Color Analysis MUTED or SOFT?
Color Analysis Muted/Soft can initially be difficult to understand!
The colors are RICHLY BLENDED, CLASSIC and look EXPENSIVE - not dull as many people think!
The MUTED neutrals match the soft richness of the Armani style.
One of our most applauded designers, Giorgio Armani creates spectacular garments and luxurious brands from demure shades such as these.
They reflect his pure and sophisticated style
perfectly combined with elegance and simplicity.
If your coloring is confusing but you recognize an overall softness, these colors may be the ones to complement you best.
Because the MUTED colors are greyed down they are the most flattering to a mix of color characteristics.
Colors that are bright and garish will overpower such a gentle
coloring but the 'magical muteds' bring you to life!.
“I love natural colours – including greige – because they offer
tranquillity and serenity, and are a base to play with as you desire”
says Giorgio Armani.
Your natural coloring is...
Well it's difficult to explain really - you are neither Warm nor Cool (you may have elements of both); and you are neither very Light nor very Deep.
Your coloring is sort of medium! and to look good the colors you wear need to avoid the extremes too. Neither too Warm nor too Cool; neither too Light nor too Deep!
Any of the extremes can be overpowering and drain you of
your natural color.
These colors can look dull on others but on you they look CLASSY and CLASSIC.
There is a delicacy and gentleness which allows the strength of your own natural coloring to shine through without being overpowered.
You have conflicting color elements... both Warm and Cool
Your hair: is not the blondest nor the darkest of brown hair, in fact, you may even refer to yourself as 'mousey'.
Your eyes: could be blue/green or grey/green, brown or hazel.
Your skin tone: is of a medium intensity, neither light nor deep, but your natural coloring comes to
life enhanced by the soft shades of your color palette.
Seasonal Analysis wouldn't work as you would be wrongly determined as SUMMER or AUTUMN
MUTED can be misleading...
are accustomed to the terms Warm, Cool, Light and Deep but because you have
elements from all the Color Families, your coloring causes
contradictions. Warm hair and eyes with
cool skin; cool hair and skin with warm eyes; light hair with dark eyes - whatever
your mix, it is this blend of tones that demands the middle ground.
Your Color Family has a whole spectrum of colors - from light and cool through to deeper warmer shades - but it is the MUTED / SOFT color characteristic that dominates echoing your own coloring.
There is no need to feel limited with colors. Wear whatever color you like - red, blue, green, purple - they are all featured in your color palette - but the Muted color swatch will direct you to the most flattering shade of each.
Color Analysis MUTED shades will create Color Balance with your own natural coloring...
CHOOSE: softness rather than clear bright tones. If you have found certain colors to be overpowering in the past they were obviously too heavy for you.
The idea of creating a monochromatic look is particularly good on you. Enjoy playing with lots of different shades of one color. As long as they are all muted tones they will blend seamlessly.
Stone-washed or a 'faded' look will flatter your complexion, in denim, moss or jade green.
NEUTRALS: Use neutrals from off-white to charcoal grey, avoiding the harsh tones of black and white. Mid-tones of beige, soft cocoa and olive provide some of the most useful bases and are a perfect foil for the lighter and prettier tones in your color pallet - rose pink, periwinkle and watermelon red.
How to visualize your MUTED colors...
It can be difficult to visualize how the colors from your swatch come
together in an outfit. So for real visual inspiration, take a look at a
range of jersey separates and dresses which bring your Color Swatch to
life from Kettlewell Colours.
It's sometimes said that MUTED is half way between Summer and Autumn but that's not strictly true. Although both of these seasons have an element of softness, the MUTED color palette takes the TRUE MUTED colors and excludes other non-related elements.
If your skin tone leans towards Cool then you will find many of your most flattering shades in the SUMMER palette.
If your skin
tone or hair shows more warmth then you may find that the deeper warmer
shades are kinder to your complexion like many of those featured in the Autumn palette.
But there is no reason why you shouldn't happily wear and enjoy all of these colors.
All you need to enjoy your MUTED/SOFT colors...
The MUTED Color Brief £3.00
The Muted 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.
The TONAL Color Brief
All 6 Tonal color families + 6 swatches for the price of 3 - £9
Like to know more about how Color Analysis works? I show you all the 6 Tonal Color Families and how to identify your primary color characteristic.
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.
The MUTED color swatch £35.00 with FREE digital swatch
45 fabulous fabric shades come 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.
In the UK? Please use this button to purchase, post & packing £1.75
Outside the UK? Please use this button to purchase, post & packing £4.95
The Free Color Analysis Quiz is a good guide
BUT if you'd like an indepth professional analysis choose Online Color Analysis for just £60.00
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