Light Spring - whatever is that?
What exactly is a LIGHT SPRING? Spring is always LIGHT, always WARM and always BRIGHT.
You will hear about 'different'
methods of Color Analysis but, after
all the hype, every method comes down to the same straight-forward idea
of connecting or matching color characteristics with your own natural
When you surround yourself with colors that echo your own natural coloring then you create balance. Simple!
The Tonal and Seasonal methods are both straight forward, give you a wide color palette and they complement each other perfectly.
OK so what is Light Spring?
A LIGHT SPRING is limited to the colors with the lightest pigment within the SPRING color palette.
a restricted range of colors the shades become so specific that it's
extremely difficult to recognize them and almost impossible to shop
because your choice is so limited.
If you're a True Spring then you're missing out on lots of beautiful colors.
If you're not a True Spring then you have to be something else. Either way you have a very diluted color palette!
A true SPRING color palette
But some methods of Color Analysis do nothing but create confusion. Let me explain...
SPRING, for example, is made up of 3
color characteristics - LIGHT, WARM and BRIGHT (Clear).
if you are SPRING you are always LIGHT, always WARM and always CLEAR -
these 3 characteristics have to be present to actually determine you as a
natural coloring is warm and sunny, light and gentle, fresh and clear with a stunning color palette.
If you've been determined Light Spring it means you don't fit easily into the Seasons. It was probably difficult to decide between Spring and Summer because you've got a little of both!
If LIGHT coloring is the first thing we notice about you, it could mean that you belong to the LIGHT Color Family. Rather than having a limited array of colors you could wearing and enjoying the whole spectrum of the LIGHT color family.
You won't be limited...
Light coloring doesn't mean that you're limited to wishy-washy colors, it just means that colors with a Deep or heavy pigment overpower your delicate coloring.
If you are primarily Light you are like to have elements of both Warm and Cool just like the shades in the LIGHT Color Family.
You'll find some stronger tones too, just that they all have a Light pigment - you will have a wide mix of the very best shades to experiment, play with and enjoy!
Whether Seasonal or Tonal you need choice...
Some people are still nervous about
Color Analysis because they think their color choice is going
to be severely limited. Breaking up the Seasons does just that.
I was first came across Color Analysis I was given a small swatch and told what I 'could' and 'couldn't' wear! Probably like you, I don't like being 'told'
what to do. Only you know what makes you feel good and what you need is
You need the widest possible choice of colors that make you look good and if some colors are new it's great to experiment. Choice is usually influenced by mood and
If you've been correctly analyzed you will see familiar and favorite shades, you will feel comfortable! Color is a fabulous medium, it's here
to be enjoyed and it's FUN!
A True Spring color swatch should
include shades of every color - reds, blues, greens, yellows, purples,
greys, beige, browns. Each one has elements of the Warm, Light and
Bright that complements your natural coloring.
have your favorites, some will look better than others. Season to
season you'll be influenced by fashion and your tastes will develop and
You'll choose your
brighter or softer colors according to mood and occasion; professional,
conservative, holiday time etc. but as long as you're within your color
direction you really can't go wrong. Don't dilute it, just enjoy!
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