There was a fair amount of discussion in the comments on the previous post, and more that I wanted to bring up concerning David Zyla’s color system based on your own personal coloring. My opinions are as follows:
Orange: is either found in the hand, making it a romantic color, or in the eye.
Suggestion: it is probably safe to widen our range of reds beyond just the “pinched fingertip” color to include all the reds and oranges that harmonize with the palm.
Purple: one of the “dramatic” colors, the colors of the veins. Could also be present in the eye.
Suggestion: he does say to pick out several colors of the blood vessels in your wrist. But I personally don’t see these as “dramatic” colors, necessarily. Blues are “trustworthy” colors.
Zyla mentions in the book that mixing the colors according to his recipe results in an individualized color plan (my words). The concept of the formality of each neutral bears a little explanation here. I think when he says “the color of the ring around your iris is your most formal neutral”, he means not that it is the most formal color that you have in your coloring, but that it is the color that a man should use for his first business suit and a woman for her LBD. Admittedly, I am thinking of a couple of family members who have black as their second neutral, but not their first.
And Amy asks:
I never wear my “white”, I feel naked in it. Does that happen to you others? It’s too close to my skin color.