Colour analysis is simply a careful assessment of your natural colouring of eyes, skin and hair. The most popular and easy to perform system so far is the Seasonal Colour System. This system places individual colouring into four general categories: Winter, Spring, Summer and Autumn. Recently this method has been developed even further and now we recognize not 4 but 12 types of personal colouring, for each season there are 3 sub seasonal palettes, which makes this system one of the most sophisticated and accurate methods for color analyses.
The 4 basic seasonal colourings are as follows:
How To Do Your Own Colour Analysis
- To determine your skin tone look at your forehead and the inner side of your wrist.
- You will need a mirror and lots of natural light but don’t stand directly against the sun.
Also make sure that you are evaluating your natural hair at this present moment – not your color when you were a kid or your dyed hair.
Your goal is to determine three main aspects of your natural colouring:
Value: How light or dark is your colour
Chroma: how clear or muted is your colour
Autumn and Spring are warm.
A light cool person will be a Summer.
A dark warm person will be an Autumn.
A light warm person will be a Spring.