Your best colours need to suit your physical colouring, but I passionately believe that they should also reflect your personality – who you are.
We all have likes and dislikes when it comes to colour, so its perfectly natural to prefer some colours to others or to want to tweak your palette of colours to make them feel like ‘you’. If I had £10 for every client that has told me that they don’t like a colour because it was their school uniform colour, I’d be rich by now! Maybe, like me, you remember someone telling you that ‘green is an unlucky colour’ (thanks Dad!) or that ‘red heads shouldn’t wear red’ (so not the case!) or that ‘blue and green should never be seen’ (it’s one of my personal favorite combinations!). Maybe you just like certain looks – monochrome perhaps? or you perceive bright colours as too garish and have a preference for neutral combinations? Or maybe you love bold and distinctive looks and like to wear bright colours as they lift your mood? All of these things influence how we feel about colours.
The example below shows how Softs (who generally suit the more muted, dusky tones) can brighten their look or conversely how those with a Clear bright look can tone theirs down a bit. On the left of each picture is a muted look for Soft colouring – simply choose the middle outfit to make it brighter. In the same way, on the right is a Clear bright look, which you can make softer by again choosing the middle outfit.
If you don’t know which colours suit you, why not book a Full Colour Consultation. You can enjoy a one-to-one consultation where we will explore your full palette of 42 colours. As well as finding out which neutral and accent colours suit you, we’ll work out which colours are your ‘wow’ (very best) colours, and importantly talk about your personality and how we can tweak your colours and create combinations that feel like ‘you’. You will also learn all about the make-up shades that suit your complexion and colouring.
Just look what a difference it can make:-
Colours that overwelm: Colours that enhance:
Or if you want to find out which core 30 colours suit your best and like learning as part of a group, you may enjoy a Colour Workshop – just £30 per person (or £25 if two or more come together).
* New Colour Workshop Dates *
16th March 12.30-2.30
17th March 10.00-12.00
23rd March 10.00-12.00
24th March 12.30-2.30
The workshops are held in Rowledge, Farnham. Just click here to book and find out more.
Above all, have fun experimenting with your colours to make them work for you – perhaps try ones you’ve never worn before or try new combinations of colours and just see how you feel (and how many compliments you receive along the way!).