Personal colour analysis is a term widely used in the cosmetics and fashion industry.
This is a method of determining the colours that harmonize with your skin complexion, eye and hair colour. The right colours enhance the natural beauty making you appear healthy and fresh-faced.
Another, a more practical benefit is: the successful application of a colour analysis will allow you to coordinate your clothing and accessories with greater ease and avoid costly mistakes by purchasing items that don’t suit you. On the flip side, colour analysis demonstrates how certain shades can be unflattering by giving the optical illusion of face being more tired. Last but not least placing a “wrong” colour next to your face will draw attention to such flows as wrinkles or uneven skin tone. Nobody wants that!
So what exactly do I need to know about this colour analysis?
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The theory is wild and intense.. but I will share with you only a crucial basic.
The main rule is simple, if you have cool undertones you should wear cool colours if you have warm undertones you should wear warm colours. Before determining what works for you best, let’s explore a difference.
Those are the colours with yellow basis. Vivid or bold in nature. Typical examples of warm colour are red, yellow, orange. They tend to make you think of warm things such as sunlight’s or holidays and feel cosier, energised and happier. Warm colours contrast with cool colours.
Those are the colours with blueish basis. Darker and less intense in nature then warm colours. A typical example of cool colours is blue, green and light purple. Those remind you of water, beach or sky. Cool colours can calm you down and feel more relaxed.
warm v cool
Remember about those simple characteristics when preparing for an important day.
If you attend an event or work meeting as a speaker, be careful with warm colours as they might make your audience eyes tire, chose more neutral colours. On the flip side, If you want to look like someone with bright ideas, chose a warm colour.
As with everything, there are always exceptions. It all depends on your natural colours and personality type.
Let’s not forgot about that important aspect. You don’t like that colour even if it works perfectly for you? That’s totally fine! Chose a different colour but make sure to use your colour palette
Finally, the main question to ask your self is: Should I generally wear cool or warm colours?
It could not be any easier! Take a 3-minute survey to find out.
*Just a note
This is not a pass or fail the test. I created a scoring system to make it easier for you to define your own colours. Simply, more point you have warmer colours belongs to you.
Let me know if you have any questions.