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The color of an object depends on both the physics of the object in its environment and the characteristics of the perceiving eye and brain. Physically, objects can be said to have the color of the light leaving their surfaces, which normally depends on the spectrum of the incident illumination and the reflectance properties of the surface, as well as potentially on the angles of illumination and viewing. Some objects not only reflect light, but also transmit light or emit light themselves, which also contributes to the color. A viewer's perception of the object's color depends not only on the spectrum of the light leaving its surface, but also on a host of contextual cues, so that color differences between objects can be discerned mostly independent of the lighting spectrum, viewing angle, etc. This effect is known as color constancy .

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So why should you bother taking a Seasonal Color Analysis? I personally believe that colors are way underrated when it comes to fashion and style. Ok, so you've covered the best clothes for your body shape that won't make your butt look big. But what about the colors that give your skin a healthy, attractive glow?

Here's what you'll discover below:

  • How to save money by analyzing your own coloring and know what colors look good with it
  • How taking a "Gold or Silver" color test can cut your time in half when trying to figure out your best colors
  • Colors that are worth investing in and what colors look good on most skin, hair- and eye colors
  • Tricks to wearing colors that aren't on your color palette
  • ... and more!

Anna, I don't have time to read through your jabbering.
Take me straight to the color analysis test!

With the right colors:
  • .. your eyes, skin and hair glow
  • .. imperfections (eg. dark eye circles, discolorations, etc.) are reduced which means that you need less makeup
  • .. you'll appear bright and alert

With the wrong colors:
  • .. your eyes, skin and hair look drained
  • .. highlight and even create imperfections (eg. double-chin, dark eye circles, yellow teeth, etc.)
  • .. your face will fade into the background

I was in my late teens when I ventured into the world of color analysis and discovered "Color Me Beautiful". I had a color revelation when my sister's boyfriend told me I looked "washed out" in pure white. (Yes, it was a GUY who noticed it. And he's not even interested in fashion).

Since then I've been obsessed about selecting the right colors for my coloring. In fact, I think I'm the only one in my family and circle of friends who really cares about selecting the perfect shade of white or brown.
Why waste countless of hours and money on dabbling around when you can spend your time selecting colors that you know look amazing on you? Just imagine how time-saving it is to have your power colors at the back of your mind - colors that you know will leave a fabulous impression for those special occasions? And for people you want to look *extra* good for? Isn't it a treat to put on a color and feel fantastic in it? I believe that taking a seasonal color analysis will give you a sense of direction of what type of colors (cool, warm, deep, light, clear, muted) look fabulous on you . Because as you get the hang of your best colors, skimming the clothing rack becomes a breeze! It simplifies shopping and you'll have a closet full of clothes that you want to wear :-)

Ok, it's time to take me straight to the seasonal color self-analysis
How Do You Find What Colors Look Best on You? The quality of your skin tone, hair and eye color will determine just that. Together we're going to do a seasonal color analysis which is widely used by professional image consultants and fashion stylists. It's based on the all time classic Carole Jackson's book 'Color Me Beautiful' . The system is a bit old but it works and is on point! With the seasonal color analysis we are going to figure out if you suit gold or silver better; and what type of shades and tones of red, green, blue, etc. look best on you.

If You're a Woman of Color Because women of color in general have less variation in hair and eye color, the Carole Jackson analysis that came out in the 80's left out Latinas, Asians, Africans and Mediterraneans that weren't the typical ethnic woman with dark hair and dark eyes. But it was later revised and expanded into 12 new sub-categories based on the intensity of a person's coloring, which makes it so that any person can find their color palette no matter ethnicity . I believe that this system can pinpoint you to what type of colors look best on you. And I think the reason why so many women of color get left out in this analysis is because of the emphasis on the coloring combinations, and not on the intensity and quality of your coloring . Learn more about how the Seasonal Color Analysis work for Women of Color »

So How Does the Seasonal Color Analysis EXACTLY work? It's all about your natural coloring (hair, eye and skin) and how well it complements or contrasts with the colors you choose to wear (makeup, clothing, accessories and jewelry). Each person will have a dominant characteristic in their coloring which is a primary factor in deciding their seasonal group, and we will try to identify yours in this seasonal color analysis. Learn more about the Color Theory behind the Seasonal Color Analysis

Let's Start! Now that I've covered basics it's time for me to introduce you to the best method for doing a self-diagnosis on your coloring. It can sometimes be difficult to look at your coloring from an objective point of view, so if you find yourself stuck, have a friend help you out or have a professional color analyst do the analysis for you. Most color analysts are trained and educated in analyzing a person's coloring, however I recommend you to consult with a professional who knows how to work with the 12 season color system.

or learn more about the color system with the advice and tips further below...

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Color Theory Want to learn about the theory behind the seasonal color analysis? It's based on the dominant quality of a color:
  • Hue
  • Value
  • Chroma

Click here to learn about the Color Theory behind the Seasonal Color Analysis »

DIY Seasonal Color Analysis If you're able to look at yourself in a mirror from an objective point of view then it can be fairly simple to analyze your own coloring. I've created a short quiz that quickly guides you through the 6 seasonal groups: Take the Seasonal Coloring Quiz » Learn about the 6 different colorings/results: Deep » vs. Light » Soft » vs. Clear » Warm » vs. Cool »

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Seasonal Color Analysis FAQ's Are you torn between two similar seasonal groups? Not sure what classifies a "neutral" coloring? Want to know how to wear colors that are not in your color palette? This page answers the questions on the frequently asked questions on how to analyze your coloring and wear your best colors. Best page for troubleshooting the seasonal color analysis. Seasonal Color Analysis FAQ's »

Seasonal Color Analysis
for Women of Color A general notion that there is a lack of coloring variations among women of color, however that is not always the case with ethnic women with lighter characteristics. There's various shades of dark, olive and tan skin tones, as well as black hair and brown eye color. And these small differences can impact your results in the seasonal color analysis. Learn more about the Color Analysis for Women of Color »

Are Your a Gold, Silver, or Both? A quick way to determine your coloring is to use universal metal colors such as gold and silver. This alone can cut your time in half when trying to figure out your seasonal group. Take the "Gold or Silver" color test »

Neutrals & Universal Colors Neutrals go with most colors and color combinations and don't create much of an emotion. Examples are: Dark navy blue, black, whites, etc. Universal colors on the other hand can look good on all skin tones because they have a neutral quality to them. For example, they're neither too warm or too cool, or too soft nor too clear, etc. Chic's Guide to Neutrals & Universal Colors »

Winter Coloring Group If you have a dominant Winter quality to your coloring, then your skin, hair- and eye color combinations is in general very deep and vivid - which is why you shine in black and other colors that have a strong jewel quality to them. Celebs with a Winter coloring: Lucy Liu, Megan Fox, Jessica Stroup, Jada Pinkett Smith, Kim Kardashian, Jennifer Connelly Chic's Guide to Winter Color Analysis »

Spring Coloring Group If you have a dominant Spring-like quality to your coloring, then you shine in warm and bright colors. Your coloring is in general warm but bright. The majority of red-heads fall within this season because of the dominant warm, red hair color. Celebs with a Spring coloring: Heather Graham, Kate Hudson, Amy Adams, Taylor Swift, Nicole Kidman, Christina Hendricks Chic's Guide to Spring Color Analysis »

Summer Coloring Group If you have a light and muted quality to your coloring, then you're most likely a Summer. You are the most delicate and coolest season of all 4 in the seasonal color analysis. Celebs with a Spring coloring: Naomi Watts, Heather Locklear, Jennifer Aniston, Sarah Jessica Parker, Jodie Foster Chic's Guide to Summer Color Analysis »

Autumn Coloring Group If your coloring seems to have a lot of depth to it along with golden undertones then you have an Autumn coloring. Celebs with a Autumn coloring: Jessica Alba, Kate Beckinsale, Nicole Richie, Drew Barrymore, Julia Roberts, Eva Mendes Chic's Guide to Autumn Color Analysis »

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