Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Know Your Colours

In the 80's, 'Color Me Beautiful' was all the rage, people were running to get their colors 'done' - Colour Analysis has taken on a whole new meaning since then - its no longer only limited to four seasons - Summer, Winter, Spring, Autumn. Currently, colour analysis takes into account if you are Light, Deep, Soft, Clear, Warm or Cool and within those catagories, there are even more options. For example, If you are a Deep - you can be either a deep winter or a deep autumn - the whole cool/warm idea is still involved in the process of discovering your colours. I've come across an amazing website that helps you do an on-line self analysis of your colours ( ). One of the great things about this particular website, is that the creator uses plently of Celebrity examples to help you determine your colours. Make sure to really study the 'power colours' she provides you once you determine your best colours. There are some people who think that you can wear whatever you want and this whole 'colour analysis' thing is a waste of time. I disagree - I think colour analysis is one of the best things you can do for yourself and it should not be limited to females - men should know their colours too! Knowing your colours ensures that you ALWAYS step out into the world looking your best and feeling your best. You will shine and will always make a fantastic first impression - the most important thing is that people will notice 'YOU' - because wearing your colours enhances all the fantastic things about you! All the fine lines on your face disappear and all people will see is the radiance that is 'you'! There is a great book I picked up at Chapters called 'Color Me Confident' by Veronique Henderson and Pat Henshaw - Its an excellent resource for anyone interested in Color Analysis or simply curious about knowing their colours!!! I'm being completely honest when I say that finding my true colours has changed my life - when I walk into a store, my eye now goes directly to my power colours and shopping is hassel-free and more often than not, I save money because I don't overspend on clothes I don't need! I often get compliments from people (even on days where I feel 'blah') because wearing my colours always ensures I have a healthy glow! Its also made choosing a new hair colour, super easy - I've always liked the deep, rich brunette tones and now I know why - my deep autumn colouring screams for added warmth and richness!!! And lets not forget about makeup and all the money you'll save in that department - knowing your colours, will take the indecision right out of the picture - you will know your best shades because you will instantly glow when you put them on - more importantly, (and I've mentioned this before) - people will not notice your makeup when you're wearing the right colours, they will notice 'YOU'!!!

Good luck with the 'Pretty Your World' Website - let me know how it goes!

Here is a picture of me wearing one of my power colours - I'm a Deep Autumn - notice, that even with the orange being instense and spicy, it does not overpower me - I wear the spicy orange, it doesn't wear me!!!


Susan said...

Your coloring is lucky you are to be able to wear such a gorgeous color (LOVE burnt orange and am SO jealous!) I am just discovering some great color themed websites as I am trying to determine my own color season. Thanks for your great posts!

Runa said...

that is just gorgeous!

Renata said...

Thank you so much Runa!