Colour Analysis A Key Area of Styling
Unless you have had a colour analysis done then I will always recommend we start right here!
This is because when we wear the right colours we have a healthy aura. We find that other people tend to look directly into our eyes. Why?
They are sub-consiously attracted by what is referred to as the ‘halo of colour’ as we exude a fabulous glow!
How Do People Know If I Am Wearing The Wrong Colours?
Conversely if we wear the wrong colours people are distracted. The colours may overwhelm us and their eyes may be drawn to what we are wearing.
Alternatively we may look tired or unwell. Have you ever been asked if you’re feeling okay, but until that point you’d been feeling fine?
What’s your reaction? Do you surreptitiously start feeling your forehead? Or do you make an excuse to disappear to the loo and poke your tongue in the mirror?
Well don’t – chances are that you’re simply wearing the wrong colours! The wrong colours can make you look tired and unwell. Whereas the wearing the right colours will make you look radiant.
Will I Have To Buy A New Wardrobe?
One concern that my clients often voice before a colour analysis is that they will have to buy a new wardrobe. This simply isn’t the case and there are two reasons for that:
- While you may not have everything right, chances are that you’ll have been attracted to the right colours for at least 50% of the time. But please don’t assume that means 50% of your wardrobe needs to head to the charity shop!
- It is okay to wear the wrong colours! But the rule is that you shouldn’t wear them right next to your face.
Take me for example – I love wearing black. It’s striking and I feel good. As a self- confessed dyed blond who loves fake tan, I also love black!
I overcome the fact that I can look washed out with black by wearing a striking necklace or a scarf in the right colours. This has the effect of distracting from the black and diluting its impact! In this image I’m demonstrating how wearing black without accessories does not do me any favours.
You will look fabulous and feel fantastic by wearing the right colours. But the benefits are much greater than that! It makes shopping so much easier. You can simply disregard rails full of clothes because they are not in your colours.
However, it’s also worth explaining that most people can wear most colours. It’s about finding the right shade and tone for you.
So to recap
- There will be no need to throw away up to half of your wardrobe
- It is possible to wear the wrong colours
- Most people can wear all colours – it’s about getting the right shade and tone
- Shopping becomes easier and cheaper
If I was listening to this the only point I’d take from this is that shopping becomes easier and cheaper – the rest seems to be contradictory! Well not really….
What Happens With a Colour Analysis?
A colour analysis consultation will determine what seasonal colour palette you are.
I will first determine if you are a warm or cool palette. I will then analyse if you are best suited to bright or muted colours. From this I can determine what colour palette looks best on you.
We will then look in more detail at the colours in your palette.
I will answer any questions that you have and finally I will leave you with a handbag sized swatch of your colours which will help you when you shop.
Would you like to find out more or book an appointment? Complete the form below and I’ll be in touch.
This process takes approximately 45 minutes. We can either do this at your home or from my consultation room in Hitchin.