The Importance of Color Analysis:
You probably own a few outfits that always garner comment
wear them. It could be something as simple as
"You look great today!" or as
obvious as "Wow! That color really
brings out your eyes!" It doesn't matter
how old the garment is
or how many times you wear it, you feel good in it
it always gets you noticed. It brings you confidence.
On the other hand, you've also probably worn clothes when people
"Are you feeling okay today?" Or perhaps they
said nothing-even if it was a
new outfit and you waited
for kudos that never came.
So what's the difference? Color.
Or more specifically, the way that certain colors interact with your skin tone
to make you appear vibrant and healthy--or pale and washed out.
Now you may have heard about color analysis before and wondered
was all about. Maybe you've even had your "colors done" at one point,
either loved or hated the results. Perhaps you've heard stylists
say things like "Color doesn't matter; anyone can wear anything."
all was said and done, you're either skeptical or completely confused.
All colors are made up of the three primary colors-red, blue, and yellow.
is warm, blue is cool, and red is neither cool nor warm, but "in-between."
you add yellow, you get a warmer tone; when you add blue,
you get a cooler tone.
Human beings can likewise be classified as having either
"warm" or "cool"
undertones depending on their unique combination
of melanin, carotene, and hemoglobin.
The undertone you're born with
never changes; it simply deepens
with a tan and fades with age.
So based on your yellow or blue undertone, you'll look best in colors
either yellow or blue based.
Your skin, hair, and eyes react to the colors around them, absorbing
that match your undertone and reflecting colors that oppose it.
some brides look great in white but others look better in ivory.
And it's why
you look great in some colors and completely washed out in others.
Wearing the "right" colors:
• Makes your eyes sparkle
• Gives your skin a healthy, flawless appearance
• Makes you look younger
• Increases your self-confidence
Wearing the "wrong" colors:
• Dulls the skin, hair, and eyes
• Magnifies skin imperfections
• Makes you look older than you are
• Makes you appear heavier than you are
So why don't we instinctively know which colors look best on us?
Actually, we do. We're naturally drawn to the colors that suit us best.
Unfortunately, we may have been unduly influenced over the years by parents,
siblings, or peers who have different coloring than us. Combine that with
Fashion Industry showing its latest "must haves" twice a year
with little regard to this concept,
and you could have a closet
full of clothes with colors
you can't wear.
For more tips, download Color Analysis, a free ebook.