If you are like most women, your closet may be filled with lots of black. It’s easy, slimming, and goes with everything. Add in a few white tops and you’re golden. Right? Not so fast. Yes, black is slimming, and classic, but as you age, it can drain color from your face and may make you look older. Adding your best colors to your classic black wardrobe pieces is the easiest way to look more confident and years younger. Why do you need color analysis? The answer is in this question: Have you ever felt confused about the best colors for your wardrobe? Professional Color Analysis is the answer, and it is not new. It’s been around since the 1980s. I learned Color Analysis decades ago, but recently there’s been renewed interest because of social media.
Color analysis isn’t just a fashion trend; it’s a discovery that goes beyond the hues we wear.
Color analysis is a personalized process that explores which colors complement your natural features, such as skin tone, eye color, and hair shade. By identifying your undertones and harmonizing them with the right color palette, you unveil a palette that enhances your natural beauty and leaves you radiating with confidence. If you have clothes hanging in your closet that don’t make you feel good, it’s probably the wrong color.
Color analysts begin by determining your undertones—whether they are warm, cool, or neutral. This foundational step sets the stage for finding colors that resonate with your skin’s natural tones.
Colors are often categorized into seasons—Spring, Summer, Autumn, and Winter. Some professionals have as many as nine to twelve seasons. Each season corresponds to specific undertones and palettes. The analyst will identify which seasonal palette harmonizes with your natural coloring.
The color draping process involves placing fabric drapes or swatches of different hues near your face to observe how they interact with your skin tone. This hands-on approach allows the analyst to see which colors make your skin look healthy, your eyes appear brighter and even your jawline look more pronounced. There are options available now for virtual color analysis but having the ability to have an in-person color draping is the best way to see and know your best palette.
My clients are often relieved to know they are already wearing their best colors and love discovering new color choices. Do you know everyone can wear red? You just need to know the correct shade of red to wear.
Knowing your best colors saves shopping time and helps you avoid wasting money on costly shopping mistakes. Wearing your best colors gives you more confidence and the ability to streamline your closet. It also helps you choose the best makeup colors that harmonize with your skin tone and blend beautifully with your skin. A color analysis session can also include tips on your fashion personality, body type, and shopping for a great core wardrobe.
Color analysis isn’t about conforming to trends; it’s about celebrating your honest beauty. It’s a tool that empowers you to make choices that align with your unique palette. The confidence that comes from knowing your true colors is, indeed, a game-changer.