That’s the question most of us want to know? Have you ever thought about it? Back in the 80’s, Color Me Beautiful was a new concept of segmenting colors into 4 seasons: Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter. The premise is that everyone has cool or warm undertones and with those undertones, you’re either Warm (Spring and Fall) or Cool (Summer and Winter). It does make sense that certain colors look so much better on us than other colors, right? You may feel really good when you’re in a certain color and a little blah in other colors.
There is a lot to know with these concepts and about 8 years ago I had a color analysis done by a local gal and it was determined that I am a Spring. I did start buying makeup, especially eye makeup to enhance my warmer tones and made a few changes in my wardrobe.
Recently, I met a new local friend who lives in my town, Cassidy Hewitt, Color Analyst and Stylist with House of Colour and when I found out she has her own business doing color analysis on women, I was intrigued to see if she came up with the same Spring season for me as the previous color girl did. So I set up an appointment with her and went to her in-home studio for my new color analysis. This chart above shows the breakdown in colors and how the cool and warm undertones change with each season. It’s very interesting to see! We did a trade with each other. I got a free color analysis and I’m sharing her with all of you!
What is a Color Analysis
From Cassidy’s page:
Color Analysis identifies your unique color palette, finding the colors that make your face light up, your eyes shine, and your skin glow. Knowing your best colors will simplify your life, and create a closet you love walking into. Getting dressed can be fun again!
It’s a very fun and unique process for each person to determine what your best colors will be. Cassidy proclaimed that my coloring was a little difficult at first to determine whether I was warm or cool. I couldn’t tell right off the bat either, but she dug deeper into her arsenal of color swatches and didn’t stop until she felt super confident that I am in fact, a Spring! Glad we got that confirmed! I love my Spring colors!
She starts with a white fabric swatch and keeps draping until undertones become obvious. Everyone can wear all the colors, it’s just getting the right shade and undertone of each color that makes all the difference. Once she determined that I had warm undertones, she went further with the draping until she felt confident in the Spring colors being my very best colors.
I always get compliments in coral shades and I knew this one had to be my color and I’m happy that my colors are Spring, which is “Clear, bright, warm, light”. I have a lot of these colors already in my closet, but Cassidy helped me see some other things that I didn’t really realize and know.
Lipstick makes the difference too and I’ve always been a lipstick person and it’s really fun to see what a difference lipstick can make. I had on a bit of makeup here, but not any eye makeup except for mascara, but look at how the lip colors pops with the color I’m wearing.
Cassidy says that anyone can wear red. I’ve sort of shied away from red in the past and didn’t have much of it in my closet, but I’ve decided to add back the right tones of red when I’m shopping. I just bought a cute pinky red dress that is totally my color that I’ll share soon. The right red for me is a coral, pink, and warm red, so those are what I’ll look for. It’s also nice to match your lip color with what shade you are wearing and Cassidy had me in coral, pink, and red lipsticks suited for my coloring.
These bright warm shades of blue and green are also in my spring color palette and I love all of these. Turquoise blue shades are another hue that I get lots of compliments on, so I knew that color was one of my best and I have a lot of it in my closet. I gravitate to blues and greens in my closet and home! Go figure!
Cassidy also explained that my best neutrals are as follows:
- Golden Browns
- Navy Blue
I have many of these basic neutral already so it will be easy to focus on the right colors from here on out. Cassidy cautioned me against getting too much black in my closet, but it’s too late, I have a lot already! She urged me to try chocolate brown and golden browns as a neutral instead of black. But, I have to confess, I love black and have a lot of it, so I will keep it and maybe add some scarves with it, or get a colorful jacket.
Cassidy also does clothes styling consultations too, so I hope you’ll consider contacting her if you are in this area and want to ramp up your style and makeup and get a color analysis from Cassidy. She is a color analyst for a UK company called House of Colour and she has her own franchise here in the Atlanta area. They have makeup as well and I bought a couple of those pieces as well. Do yourself a favor and get a color analysis done with Cassidy. She’s such a doll and you will love her personality, plus she is super passionate about what she does. You’ll also leave with a handy color swatch palette of your best colors. I love this handy Spring palette I can carry around and use when I’m out shopping. I know these are my very best colors to choose from. I’ll be chanting “clear, bright, warm, light” from now on! Follow Cassidy on Instagram and you can see the difference she’s making in so many women’s lives. Feeling beautiful and good about yourself is something we all enjoy. I know I sure feel so much better when I have my makeup on and I’m wearing something I feel good in. What a difference in facing your day!