Do you follow color trends? Or do you stick to the colors that complement the color of your skin, eye, and hair? With each season comes a trendy color palette that many follow because it features the "in" colors of the season.
Ethel Harms did a color analysis for me while I was in Portland, OR. It revealed that I should use a bright-medium autumn palette. Many of the colors are not in my current wardrobe, and there are many colors I've worn for years that are. My palette has no pink/fuschia or grey hues in it (I love these colors and have plenty of fabric to proof it. Lol). These colors make me look pale or grey.
The spring/summer colors this year are tangerine, mint green, bright yellow, kelly green and coral. My first thought was oh..., I can wear all of these. To date, I have not made or bought anything of these colors. My color palette contains only one of these colors. Surprise to me!
During the color analysis, Ethel placed the colors swatches close to my face, I could clearly see how the colors reflected or repelled the vibrate natural tones in my complexion. What a revelation. I'd never thought to have a color analysis, always thinking I was sure of the colors that work well with my skin tone. I'm happy that I now know that many blues, greens and oranges (especially) are great colors for me. So think about it. What colors work best with your skin, hair and eye colors? Trends are okay, but every trend is not good for every fashionista.
Here are a few of the photos that Pati Palmer took during the color analysis. (warning some pictures are without makeup, just lipstick. Lol)
Me being silly at the start of the session (I was a little nervous at the beginning.). Black (hair) is okay and the three shades of brown (eyes).
Draping scrafes and swatches - The first drafted color not so good. Doesn't really complement.
The blues and browns - better
The brown, gold, and cranberry tones are a perfect complement.
Ethel placed the colors that worked well with my skin on the table.
Next, a few close ups of the plattetts that work for me.
Browns, Reds and Oranges
Greens and Browns
Blues and Browns
A Hand Full of Colors
That's it on color. So, how do you feel about color trends? Do you follow them or use colors that work well with your skin tone?
Happy Sewing and Wardrobe Designing, C
PS - DD's jackets are done. I will show them in next post.
Color Analysis photographs are compliments of the Pati/Palmer Company.