For those who are not very advanced in personal color
analysis, I would like to explain the logic of any color palette. It is quite
simple. A good half of the colors in your palette (at least according to the
system, of which I am an adherent) are the colors inherent in your appearance.
Have you ever thought that such a romantic color as pink is
the color of a diluted blood?
Your red is the intensified color of hemoglobin, your beige
is your melanin.
I am sure that you
will make discoveries in your appearance if you study yourself attentively. For
example, I found that the irises of my banal dark brown eyes are surrounded by
a purple ring. And purple always looked great on me.
Try to find the colors inherent in your appearance. Look for
your beige. This is not a very quick process, but by itself the journey to
yourself is already a pleasant pastime.
The same color can go through transformations. What can we
do with a pure pigment?
It may be diluted or it may be mixed with some other colors.
Additions have a neutralizing effect, for example, they can shade or mute pure
pigments. Because of the various additions a cool color, like blue, can look
good on all types of skin. So when someone says: “I don’t go for purple,” the
first question that arises in response is: “but what kind of purple?”
The texture of the fabrics also plays a huge role. Just look
at silk and wool in the same color.
I would like to draw your attention to the following. There
is a large group of people who look good in clean or diluted colors. These
empty and “simple” colors make them look expensively dressed.
There is another group of people who cannot stand pure
pigments. And if they are in clothes of pure colors, it seems that they are
dressed to work in their gardens or in the middle of renovation worksJ
The photos I attached are about two princesses. Perhaps it
is not the best idea to show them as an example – they are public persons, they
have plenty of tools in their arsenal, sometimes what they wear is a pure marketing
decision. Nevertheless it is still clear that one of them looks good in pure
colors, and the other needs more complex solutions.
Let’s talk about colors. In my opinion most people tend to dress in “their own colors.” Just watch people buying clothes in stores. It is desirable that you observe people of different coloration – from bright brunettes to delicate blondes. You will find out that people simply do not see half of the things in the store, they pass by eagerly seeking “their colors”. In fact, the book of J. Iten is about this phenomena. I do not discard mistakes and emotional shopping, of course.
I think that you can wear “not your own colors” if you dress up for a role. You are a professional actress, a fashion model, or you play a role (we all do this often). For example, you play a role of a Diva at your corporate party! You adapt to the role by choosing makeup and accessories corresponding to the outfit. It may happen that you are drawn to Punk or Rock styles, and you wear black all the time. Here again, all non-mass market trends are partly a role-playing game.
Suppose your life is not related to the theater and you are not a fashion freak, not an Emo or a Punk. Your goal is to shine with your natural beauty with the least effort. You do not have much time. That’s how it is with me. You need to quickly prepare a breakfast, bring the children to school and so on. Whether you want it or not, you will strive for energy, I mean you will want to support your appearance at the color level.
Try this experiment. Spend one day in “not your color” clothes. What is “your” and “not your” color, everyone understands intuitively. I am not talking about some complicated nuances. Spend a day in a color that does not suit you, listen to your feelings. It is unlikely that you will get sick, but, definitely, you will not have an increase of energy. Moreover, you will take energy from others, because people will notice the inconsistency.
Questions of today. What are you? Monochromatic or multicolored? I mean your natural color harmony – eye color, skin color, hair color. I am a monochrome (the same color at different degrees of saturation – dark brown hair, eye color, swarthy skin). In some sense it is easy for me … How often do you wear the colors inherent to your appearance (colors of eyes, hair and skin)?
You have a natural feeling about what suits you and what does
not suit you at all. This inner feeling directs you to what seems to you
beautiful. You already subconsciously know what nourishes and gives you energy.
What are the symbols / images you like in the design of
interiors, household items or clothing? Try to “pull out” your inner design
I attached some images to this post, but there are so many
of them. Here is a list to launch your thinking process: pyramids, peas, spring
flowers, feathers, waterfalls, butterflies, autumn leaves, lace, exotic birds,
leopard print, snowflakes, hearts, stars, drops …
Do not immerse yourself deeply into the theme of symbols and
their meanings, because you can get stuck and stay there forever :) Look at
them from your aesthetic point of view.