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Your Seasonal Color Analysis

Colors that look amazing on you is your guide to understanding season by season. Your color analysis is based on your overall appearance and particularly your coloring. Based on this analysis, you will be assigned to a color season: Spring, Summer, Autumn or Winter. Each color season comes with a color palette of nail polish friendly colors specifically designed to work with your skin tone, eye and hair color to show you how to wear the colors that look good on you.

Everyone’s natural skin undertone can be explained by seasonal color analysis. Yellow and blue are the two purest colors in nature, and our bodies are somehow able to recreate these colors.

In addition to the seasonal color analysis, there is a general consensus that yellow is the warmest color and blue is the coolest. That is because warm skin tones tend to have yellow undertones, while cool-toned skin has blueish undertones.

If a color’s undertone is imperceptible, it is a neutral color – neither warm nor cool. Examples are green and red: while pure green consists of yellow and blue in equal parts, pure red contains neither blue nor yellow.

Seasonal Color Analysis

Human beings are part of the natural world. And it only makes sense to apply the different sets of colours to ourselves as well. In the early 1980s that the application of the four seasons to fashion colour choices gained mainstream popularity. And that was largely due to Carole Jackson’s successful book, ‘Color me beautiful.’ Her analysis focused on two of the dimensions of colour: where we have colour (our hair and skin tone) and what color they are (our eye colour).

Think about the colors of landscapes as they experience the four distinct seasons of spring, summer, autumn and winter - the fresh tints of spring, the gentle tones of summer, the earthy shades of autumn, and the icy hues of winter. This change in colors occurs because of how light reflects on the natural world. Each time the sun changes its position, it paints the world in a new light.

A warm color is based on yellow, whereas a cool color is based on blue. So a completely warm color has yellow undertones and no blue ones, and it will belong to either True Spring or True Autumn since these are the two 'warm' seasons. Completely cool colors have blue undertones and no yellow ones, and they will belong to either True Summer or True Winter – the 'cool' seasons.

Remember, that within each hue, warm and cool are relative concepts. A color is warm or cool based on how much yellow or blue is added to it. For example, a warm yellow will be very yellowish, whereas a cool yellow will appear somewhat greenish. Why? Because if you mix blue into yellow, you get green. And vice versa, if you mix yellow into blue, it will appear greenish because of the yellow undertones.

So while you might find yellows on the Summer and Winter palettes, these will be very cool, greenish yellows compared to the warm, golden yellows of Autumn and Spring.

  • Winter – being completely cool and bright, has many darker colours (because blue is inherently cool and dark). However, Winter is the season of high contrast and high intensity. Consequently, we not only find shades but also tints in this season.

  • Spring – being completely warm and bright, has many lighter colours (because yellow is inherently warm and light). That’s why we find lots of tints in Spring.

  • Summer – being completely cool but muted, has more lighter colours (because inherently dark blue has been mixed with inherently light yellow causing the colours to become more muted and lighter). That’s why we find lots of tones in Summer.

  • Autumn – being completely warm but muted, has more darker colours (because inherently light yellow has been mixed with inherently dark blue causing the colours to become muddied and darker). That’s why we find tones as well as shades in Autumn.

Have you figured out your color season? If you need additional guidance on discovering your color analysis and style join me on Members Vault. I have customized resources there to coach you to the development of your style and personal brand image.

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