Seasonal Color Analysis
We've all heard about Seasonal Color Analysis - and how it finds the best colors to flatter your own natural coloring.
Well if your coloring really fits into one of just those 4 'boxes' it's fabulous ..... BUT IT DOESN'T WORK FOR EVERYONE!
When it began...
When Seasonal Color Analysis began, it merely looked at whether you were WARM or COOL then decided whether your coloring was LIGHT or DEEP.
A simple explanation but as it didn't work for everyone, ideas moved on.
Because the SEASONS are really 'complex' Color Families - a mix of 3 specific Tonal Color Families.
After centuries of theories...
Seasonal Color Analysis was originally developed in the 1950's.
4 Color Groups were devised which grouped similar color characteristics
together. It's generally accepted that SPRING, SUMMER, AUTUMN
and WINTER were merely convenient titles on which to hang these groups - but what a brilliant idea it was!
Not only do the colors distinctly
reflect the changing seasons but it strongly links the fact that Color
is organic and Nature always gets it right!
The 'feelings' evoked by the 4 Seasons
But it's only part of the story now...
been numerous attempts to update the Seasons and make 12 or even 16. Sadly
this only dilutes the color palette because it takes 3 separate elements to make the glorious color mix of a True Season.
SPRING is LIGHT, WARM and BRIGHT
SUMMER is LIGHT, COOL and MUTED
AUTUMN is DEEP, WARM and MUTED
WINTER is DEEP, COOL and BRIGHT
not a True Season and are labelled for example, a Light Summer or
Bright Winter, it probably means that one of these elements is much stronger than the others.
In this case you might be leaning more heavily towards one of the Tonal Color Families
and find more colors to wear and enjoy. A Light Summer may feel more
comfortable with the Light Color Family; and a Soft Autumn may feel more
at home in Soft/Muted.
My Online Color Analysis works with both SEASONAL or TONAL COLOR FAMILY - it's your individual natural coloring which dictates your color direction.
Seasonal Color Analysis are 'complex' Color Families
SPRING is Light Warm Bright
You are WARM, LIGHT and BRIGHT in pretty much equal quantities. A vibrant and fresh color palette echoing the growth of a new season.
If you've been analyzed as Light Spring, Warm Spring or Clear Spring and don't feel completely comfortable with your colors then check out the color palettes for Light, Warm or Clear/Bright.
Find all your colors in the Kettlewell range
SUMMER is Light Cool Muted
You are LIGHT, COOL and MUTED (soft) in pretty much equal quantities.
As the days grow warmer there's a soft and delicate color palette - as pretty as an English country garden.
Been analyzed as Light Summer, Cool Summer or Soft Summer? and don't feel completely comfortable with your colors then check out the color palettes for Light, Cool or Soft/Muted.
The Summer color palette by Kettlewell
AUTUMN is Deep Warm Muted
You are DEEP. WARM and MUTED (soft) in pretty much equal quantities.
Summer fades into Autumn glory, the colors become soft and rich, warm
and blended, elegant and classic.
you've been analyzed as Deep Autumn, Warm Autumn or Soft Autumn and don't feel completely comfortable with your colors then check out the color palettes for Deep, Warm or Soft/Muted.
Rich Autumn shades at Kettlewell
WINTER is Deep Cool Bright
You are DEEP, COOL and BRIGHT in pretty much equal quantities.
The golden tones of Autumn give way to the keen winds of the year's end and the colors become CLEAR, ICY and BOLD.
you've been analyzed as Deep Winter, Cool Winter or Clear Winter then it means that your color characteristics are not in equal quantities. If you don't feel completely comfortable with your palette check out the colors for Deep, Cool or Clear/Bright.
Winter brilliance with Kettlewell Colours
The Seasonal Color Brief - £6.00
4 Seasonal Briefs + 4 digital swatches
Discover your Season and see how to wear and enjoy your best colors. There's also an easy way to identify your natural coloring.
The Color Briefs sell for £3.00 each here but you can take advantage of this special edition that includes all 4 at HALF THE PRICE.
BUY 4 Color Briefs separately for £12.00
or ALL 4 together for JUST £6.00 here
Also included are 4 DIGITAL COLOR SWATCHES.
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