Once upon a time, all we needed to know was which of the four seasonal color theory designations we fit into and voila – our own packet of 30 colors! Never mind all the other people who had all the exact same colors we had.
Trouble was, many had a hard time figuring out their season. Like me. With the high contrast of a Winter and the muted coloring of Autumn or Summer, the only season nobody ever thought I might be was Spring. Until today, when I did this Blogthing:
You Are Spring!
Here, for Bonnie, is a re-cap of some key color choosing principles I’ve blogged in the past:
- How to wear any color: wear it in combination with a color that will emphasize your most dominant color characteristic.
- Your most flattering color combinations will be those that mimic, maybe not precisely, the way your personal coloring combines colors.
- Iâ€™m working on the idea that each person has a family of colors they can draw from freely: most people look great in their eye color, although I use my hemoglobin color (that is the reds present in the skin).
- For bottoms, neutrals are easy; for jackets and sweaters, I like to use the color of the individual’s hair.
One thing I may never have said: don’t stress out too much about being precise about everything. If I say it here, the intent is to make life easier, not harder.