Color Analysis BRIGHT or CLEAR...

Is Color Analysis BRIGHT your Color Family?

Perhaps you know it as CLEAR because it's all about CLARITY.

Looking your best starts with understanding your natural coloring and echoing it with the the colors you wear. Translate it further still into the colors you use for your hair and makeup.

If you are Color Analysis BRIGHT you will always look your best when you're wearing pure colors i.e. colors with complete clarity with little or no undertone.  

Your colors have elements of both Warm and Cool which balance each other out. Warm colors will look too 'yellow' and Cool colors will look too cold.  

Each of the colors in the BRIGHT color swatch has the same Primary Color Characteristic as your own and will complement your natural coloring - creating harmony!

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Match your natural coloring...

It is usually your jewel-like eyes that initially attract attention with brilliant natural color contrast between your eyes, skin and hair  overall. And a dramatic sparkle!

Your hair is always a much stronger color than your skin tone and this high contrast in your natural coloring demands a high contrast in the colors you wear. 

Although you don't actually HAVE to have very deep hair and fair skin, this is the 'snow white' effect that's most often identified with Bright. 

Women of Color can fall into this category too if there is high contrast between bright eyes, hair and skin tones.

Hair Skin and Eyes...

Your Hair: will be from mid to the darkest of browns or black and will eventually turn to the richest of steel grey. But: it can be Red or even clear blonde - it's always intense! 

Your Skin tone: will be from the most delicate ivory through to olive or dark ash brown depending on your ethnicity.

In fact, this coloring is sometimes difficult to describe but it's often ... 

Your Eyes: which set you apart.  Jewel-like eyes, the brightest of twinkling blue, steel grey, green or even bright hazel. 

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Seasonal Analysis wouldn't work - you would be wrongly restricted to either SPRING or WINTER

It would be easy to say that you are halfway between SPRING and WINTER but this is not strictly true. Although they both have Bright in their makeup it is only the TRUE BRIGHT shades of each that are included in the BRIGHT color swatch.

Other elements that appear in the Spring and Winter swatches are excluded because they do not relate to your overall BRIGHT clear coloring. 

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There is a whole spectrum of colors from light and fresh through to bold and deep - all with complete CLARITY. So whether your natural coloring leads you to the lighter brighter shades or the bolder more dramatic colors, it is the clear BRIGHT characteristic which always dominates.

The BRIGHT color swatch has 45 brilliant shades encompassing the brightest and clearest tones. 

There is no need to ever feel limited with colors. Wear whatever color you like - red, blue, green, purple - BUT - the BRIGHT color swatch will direct you to the very best shade of each to flatter your natural high contrast.


Color Analysis BRIGHT does not mean all VIVID COLORS!

It does not mean that you need to wear VIVID COLORS all the time just that your colors are clear and true. Shades that lean heavily towards either Warm or Cool will detract from this clarity. You may have thought your coloring is kind of neutral and in a way it is, you need to tread that central path.

Black, white and true grey are all Bright colors - intense, nothing muddy, dull or pastel here.   

A clear skin tone and a high contrast that needs to be echoed in the colors you wear.

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When you wear your Color Family your skin will look fresh and clear, your eyes brighter and the shade of your hair more intense. Follow this direction to create balance and COLOR CONTRAST!

CHOOSE: From your color analysis Bright palette, use light and dark colors together or one bold color alone. Use basic colors of black, charcoal grey, royal blue and red to mix and match with the other shades to create a 'snappy' contrast. Black and white is fabulous and even better when one of your brights is introduced as well.

How to visualize your BRIGHT colors

It can be difficult to visualize how the colors from your swatch come together in an outfit. Your primary consideration is that you aim for CLARITY and you can effectively wear and enjoy all the colors in the Bright color palette. 

Take a look at a beautiful range of jersey separates and dresses which bring your Color Swatch to life from Kettlewell Colours.

However, if your coloring is lighter it may lean towards Warm and you may look your best in some of the lighter clear tones which are featured in the Spring palette.

 If your coloring is stronger and more dramatic then you may feel more at ease in the deeper shades to give you greater contrast - you'll find some of these colors in the WINTER palette.  

NEUTRALS: Being Bright doesn't mean you have to live in bright colors! Your neutrals - black, white, charcoal grey - are all Brights too and create clear contrast against themselves as well as the brighter colors. 

ADD CONTRAST: with bold jewelry, crisp makeup tones and nail polish. Alternatively add a bright accent tone near to the face - a scarf or blouse in gorgeous shades of mango, hot pink or fuchsia will add femininity.

Colors to avoid and how to cope with them...

If you are Color Analysis Bright you should avoid all colors that are dull, dusky or pastel. They will not do you justice - they don't give a strong enough color contrast to offset your dramatic natural coloring.

Colors like beige, dusky pinks, soft greens and mustard are not complementary to your skin tone. If you already have these colors and want to wear them, team them with a brighter color next to your face.

All you need to enjoy your colors...

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The BRIGHT Color Brief £3.00

The Bright Color Brief is ready to download and print with all the concise information you need to start wearing and enjoying your own Color Family - colors, makeup hair etc.

15 pages of information including FREE DIGITAL COLOR SWATCH that can be on your Iphone or Ipad for shopping. Or you can make it into a mirror image of the fabric color swatch.

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The TONAL Color Brief
All 6 Tonal color families + 6 swatches for the price of 3 - £9.00

Like to know more about how Color Analysis works? I show you an easy way to identify your Color Family.

Of course this isn't equivalent to a professional Color Analysis but it's a concise reference for anyone interested in the subject and comprehensive enough to be a starting point into the magical world of Color!

There are 60 pages in all with 45 colors for each Color Family - ready to download and print.

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The BRIGHT color swatch £32.00 with FREE digital swatch

The Bright color swatch has 45 fabulous shades and comes with a wealth of information about how to wear and co-ordinate your colors.

It's impossible to carry a color shade in your head so a color fan is perfect for shopping/wardrobe planning. No more mistakes - save TIME and MONEY!

ALSO INCLUDED: When I acknowledge purchase of your swatch I will send you a FREE DIGITAL COLOR SWATCH so you can always have your colors to hand on your Ipad or phone.

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