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Let's Talk Color Analysis

Let's Talk Color Analysis

I don’t know about you, but it seems that just about everyone is talking about color analysis these days. As a color and fashion enthusiast, I have fallen down the rabbit hole and after some confusion, frustration, and skepticism, these are my takeaways. 

But before I get into it, it is important to touch upon the 2 methods commonly used to determine your palette. 

I could write a whole blog post on each method, and maybe I will, but for now here is the gist. 


The Seasonal Approach

This method is broken down into 4 categories: 

Spring: Warm  + Light = Bright  

Summer: Cool + Light = Muted

Winter: Warm + Dark = Bright

Autumn: Warm + Dark = Muted

The Tonal Method 

Takes into account your hair color, skin tone, eye color, and even personality. Unlike the seasonal approach, there is no color off limits, the focus is choosing the right value of that color for you. 

So now that we got that covered. Here is what I found important in determining my color palette. 

   1. The focus is about creating harmony between your clothes and your dominate traits

I think we all know right away when we put something on how it makes us feel. That gut instinct is correct most of the time, and we should listen to it.  

   2. No color is off limits

While yes, some colors look better on you than others, that doesn’t mean you can never ever touch that color again. It is all about how to either tone up or tone down a color. A tip is to place your most flattering colors close to your face.  

   3. This is a tool to shop better, not shop more. 

It might be tempting to start new once you have determined your colors, but this is an exercise in shopping smarter. You are now given the tools to confidently choose based on what you recently learned about yourself. 

   4. This is not a hard rule

If you still like a color that stands outside your palette, just wear it. Your happiness is most important. 


And that is what I have for you. I hope you have found this post helpful! 

Got thoughts or opinions you want to share? Drop them in the comment section below. 

Until next time,


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