes sense Esme)
Funnily enough I have been drawn to the colours of the Autumn palette but wasn't sure if they would look good on me.
The Capsule Queen...
"Thank you so much Pamela for the color analysis. I knew I could wear a few of those colors so seeing the complete color palette is very helpful!
Yes absolutely you may use my photo and I will be delighted to recommend your services". Leanne, USA
Pamela says: The very talented Leanne has captured a vast audience with the Capsule Wardrobe books she creates each season. Although she favors certain shades she was unaware of the full color palette that would echo and complement her Light coloring. The process of color choice can usually be linked to color direction! You can find Leanne at:
"..my favorite colors are my colors..."
so much, Pamela!!! I love this and I am so impressed! I’m so happy
that my favorite colors are “my” colors! I’m so thrilled with your
embarrassing that I put myself into the autumn pigeon hole for so long, but
you’re right when you’re young, you can get away with a lot more blunders.
website is also wonderful! I love the Zoe travel bag. I just have
to decide what color I want.
order the fabric swatch to keep in my purse?
I love the way you describe my coloring...
you for your work, there is so much detail here, great descriptions, pictures and info.
am surprised at your analysis (thought I was a Spring) but I love that
you have described me in a different way than I ever have been before. I
like the thought of light cool and soft to describe me. I was always leery
of Summer because my eyes are not a beautiful bright blue, but more of a softer
blue green. I think it will take me a while to get my colors
down and try to figure out the makeup.
been a great experience and I look forward to building a new wardrobe. I really enjoy your website, and love all of
the information. Sherry USA
It explains so much...
Laura, USA: Thank you so much the analysis is excellent and explains so
I've often been drawn to Summer colors but felt I needed to “brighten” myself up with warmer colored
clothes and hair. I’d been coloring my hair warm for
so long that I'd kind of forgotten that I was once naturally cooler.
I suspected either Soft or Summer could be a possibility but I was quite surprised when I read the results anyway.
Now I know that my instincts were right.
I heard about you through a small Facebook group, several of the ladies have had analyses and were very pleased. We all think you are
And a followup: 5
months ago I received your Online Color Analysis with a result of Summer. I had previously been determined Warm Spring but after several months realized
the colors weren’t right. Just like to let you know that I'm very happy with your analysis the colors feel very natural and I love them. I’m also finding it more effortless to put outfits together. I’ve added a couple of pics of me
dressed in my Summer colors - thank you again!
A very sensible system...
Just wanted to let you know how
pleased I am with this analysis! The true test is the fact that I
can't think of a single question to ask
you - or rather, when I do, I realized it's already answered in the
information you gave me.
In past analyses, there was always something
that didn't fit, why could I wear some softer and brighter
shades? Why could I not decide on black (not the
best but not horrid? Why did some cool makeup colors look almost too
cool? Why did I seem to be so 'medium' on both the
bright/soft and dark/light continuums?
It all fits with the Cool
analysis so thanks again, a very sensible system you've worked out. All the best Helena, USA
So excited and ready for shopping...
for my colour analysis. It was very detailed and explains why I
didn't like my 2 previous Color Analysis'.
told Summer, Cool Summer, and Elegant Colours which is a combination of Summer/Winter but different tones to the ones you
actually like the colour palette you have given me and explains why I
liked certain shades of Kettlewell Colours which are in my new
palette. Looking forward to starting the capsule.
a lot of sense and I'm so excited, ready to go shopping
now. I found a fantastic colour consultant in you Pamela and I
thank you again for what you have done for me. I will continue to follow
your example and buy your wardrobe capsules and I am excited to tell all my
friends about you.
I do love the colours. I wish I had buckets full of money to redo my entire wardrobe now! I'm not very patient. Lol.
Yes you can use my photo. Which one? I'm just hoping it
isn't the one I took while in the bus, I'm not very photogenic! Chantal, Canada
Pamela: On the contrary Chantal you look fabulous in this photo! Much better to get your head round everything before jumping in and spending loads of money!
Contact me for any questions about Color Analysis
Now I understand...
Thank you Pamela. I finally was able to pull up the full color analysis on my smartphone. I've read everything, I think I understand and agree.
The results make perfect sense to me; now I understand why I am naturally drawn to certain colors.
Thank you again. You have helped me tremendously! Looking forward to my fabric color swatch. Tanja, USA
Ready for the attention...
I love all the work you did and certainly you can use my photo.
was thinking about adding a color like pink,
blue, teal, or purple so it shows up but looking for the Warmest tone. What is
your opinion of these vs something like auburn brown? I understand the color draws attention, but I'm so ready to do it. I
also plan to wear more scarves although we live in Texas and
it's really hot, we're shortly moving. Kathy USA
Pamela: I think the crux of the matter is
that you're feeling well enough to try something fun and when you've gone through a period of ill health what could be
better? Just telling the world that you're HERE
Ready to be a consultant!
Thank you Pamela,
I loved the analysis. I had already done 2 analysis here in Brazil,
and one placed me as Deep Autumn, while the other as Spring - this one is far more complete.
my experiments with new colors in my wardrobe and try to share them with you. And I'll
let you know my experience after taking a course to be a consultant.
course you can use the photo, sure. Wishing
you all the best - Lilian, Brazil
Exceeded my expectations!
You’ve definitely exceeded my
expectations with my color analysis!
I had one done about 30 years ago
and I was deemed a Cool Winter but I was never happy with it; many of the
colors were too deep for me and the rest was just too limiting. Another person
told me they thought I was in the Muted color family but I wound up not being
completely happy with those as well.
I was very happy to see your analysis of Cool which includes Winter and Summer Cool colors; much more all encompassing.
I’ll need to tweak parts of my wardrobe but I already have a very good
start. Seems I was naturally gravitating toward many of the right colors
through the years. I’ll be adding some of the new colors this
Thank you so much for such a thorough
and well thought out analysis. I’ve read it three times already! More than worth the money. Kerri, USA
Such an in-depth approach...
Over the years I've had my
"colors" analyzed twice and, in both cases, the analysis took only a
few minutes and seemed to be based on only a few factors. I was intrigued by
Pamela's website and her in-depth approach to color analysis and
especially impressed by the testimonials including "before" and
"after" photos of her clients. After filling out an extensive
questionnaire and sending several photos taken in natural light, I received an
unbelievably in-depth analysis that consisted of 3 documents and 15 color
Pamela carefully explained how she came to the conclusion that I fall into the Muted Soft category by meticulously detailing her step-by-step thought process including photos to illustrate how each step led to her conclusions.
She then presented an in-depth discussion of
how the Muted Soft palette works, including how to avoid extremes of color and
how to coordinate the colors into outfits. In addition, she has personally answered several questions about working with the clothing I
already have. I am so very grateful to her for her thoughtfulness, care and
attention. Thank you Pamela for all the time and effort put into my color
analysis! Anne, Tennessee, USA
'We think it's a Mom thing'
Mom speaking: McKay and Bella weren't sure about the validity of Color Analysis as it
puts you in a box (was "old fashioned") and limits choice. After seeing their detailed analysis' they
changed their tune and agreed there is something to this!
McKaylee: is very happy with her Spring analysis and loves to wear the blues/bright aquas that make her happy! The difference between
cool and warm pinks was surprising; an almost gray look in the cool but appearing more alive and fresh in the warm Spring pinks. This confirms the fact that a muted gray made her complexion blah; unaware that it was color choice that made her look so pale.
Bella: loves and gravitates to the darker cooler shades. She agrees and feels good with the Cool palette; burgundy, charcoal and cool blues are her staples. Yellow is a favorite color-of-the-moment but she finds it difficult so has compared her current go-to pale yellow top with the only yellow on the swatches. She proudly said it's a match, that's why I feel good and wear it the most! Further validation for her
that color analysis works!
Thank you for your beautiful gift of color and magic on my girls and me! I love your
system, your depth and understanding even for the younger woman like my daughters who've never heard of Color Analysis. They caught on quickly and grasped the concept when they
looked at the picture comparisons. We're very happy with your findings! Holly, USA
Pamela says: Gorgeous girls, siblings but entirely different! Fun to do their analysis.
"...shop from a place of anxiety not creativity..."
...so happy with the wonderful and detailed analysis. With dark hair and eyes I always thought I was Winter or perhaps deep Autumn; but puzzled at not being able to wear Autumn cream/gold and the brightness/high contrast of Winter looked harsh.
Pamela said that with a pink skintone and a softness to my brown eyes I suited Cool colours, everything fell into place. I would never have been
able to determine this by myself.
I wore one of my Cool color suggestions and felt really confident, I’ve also had
cool highlights added and have sourced some cool makeup.
I will finally enjoy wearing 'my' colours after going round in circles for so long. I've realized that I often shop from a place of anxiety not creativity! Joanna UK
...made me feel special!
Pamela, your work is truly excellent. I have enjoyed this. It has made me feel very special.
You have met all of my expectations and I am very sincerely grateful.
Thank you, Lynda, USA
Lady in red...
I have printed off and read everything and I am happy with the Winter season and the colours you suggested.
Thank you so much for doing this for me, I have already ordered a
blue t shirt to try and will be wearing a red dress when I go out
dancing on Saturday night,
I will order a Winter Fabric Swatch later today. Ellen, UK
The most thorough Color Analysis
Thank you so much for the beautifully
detailed color analysis, you do a wonderful job breaking down color
theory into understandable terms and provide supporting visuals. This is *the*
most thorough analysis I've ever received and I'm very happy with
In all honesty I've previously been told that I'm Spring
(True Spring followed by Clear Spring) however the
analyst used the 12 seasons which I hate, too overwhelming, and I much prefer your fabric swatch to a 'paint-swatch’ type.
Incidentally, I’ve also been told that
I'm a Light Summer – but something was bothering me about those colors. I love your warm friendly approach. Sue USA
I have struggled...
Thank you so much. You are spot on. I have struggled with my own
analysis believing I was a soft autumn confused by the fact
that I knew I could wear orange colors well.
I believed I was soft and am still a little shy about calling attention to my self.
Another issue I was having finding my colors was the degree of
intensity. But you have cleared that up beautifully. I think my coloring
comes from my maternal grandfather who was a redheaded Irish man. I
can't thank you enough for your analysis. I can't wait
to go shopping. I will be following your website closely. You have certainly put a smile on my face. Rhinda, USA
Previously Autumn - but feel right as a Cool...
Thank you again for taking the time for my analysis and the long report.
Some of my clothes are in the Cool category but many
are in Autumn colors. What to do? I have two real leather skirts in color of
camel that I like to keep, also a long winter coat in the same color. Some of
my clothes will go direct to the Red Cross but I need lots of clothes for the long
We had 20cm of snow 2 days ago and now -13 C in Helsinki - too cold for me.
I agree that the Summer colors are too light and the
Winters too strong. It is difficult to see myself as the others
see me and it has been very interesting to read everything.
Pamela: Neutrals are always useful even camel. Try a few scarves in Cool colors close to your face to bring those neutrals to life.
I'm holding my head up now...
Thank you for the thorough Color
Analysis I was very pleased with how you go about it and analyzed me.
had figured I was an Autumn of some type but being True autumn is very good for
me to know, I wasn't sure if I was soft or deep and I had never heard
about Tonal Analysis. Now I can move ahead with my colors and feel more
confident in what I wear with my white hair, I sure didn't like me with
the blonde on the photo you tried! I have had trouble accepting my
hair thinking it makes me look older though but I am holding my head up high
levels: is it best for me to wear medium or high
contrast colors together? Louise, Australia
Pamela says: Louise's contrast is actually more defined with her stunning white hair.
No-one ever mentioned 'bright'!
I'm sending you a thank you, because up until finding your site, I was
lost what my season is. I had it professionally done twice. Both with
confusing and limiting results. No one ever mentioned BRIGHT. This
brings clarity and freedom. Thank you for your kind work! Lauren, USA
P says: Strangely, many color consultants don't understand the Tonal Color Families but everyone doesn't fit into a Season!
Ready for a 'pop' of bright...
Juliette from the USA: Thank you
so much for your in depth analysis - it makes a lot of sense and
I'm actually really excited!
I've always loved bright colors but living in a city for so long made it
more comfortable to wear black and grays. I was a bit nervous about
brights but it’s great that I can use/wear a lot of the neutrals that I
already have (I own a ton of charcoal gray) and I can use accessories to ‘pop’
I think I
switched to safer/deeper colors as I got a bit older. My go-to is a burgundy
with charcoal gray, but I've always loved purples and brighter reds. I'm really
excited to continue on my style journey!
I've been drawn to Warm colors...
Thanks Pamela, I don't have my colour swatch yet but I've been looking
in stores trying to tell the difference between Warm and Cool. I have
trouble with some colours more than others. The lighting makes it difficult to tell but because both garment and swatch will be in the same lighting it will work
I've been drawn to Warm colours so I have some already. So
many things are in black white and grey in Winter and I know they're not great on me but this year there is also navy. Brown works for me but we rarely see it - will see what I I can find once I have my swatch.
Thanks again Pamela. I look
forward to receiving my fabric swatch and hunting down some good clothing. Lynn, Canada.
What a complete and perfect color analysis!
Bonnie, USA: Yes, I am both Warm and Cool, but most of all ‘light’. It’s
so nice to have that all addressed with the beautiful Light color palette you
have chosen for me.
It has been so difficult trying to find where I fit. Mostly, I've been wearing mid-value colors on the cool-ish side. I don’t wear
many prints aside from stripes as they seem to compete with my clarity. Spring
Colors that are too warm bring out redness in my face. Too pastel will wash me
out. Perhaps now with the right color palette I will be able to enjoy a better
excited to finally get moving in downsizing my closet. When I had a
personal color analysis with TCI I thought I had it under control but with
Soft Summer’s gray undertones it was quickly obvious that it wasn’t me. I looked
and felt “gray”.
system has simplified the complexities of not fitting neatly into one season. I
feel all my color attributes have been addressed and finally this is “me”. Thanks
It's easy to get sidetracked...
I've had a few days to read digest and think over your advice; it's been a
revelation. At first I was a bit discombobulated not to fit into a Season but on reflection I realised I already knew so it made sense.
I remember an online quiz asking whether I looked best in white or ivory;
that was confusing because I knew I suited both so analysed as Cool made
The Cool palette leaves me with a lot of things that
instinctively work & explains things that don't. I've never looked
good in traditional beige leopard print but now I know
why but I once had a grey cheetah coat that I loved - makes sense.
at my wardrobe the most expensive things I own tend to be in the Cool
palette while most of my mistakes are sale 'bargains'/fast fashion buys;
I obviously have some instinct for what works with investment dressing
but as you say it's easy to get sidetracked!
Thanks so much for the
hair advice I knew it wasn't working, but I tend to let hairdressers bully me
so good to have the validation of an outside expert. Debra, UK
Like coming home...
The in-depth analysis was fascinating. I'm really
happy with the results and slightly surprised as I had almost
started to convince myself I could be Cool! Funny how we see ourselves and how easy it is to get
mislead by pale skin and some ash tones. I trust your
judgment and definitely agree with your
conclusion, so pleased to have a clear direction. I used to wear so many colours in this
palette yet somehow muted or sometimes cooler colours have crept in
to my wardrobe over the years
The palette feels so alive it
speaks straight to me and warms my heart.
It almost feels like a homecoming as if I’ve been given the
go-ahead to embrace the warmth and happiness. I know it sounds cheesy
but it actually makes me a bit emotional. I truly thank you,
Pamela. Sarah, Denmark (formerly UK)
Wow wow wow, I get it!
I can't tell you how
your attention to detail has helped me, I completely agree with your analysis
and love all the pictures and comparisons. It really does help to see yourself
in the middle of the color blocks, sort of like being an outsider looking in. Instant
clarity with a fresh set of eyes which greatly helped me to see for myself where
I fit in this puzzle of life called color!
several key points when you describe how my skin reacts to color that I recognized and
convinced me you hit the mark.
Finally have an understanding of how it feels to be
ME! You may
absolutely use my photograph and quotes I want everyone to know you are the
real deal in color analysis! Holly, USA
Pamela says: Although we usually think of Springs as being golden blonde; Holly's fair skin and light eyes bring her chestnut hair into this color family too.
for the color analysis, it seems very thorough and complete and I can tell you
put a lot of work into it. I feel a little excited because these Cool colors are a
departure for me so it
will be very new. I am also a bit sad because I had typed myself as a Summer many years ago (when the Color Me Beautiful book came out in the 80s)
and that has been a part of my identity for a long time, like thinking you are
a Taurus and then learning you are actually a Leo or something. But times
change, and I will try these colors.
you again, for all of the time and very thorough explanation. I really
appreciate your expertise! Jessica, USA
Pamela says: When only the seasons were available then yes you would be a Summer. But actually you are closer to a Tonal Cool color family which gives you a wider variety of cool shades to wear and enjoy. If you're used to recognizing a COOL undertone then you have the most important part mastered
already and you now have the best of both worlds!
First of all thank you for the time spent on my CA, a very thorough
job! I was surprised because
I'd ruled out the Cool colours but I think you're
right! I know I have cool eyes and now realise I have naturally cool
hair. My skin is relatively neutral with a pink tone but is quite fair in winter with blue tinged veins
in my hand.
However, living in the Australian sun for 6 months of the the year I have more colour in my face and use bronzer for a more sun
kissed look so at times my skin looks warmer. You're right that I was confused being told I was “Autumn”, changing my hair/makeup to artificially look warmer but it never worked, it always felt wrong.
A lot of the yellows, oranges, camel and gingery browns look terrible on me so I will go back to more my natural brown with
ash highlights and a foundation to match my
chin line instead of my current warmer one for the winter. Kirstine, Australia
No wonder I felt faded...
so very much for your thoughtful insights. I
must say I
was initially surprised with your determination but totally agree with your
recommendations. I expected you to tell me I was in the Light Tonal Group!
understand now why I've been feeling faded, trying to dress in softer
colour to match my light
skin/hair has washed me out further. I had accepted that my hair was
grey and I should wear pastel
colour in my younger photo which you referred to as coppery was completely
natural. Its odd that I never thought
it that way!
think about it I've received compliments wearing creamy
white, tomato red, bright navy and salmon,
and a lovely tobacco brown. Not sure why I strayed so far!
too for the hair advice. For some time I've felt that I needed a softer style with a little more
fullness. I'm going to try to grow it again and not be influenced by husband
and daughters. They see me as I was, I see me as I am today and know that this hairstyle is
Looking forward to replacing my poor colour choices with happier/more
vibrant ones and feel so much better already
because I have a direction. I can't thank you enough, your service is of great value to women like me who need
a confidence boost. Kathryn, Canada
I suspected I was Cool colouring. Years ago when the Seasons began I felt I didn't really fit any of the categories. I was somewhere
between Summer and Winter and naturally gravitated towards some of the
colours in those palettes. It was nice to have someone confirm
Most of my wardrobe fits the Cool palette but there are some
fun colours I can try as well. I did find that L'Oreal has foundations is
Warm, Cool and Neutral undertones so picked one in Cool and it matches
great, makes a big difference. I just need to find lipstick colours now.
much for all your help. I'm looking forward to getting the colour swatch. Susan, Canada
Pamela: How different siblings can be. Susan's sister Kathryn is above - they're polar opposites!
I love the depth you go into... Kelly from the USA
I love my
color analysis thank you so much! Let me first say that your site is the first place that I’ve ever come
across the Tonal color families. I was always trying to decide if I was a
summer or a winter; felt I was too dark for Summer but too light for Winter.
And then I encountered a system that broke all the seasons down into three
separate categories such as light, bright, and deep. I also saw the words
shaded. How confusing! I really could not decide then.
Then I came across your
site and pretty much figured I was probably either a Cool or a Winter but
kind of also wondered about the Muted so I really wanted to have you do the Color Analysis so that I would know for sure.
If I had been forced to choose I
would have said I was the Cool color family so looks like I was right. I love
the depth you go into, I'll be buying the fabric color swatch for sure. Again
thank you so much. I’m 100% satisfied.
Absolutely you may use my words and photo. Your website is very
clear, you do amazing work. Thanks again!
It's taken a while...
It's taken a while but I'm starting to see this now. I've just ordered some clothes from Kettlewell and mentioned your name when they asked how I heard of the company.
How did you pick up Irish in me? Do I appear
Irish? My paternal grandmother is Irish and grandfather is Catalan. All
of my relatives on the Irish side have very dark hair, however, I have distant cousins from Barcelona who are gingers. Kellie, USA
Spring to Soft Summer but happy to be back...
I think I instinctively chose Spring colors before I ever thought about the gold flecks in my eyes and decided I was Spring! I have old photos of me in turquoise, periwinkle blue and clear red.
Then a few natural ash tones in my hair threw
me and I switched to Soft Summer - there's a soft look I see from time to time so it seemed
to make sense.
I've been weeding out the Soft Summer colors from
my wardrobe this week and noticed that I collected crossover colors that also
fit into Spring; some of them are very muted though and those are the
ones that are going to go.
I was so excited once your conclusion set in that I
took a day off to rearrange my wardrobe back to Spring. I'm getting my old wardrobe
back, but it's different. I feel more free now to mix it up and pair
opposites - and I'm only keeping what I love. Angie from http://www.yourtrueselfblog.com/
I can now see objectively..
been soaking up all the information and insights you presented in your well
thought out and clearly composed analysis.
I am so grateful for you to have
taken the time and effort to compose my analysis results. I can finally see how
well the cooler colours look on me! My instincts have always been that I veer
on the Cool side as opposed to Warm but I could never quite trust what I
believed. With your help I can now see objectively which colours work
in harmony with me and which ones are not so good. This has been a
brilliant service. Thank you so much, I am happy with the explanations you have
so kindly provided. Jen, UK
so much for the analysis, I'm really happy for the result that I'm COOL. It
feels very familiar, cosy and good to look at those colors, they are so me. I
started to read about colors this summer, so many different programs to look at. The most ridiculous was that 22 season or flows
to seasons, or what ever was it name.
Before contacting you I used another
virtual Color Analysis and was diagnosed as an cool summer. I wanted your analysis after reading
your website and seeing pinterest fotos to see if there is softness that my own
eyes refuse to see. I'm not used to wearing light or soft colors but now I can start enjoying these great COOL colors. I feel like I'm done with my so called color journey, so thank you. Sonja, Finland
Sue is an expat blogger enjoying the Spanish sun...
so much to take in, but my immediate reaction was that it all made sense to me
and there are lots of colours that I love in there. I liked the way you showed
the various options so I could see the difference between warm and cool etc,
and also how you used some photos from my blog!
some of the Autumn colours in my Warm swatch, but it will be good to have all
the Autumn colours together. It's interesting to see the difference having the
deep element makes, as many of the warm shades are too light for me. I'm
definitely pleased with the results.
again for sending me such an in-depth analysis, plus the book. Sue from over60andoverhere.blogspot.com
This is a game changer for me!
Thank you for the detailed
analysis. I think that it's going to be a game changer and save me
money in my future purchases. I've had other online analysis - been neutral and even warm neutral twice (soft autumn).
Those analysis' were challenged on a Facebook forum with lots of feedback saying I was cool most likely a summer maybe winter.
I've tried being objective about
myself and felt I looked best in cooler colors. I can
wear bright white especially well and have always gravitated towards all
shades of blue and grey. It's hard to be objective and maybe as
you pointed out the most important thing isn't bright vs. soft or light vs.
dark so those factors have always thrown me off when trying to apply other
My palette is so classy and I love
that you made the comparison to Duchess Kate. I also loved the example of Jamie
Lee Curtis in that gorgeous dress! I can't wait to start building a wardrobe
that will serve me for the rest of my life. Thank you again! Laurie, USA
Think I've gone into analysis paralysis!
SO much for this. It's absolutely wonderful. I had a feeling I was going to be
either Autumn or Winter, so this has confirmed it and I'm very excited!
actually rebuilding my wardrobe 'from the ground up'. Most of my clothes no
longer fit so I'm literally starting from
scratch. I absolutely LOVE the idea of a capsule wardrobe, at least to start
off with, so I'm trying to come up with a colour palette based on the analysis
you've given me.
I've gone into analysis paralysis! Christina, Australia
Pamela says: Christina has lots of black in her wardrobe and the boldest colors of Autumn work so well with this to give her plenty of mix and match opportunities straightaway.
This makes sense...
Thank you so much, this is very exciting and makes sense of what
I was thinking. I have a lot of the colours already but now it gives me a much
better focus and a good deal of inspiration. It also explains why some colours
just don't make me feel good even though I like them!
I always wanted to do an
analysis but found it too expensive but I think you are offering good
value for money and it is equally effective online. Eleanor, UK
It's so exciting.. Linda USA
gosh, this is just wonderful. I have a few things still to read, but I
love all the work you
I've needed help for a long time and have always been confused with color. Am so looking forward to my fabric swatch and feeling impatient!...
I got them yesterday. I'd ordered coats in camel and grey, and that worked the best. I was able to see that the camel was a medium shade and didn't quite fit in with the colors.
Will have a lot of fun - so glad you did
my color analysis, such a thorough job! It is very exciting and keeps me
a bit out of myself! Thanks so
From confusion to confidence...
so much for all the wonderful information you have sent me.
I had been
previously told I was a Summer flowing to Spring which I have found quite
confusing and thought perhaps I might be more tonal. Coming out as a True Spring
is a surprise but makes so much sense when I look at the pictures, especially
as I've always thought peachy make-up and bronzer really suited me rather than
pinks. No wonder I have been feeling quite drab of late!
You have given me the confidence to embrace some colours which I had
thought suited me but was contrary to the cool palette I've been sticking
excited to keep my new copper hair and can't wait to brighten up my wardrobe. Deborah U.S.A.
Thank you very much for your analysis. At the end of my teens I was
told that I was Winter - my hair was black at the time so that might have
been the reason for it. But I have not really found myself in the Winter
colors, even though I'm very fond of everything that's blue.
Now I am looking forward to using the Autumn colors, they appear to be a better fit. I know I love the greens and the tomato red - but the
beige and browns - I don't know. I think the warm
grey and the marine navy will be my best neutrals. Thale, Norway
What a difference!
Amy, USA - I love my analysis. It’s easy to understand and I have consulted
my color wheel/palette for every new purchase I’ve made.
difference it’s made in my wardrobe choices! I am actually wearing color and
it’s flattering!!! Thank you so much! If I have any questions, I will
definitely email you. Hope you are well.
Eventually it makes sense...
Every system I've seen still has that Warm/Cool separation. I was
analyzed as a Soft Summer or Soft Autumn.
I have medium brown hair with
warm natural highlights/cool skin/ gray blue green eyes and always felt I
could wear soft muted medium shades from both seasons. Felt I could
wear watermelon red, soft periwinkle, rose pink, jade green, denim,
olive, marine navy, teal, forest green, aqua, turquoise. Lip
color/blush was always difficult and look best in pink with touch of
brown. All the information you provided about Soft Muted coloring fit
me exactly. I am not uncertain any longer. Thank you. Christa, USA
Having fun with my Summer colors
Pamela, I think I got everything. It will take a while to process but I love
the way you show the warm and cool so I can see the difference. When I was
younger I think I was more of a Cool but you are spot on that Summer is better
now. I do want to order the fabric swatch but let me look everything over
Thank goodness for Poshmark-lots of Warm stuff going to sell! Thanks
again. You have confirmed what I thought was correct.
having fun with my summer colors.
Debra, USA. So pleased with my SUMMER analysis, think the colors are right on. Just yesterday had cool highlights put in my hair! The winter bolder shades worked better when I was
younger the summer much better on me now. I’m adding navy as my neutral and loving
the soft but deeper pinks. Always with the blue added!!
Janice writes from Canada...
been searching for over two years for someone to do my colours for me. Anyone I found missed the mark with their clients. When I
came across Pamela's site I knew I had hit gold!
Everyone looked so much
better in their correct colours. I always thought I might be Autumn but
some of the colours were just so off, now I know I'm a Summer and
I love all the colours! I have gone through a lot in the last few years
of my life and this is just what I need to help get back on track.
need new clothes but didn't want to waste money on things that didn't
flatter me so finding out what my colours were was a first step for me. Why
spend loads of money if they are the wrong colour and won't
flatter me? Now I know exactly what to buy no money wasted
I feel more confident in going shopping! Thank you so much
Pamela you are a treasure and I truly feel you have a gift at helping people with their
colours, and through that with their confidence!"
Juliet from France says...
Before: "I am a new mom since 6 months and I would like find the right colors to be prettier and feel more confident."
After: "Thank you
very much for this color analysis. I am very happy to finally know what
colors to choose.
I started buying a scarf with spring colors and I
immediately saw the difference on me. I will continue with sun dresses for
this summer" :)
Elizabeth from the USA says... 'When I think back...'
so much for the color typing results. When I think back these warm
colors have always looked best on me but too often I wore winter colors
because I didn't know enough, thought dark hair and light skin
must equal winter. After 30 years of wearing black, the last few unhappily,
I know in my heart it does not flatter me and you're right,
straight autumn can be too muddy and straight spring too shrill. Another stylist said I was soft-cool-medium with light olive skin, but greyed tones don't flatter me any more than bright ones.
So it's really a growing awareness of what looks best rather than adherence to a rule. I do have some cooler colors I like too much to give up but now I can move in a warmer direction with complete confidence.
Thank you so much - how wonderful to see your analysis it
makes perfect sense.
In some ways I was slightly disappointed that you didn’t
say you thought I was a Spring or a Light or even an Autumn just because it
would be something that would be completely different and new to work with but
deep down I knew I was somewhere between Summer and Winter and most of my
favourite clothes are Cool coloured.
You’ve given me a great framework and a better
understanding of how/why my colouring is supported and brought out with
cool colours but not so much in some of the colours in the Summer and
I don’t know why I waited so long to ask for your help!
P: Melissa's hair is transitioning into beautiful silver which allows her colors to look more stunning.
for the Color Analysis, so I’m not a neutral after all, felt a bit relieved
really. Have not read it all yet but make up tips are great.
gonna favor the softer tones and not so much muted with gray to see what
happens. Fun to try something new and I also look forward to tossing out parts
of my wardrobe. I will treat myself to a new haircolor too!
I will try the Summer colors and take it from there thats why
I ordered the fabric swatch. A nice treat to pep up instead of getting older
and stop caring.
to have contacted you and to get the benefit of your expertise. Irene, Sweden
Teresa in the UK says:
for all the time and fantastic pictures, so very pleased with what you
I seemed to be on the right track. I think when my hair was correct it was
easier to see myself properly, I'm sure I'll get the colour back how i want and
I’ll send a picture when it feels right.
for all the information, its so helpful to see warm and cool side by
side, I can see how sallow the warm makes me look.
I love it!
Susan from the US:
Thank you so much! I love it! I will take some time this
week to read and digest all the information. Can’t wait to dive in. By the
way, You were recommended by Laura V. Several of us in that group find
your analyses (even online!) to be thorough and so very helpful.
explanation of the Summer seasonal palette (vs tonal) helps all the
others I’ve had make sense now. I'm really enjoying my palette.
I am part
of a Facebook group where we discuss a lot about color.
I'm really enjoying my new palette. I did decide to go darker
with my hair, it's still a touch auburn, but reads cool.
Yes certainly you may use my photo.
Pamela: You can be a Winter blonde. Kathryn's hair was platinum and she still made a stunning Winter.
Fiona, Australia says: I appreciate your
help to all my questions. I'm really looking forward to identifying a pattern and
understanding why certain colours and makeup works or don't work. I
want to stop second guessing myself all the time over purchases and know
what to look for. Thank you for the digital swatch, can I order fabric swatch from you?
Pamela:You talked initially about finding
your personal style - well after seeing earlier photos of you I think you've definitely
found it. With your short curly hair and colorful
glasses it really sets off your delicate features and the vibrant Spring colors
will be the finishing touch.
No wonder I always thought I was pale...
Looking at my pictures with the
colors around them I can't believe I could have been so confused thinking I
was warm. I can really see how the Winter palette favors my skin tone. About 90% of my
wardrobe and makeup is warm using orange, brown and gold jewelry. That could be the reason why I always thought
about myself as yellow and pale but I've just been using the wrong colors
most of the time.
I am so happy now knowing my right colors that I look forward to start making
changes little by little to enhance my appearance. I know it will take time as
you said but thank you
again I am really happy with the results and love the colors of the Winter palette. USA.
Debbie is wearing her Color Family instinctively...
Thank you for the
detailed analysis! I am still a little bit shell shocked at being Warm, I've
always been told I'm cool. At my niece's memorial last year we took a family
picture of our hands and I noticed how yellow mine were in comparison to other
family members so I guess it's not a complete surprise but just different - but
a good different!
As long as my favorite colors aqua and mint green are
included I'm happy. Although I'm whiny over losing pink!
So queries, rose gold? Copper? and I have some pieces that are antiqued gold with a vintage look? Thank you for everything. USA
P: You were
instinctively choosing your best colors and don't worry lovely warm
coral pink is one of your best. Jewelry? spot on - have fun. x
After numerous analysis'...this is perfect!
I have gotten Soft Summer three
times (even David Zyla) and something always felt off like it was greying and aging me.
Also had several as some sort of Spring, I was
draped by 12 blueprints as a LSp yet I was never satisfied I felt
like most of the colors were too light (and where did hot pink go, that without a doubt was one of my best colors). Then there
were years of thinking I was cool toned and Spring didn't jive with that. Also been told I'm a warm spring and a striking spring in CMAS.
So much conflict and opinions that I just didn't know what was right anymore - lots of second guessing myself. Not to mention that no-one, absolutely no-one, explained the whys and hows of what they were saying.
Zyla gave me my palette and out the door; there is no follow up or
anything. LSp, she tried to explain what she was seeing but I couldn't see it.
Every other time it was basically "this is what I saw that was best."
I wanted to know why, you explained it perfectly, for that I am thankful. Now
it feels like everything has fallen into place and I am actually accepting
this; never thought I'd get to this point, like a huge weight has
lifted off of me. Silly I know when it's just colors but I've been on this
path so long with no real answers. Anyway, I just wanted to say thank you so much for taking the time you put into
this. You are amazing! Lynette, USA
I feel free...
so much - very helpful - now I can understand why I have both Warm and Cool.
I feel free! Now I can shop with
confidence. I really
appreciate your help.
At ease with both Cool and Summer...
Enjoying my colors. I got a lot of compliments wearing a clear medium blue top instead of the greyed down blue I would have previously worn. I always thought it was too harsh for me.
I'm quite at ease knowing that I can wear colors from the Cool and the Summer palette depending on my mood.
I also know that its alright to leave out the pale pastels and go for
more saturated colors especially if they are light! So thank you again. Arlette, Switzerland.
information is so helpful, I appreciate you being thorough. I find that some of my favorite outfits fit nicely
into the direction you've laid out and others I can see why I don't
feel comfortable in them even though on the hanger I love them.
I had not thought about coloring when it comes to jewelry and makeup (except
foundation). I have some cool color palettes and some warm to match my clothes.
Of course, it makes more sense to compliment skin tone and as you can see I've
already learned a lot just from one reading. I'm excited to incorporate some
changes immediately and then gradually replace more items from my closet. Christie, USA
I've been nearly every Season...
Britta from Germany says:
I've been made Spring, Autumn and Summer! Summer is too gray, fall too heavy and spring just too
colorful. I see that you work with other priorities I hope that could help me.
First of all, I would like to thank
you very much for the detailed description of my Color Analysis. A few days have passed and I had
time let the colors affect me. I ordered the color fan light today. I am
slowly getting a feel for myself and the colors. I like to wear lighter olive
tones. Is that still good for light or not? I have to practice a
bit first. And what about patterns for a
Light color family includes Warms and Cools all with a light saturation
which work together, light olive will make a great neutral, patterns
too, just follow the same theme.
Excited to be a Summer...
Catherine says "Thank you so much for the analysis, I am still going over
everything and digesting it. I was excited to be Summer and had wondered if this was my direction but no one else has ever seemed to think I
I love Duchess Kate (my sister has always told me I look like her),
and she is Cool, right? Our coloring does seem to be similar".
Pamela: Catherine enjoys playing with color and assembled an impressive gallery with many different colored tops. But like most of us it's difficult to be completely objective.
Her coloring is very similar to 'Duchess Kate' but slightly
softer. With some rosacea the Cool colors are a little harsh and likely to exacerbate a high color - the Summer colors clear
Lana from the USA says:
"Fascinating, I'm the type who reads everything slowly because I want to absorb all of it.
It has been a game changer I learned so much. I've rekindled a love affair with black and I'm loving it. I liked
understanding that our colors can stay strong into older age.
I'm very excited to receive my swatches in the mail. My husband and my mom both complimented me on my new shade of lipstick which I would never have chosen before finding you. I do want to look my best - thank you so much".
Finally, Bright feels right...
Thank you so much for this
analysis. It actually makes a lot of sense. I have been analyzed as
a bright Spring and bright Winter. Of course I have also been analyzed as
a Dusky Summer and true summer. Lol But the bright colors definitely look
better on me!
Also, I have been complimented in bright shades of salmon
and orange which I see in the swatches you gave me. I could never been
able to reconcile that with being told I am completely cool, because people who
are completely cool cannot wear orange!! I am looking forward to
experimenting with my new palette. I will be ordering the swatches in a
few weeks so I have them when I go shopping.
Can I wear black with Autumn?
let you know your analysis is a huge success, nothing but compliments and
everyone is applauding the fact that you’ve included the black for me!" Laura, France
says: Autumn is often thought of as a Muted palette, not so! Yes there
is softness in the mix of Warm, Deep and Muted but that's because the
colors are a rich blend and have a strong warm undertone. So if you
like to wear black it makes a perfect foil for these vibrant and lively
You've re-inspired me...
Thank you, you've re-inspired me re colour and I'm excited. Realised that I'd been sinking towards mutedness and had lost confidence in my
Winterness (Had my colours done several yrs ago and was deemed to be Winter or possibly Summer then!!). Have been seeing my natural coloring diminished and drifted away from the deep, bright, cool emphasis. I find it helpful that you
do both Tonal and Seasonal analysis and that you have gone thro your
thinking about both for me. Exactly what I wanted!
Since receiving your analysis and write-up I have reverted to using
stronger cooler lipstick and to playing with stronger colours again and
I feel much better for it and look much more healthy! Ruth, UK
Spring whatever my hair color
Thanks so much for the Color Analysis. I've had my colors done before but was not completely at ease, this has given me a real light bulb moment. I now see why I didn't fit into any of the mixed seasonal types and why changing my hair colour didn't really alter the best colours. A lot to take in - thank you! Andrea UK
Pamela says - Andrea's eyes are extremely bright and her skin very clear. In this case, the color direction was the same whatever her hair color.
No wonder I didn't feel like a Spring!
Thanks for all the time and effort spent trying different seasonal palettes against my face.
I was always confused how I could be a True Spring
because the lipsticks were so orange but now I see it was a certain
saturation I needed but that saturation had to be COOL not warm.
Summer was too grey and Winter too harsh. The true COOL palette is the perfect in-between that I needed. Sandra, Ireland
Anne from Australia says:
I must say that I am so
impressed with your colour analysis and just so VERY HAPPY with the
result! I have read the whole presentation twice over and feel that I can
make it work for me, especially so because of all the useful information you
have also provided.
"If I could wear my house..." says Alex
I was analysed quite a few years ago as Deep Autumn. With brunette
hair at the time some of the colours were good but most too strong
unless I wear plenty of makeup. And the dark lipsticks are much stronger than my favorite copper lip gloss. I actually felt as though it was me that
should have been deeper as surely my 'season' should feel right! I've discounted True Autumn and Spring thinking maybe Soft Autumn - I
now know why I don't fit into those categories.
I can see why the
Muted palette with both warm and cool suits me. I'm very drawn to the greens
browns bronze terracotta and teal and know I will enjoy the blues and peaches in the warmer months. I'm still on the fence with the pinks but
will definitely keep an open mind.
thanks for my Color Analysis I already feel 'lighter' and more relaxed
somehow wearing my soft colours. I'm happy to tone down the makeup and weed out a lot of the black. You're right to say it has been a safe option.
The funny thing is if I could wear
the rooms in my house I would probably look
amazing as the soft colours are already on my walls, furniture & cushions! Alex, UK
You've given me the courage to go gray...
Mary Louise from the US says: No words can say how much I appreciate your color analysis. You hit the nail right
on the head and confirmed what I suspected through the years that I
was graying from a deep winter into a cool winter. You definitely have
given me the courage and inspiration to go gray once more, and THIS
TIME, I won't be going back to coloring ever again.
I want you to know Pamela, that the work you do is more
than just cosmetic. You give women and perhaps even a few men a
chance to feel good about ourselves and to start over again and to
reclaim our lives. Thanks so much, and please know that you have given
me one more reason to appreciate the British people.
Pamela says: Mary Louise was determined Winter many years ago with very dark hair and cool skin. She's now unable to color her hair because of allergies - but it's a blessing in disguise because the dark hair was becoming very harsh against her skin tone. A quick tweak to the Cool Deep palette gives her far more colors to enjoy and her pink toned complexion has come to life!
"I just received the Deep color swatches and they are great. Since I had
such dark hair and light skin I wasn’t sure if I were a Bright or
Also in your blog you say that Deeps shouldn’t go
light and my hair was very dark when young. All the beauty experts tell you to go light as you get older. I always
hated it but with your encouragement I went a medium ash brown which comes out a lot darker. I like it much better and it’s not
too harsh so thank you again from across the Atlantic. Keep up the good work".
'I feel like a kid at Christmas...'
"I guess you can tell I am so excited waiting for my color
swatch to arrive I feel like a little kid at Christmas. I am so grateful to have found your site and
met you Pamela, you are a Day Maker and touch people’s lives in such a special
way. Absolutely you may use my photo, I look forward to sharing more
conversations with you, be blessed!" Donna, USA
P: Thank you for your kind words. Donna had no idea just how fabulous her coloring was but now, with renewed confidence, she's having so much fun experimenting with her new look.
After several different analysis' Crystal is Cool...
Crystal says: "Wow, you've provided so much great information! It'll take a while to really process it all but I wanted to
share my first thoughts...
been analyzed as Soft Summer, Light Summer and "Cool, Soft & Deep"
by various on-line and in person analyses. Your analysis cuts right to
the heart of my problem: Summer was too soft.. the super dusty
colors of soft summer that were supposed to look great just looked
drab. Light Summer seemed better as the colors weren't as dusty but
the whole thing felt too light. I wondered about Winter but it seemed
too harsh and stark.
You've solved these problems! I'm eager to
give it a try and see how things feel. I'll definitely be ordering the
fabric swatch. Thank you and please feel free to use my picture and any of my feedback." USA
Amanda says: Wow I'm beyond
pleased with my analysis, it's the best money I've ever spent on myself.
I've long suspected I was Spring although now I understand the reasons and implications. My confusion and uncertainty has been in part because
every hair stylist firmly insists I'm "cool" which explains the reason I'm not happy with my hair.
My wardrobe features many of the swatch colors but they're mostly unworn although I naturally choose the Spring colors for my children and husband too.
I am purchasing an analysis for my sister. I'm nearly as excited to see her result as I was to get
my own! Thanks so much your advice has made such a difference. USA
Amy from the USA says:
Absolutely you can use my photo!
You have done a beautiful job and I'm so
excited to utilize everything that you've sent! Thank you for the depth
of detail and the explanation on why I fit into the Cool category.
is truly so so helpful as I'm building my capsule wardrobe.
Celeste writes from the US...
I'm full of anticipation and excited for their arrival (the Light color swatch).
On a side note: I ordered from you, as you're the first person (maybe only) that aptly captures the Summer/Spring crossover.
Thank you for your brilliance and excellent customer service.
Pamela: Thank you so much, I'm sure you'll love it.
Sarah from the US: "Wow, that was fast!
was pleasantly surprised by your findings. After reading your ebook, I
kind of thought I would end up in the “muted” category. But what you
have communicated to me makes absolute sense. I
was analysed as a Winter several years ago, but never
completely satisfied with the color choices missing some of the richer, deeper colors from Autumn and always thought
that I would like to wear those.
purchased the “deep” fabric color swatches from your website and can
hardly wait to experiment with my new palette. Would it be okay for me
to send you an occasional photo with the new colors? Thanks again for
your quick response and your detailed analysis of my coloring".
Pamela says: Although Sarah's hair is silver, the depth and high contrast remains in her eyes/eyebrows. The 'after' photos show a real boost to confidence.
Lynn writes about 'How to Work your Wardrobe' - "I have tried this very concept on my own many times. I find a capsule that I like, and try to imagine pieces of the wardrobe that I already own to make it happen. I never thought of doing it the other way round...I love, love, love this guide! Thank you so much!"
Nicola from the UK says: "Just
wanted to say how pleased I am with my colour analysis, there is so
much detailed information. This has been very helpful and the colour
fabric swatch that I have ordered will be extremely useful when
shopping. Thank you very much".
Leigh from the US says: Thank you for the color analysis. I am very pleased with
the reports you sent me. Thank you for taking the time to provide such a
thorough report! I am excited to go shopping and begin finding more
suitable clothing. Thanks again.
Mari Anna from the US kindly says:
"Pamela was wonderful in helping me understand the colors
that suit me. My coloring is a bit challenging and Pamela personally
communicated with me to gather more information and explain her
thoughts. I only wish I had done this earlier. Thank you Pamela!"
It was a joy to work with you Mari Anna and a pleasure to hear how all the points fell into place.
Paula from the USA: "Just a note to let you know that I received my color
analysis material and am eagerly reviewing it. The Deep Tonal color
family makes so much sense and answers a lot of my questions. I
really appreciate the depth of material that you’ve offered and have
ordered the fabric color swatch. I look forward to assimilating the
information you’ve given me.
Thanks so much for a quality product at such a reasonable price!
Jane from the UK: "Thank you so much for your careful and discerning analysis of my colour
family. I am so happy to be in the Light Bright group. I was amazed at
the colours around my face and did not recognise myself for a moment. I
used to match my colours to my 'dark' hair and they overwhelmed me but I
couldn't understand why!
I thought perhaps the light navy and tan browns would be good neutrals
as per the pictures next to my face. I am certainly going to lighten my
hair a shade. May I ask if you could suggest a s!ightly different hairstyle for me - maybe a fringe? But anyway, I am so happy and will be
ordering a colour fan - and I am so glad to have found your website"
Pixie Glo from Canada is about to start a lifestyle blog says "I've been told I'm a true
winter but wearing these bright clothes gives me migraine, too intense
and I feel that I need to take them down. Also been told I was a
neutral cool. I
love nature and animals bring me peace... but when I go out I am the life of
the party n like to look striking, also very creative 'n spiritual.
Deep? Really? Awesome! choose the nicest pic. I approve!"
I found that Pixie Glo has both Warm and Cool elements and is a Deep. P
Denise from Canada says: "I just registered to
receive your newsletter and after answering some of your quizzes and
"roaming" through your site, I just want to tell you how much I
appreciate your suggestions and advice. I've been looking for a long
time to find a website as complete as yours. Thanks so much". "I'm delighted you're enjoying it... P"
Cheri from the USA: "After struggling with what colors look best on me for many years now and
ending up getting a color analysis several times (all were split
between Deep Autumn and Deep Winter) I finally feel at peace with what
you have presented to me. You were very thorough and you are really the
only one who really explained why I am a winter and not an Autumn.
I'm really excited to finally have closure and am looking forward
to cleaning out my closet and purchasing clothes in my best colors. I
had a wonderful experience and I have no problem with you using
my photos. Thank you again.
"Thank you. Your website is great...very informative and exactly what I have been looking for!"
"This site is a source of information and useful tips!!"
Karin from the USA says:
"I really enjoyed reading through your information and am so pleased
to understand my coloring! I had a hunch I was some deep season but
could not decipher between winter and autumn, as neither seemed to work
particularly well for me. Now I know why! You explained it beautifully.
Thank you for the comprehensive analysis and information; so very
Patricia, USA - Yes you can be Warm and Cool
Many women try to work out whether they're Autumn or Winter but undertone isn't always the most important factor. The primary characteristic for
Patricia is strong DEEP coloring with dark eyes brows and
hair. To balance this she needs the intensity of the DEEP color family.
color palette includes the true DEEP shades from Autumn and Winter
but excludes the other elements that don't relate. Some of Patricia's
best colors are aubergine, pine green and teal - the strength of the
shade is far more important than whether it's Warm or Cool.
Fiona, USA: I'm really happy that I took the time to treat myself to a color consultation with Pamela. I can truly say it's one of the best things I've done for myself. The
information she gave me was initially very surprising, since it was
different from what I had once thought. But once I cleared away some of
the preconceived ideas and mental blocks, things started to make much
I have to thank Pamela very much for her clear guidance, and for sorting out years of confusion for me. I know I'll be looking a whole lot better from now on!
Marcia from Canada: was looking for a Mother of the Groom dress so we looked at fitting in with the bride's color scheme. The bride had chosen Tiffany blue and her mother would wear mink, so we put them together with the Winter palette to see how it could work.
"The wedding color mockup is really nice, it makes a difference having the colors with the face in the collage, very interesting to see how color works. I found a
navy dress that looks great and have gone through my wardrobe to
eliminate some items that weren't right. I feel more confident when dressing now. Thanks so much for rushing to do that for me."
Marie, UK - "Thank you so much for the detailed personal colour analysis, it was
just what I needed to help me streamline my wardrobe and makeup
collection. I really appreciated the personal and tactful advice
offered, so much so that I immediately went out and changed my hair
colour back to it's natural brunette, which feels like it has taken
years off my appearance, and as I now don't need to spend so much time
on putting together outfits everyday, I am pleased to say I will have a
lot more time available to spend on my studies".
Kristi Frank, USA - "I love your system as it addresses the 'woman in between seasons' -
something I'd never even thought about. I've always felt uncomfortable
wearing bright colors and found it difficult to choose makeup.
Well now I know
why as I'm a mix of Cool and Warm - Pamela has given me the tools to look at
myself objectively for the first time. Finally I feel like I am able to
be beautiful being me!"
Kristi Frank, a women’s health,
fitness and business expert, gained national attention as one of the
breakout stars of the first season of Donald Trump’s TV show The
With appearances on Oprah, MSNBC,
The View, The Today Show, Entertainment Tonight, Howard Stern Show and
numerous magazine covers, she is currently exploring many different entrepreneurial endeavors including Celebrity Publisher of Losing It magazine.
"I think your website and newsletters are
great. You manage to cut through a lot of the hype and confusion about
colour analysis and have something which is easy to read and makes
sense. I dont want anything too celebrity orientated and as someone who
is retired and on a budget look for ideas about translating best
colours into my everyday wardrobe. You obviously know your stuff. I shall look forward to further
newsletters". Lin, UK
Barb from the USA:
In my time I have been draped Summer, Toned Spring and Autumn - finally your analysis makes sense. I read most of the info you sent, including the pictures,
and I love it. It will be easy to follow, I
I really see and have thought for a while that the mid-tones are
best on me. No wonder there haven't been any right fits - thank
you for this!!
Peg from the USA
I found your analysis to be thorough with great examples for application and am looking forward to incorporating the summer colors into my wardrobe.
would be happy to allow you to use my comments and photo.
Carolyn from the UK:
People always comment about my icy blue eyes which led me to self diagnose a Soft Summer!
Now seeing myself in the Warm colors I can completely understand what you are saying and can see the difference between the cool circle and the warm circle.
I'm having a hard time processing that I have warm coloring but seeing me in the circle certainly confirms it. I'm ready to 'out' the black!
Merlyn from the UK: "I've always hated shopping for clothes (yet I'm a woman and that's
the strange thing). I'd always feel overwhelmed
with choice as soon as I walked into a store, I felt sick. I had
ideas of styles but it's the COLOURS! I wished I could just go into a
shop and just KNOW which colours do I go for.
I've battled that
shopping-phobia (probably a little bit of exaggeration there) for years
until I was made aware of personal colours. Now, being an Asian (dark
brown skin) I should think I'd definitely be in warm colours palette so I
wore a lots of brown and orange. I learnt and self-research about
seasonal colours and the history of Colour Analysis and noticed that the models were always caucasian.
I kept searching until I found the free personal
colour quiz and interestingly the
result of the quiz was that my colouring was in DEEP colouring family
(not seasonal). I was so confident with the result, I ordered the colour
swatch for DEEP colouring family and starting to experiment. My
brown and orange colours were there but I also
found deep pink and chinese blue that I'd never been bold enough to try. I tried the colours and the effect was a
further eye opener - I got compliments which I've never had
in my life about how lovely a colour looks on me.
So I decided to be
'analysed' further. I bought the colour analysis package online,
exchanged email with Pamela, and the result was mind blowing. I would
never think myself as COOL (girls with dark brown skins are always
associated with warm) and moreover that deeper colouring from cool
palette suits me best. It was as if a cloud had been lifted and I could
see all my mistakes! I never dared to wear pinks before now I
love them. It made life so much easier knowing my personal colours. I
ordered my second swatch from COOL family had fun sorting out my
wardrobe, got rid of all the wrong colours, and I now have a wardrobe
with such harmonious colouring. Lipstick shopping now much easier too.
could see easily which colours has blue (cool) tone in them and don't
even bother trying the warmer colours. And another interesting thing, I
started to notice random people around me and could see why wearing
wrong colours make one looks dull and tired even sick while wearing
right colours give completely the opposite effect. I think that's enough
from me. If you get this far, thank you for reading and please give the colour analysis a go, it's worth it"
Dear Pamela thank you so very much for my colour analysis. I'm
absolutely thrilled with it, I feel like a new start that's fun and much more
It was very kind of you to take the time to help me and as I start my new
journey I will keep you updated. I will definitely be returning to your
wonderful web site all the time and telling all my friends too. Can't wait to
start trying my new colours thank you so much.
so much Pamela for the lovely Bright colours!
noticed that I have some dresses in the colour wheel which is good! I love the picture of the lady in yellow trousers, navy striped top, so I am now on to
look for this nautical style.
These Bright colours are amazing, love them!! it has inspired me to look for items
for my holiday with colour palette, plus I have a wedding shortly!
certainly recommend you to friends and family.
You are more than welcome to use my
Having my colour analysis completed
was quite an eye opener....I have found that I shop with a totally different
mind set. My Colours now leap out at me and it's goodbye to impulse
purchases....although I can still spend a small fortune...! All part of the fun
For years I have tried to find out my season,but
ended up so confused. I had tried following all the online
seasonal analysis websites. I even bought all the suggested lipsticks
for the seasons and subseasons but couldn't work it out.
Thank God I
came across Pamela. It has been the best money I have spent and I'd advise anyone wanting to find out their best colours to do it, it's worth every
Crystal, USA: For years I'd been searching for a good look just for me and as I
aged nothing clicked. I felt frumpy and like nothing went together. I
had colorists tell me I was light summer, cool summer, soft autumn
and winter! So confusing. Then a friend had an analysis done by Pamela
and she was over the moon with her results. I was skeptical but really impressed by the things Pamela told her and had
discerned about her. So I went for it, filled out the questionnaire and
sent in photos. I couldn't be more pleased! Not only did she show me
what colors worked best on me but added a lovely letter and
additional information showing all the details giving advice on
everything from colors to makeup and hair colors - and is spot on!
never felt so good about an analysis and how I look. She did it quickly
and was open to questions too. I'm smiling all the time. I highly
recommend Pamela's services to anyone who is seeking. And best of all
she is a lovely person. Her words are kind and give gentle encouragement
in how she presents the material just for you. Thanks so much to my
friend and to Pamela!
Joy from the USA:
"Pamela is both encouraging and thorough . Having been determined a
"Cool Summer" by previous analysts, she pursued "deeper" and determined my
direction was warm and deep with a touch of bright.
This aligned with
colors I have always been comfortable with in my surroundings and really
encouraged me. Thank you, Pamela".
Louise from the UK says:
you’re thinking about getting your colours done, Pamela is the lady to
go with. Her warm friendly personality comes through in all her emails,
you can just tell she loves her job. She really cares about getting all
the details right and she has been a pleasure to deal with the whole way
through. I am thrilled with my results and will be recommending her to
all my friends!"
Ann from USA: Thank you so much for the wonderful color analysis you did for me. I am
so pleased that I finally know for sure what looks good on me. I have
tried other ways of finding out with no success.
Your assessment was
right on, and I have been enjoying making the right purchases for the
first time in my life. I have told all my friends to have you do
their's, even the State Farm lady I met this morning. You are very
professional, and follow through on what you say. This is a great way to
run a business. I will continue to read articles you put on the site as
they are very helpful. Most of all, I feel so much better about myself,
and this is all because of your expertise. Thank you again.
Rose from Australia: "Thank you very much Pamela for all the help and the intricacy of your advice. Understanding colour in more detail and how it relates to how I look in my clothes has made a huge difference to what I wear, how I feel about it, and the remarks I have been receiving! I was really getting it wrong when choosing a lot of my clothes, although always feel good in black and various shades of blue. To find that added to the colours I instinctively chose to feature in the majority of my wardrobe, that I could wear emerald green and those glorious cool pinks, purples and reds has been thrilling.
Purple really works for me and, while sorting out my wardrobe and getting rid of a lot of things I haven't worn for years, it's been wonderful to discover some old friends that were purple, had splashes or were the perfect blue.
I've treated myself to some new clothes in
that pink/purple range and it really does lift my appearance and make me
look more healthy and younger. I now have the most gorgeous pair of
emerald green silk pants (silk chiffon over silk lining) that I kind of
float around the house in feeling fabulous. One of my Christmas
presents was a glorious silk top, primarily royal purple with splashes of lighter purple as well as deep green, which has tied it
in perfectly with the pants. I would never have thought of wearing
emerald green! But the comments have been extremely positive :-)
To conclude I'd say that I feel happier and am having a lot more
fun with my clothes since your analysis. I'm loving it! I would
recommend you highly to anybody who'd like to look as fabulous as
they can, whatever their age. I am 55 and I feel I have lost 10 years!
Sat from Taiwan: "I had been wanting a Color consultation for a long time but was put off by the costs and working
abroad made it difficult to meet someone face-to-face. I
discovered Pamela and her Online Color Analysis, filled in a short questionnaire
and sent a photo. The information I received was fantastic! I got to
know which colors to avoid and which colors made me look better. Certain
clothes, such as the light orange tie-dye, was really making me look ill but
the bright cool red made me look radiant and healthy, and I was quickly able to
implement the advice even with hair and makeup, glasses and so on.
People began to compliment me on clothes and makeup and I felt much more confident. I became so passionate that I began to look at color psychology and how it affects people in general.
Now after almost 5 years, I still refer to
my analysis and am still getting compliments. I
always thought that fashion, style and clothes were not that important,
but if it contributes to your overall well being and confidence, how
can it be bad!
Susan from the USA asked: 'Is it possible to be all 4 Seasons?'
I was so confused trying to determine what my season was, and wrote to Pamela with the odd question of "is it possible to be all 4 seasons?".
I was analyzed by 3-4 different online color consultants and was told I was definitely warm...an autumn. Then I was told "burnished winter" and then summer, with no warmth at all in my coloring. I've always instinctively known a good color when on the rare occasion I found it...and that right color could be black, grey, navy, and raspberry.
Finally the Personal Color Analysis I received from Pamela solved the mystery! Although I never saw it, brightness and contrast is my strongest
feature. Although in my mind my good colors are very specific, now it
makes perfect sense that I could wear a lot of different colors (not
just warm, not just cool, but all colors) as long as it's crisp and
clear and when I have it on, something just clicks and I look years
younger with minimal makeup...for me, it was an epiphany and the end of
my season searching! My feeling is that BRIGHT is not common, and can't
be easily diagnosed, but Pamela took the time to figure it out for
Thank you Susan - I enjoyed the challenge! See a precis of my answer HERE... P.
Lynn from the USA ordered a Light color swatch
I have learned through trial and error the colors that look best on me. I also took your color quiz, which was accurate. Years ago there was a book about whether you were a spring, summer, autumn or winter.
Thank you for your marvelous website - I am quite excited to continue reading about this fascinating subject.
Eleanor, Scotland - "dubious about Online"
thought I would just let you know what a wonderful, positive experience my colour analysis was. I wasn’t sure how easy it would be to do an analysis from photographs but you did an amazing job. You recognised that
one of the issues that was adding to my confusion over which colours help me
look my best was my hair colour. Since the ‘greys’ started to seep in I have
found myself more and more perplexed over which colours to wear. Your
suggestion that rather than go lighter it would be best for me to return to my
natural hair colour was spot on.
I must say how attractive and useful I find the colour swatch. I don't find it easy to remember or hold a colour in my mind; so having a physical tool to use when shopping is great."
|The Autumn season
Trisha, UK - "you've really clarified things for me!"
this interesting stuff about choosing your colors. I was 'done' as a
Winter in the late eighties, then again as a Deep Autumn in the
nineties. A few years ago, a Color Me Beautiful training lady did me as DEEP. She said
"Deep was half way between Autumn and Winter as I was just the warm side of cool".
I now find that your definition of DEEP
has clarified things for me because I have aspects of both Warm and
Cool. The browns/oranges of Autumn are too warm on me, especially as I
age (59), but cool blues and pinks of Winter are too frosty and give
mauve shadows to the skin.
believe that more people are between Warm and Cool than is recognized.
Too many struggle to fit into a season exactly and it doesn't work. Love
your site keep up the good work".
Bertha from the USA is a BRIGHT
I just wanted to tell you how happy I am with my Bright color family. I have a handful of clothing in this group and have dug them out to retry. It has made a big difference. I had been stuck in wearing cool colors
but see that I need clarity and warmth to look my best. Today several
people I have never met gave me a greeting.
Kobi from the USA is Deep Bright
"Thank you so very much!! I'm so excited to learn that I am part
Autumn/part Winter!! The women in my family tried to do an analysis on our own and they thought I was Autumn but I found many of
the colors very bland. I get the most compliments wearing strong greens and reds, definitely fitting your
conclusion. I was so confused but now very happy with the results - I'm thrilled to start planning my wardrobe".
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