You probably noticed that some colors can make your face more fresh and younger. At the same time, other shades on the contrary, give the face a tired, painful look, the skin acquires a gray-yellow hue. Many women spend long hours in the dressing shops to buy exactly the thing that they face, and are often mistaken. Is it possible to simplify the procedure for choosing the right color?
There are millions of different shades of colors, and in order to choose suitable ones, you need to have some knowledge. Today, there is a well-known systematics, with which it is enough to just choose the perfect shades for yourself. This is the theory of the seasons. It is based on the observation that the ratio of warm and cold colors in nature characteristically varies from one season to another: warm (spring) - cold (summer) - warm (autumn) - cold (winter). Temperature has nothing to do with this theory, everything is based only on the color palette of nature.
To warm tones are combinations of colors, in which the red and yellow sub-tills predominate. This includes spring (when a lot of yellow colors) and autumn (dominated by earthy warm colors).
Combinations with the blue podton are perceived as "cold". They include summer (a lot of blue, even faded from the heat) and winter (cold, this time in clear clear nuances).
All people can also be divided into four color types by the seasons: spring, summer, autumn and winter. The color type is determined by our pigments, depending on the predominance of yellow or blue shades in the color of the eyes, hair and skin. They perfectly harmonize with each other in kind. Therefore, if we want to create a harmonious combination of colors in our image, when choosing clothes, cosmetics or hair dyes, we should learn from nature.
In nature, there are only three basic "color" colors - yellow, red, blue. Also there are three achromatic colors (not colored) - black, white, gray. All other colors are just combinations of these primary colors.
Everyone can wear all these colors (with rare exceptions) - but only in those combinations that correspond to his color. For example, for spring and autumn yellow or red sub-trees should prevail, and for winter and summer - blue.
All color combinations of the same time of the year are in harmony with each other. From this simple rule, there is an amazing color harmony that nature shows us in every season of the year.
The most difficult thing is to correctly determine your color pattern. By what time of year do you belong: by autumn, summer, winter or spring?
First of all, it is necessary to establish whether a warm or cold palate predominates in the natural colors of your body. Then you have to determine: brightly colored or slightly outlined shades are more suited to your individual color.
Look at your skin's warm, reddish-yellow palate or cold, bluish-pink? Is it difficult to determine? Indeed, without an experienced stylist to come to a final conclusion is very difficult. But there is one cunning way of testing, which can even install to a layman, to warm (spring / autumn) or to a cold (summer / winter) color-type you belong to.
For this you need to pick up two scarves - one bluish-pink (cold), another yellowish-salmon-pink (warm). Do not find suitable scarves, use a colored paper of similar shades. Each color in turn, apply to the face and hands (in daylight).
- You belong to the spring or autumn color-like appearance, if a scarf of a cold bluish shade will make your skin on your face pale, and your lips will acquire a painful blue tint. In a warm shawl of a salmon shawl, on the contrary, the skin will appear fresh and healthy, and its golden shade becomes obvious.
- If you belong to the winter or summer color type of appearance, then your skin, in contrast to the bluish-pink handkerchief, will appear fresh, while the warm yellowish tone of the salmon will make your face tired, and the veins and circles under the eyes will immediately become more noticeable.
After you have established, with what tones your skin is in harmony, it is necessary to find out whether more contrasting, saturated colors or on the contrary, muffled are suitable for you. After that, you finally be able to refer yourself to a certain color-type - to spring or autumn or, respectively, to winter or summer.
The difference between the two warm tones:
- The dominant tone of the spring shades is yellow, respectively, the colors of this type are bright, cheerful and bright.
- The basis of autumn shades - red, respectively, the colors will be more contrast, heavier, earthier, compared with a tender spring.
The difference between the two cold tones:
- Summer shades have a blue subtle, but compared to winter nuances, they are more muted, light, blurred on the same blue base.
- Winter colors are also based on blue, but they are more clear and bright than the related summer shades.
All colors that relate to the palette of one season, combined with each other and allow any combination between them.
Remember: a shade with a blue sub-tone is a cold color; red and yellow palate - the colors are warm.
Does this mean that red and yellow color should be present only in the spring and autumn colors, and green and blue colors are suitable only for the winter palette? This is far from true! Each color type can wear all colors - you just need to pick the right shades. For example, a blue color can be warm, if it has a yellow or red subtle, and it can safely wear representatives of warm color. Conversely, if there is a blue or blue subtle in the red main color, it will look harmonious on the representatives of the cold color.
If you are having difficulty determining your color, you may feel that you belong to a mixed type. However, there are no mixed color types. Each type can have more tender, light options and pronounced brighter, darker. Each color type can have nuances that allow you to approach the selection of a personal color palette more frivolously.
For example, if you are a spring type with dark, pronounced gold tones in your skin and hair, you can safely use light colors of the autumn palette in clothing and cosmetics.
Tender, light-skinned autumn type can be to face many of the soft, subdued tones of the spring palette.
Summer type with darker shades can harmoniously approach the face of the gentle shades of the winter palette.
A strongly pronounced winter type with a very bright, strong contrast between the skin, hair and eye color can soften the contrasts with the help of gentle and fresh shades of the spring palette.
With the help of a properly selected hairstyle, you can hide the imperfections of the face and become even more attractive. However, even the most fashionable hairstyle, chosen without taking into account the individual characteristics of the person, can ruthlessly spoil your image. How not to make a mistake with the choice?