Season Color Analysis - As the seasons change throughout the year your personal season will remain unwavering further enhancing your natural beauty.
Your colors are enveloped in one of four seasons setting an exclusive standard for your individual colors.
On Season Color Analysis
We invite you to initiate your color season guide by identifying and wearing these colors that compliment, creating a season for you, which will last throughout the year.
Every season, is made of three subtypes, which classify the coloring of people who belong to the same season but have different colors of skin, eyes, and hair.
We refer to the four seasons in our personal color palette, mainly because most of the colors in fact do recall the colors in that season.
Each one of us belongs only to one season during the whole year and every season has all the colors.
Color, defined through: value (how light or dark it appears) hue, how cool or warm it appears, and chroma, how bright or muted it appears.
Through these three elements, were developed the four principal groups, palettes called: Spring, Summer, Autumn, and Winter.
The persons that look good in the colors of one of the four groups are called with the same names of their season: in other words, a person which looks good with the colors of Winter is a Winter color palette.
Hair color is the result of pigmentation due to the presence of the chemicals of melanin. In general, the more melanin, the darker the hair color.
The color of our hair varies from pale yellow to deep black. The ethnic distribution of colors has historically varied by geographic area.
For example, deep brown and black prevail in the Middle East, North Africa, and Mediterranean Europe, and even darker shades occur in East Asia, South Asia, as well as tropical Africa and Central America.
Lighter brown is more common in central Europe, Yellow/Blond in northern Europe, and Reddish in the British Isles.
Fair hair is characteristic of the peoples of Northern Europe, particularly Scandinavia (very pale hair is often referred to as Nordic blond.)
Blond hair is genetically associated with paler eye-color (blue, green, and light brown) and pale (sometimes freckled) skin tone. It is also normal for hair to darken through childhood.
Caucasian babies are generally born with the slightest wisp of fair hair, and then go on to grow hair of the color that they are genetically programmed to grow.
Darkening can even occur relatively late in life (graying of hair is a separate issue, though). Strong sunlight also lightens hair of any pigmentation to varying degrees.
Brunette in common usage refers to dark brown or black hair, especially dark brown hair. People disagree over whether black or light brown hair counts as brunette.
For genetic reasons, a brunette will usually have darker-colored eyes and a relatively dark or olive complexion.
High levels of the dark pigment demeaning and lower levels of the pale pigment pheomelanin characterize brown and black hair.
It is thicker than fair hair but not as much as red hair. Strawberry blonde is a color combination of red and blonde and is an uncommon hair color.
- Brunette: Brown, Chestnut
- Black: Raven, Midnight
- Blonde: Sandy Blonde, Dirty Blonde, Strawberry Blonde, Platinum Blonde, Flaxen
- Red Hair: Auburn, Red, Russet, Ginger, Cinnamon, Henna
- Gray (Grey): Silver, Salt and Pepper, White
Season Color Analysis Skin Tone
Complexion refers to the natural color, texture, and appearance of the skin, especially that of the face. The coloring of people is cool (undertones bluish pink) or warm (undertones golden yellow).
The best effect for the skin tone, and also for hair and makeup, can be achieved using complementary colors in clothes, dyes, and makeup. What follows is only a simplified idea of the theory and some of the main colors.
Freckles are small brownish spots of melanin on skin in people of fair complexion. Predisposition to freckles is genetic and is related to the presence of red hair.
The same process, which produces sun tanning, causes your freckles although the distribution of melanin is uneven, causing the freckling. As Freckles are predominantly found on the face, warm colors will be the most flattering for you.
Your season is determined based on the undertone of your skin which is either warm or cool. Since you cannot see this undertone, a draping of fabric colors enable you to determine if you are warm or cool.
Surprisingly blue eyes are a relatively rare eye color. Found mainly in people of northern European descent, and to a lesser extent, in people of Eastern Europe, Southern Europe, the Middle East, and Central Asia.
In Finland, there is the highest percentage of blue-eyed people, 90 per cent. Many Caucasian babies are born with blue eyes, though their eyes will later darken, or change color.
Most infant's eye color is set within a couple of days to a couple of weeks, though some people's eye color will continue to change for a number of years.
Although extremely rare, people of Black/African descent may have blue eyes, an example being Vanessa Williams.
Blue eye color is a recessive trait, and the gene must be present (though not necessarily apparent) in both parents for a child to be born with blue eyes.
South Asians may also have blue eyes, but this is uncommon. Eyes without melanin appear blue due to selective scattering of light in the transparent iris; no blue pigment is involved. (Rayleigh scattering, the same phenomenon that causes the blue color of the sky).
In the mid-20th century after the dawn of color films, blue eyes,were considered very desirable in those aspiring to be Hollywood actors and actresses.
This is the shade most common almost world wide, with shades from brown to nearly black. Light brown is also very common but to a lesser extent.
Most of the original inhabitants of Africa, Asia, and the Americas have brown eyes.
Brown eyes are also found in Europe, though within European populations they are not predominating to the same extent. In this population, brown eyes are genetically linked to brown hair.
Green eyes are most often found in people of Celtic, Slavic, and Germanic descent. Green eyes may be confused with hazel eyes. Sometimes a person's eye color can change as that person ages. Blue eyes can become green but green eyes cannot become blue.
Very light blue eyes may give the impression of being gray.
The red-eye effect commonly appears in photographs, especially in those with light eyes. Irises entirely lacking in the pigment melanin appear red, though not in humans, human albinos have blue eyes.
This trait is characteristic of albinism. Under certain lighting conditions, humans with albinism the iris and/or pupil will appear bright red to violet in color, this is due to the translucency of their eyes and the light reflecting off their retina.
Hazel usually used to describe eyes that contain elements of both green eyes and brown eyes. Some hazel-eyed people have irises, which transition from green at the edges to a light or darker brown near the center.
Finding your color palette
This is a simple way to find your color palette. Items you will need: A large mirror, large enough that you can see from your chest or neck area up. Scarves or folds of fabric in an assortment of colors.
- Stand near an open window, door, or outside as long as you are not facing direct sunlight.
- Wrap the scarves or fabric so that your neckline and upper chest area are covered.
- Close your eyes and then open, what was noticed first, your face or the color?
If it was your face you have a good color choice. If it was the color you saw first it is not one for you. You will know the right color, it will stay in the background and your face will be noticed before the color.
Test your colors using opposite seasons, Navy against orange and brown, Pure white against a navy. By way of the wrong color, you find the right color.
One simple rule, face first-not color. A word of caution here, The color may not be as flattering for your body as it was to you complexion.
A large area of vivid or bright color will make a large body look larger than it actually is. The cut and the style of the garment are as important.
The color that lifts the face might not work for a certain style of dress. Home sewers should be especially careful here due to the wide range of choices in a fabric store.
Spring Season Color Analysis
The French call it, Printemps. We recognize it as the season of fresh, clean, and tender new leaves.
You will illuminate the visual effect of this, light refreshing yourself and the world around you by what you wear.
Changes between the red of the Winter and the red of the Summer are the value and the chroma.
Every season has a red or a green or a blue; but the red of the Winter enhances the person Winter and it's not as good on the person Spring.
Black works best for Springs with dark hair and vivid skin. Spring has medium and light colors, and some vivid colors, and it is the season, which looks best with corals and salmons.
- Golden Brown
- Golden Beige
- Pink Beige
- Dark Brown
- Light Chestnut
- Red Blonde
- Golden Blonde
Summer Season Color Analysis
Some color is missing from some of the palettes for example, black is missing from the Summer palette, because it's not a flattering color for Summers close to the face.
Summer: has soft colors and all the pastels for you to choose from; it's dark colors are more muted than those of Winter pastels and are lovely for Summers.
Autumn Season Color Analysis
Strong colored Autumns look wonderful in a black. Perfect for Autumns also are camel or most shades of the browns.
This palette has rich, warm, golden colors, light and dark in tones both muted and vivid. There are some colors – about a dozen – which can be worn by all seasons.
- Dark Brown
- Golden Brown
- Dark Brown
- Golden Brown
- Warm Beige
- Dark Brown
Winter Season Color Analysis
The Winter palette has the range of all dark, vivid, and bright colors. It also has all those very light icy colors. It holds all the primaries, being white, black, pure red, and navy.
Winters do not wear most oranges well. Light-medium browns and some camel are not the best choice for Winters. No woman can wear a pure white as beautifully Winter can.
- Black Brown
- Dark Brown
- Bright Blue
- Charcoal Grey
- Cool Hazel
- Dark Hazel
- Dark Blue
- Grey Blue
- Grey Green
- Emerald Green
- Very White
- White (Slight Pink Tone)
- Roy beige
- Gray-Beige (Brown)
- Medium Brown
- Dark Browns
- Blue Black
- Jet Black
- Salt And Pepper
- Gray (Grey)