Warm Spring? whatever is that?
Whatever is a Warm Spring? Spring is always Warm, always Light and always Bright!
'Different' methods of Color Analysis are always popping up but I never give them a great deal of thought. Both the Tonal and Seasonal methods work perfectly well and complement each other.
After all the hype, every method comes down to the same straight-forward idea of connecting or matching color characteristics with your own natural characteristics.
When you surround yourself with colors that echo your own natural coloring then you create balance. Simple!
OK so what is Warm Spring?
A WARM SPRING is limited to the colors with the warmest tones within the SPRING color palette.
With 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 are 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. That may well be the WARM Color Family - either way you only have a 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 - WARM, LIGHT and BRIGHT (Clear).
So if you are SPRING you are always WARM, always LIGHT and always CLEAR - these 3 characteristics have to be present to actually determine you as a Spring.
Your natural coloring is warm and sunny, light and gentle, fresh and clear with a stunning color palette.
You may belong to the Warm Color Family
If you've been determined Warm Spring it means you don't fit easily into the Seasons. It was probably difficult to decide between Spring and Autumn because you've got a little of both!
If WARM coloring is the first thing we notice about you, it could mean that you belong to the WARM Color Family. Rather than having a limited array of colors you could wearing and enjoying the whole spectrum of the WARM color palette.
Your colors should never be limited
You'll have no limitations with the WARM Color Family, you'll find every color in the spectrum - reds, blues, greens, yellows, purples etc. but each of the shades has the same golden undertone as your own and will complement your natural coloring. Harmony!
You'll find 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. When the Seasons are broken up that's exactly what happens!
When 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 choice.
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 occasion anyway.
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!
But if you're a real SPRING don't dilute it!
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.
You'll have your favorites, some will look better than others. Season to season you'll be influenced by fashion and your tastes will develop and change.
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.
However, once you dilute your range down to only PART OF A SEASON your choice will be severely restricted. Don't limit yourself to a minimal color range!
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