June 2011

… a luxurious and relaxing weekend filled with sunshine; and now few minutes to catch up on some late blogging before the weekend comes to a close. I hope that your weekend was romantic and beautiful wherever you are…

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In this soft and romantic inspiration board, purple (the color of royalty) marries pink (the color of love.) Happy Planning!

What is Color Analysis?

Basically, color analysis is all about your natural coloring (hair, skin, and eyes), and how that combo complements or contrasts with the things you choose to wear (makeup colors, clothing, or even jewelry).

Color analysis breaks people’s colorings down into the four color seasons — Spring, Summer, Autumn, and Winter. These color seasons are broken down even further, into 3 different categories per season. It’s not a perfect system, but it’s really helpful if you want to get a basic idea of what shades work for you.

How to find out which season you are:

So which season are you? Find out with the quick quiz below, courtesy of Cindy Busch Color Analysis.

Getting more specific:

Now that you know what general category you are, there are three types of coloring within each “season.” Sound confusing? I promise, it’s really not as bad as it sounds. You might land under two of the subcategories of your season and some might fall into two separate seasons (I am a summer and winter.) Don’t worry, this just expands your complementary colors! 🙂

DON’T GET OVERWHELMED, find your season below, (don’t worry about anything but yours) read the descriptions to find out which type you are to see your best colors. This in-depth list is courtesy of the book Color Me Beautiful.

Types of Springs:
1. Light Spring:
•Eyes: Blue, green, turquoise, or light hazel.
•Hair: Light to medium golden blonde, ash blonde or light to medium brown.
•Skin: Ivory with peach tones, pink beige.

Best colors for Light Springs:

From Left: Camel, khaki, light gray, blue charcoal, taupe, warm pastel pink, baby pink, clear salmon, coral, watermelon, fuchsia, clear red, creme, light green, bright golden yellow, moss green, blue green, clear aqua, powder blue, light purple, periwinkle, violet.

2. Clear Spring:
•Eyes: Turquoise blue, green, golden brown or topaz.
•Hair: Medium to dark brown, or brown-black. May have red highlights.
•Skin: Bronze, deep warm brown, brown-black, light ivory, light peach, or porcelain.

Best colors for Clear Springs:

From Left: Navy, gray, charcoal, black, light grey, turquoise, yellow, marigold yellow, mint, green, dark green, clear teal, hot turquoise, true blue, purple, purple-gray, peach, salmon, true red, warm pastel pink, hot pink.

3. Warm Spring:
•Eyes: Topaz, olive green, light hazel, or warm turquoise.
•Hair: Light golden brown, red, strawberry blonde, or deep golden blonde.
•Skin: Bronze, golden beige, ivory, or porcelain. May have freckles.

Best colors for Warm Springs:

From Left: Camel, bronze, golden brown, dark brown, stone, gray green, peach, light orange, coral, tomato red, rust, buff, green, light true green, evergreen, emerald turquoise, jade, teal, moss, deep periwinkle.

Types of Summers
1. Light Summer:
•Eyes: Blue, gray or green.
•Hair: Light to medium ash blonde or light to medium ash brown.
•Skin: Pale beige, porcelain, ivory or pink beige. (Usually pink-toned.)

Best colors for Light Summers:

From Left: Light gray, gray blue, cocoa, taupe, powder pink, rose pink, rose, coral pink, clear salmon, clear red, light lemon yellow, light aqua, blue green, spruce, light navy, sky blue, medium blue, lavender, violet.

2. Soft Summer:
•Eyes: Gray-blue, hazel or soft turquoise.
•Hair: Light to medium ash brown, mousy brown. May have blonde in it.
•Skin: Light to medium neutral beige, ivory.

Best colors for Soft Summers:

From Left: Medium gray, light gray, taupe, cocoa, rose, raspberry, rose pink, deep rose, baby pink, soft fuchsia, burgundy, light lemon yellow, light green, turquoise, jade, green, forest green, navy, periwinkle, lavender, dusty purple, teal.

3. Cool Summer:
•Eyes: Gray, blue, or slate.
•Hair: Medium to deep ash brown. Little to no red tones.
•Skin: Ivory, pink beige, gray beige, or neutral beige.

Best colors for Cool Summers:

From Left: Light gray, gray blue, cocoa, buff, light brown, taupe, icy pink, soft fuchsia, deep rose, burgundy, turquoise, jade, green, aqua, light aqua, true aqua, lavender, dusty purple, warm dusty purple, periwinkle, navy.

Types of Autumns
1. Deep Autumn:
•Eyes: Dark brown, dark hazel, black, or dark green.
•Hair: Medium brown, medium to deep auburn, dark brown deep chestnut or black.
•Skin: Warm beige, neutral beige, golden brown, dark brown, olive.

Best colors for Deep Autumns:

From Left: Black brown, black, light yellow, marigold, peach, terracotta, salmon pink, tomato red, deep red, true red, dark rose, lemon yellow, camel, jade, moss, lime bronze, hot turquoise, cerulean, chinese blue, evergreen, dark purple, purple.

2. Soft Autumn:
•Eyes: Light brown, soft hazel, blue, or gray-green.
•Hair: Golden blonde to medium brown or mousy brown. May have blonde or red highlights.
•Skin: Ivory, neutral beige, warm beige, golden brown.

Best colors for Soft Autumns:

From Left: Mahogany, brown, medium gray, camel, khaki, gray, light peach, deep rose, light coral, dusty pink, coral, terracotta, buttermilk, mint, emerald turquoise, turquoise, jade, evergreen, purple, dark purple aubergine.

3. Warm Autumn:
•Eyes: Brown, olive green, hazel or topaz.
•Hair: Medium golden brown, red, auburn, strawberry blonde or golden blonde.
•Skin: Bronze, golden brown, golden beige, ivory, or warm beige.

Best colors for Warm Autumns:

From Left: Camel, khaki, coffee brown, cream, medium brown, dark brown, light salmon, dark peach, salmon, pumpkin, rust, terracotta, aubergine, light yellow, light moss, evergreen, marigold, emerald turquoise, teal, forest green, deep periwinkle, purple.

Types of Winters
1. Deep Winter:
•Eyes: Black, black-brown, or dark hazel.
•Hair: Black-brown, medium brown, steel gray, or salt & pepper.
•Skin: Black, medium beige, black-brown, or olive with no pink or peach undertones.

Best colors for Deep Winters:

From Left: Black, charcoal, black-brown, red-brown, icy gray, gray, hot pink, true red, rust, aubergine, blue red, mint, lemon yellow, light green, emerald green, olive, purple, clear teal, bright periwinkle, blue, navy, chinese blue.

2. Clear Winter:
•Eyes: Bright blue, hazel, violet, or green.
•Hair: Black, chestnut, medium brown, or dark brown hair.
•Skin: Black, deep brown, neutral beige, pale olive, milky white. (Usually translucent.)

Best colors for Clear Winters:

From Left: Medium gray, charcoal, black, dark taupe, icy gray, taupe, icy blue, icy lavender, lavender, icy pink, clear red, raspberry, raspberry pink, aubergine, icy yellow, bright golden yellow, hot turquoise, emerald turquoise, purple, dark purple, royal blue, navy.

3. Cool Winter:
•Eyes: Charcoal gray, blue, dark brown or violet.
•Hair: Blue-black, silver, salt & pepper. No red tones.
•Skin: Cool brown, olive, or neutral beige.

Best colors for Cool Winters:

From Left: Light gray, medium gray, dark gray, black, charcoal, taupe, rose pink, hot pink, purple, blue red, deep rose, burgundy, icy blue, icy pink, lemon yellow, emerald turquoise, hot turquoise, bright periwinkle, royal blue, purple, navy, dark purple.

That wasn’t too bad! I hope this helps you in finding makeup and clothes that compliment the beautiful individual that you are! 🙂

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Did you know coral is the color of the year? This courageous, confident, vibrant color dubbed “honeysuckle” by Pantone was named color of the year for 2011. So it’s fitting that shades of coral make up this delightful inspiration board, highlighting the happy feeling of summer.

This whimsical image is something I’d see in my dreams– and it makes me seriously happy. 🙂

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Tonight I am grateful, you? I have so much to be grateful for; my health (you never truly appreciate it until it has been compromised), a new job, my incredible family, an amazing man and all of the people in my life that touch me with their presence, daily. Thank you God, for all of the gifts that you’ve given me! ♥

“From the fullness of his grace we have all received one blessing after another.”
John 1:16

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