Let's forget for a moment the colors we like, and the ones we are naturally drawn to. For now, let's only look at the color clues our external bodies provide. Do you have warm undertones? You will look best in red, orange, and yellow. But it's more complicated than that. There is much more to consider here. And as always, as we develop a better color vocabulary and set our own color boundaries, freedom ensues!
Color emotions in branding: https://www.impactplus.com/hubfs/purple1.png
My favorite color style coach: https://www.youtube.com/user/JenThoden
Pinterest board: Color theory - warm tones: -https://www.pinterest.com/jengeneration/color-theory-warm-tones/
Pinterest board: Color theory - cool tones:
Color vocab review:
Warm colors on the color wheel: orange, red, yellow
Cool colors on the color wheel: blue, purple, green
Hue: a pure color
Hue + white = a tint
Hue + grey = a tone
Hue + black = a shade
Color reflection questions:
Do you look better in silver or gold? If silver looks better on you, you are cool toned. If gold looks better, you are warm toned.
Would you describe your complexion as bright or soft? If you aren't sure, pick a color and try on a brighter shade and a softer shade. If you are cool toned, try a bright robin's egg blue and a soft pastel blue. If you are warm, try a vivid mustard yellow and a paler yellow that is lighter or more muted.
What level of contrast occurs in your complexion (look at your skin, hair, and eyes)? Even if you dye your hair, look at the color it is currently. Are all three light? Then you are light, and lighter colors will look best on you. If you have medium skin and dark eyes and hair, you could be a medium. If you have dark skin, hair, and eyes, OR if you have light skin and dark hair, your complexion can handle more depth and richness in the colors you choose.
This week: take notice of the colors you feel best in. How would you describe them? Are they tints, tones, shades, or hues? Are they bright, soft, light, or muted? Are they serene, bold, energetic, or cheerful?
Decide if there are any colors you want to give up wearing (even if just temporarily) because you don't love them, or because you only wear them when you want to be "safe".
What is a color you love, but never wear? Why? Try and wear it this week!