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What is a Colour Analysis?

What is a Colour Analysis?

Colour analysis for your Personal style

Have you ever had your colours done?

Are you aware of the benefits to your look by wearing your colours?

If you're a young woman or a mature woman, wearing the right colours is really a style game changer.

(Young woman before and after wearing her colours)

What Colours suit me

Certainly if you are a mature woman, wearing the right colours is so important.More so than when you are young.

If you notice yourself, often looking a little dull and drab , it will most likely be because you're not wearing colours that suit you.

(Even celebrities can improve on their colours)

An example of her wearing the right colours. To maintain a youthful look, she should refer to the colour palette on the right.

Before and after transformations

Women in the right Colours

A professional colour analysis, will help you find ALL the right Colours in your Seasonal Colour Palette.

Women in the right colours Colour swatches and drapes


It's all about the underskin tone

Colours really change the way you look.

To show the client  the right colours that suit them, the stylist will have a serious of cool, warm, dominant and muted coloured drapes.

The draping kit will have a variety of shades to demonstrate  just how much the skin colour is affected by placing swatches against the skin.

It's up to the colour consultant to reveal to the client just how each colour affects the way they look

At first glance the coral swatch may appear suitable but the clarity of the skin, eyes, hair and lips is muddied on the left.

The wrong colours are less noticeable on younger skin, as a younger woman has less things she wants to conceal.

The pink swatch shows how flattering the cooler shades are on this model.

(Note how the Coral colour adds an orangey warm tone?)

Once the cool tones are deemed best on this client, the colour consultant goes on to reveal how the cool tones are a better fit.

The cool shades are made up of 2 palettes, one cool dominant and the other cool muted.


Draping in Colours Draping in colours

Before and after shots mature women

(It's obvious just how much younger, slimmer and more attractive this mature woman appears when she wears the right colours, on the right)

The process of a colour analysis

Since the 60's Colours has gone through major changes.

Originally Colour me Beautiful and other Colour Companies and Franchaise had just 4 seasonal palettes. Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter.

From there many Colour systems emerged, making way for many different interpretations and mass confusion.

The 4 Colours system is and was accurate, but many untrained and unskilled analysts misdiagnosed clients, hence many confusing systems appeared.

The analysis is only as good as the consultant interpreting the colours and their clients colours.

Step by step Colour analysis

The client needs to be firstly draped with one cool and one warm pink tone.

Then one of each of the groups of seasonal colours.

The analysis will reveal that all the colours from the one palette will suit that client.

From that one palette, the analyst can then show the client the thousands of colour choices that fit within that colour palette

Why are the 4 seasonal palettes so accurate?

Drapes for seasonal colours

There are an infinite number of colours

When you think of it, every colour on the planet can fit into one of 4 categories.

They are either Cool Dominant, Cool Muted, Warm Brights or Warm Deep Colours.

So when the colour consultant does your analysis, they need to find the right palette that "blends" with your underskin tone.

They also need to have a good knowledge about how to slot the 2.5 million plus colours into the right category.

There are so many different seasonal colour swatches on the market, and many have combinations of all the colour categories in the one seasonal palette.

Women are confused and go back to wearing any old colour.

I have seen so many women like this, which is a real shame and they never experience the beauty of colour

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