Do you remember the old Dr. Pepper commercial? It went something like, “I’m a pepper, he’s a pepper, she’s a pepper, we’re a pepper. Wouldn’t you like to be a pepper, too?”
If you know me, you know I used to sing along. The idea was that Dr. Pepper was perfect for everyone.
But are there colors that anyone can wear?
We know that there are versions of every color that everyone can wear. So, for example, your best red might be different from my best red, but we both have one.
But are there specific colors - for example, a particular red, or other colors - that everyone can wear? That's our question today!
I believe that there are a few colors that everyone can wear. But not as many as some say. And I'm still not sure we don't need to identify which versions of them are best for each person.
Purple is said to be one of them. But all purples?
I've heard the same thing about teal. And clear red.
But if I pick out a color that I would say is teal, will you agree? And does clear red mean pure red, or a very bright, and intense, but navy red?
Since everyone's mileage may vary, I encourage you to try it before you buy it no matter what the color is.
But now, let's get specific about a Pantone color that just may be a color that each color home can wear. Check it out to see if you think you could wear it.
When someone comes to me for color analysis, I give them a virtual palette of 43 colors. But I also give them the season’s Pantone colors that are a match for their type.
During this spring and summer (2020), grape compote is one of the colors every color type was given. And that color is available in stores and catalogs right now.
However, I think it's possible that the version you see might be too dark or too cool or too warm or too bright for your coloring. Especially if you're considering wearing it just under your face.
You might be better wearing it in smaller doses. or combined with your best versions of purple.
But it is certainly not off limits.
Watch this video to see some possible combinations with monochromatic, analogous, tetradic, triadic &complementary colors. Then, you can see possible complementary color combos using the colors in each color home.
What did you think? Would you wear this color?
See you tomorrow!
Introduction to the Clear Dominant Color Home
Do you ever whistle while you work?
I ask because sometimes color analysis makes me think of Snow White. Though she may be in need of relationship counseling, one thing that is clear is her coloring.
She is our icon for the Clear Dominant color home. Clear Dominants have and need lots of contrast. They don’t do so well with monochromatic outfits.
Are You Clear Dominant?
Have you ever shied away from wearing a color that was just too bright for you?
The marvelous thing about the clear color home is that they will almost never need to avoid them. Women who are Clear can wear colors that would be way too bright for the rest of us, and on them, they will look normal.
They might not even seem as bright when those who are Clear Dominant wear them! Fun, right?
Check out this example, a woman of color who is Clear. See all of that glorious color she can wear?
What do you think? Is Clear your color home?
If it is, you get to have the fun of playing with all those bright color combinations, to see which ones you love best.
If you're not sure, let's find out.
If you don't quite feel right in the clothes you wear, you may be thinking it's you, when actually, it's just that you're wearing the wrong colors.
I can promise you that you will never look more beautiful than when you are wearing your ideal colors. They will help you shine your light in a way nothing else can.
See you tomorrow!
Introduction to the Soft Dominant Color Home
The Soft color home, which we are looking at today, is a very sweet color space.
The colors are soft, and the ideal color combinations are low-medium contrast. Might you be Soft Dominant?
How to Know if You are Soft Dominant
If bright colors really wash you out and make you fade, you might be Soft Dominant.
As I mentioned above, Softs need softer colors. And even white, unless it’s a soft one, can be too much. So colors that are even brighter than that can easily overwhelm them.
Another clue that you might be Soft Dominant is the way you feel about your coloring. If you have ever wanted to wear brighter colors to give your coloring a lift, or “fix” it in some way, this might be you, because that is a common Soft mistake.
You are perfect just the way you are, and do not need any fixing.
If you are Soft Dominant, I just want to encourage you that you can still live life in full, glorious color, even if that color is softer. And in fact, you will feel even more beautiful, when you wear the colors that support you best.
Your personalized palette will be filled with the colors that light you up and make you shine and glow. That is true for every color home, of course, but sometimes, Softs don't believe that, at first.
Have a look at our example, a woman of color who is Soft Dominant and beautiful...
See how beautiful that color is for her? Is it a color you could wear?
See you tomorrow!
I want to encourage you & help you uncover which colors make you shine the brightest.
And then, help you create the capsule wardrobe that will empower you to do just that.
Are you with me? Stay tuned!
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Disclosure: I sell my own color analysis services, but am also an affiliate for Fashion Meets Faith. If I color analyze you, and you decide to purchase fabric color swatches through my affiliate link, I will make a commission, for which I will be grateful. :)