A full colour analysis will provide you with a comprehensive palette of suitable shades that will help you build your wardrobe in such a way that everything you wear will enhance your personal colouring. In the meantime this four key colours approach will stand you in good stead. Its very simple and very useful. Here is what you do:
- Carefully assess you natural colouring in terms of hair, eyes, skin and lips
- Base your wardrobe on these colours or similar/harmonious shades
Here are some examples
- hair – light brown, with golden tones
- eyes – bright, blue-grey eyes
- lips – light bluish-pink
- skin – peachy/creamy with a few reddish brown freckles
- hair – bright grey
- eyes – deep blue
- natural lips – bluish red
- skin – tanned
- hair – deep, bluish black
- eyes – deep brown
- lips – reddish
- skin – porcelain
- hair – black
- eyes – deep brown, whites are almost pale blue
- lips – purpley
- skin – rich brown
Although a more detailed colour analysis can go much further and indicate the full range of shades that will work for you, this Four Key Colours approach will always work well and can be relied on, with the eyes being the most important of the lot. Incidentally Katie, Amy, Nhi and Obi are all wearing colours which suit them, instinctively following the Four Key Colours approach. It can be a bit limiting but it ‘s nice to know it always work. For me grey and grey blues (hair and eyes) are my go-to colours and I always feel happy in them.
- hair – ash blonde/light grey
- eyes – mid blue-grey
- lips – pinky-purple
- skin – light pinkish
super cool post!
Interesting post, I wish I had that skill.
No doubt about it, colour does influence how we feel, I have shunned navy for years because it makes me look ill, too dark a blue, or a bright red does me no favours at all. I look good in orange, and pistachio green, one colour that does light me up is mauve but I really dislike it and never wear it except on my eyes, it really makes my eyes pop.
A good solid base to begin with! and a money saver too …..who wants to buy something that doesn’t’ t work with us ( material for example!) Too bad our minds can play tricks on us, because if you really really want (example) that leather jacket…you can talk yourself into it….best to have a buddy with you with a great eye who can help you put on the breaks——– or…. get better acquainted with your best colours and stick to them! Honestly, I could live with four…….no problem :~ )
Good point- this system should work for people.