There is one reason & one reason only why color analysis goes wrong! And I will tell you what it is in this post…
My Color Analysis Story
Have you ever been color analyzed before?
I have worked with & met so many people who have been analyzed multiple times and been told they were a different type each time.
It even happened to me when I was younger. I was 17 or 18 years old, and it was summer, in the early 80s (yes, I am that old!)
Color Me Beautiful was just beginning to show up in department stores and they were offering 4-season color analysis classes wherein people could discover their season & be given a palette filled with the colors they should wear.
During that time, as I mentioned last week, it was believed that women of color were going to be autumns or winters, but by far, the majority would be winters.
So, I spent 2 decades believing I was a winter, when actually I am an autumn. I’ll never get those years back, and it really bothers me to think of people spending money - like I did & so many others have - on the wrong colors because someone told them they should.
But why and how does that happen? What makes color analysis go wrong?
Why Color Analysis Goes Wrong
Here is the reason - when color analysis goes wrong, it is because what is being analyzed is not the truth. So the color analyst sees something that is not really there.
When it happens in person, maybe what’s not the truth is the lighting, or what the person being analyzed is wearing. Or the analyst’s expectation.
Virtual analysis goes wrong because the pictures used aren’t real.
Let me give you an example.
I believe that many celebrity pictures are staged. And that means that special lighting may have been used, they may have been wearing makeup to match their outfits or look, and the final pictures may have been altered to improve them in some way.
So, who can say that any celebrity picture represents exactly what that person looks like?
Even with candids, they may have colored their hair, or might be wearing colored lenses. You really can never know.
So when I say that a celebrity belongs to a certain color home or family, I mean, based on what I have seen in their photos.
And the same thing is true with my clients. Color analysis is a collaboration, at its best, and I need to know that the pictures I have been given represent what my clients actually see in the mirror in order to accurately assess their type.
But once you have the truth in front of you, you can’t go wrong.
In fact, even when I have difficulty deciding between one color home and another, what that means is that there are colors in both types that suit my client.
And that’s part of the reason why I don’t just offer color analysis, but personalized palettes.
So I will tell you which color home you belong to, but also give you a personalized palette that will include the take-your-breath-away colors that will make you glow & come to life.
I’d love to know your experiences with color analysis. Hit “reply” and let me know if you have ever been analyzed wrong.
See you next time!
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