Seasonal color analysis SUMMER!

Seasonal Color Analysis SUMMER is probably the prettiest of all the color palettes with the delicios and delicate tones of an English country garden. 

As the fresh and warm tones of Spring give way to the sleepy days of Summer, the colors become soft and dreamy, seen through a 'heat haze'.

If your color characteristics are LIGHT, COOL and SOFT then these are the colors for you; nothing brash, just elegant and feminine. 

When you echo your natural coloring in the clothes and makeup you wear you create Color Balance. Your skin and eyes will be clearer and brighter.  

Summer colors - the prettiest season

SUMMER - the prettiest mix of Light, Cool and Soft

Although there is no firm definition of SUMMER coloring it is likely that:

HAIR: You will have been a child with white blonde, fair or light brown hair although it's now likely to have deepened a little. You may consider yourselr 'mousey' but the overall effect is cool and ashey. There is often a small amount of red in your hair but it's more flattering to play this down otherwise you may look sallow. 

EYES: Your eyes could be light blue, blue grey, green grey, slate blue, even light hazel - all softly greyed down - you may have a slightly darker rim around the iris.

SKIN TONE: Your skin tone will be fair to ivory, through to a medium beige but always with a Cool/blue undertone which gives pink tone to your complexion. You are likely to flush or blush easily. Avoid true beige foundation, it will 'flatten' your coloring, but choose color with a slight pink undertone. 

Your skin and eyes are always clearer when you wear colors that echo your natural coloring. A bloom will return to your cheeks, you'll look younger and more attractive.

Summer colors - the prettiest season
Summer colors - the prettiest season

SUMMER may be Light, Cool and Soft - but dull NEVER!

Create Color Balance with your natural coloring...

English country garden colors of mauves, blues, violets, pinks are far too pretty and soft for many people but you need this delicacy otherwise your fair coloring could be overpowered.

Although your colors are COOL, they are the lightest and softest of the COOL palette. Light and gentle does not mean pastel just a light intensity; not heavily saturated. 

The soft berry shades and sea green are deeper than you might expect but the effect is subtle and almost sultry.

Your grey and navy neutrals are lighter than those from other palettes but strong enough for your gentle coloring.

Summer colors - the prettiest season is a blend of Light Cool and Muted
Summer colors - the prettiest season celebrities

Your most flattering colors:

  • are Cool i.e. they have blue undertones
  • every shade of blue from pastel through to navy blue is wonderful for you
  • the prettiest of pinks, soft berry and soft fuchsia
  • the softest sea green and the lightest of clear red
  • soft white rather than pure white which is too clinical for you

Your best neutrals:

  • rose beige through beautiful cocoa to rose brown
  • light blue grey and silver grey through to grey navy; all soft dusty shades that will provide the perfect foil for your pretty accent tones. 

The gentle colors of the Summer palette do not restrict you to hot weather but lend themselves just as easily to soft warm fabrics in the colder months.

What to avoid:

  • any color with a Yellow (Warm) undertone; yellow, orange, tan and mustard, any gingery browns
  • Bright sharp greens, warm salmon or coral pinks
  • Heavy dull colors and earthy tones

How to cope with the wrong colors:

  • If you must wear an unflattering color, team with one of your best colors close to your face to soften the effect.
  • Wear a scarf near to your face ; a collar over a jacket or add earrings in silver or white pearls.
  • Black is very heavy on your and will drain color from your face; choose a lower neckline if possible and introduce pearls or silver jewelry. Midnight blue is a great substitute.
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For visual inspiration visit Kettlewell Colours for a range of wardrobe basics in all the colors of the SUMMER palette. 

How to wear SUMMER colors

A brand new color swatch is exciting but often engenders PANIC! What next?

It can be really difficult to visualize how all the beautiful color shades will actually transform themselves into an outfit and find their way into your wardrobe!

Let me guide you through the days following your Color Analysis.

Mother of the Bride in Summer

My best colors are from the SUMMER seasonal palette, and although some people may think that the colors are all wishy washy this proves that they're not!

Summer colors are Cool, Light and Soft, not harsh - but dull - NEVER!

Summer colors - the prettiest season

Wear Summer in the Winter

Don't think that your beautiful color range is just for the floaty or lightweight garments of high Summer!

Amongst this wide range of subtle almost sensual shades, there are  many colors that will happily lend themselves to the heavier items you need for the colder months.  

Summer colors - the prettiest season

All you need to enjoy your Summer colors

Summer colors - the prettiest season

The SUMMER color Brief  £3.00

The SUMMER Color Brief is ready to download and print out 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 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.

Summer colors - the prettiest season

The Seasonal Color Brief - £6.00
4 Seasonal Briefs + swatches 1/2 the price

Enjoy all 4 Seasonal Color Briefs - Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter - for the price of 2 plus 4 digital color swatches.

It also shows you a simple way to identify your own 'best' Season and how to wear and enjoy your Color Family.

The SUMMER color swatch £28.00

Summer colors - the prettiest season

The Summer color fan holds 30 precision dyed fabric color swatches which fan out to show the whole range of harmonizing shades (shown in the square).

The fan is practical and easy to use, 12.5cm x 6.5cm, finished in a suede style cover and comes with a wealth of information about co-ordination, cosmetics, accessories etc.

Don't think that your choice is now limited, between these colors there are literally hundreds of shades and tones just like an artist's palette.

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Soft Summer, Cool Summer or Light Summer?

If you've been determined a Soft Summer, Cool Summer or Light Summer - then you're probably not a true Season at all.

You might even be missing out on lots of other colors you could be enjoying. 

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12 Season Color Analysis

Sadly, Seasonal Color Analysis is often not determined correctly. If you've been analyzed Light Summer, Cool Summer or Soft summer then you may not be a true SUMMER at all and your color palette is likely to be diluted. 

Not feeling comfortable with your palette check out the details of 12 Seasons Color Analysis to see if you might be missing out on a wider range of colors to wear and enjoy.

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