A favorite blog, Into Mind, is featuring a series about color analysis. I am reading it with interest because the blog author, Anuschka, is smart and a good writer, and seems to love the world of fashion/beauty.
Anuschka’s post earlier this week had me Googling all kinds of color palettes for the “cool” person I presume to be (heh). According to the new, expanded version of color theory, in fact, I am most likely a Soft Summer (hey!). “My” best colors consistently came out like this:
|Source, and there are other versions too.|
Not too bad. I really love wearing purple, dusty blue, denim, gray, and most of these greens. You won’t catch me alive in soft or hot pinks next to my face, although I’d love it for a pair of flats. And no yellow I’ve ever found looks good on me.
On the other hand, two of my favorite colors are off-the-chart. I love wearing true black, and olive. Black looks great on me, especially a v-neck blouse or sweater (it looks like black is on the chart, but it’s dark gray). Somehow the contrast with my pale skin and hair works out. Olive is probably the color I get the most compliments on; it matches my eyes.
|I wore this very tee shirt today and looked good (I say).
Old Navy calls it Sea Turtle, but I know it as “Olive” ☺
I do buy into the cool-vs.-warm concept, as I have made a few tries at reddish (warm) hair and they were tragic. And most “Autumnal” colors make me look ill. But I haven’t quite swallowed the whole specific season thing; there are too many exceptions in my experience.
Over to you: are you a believer in the classifications of color analysis? Do you actually have a “Season”? (awesome). Do you wear whatever the heck you want and not give color analysis a single thought? Either way, stay fabulous.
Happy, happy Thursday,