Introduction to the Light Color Home
I love the beautiful, delicious colors that women in the Light color home can wear! They sometimes remind me of ice cream.
As I mentioned in yesterday's post, I love to suggest outfit formulas for each color home, and in addition to personalized outfit formulas, I give each woman an eBook with 25 or more outfit formula ideas, plus makeup suggestions, for her type. And the ones for the Light color type are just lovely.
How to Know if You're a Light
Always start by looking at your own coloring. If everything about your coloring is Light, then your best colors are, too.
When Light is the most important thing, then the darkest and brightest colors will overwhelm you. So if you suspect that you are Light, try those colors to see what happens.
Then, try lighter ones and take note of the difference.
Here is an example of a woman of color whose color home is Light, along with an outfit formula and makeup look that would be ideal for her.
So what did you think of the Light color home?
See you tomorrow!
Color Analysis eBook for Deeps + a Personalized Palette
When I do color analysis, I offer an eBook for your color home, plus a personalized palette that you can use to help you choose your best capsule wardrobe colors and your best makeup colors, as well. I also love to suggest color combinations you might not have thought of, using colors in your palette and I give you those examples in outfit formula pictures like the one I will show you today.
Though my specialty is women of color, I love working with any woman who is ready to become more visible, colorful and authentic in her style.
Is Deep Your Color Home?
Take a look at your own coloring.
Think of a continuum of colors from about the middle of the scale to colors so dark, they seem black at a distance. These are the colors to try and if you can wear them easily and well, then you are a Deep.
But also look at contrast. Clears, which we will talk about in a future post, can wear deep colors, too.
But they need high contrast in their color combinations. Deeps do much better with medium contrast.
Here is a woman whose coloring is Deep. In the picture, you'll see both outfit and makeup recommendations. To get a closer look at the makeup possibilities, click on the image below.
What do you think? Could Deep be your color home?
See you tomorrow!
Last week & this week, I have been talking about the importance of color analysis, but haven't yet told you about the color analysis types. So, here we go!
Brief Introduction to Color Home Color Analysis
There are six color homes, and though we may lean one way or another, we each fit into one of them. Do you know which home is yours?
The six color homes, or families, are deep, light, warm, cool, clear and soft. The color home that suits you best is the one that matches your dominant color characteristic.
So, it's what is the most noticeable about your coloring and therefore, is what's most important to keep in mind when deciding which colors to wear.
How Color Analysis Works
As I mentioned above, color home color analysis identifies home for you, by uncovering your dominant color characteristic.
When we look at your coloring, what is it that stands out most?
Is it how rich and deep it is? Or how clear? How warm it is, or how cool? Or maybe your softness stands out most.
Though there are several approaches available for finding your true colors, most include taking note of the color of your hair, your eyes and your complexion. And most observe the way your skin reacts to color, and how much contrast your coloring presents.
This system is no different, though we also look for what you can't do without, because it is all over you, in terms of your coloring.
Color analysts know that you will be your most beautiful if what you wear matches and supports your coloring, and repeats your level of contrast.
And once we know your dominant color characteristic, we can tell you which colors support you best.
Racism and Color Analysis
I am sure we have all flinched when we hear something like, "they all look alike to me!" But imagine if that is a genuine but somewhat hidden perception for someone trained to do color analysis.
How will that color analyst ever place women of color in the Light color home? Or identify dominant warmth in a woman of color's skin?
Though color analysts are no longer likely to say aloud that women of color are probably all autumns or winters, the perception still exists. It's just harder to identify now because it's unspoken.
I would go so far as to say that a properly trained color analyst would need to have an appreciation for the rich diversity of tones and shades and colors we see in our beautiful women and men of color, in order to analyze them correctly.
What do you think? Do you agree?
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. :)