Color Analysis COOL
Color Analysis Cool - Is this your color palette?
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 COOL, you will always look your
best when you're wearing rose or blue toned shades that echo your Cool blue undertone.
Colors with a Warm or golden undertone can make your complexion look quite yellow - and you look ill.
COOL is your Color Family and your
You're not Summer and you're not Winter!
If you've landed on this page you are certainly drawn to some of these colors! You might even have been analyzed as Summer or Winter. But...
You probably feel that SUMMER colors are pretty but they're too soft and dusky!
You probably feel that WINTER colors are stunning but too harsh for you!
Although the COOL color palette
encompasses many of the shades from the Summer and Winter palettes, they have other elements that don't relate.
Not Summer, not Winter just COOL
Only the true COOL shades from Summer
and Winter are included. If your
complexion is fair then the lighter shades will be pretty near your
face, if your coloring is stronger then the deeper shades will echo your
But this is by no means always the case as it's often mood and occasion that influences your choice of colors.
But if you can match your coloring...
Can you match your coloring and discover that you're COOL?
overall look: can be misleading and, at times, you might feel colorless,
sallow or even florid. A change of tone brings it all into perspective and
you will find your natural coloring enhanced by the glorious colors in this palette.
Your eyes: will be blue, grey blue, green or blue green. They may even be rose brown - whichever, they will all have a grey cast with a darker rim around the iris.
Your Skin tone:
is likely to be ivory, rose beige through to mid beige. If you find that a
true beige foundation looks very 'flat' on you, this is because you have
a blue/pink undertone to your skin and need to look for a modicum of
pink in the foundation. Your veins will probably appear blue.
Your Hair: is light to medium brown - always with ash tones. No hair is 100% cool so a few red highlights may occur naturally but if you want to add highlights keep them Cool, ash toned.
COOL blue undertones create balance
To look your best you should re-create your natural coloring in the clothes you wear - this creates COLOR BALANCE.
As the COOL color family has the same color characteristic as yourself, it shows you the most flattering shades of each color. This works for both clothes and makeup.
Whether the colors are lighter or stronger, it is the COOL characteristic
which always dominates.
Fabric color swatch for the COOL palette
Your Cool colors include
- clear and strong jewel tones
- pretty pastel pink through to luscious raspberry and magenta
- clear blues through to blue/red and maroon
- lavender through to a strong cool purple
- blue greens, jade green, violets and purple
- Your best neutrals are silver greys, charcoal, navy or black
- For summer taupe is great for linen separates
How to visualize your colors...
It can be difficult to visualize how the colors from your swatch come together in an outfit.
For some real visual inspiration take a look at a beautiful
range of jersey separates and dresses which bring your Color Swatch to
life from Kettlewell Colours.
They are presented in sections for Summer and Winter but these colors
are all Cool even if some are soft and some are stronger.
If you don't know the best colors for you there's lots of information in the Cool Color Brief or on the Cool color swatch. Understanding is the key!
But there's really no reason why you can't wear and enjoy them all according to your mood and occasion.
Everyone won't look exactly the same...
Although every single person with cool coloring won't look the same, their primary characteristic will always be a cool ash tone.
The cool and sophisticated tones of your COLOR FAMILY will match and enhance your
natural cool coloring.
Your skin will look fresh and clear, your eyes
brighter and the shade of your hair more intense as you create Color
Your most flattering colors are always those with a blue undertone.
Colors to avoid
- yellow tones or anything with a Warm undertone (apart from a sharp icy lemon)
- salmon, orange, moss green, most browns especially ginger tones
The 'new' Cool, mushroom brown!
How to cope with hard to wear colors
you particularly like some of the 'colors to avoid' or they are
fashionable, simply keep them away from your face and team them with
sharper cool tones.
There are always
ways to make things work; a scarf of your cool tones near to your face,
a collar over a jacket, even a pair of white pearl earrings will
introduce COOL tones.
Although there's no such thing as 'blue blood', with cool skin your veins will appear blue. On a warm skin the veins will appear more green.
Both our QUEEN and our beautiful FUTURE QUEEN have Cool coloring and although Kate's eyes are a different color she enjoys wearing many of the same colors as the Queen.
Perhaps there is something about BLUE-BLOOD after all!
If you're not sure of your color palette
If you're not sure of your color family, you might want to consider Color Analysis.
Find a good professional for a face to face consultation or take a look at my Online Color Analysis where I work with both Tonal and Seasonal Color Families to ensure that your natural coloring is accurately determined. You might also like to read the Testimonials from satisfied clients.
If you have a COOL skin tone then strangely enough it shows as a pink toned complexion!
The undertone is the layer under your skin which influences the overall look of your natural coloring and it always stays the same.
Makeup is all color. And choosing cool makeup is just like choosing an outfit for your face, after all it's the first place everyone looks.
Just follow your color direction and it's easy to find the colors that allow you to shine.
It's easy to get excited about a Color Swatch and, certainly, the Cool color palette is very wide.
But until you clarify your basic (almost boring) neutral shades, it's impossible to begin any kind of color co-ordination.
All you need to wear and enjoy your COOL colors
The COOL Color Brief £3.00
Ready to download and print with all the information you need to wear and enjoy your Color Family - colors, makeup hair etc.
15 pages of information includes 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.
The TONAL Color Brief £9.00
6 Tonal color families/swatches for the price of 3
You'll discover an easy wasy to identify your colors along with a concise and comprehensive reference to Tonal Color Analysis.
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.
COOL swatch £38.50
fabulous shades in an attractive suedette covered fan, handbag size
12.5 x 6.5 cm. With a wealth of information about how to wear and
co-ordinate your colors.
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