How to identify Color Characteristics

by Aphra


Can you help me to identify some of the tonal qualities in the Color Circles? Some are not so obvious to me.

This is the area I get stumped in defining my palette. Please advise! thank you so much.


Hello Aphra

It can be very difficult to be objective about your own coloring.

I have tried to make my explanations easier so that you can work out how Color Analysis works..

You should be able to recognize your closest Tonal Color Family from this and click through to find out more about the colors that will flatter you.

See how you react to the Color Family that is presented to you and have a go with the Free Color Analysis Quiz too.

Analyze yourself and make a note of the colors that you enjoy wearing and those that raise a compliment. Take a look at all the other Color Families and check out the characteristics of those too.

Your coloring may be obvious or it may be a little more mixed. You can look at the Seasonal Color Families too.

If you want to be more specific and have indepth advice I would advise you to invest in an Online Color Analysis which will give you a complete color direction for the rest of your life!

kind regards

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Nov 04, 2015

by: Pamela

I'm so pleased that my explanations have enabled you to go forward - thanks for your lovely comments. I'd love to see your photograph!

Nov 03, 2015
Tonal or Seasonal?
by: Aphra

Dear Pamela,
Oh this has been a challenging one! Your site has helped much more than 2 consultants, and many, many sites and blogs! From studying your articles, I have found I can now organize the closet and purchase items other than green or white.... my tone is warm and not a season.. Thank you so very much for identifying this quality!

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