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Color Meaning Your Complete Season Analysis

Color Meaning Your Complete Season Analysis covers in depth, information on: warm and cool skin tone, hair color, eye color, color charts and guides, color seasons: spring, summer, autumn, and winter color palettes.

Understanding Color

You may have heard of color analysis and you probably do experience it, perhaps not really understand the meaning behind it. A glimpse of your reflection in a mirror showing you looking tired, washed out, and faded.

Lack of sleep may not be the culprit, rather something as simple as wearing colors that do not flatter you are belong in your color palette.

A wrong color selection can result in your having a look:

  • Skin Tone appearing drained and tired
  • False impressions of under-eye circles caused by shadowing
  • False impressions of double chins caused by shadowing
  • Even your teeth can appear with a slight yellow hue

This means it is time you gave yourself a color analysis. Understanding the meaning of color is a guide to your correct color.

A Correct color selection can result in your having a look:

  • Skin tone appearing radiant and glowing
  • Eyes appearing brighter and alert
  • Hair reflecting highlights
  • Where you hear compliments ,such as "You look great in that outfit"
  • That flatters your apparent size and body shape
  • Reflecting your personality and sense of fashion

NoteUnderstanding Color Terminology

Learn how to use Color, as you understand the meaning of: hue, value, and intensity learn how to combine those colors in pleasing harmonies for your season palette.

To become familiar with the dimensions of color, let us review a few terms, Color Hue Hue refers to the color name. Primary hues are red, yellow, and blue.

These hues cannot be produced by combining other colors, but are the basis for making all other colors. On the color wheel, the primary colors form a major triangle (Color Chart1). Secondary hues are formed by combining two primary hues.

The three secondary hues are orange, green, and violet. Tertiary or intermediate hues are formed when a primary and neighboring secondary hues are combined.

These include yellow-green, blue-green, blue-violet, red-violet, red-orange, and yellow-orange.

primary color chart

The Primary, Secondary, and Tertiary hues are the basic twelve colors, but numerous color variations can be produced from them. Value is the lightness or darkness of a hue, ranging from white to black on the value scale.

Add white to a hue and it becomes a tint; add black and it becomes a shade For example, red can vary from pink to wine on the value scale. Intensity (chroma) is the brightness or dullness of a color.

We refer to the strength or weakness of a color, depending on the saturation of color. Full saturation refers to the pure hue. When a pure hue is mixed with another color, it becomes grayed.

NoteColor Combinations

Colors can be combined in various ways, but the three most common color harmonies are: monochromatic colors, analogous colors, complementary colors (Color Chart 2).

By knowing the various color schemes, you can select the colors that are harmonious to each other and to your personal coloring.

monochromatic color chart

Color Harmonies

Monochromatic harmony is developed around one color. This could mean variations in value or intensity of one hue, such as light, medium and dark blue.

Monochromatic color schemes are easy and restful, but can become monotonous. Analogous harmony refers to neighboring colors on the color wheel.

An example is yellow, yellow-green and green. This produces a restful effect and is less dramatic than the complementary color scheme Complementary harmonies are colors that are directly opposite of each other on the color wheel.

They tend to be dramatic, such as the red and green Christmas color scheme. Complementary colors intensify each other and tend to be bold and attention-getting. However, if these colors are grayed they become more wearable. Now, Aren't you smart!

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Updated April 13, 2012

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