In this colour series, I’ll be sharing with you the six basic elements which we consider when I am doing a colour analysis. There are 6 elements to colour.
- Whether my client is warm or cool.
- Whether my client is soft or pure in colour
- Whether my client is light or dark.
You will be able to tell very simply if your predominant colour group is warm or cool as you will look amazing in one and dreadful in the other. If, however, you are more like me and you are neither overly warm nor cool, and you will find this harder to choose.
Today I am starting with the cool group. A cool person will look stunning in pinks and blues.
Looking at this chart you should suit the colours more to the left or the right. The Cooler colours are on the right. They are known as cool colours as they have an undertone of blue to them. You can get warm and cool; blues, reds, greens, purples, pinks, browns, greys and even whites. But never a cool orange. If you suit the mid shades of orange you are more warm than cool. A cool person will get away with a peachy apricot or a neon orange that is so bright is has very little warmth to it.
You will be able to tell very simply if your predominant colour group is warm or cool as you will look amazing in one and dreadful in the other. If, however, you are more like me and you are neither overly warm nor cool, and you will find this harder to choose. A cool person will look stunning in pinks and blues.
As we have discussed warm and cool these should be easy to distinguish. It is important in these cases to notice the temperature of the colour before you see anything else.
These colours are cool. When we start looking at the colouring style of a person who fits this category we are looking for a person with coolness in their hair skin and eyes. There will be no question of any warmth to their colouring. Courtney Cox is very cool. A person with cool colouring will age with stunning salt and pepper hair. Their grey will be white grey and look very clean. You will not be able to imagine them wearing any shade of orange.
Polyvore image by Diana Lambert – a student from her final colour assignment. When you open your wardrobe, this is the overall feeling that you want to get. Diana works out of Adelaide if you would like a consultation with her.
Best Colours; Cool colours are colours described as ash and anything which has a blue undertone to it and these will suit you. Skin tones will be described as rosy, cool beige and even cool brown.
Hair tones will be platinum, ash blonde, cool brown, pure brunette, black and absolutely nothing in between. No golden, no auburn, no warmth at all.
Your eyes might have white flecks.
Best Jewellery -You will suit rose gold, white gold and platinum.
Best Neutrals – Yes you will suit black, cool greys, navy and any cool browns or beiges. Forget camel.
Famous ‘Cools’ are Dakota Johnson and Keira Knightly
Should you want any more information about colour – You can download my colour book here