Color Analysis FAQ - frequently asked questions..
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thing that people notice and while some colors can make you look tired,
others can bring you to life! Why not discover the colors that balance
your natural coloring? Why would you choose to look less than fabulous!
Because when you...
LOOK GOOD you FEEL GOOD!
Feeling good about yourself is much more of course than wearing the right colors but your outward appearance is often a reflection of how you feel inside and knowing you look good is a positive boost. It will.
The natural colorings in your eyes, hair and skin tone are carefully analyzed to identify your color characteristics. When you wear colors with the same characteristics as your own, that is, your Color Family, you are creating harmony.
Each Color Family has a complete color palette with reds, blues, greens, yellows, etc. but each has different shades to complement different skin tones.
If you look at how the color characteristics you may be able to Do Your Own Color Analysis.
You can, of course, wear any color you like, red, yellow, blue, green, purple etc. But there are many different shades within each color. If you choose a shade that has the same color characteristics as your own your skin tone will be complemented and you will look more attractive! Choose a shade from another Color Family and you will not create such a pleasing look. You can look pale, tired, even ill if you are wearing the wrong shade - and you probably won't even know why you're not feeling your best!
Once you've found your best colors, you'll find it easy to begin mixing and matching for simple co-ordination. It's easy to look your best all the time!
They may sound different but they all sort of work in the same way.
You'll have probably heard of Tonal or Seasonal Color Analysis - they both attempt to match your natural color characteristics with the characteristics of color. So they really both work in the same basic way.
I work with both Tonal Color Families and Seasonal Color Families because it depends very much on your own individual coloring which suits you the best. Both of these methods give you a wide color palette which allows you to choose your shades according to mood and occasion.
Once you get into any method that uses 12 or 16 seasons your color palette becomes very diluted.
I am not a lover of Flow Seasonal Color Analysis. This breaks up the Seasons into 3 parts which narrows down your color choice. As far as I'm concerned, you're either a Season or you're not, and if you're not then Tonal Color Analysis will find your perfect Color Family.
The main thing is that as long as your find the colors that are right for you and you are happy with the results, it really doesn't matter how it's done!
Well, Nature decided your natural coloring at the moment of your conception. The natural coloring that you have in your eyes, hair and skin tone identifies your Color Family. If you wear colors with the same color characteristics as your own i.e. from your Color Family, you create harmony!
I give you 3 methods to find your own Color Family on the Color Analysis page.
1 A FREE Online Color Analysis Quiz
2 I show you how to do your own Color Analysis so that you begin to understand all about color characteristics and how they much your own natural coloring.
3 and if you'd like some help I offer an individual online Online Color Analysis
Not necessarily, but when you know your Color Family, it is difficult to carry the colors you're looking for in your head. So a Color Swatch allows you to understand the shades you should look for and shows you how to blend colors. If something looks good with your swatch it will look great on you!
Online Color Analysis comes with a free print-ready Color Swatch and it's not necessary to buy a fabric swatch unless you want to.
A full Fabric Color swatch is available at any time and comes complete with lots of additional information about your color family - co-ordination, makeup, hair, accessories, even jewelry.
It's really important to discover your Body Shape or Body Type so you can find the best shapes to fit your figure.
But before you spend your hard earned money, make sure they flatter your coloring as well.
Color reacts instantly against the natural coloring in your skin, eyes and hair. So wearing clothes and makeup in the colors that suit you best can be like waving a magic wand and really bring you to life!
When you understand why you choose certain colors it will make a tremendous impact on your life. You'll see how to choose the most flattering makeup or hair color and perk up a tired wardrobe with just a couple of new t-shirts.
If you can't work out your own Color Analysis, then you can go direct to Online Color Analysis and see how easy (and inexpensive) it is to have a professional analysis.
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