It’s time to color your world!
What’s the right color for you?
While we exercise, eat and drink healthy, health and wellness needs to be taken care of on the outside of ourselves as well.
Working on health for our spirit, mind and body proves to be imperative — but so is our wellness on the outside! While, we focussing on our looks to feel better isn’t productive — it’s best not to forget about them either!
One of the easiest and most beneficial ways to look better (take care of your outside) and thus feel better is to get your colors “done.” Recently, I met a color analysis to discover the best colors for me to wear. Since my meeting with the analysis –I get complement after compliment on what I am wearing or how good I look! I also shop better — making less mistakes on bad clothing or accessories.
The Wikipedia says:
“Color analysis, also called skin tone color matching, personal color or seasonal color, is the process of finding colors of clothing and makeup to match a person’s skin complexion, eye color, and hair color. It is often used as an aid to wardrobe planning and style consulting.”
Color analysis is the process of determining the colors that best suit an individual’s natural coloring. There are a wide variety of approaches to analyzing personal coloring. The most well-known is “seasonal” color analysis, which places individual coloring into four general categories: Winter, Spring, Summer and Autumn. Many different versions of seasonal analysis, first practiced by Suzanne Caygill in the 1950s, have since been developed and promoted by image and color consultants worldwide.
Other color analysis systems classify people by time of day or color “temperature” (cool blue vs. warm yellow), rely on determination of high or low personal contrast, or use other references to determine color such as feng shui or other reading of energy levels.
There is evidence the colors a person wears can affect how others perceive him or her; according to a British study, red and pink are thought to signal sexual attractiveness, particularly when worn by women. Dark colors like black or navy may convey authority or simply make the wearer seem less approachable. The theories of color analysis also teach that certain colors are capable of emphasizing or, conversely, de-emphasizing an individual’s attractiveness to others. Unflattering colors may make a person look pale, for instance, or draw attention to such flaws as wrinkles or uneven skin tone. Flattering colors are thought to have the opposite effect.
One practical application for color analysis is that by limiting wardrobe color choices a person will probably find it easier to coordinate his or her clothing and accessories, thus possibly saving time, space and money.”
Colors to live by!
It’s relatively easy to create a wardrobe where every item makes you look your best and ties in well with each other, once you know your colors. You’ll feel great when you understand which colors suit you, and you can start to add in others and look great!
Some people wear colors to convey different meaning:
1) Wear dark colors to convey authority and power. Some dark colors include black and navy blue.
2) Wear pastel colors to seem relaxed and friendly. Some pastel colors include light green and light purple.
3) Mix colors to convey creativity. Make sure to combine colors that match and compliment each other well, such as purple and red.
4) Wear reds for all of your personality traits. Reds tend to vary on the message they send across. Burgundy conveys sophistication, while blue-red conveys assertiveness. An orange-red would be worn by someone who is lively.
5) Wear pinks to convey an open heart. People who wear pink, regardless of gender, appear approachable and capable of loving others.
6) Wear whites to symbolize a new beginning. Wearing whites can symbolize cleaning and offer a fresh, bright new outlook.
7) Wear yellows to display warmth and optimism. This color carries the same healing qualities that are associated with the sun, and are associated with optimism and light.
8) Wear oranges to display high energy. Orange is a bold color that can make you feel quite playful. It’s also a color that has a great deal of sexual energy to it.
I think it works better to wear colors that make us look great — then with confidence we can convey power, warmth, energy or whatever we want!
A great resource for color analysis is: Color Me Beautiful; “We have literally written the book on color, seven of them. The first book, by Carole Jackson popularized Seasonal Color Analysis. Eight books have followed including the latest, Reinvent Yourself With Color. Color Me Beautiful is considered to be THE personal color authority, bringing you a color cosmetics assortment that is sure to enhance your own personal color palette. In fact Color Me Beautiful is the first cosmetic company to offer unique, Seasonal Boutiques which enable you to shop strictly within your season”.
Do something special for yourself. Dull, sunless days approach as winter is upon us. So as mother earth decreases her color — it’s time to color your world!