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12 Types of color analysis

Which color suits you most?


The influence of colors is not indifferent to our skin. When a given shade fits our type of beauty, the skin looks fresh, healthy, relaxed, and crisp. The eye's irises appear more vivid and shiny, and the lips get a beautiful, healthy shade of red.



If a given color does not suit us, we look more tired, shadows appear under the eyes, lips fade, and wrinkles, even the minimal ones, become more visible. How many times have we heard that 'we look great today or 'do we feel good? Aren't we sick? And we start wondering what the questioner's point is, after all, we're fine, we've dressed normally according to us, and people compliment us or suggest we're sick. All this is influenced by the colors we surround ourselves with, the colors we wear. Either they synchronize with our type of beauty, giving us shine and freshness, or, when choosing the wrong color, the environment perceives us that 'something is happening to us.'


Is it possible that we will never look tired or sad? Is it possible that we can easily choose the right wardrobe and accessories? Will we match the perfect makeup colors to highlight your beauty? The answer to all these questions is to determine your color type and choose an individual color palette. Color analysis is the starting point for finding your style.


Color analysis is the primary tool for stylists and make-up artists. Thanks to it, we can easily emphasize the advantages of our beauty, add freshness, or subtract a few years.


What is color analysis?


It is a service based on the theory of colors, which has been used in painting for years. More specifically, it is based on Johannes Itten's color analysis. He observed that among students painting the same scenes, some of them used warm colors, while others used cold ones. He discovered that students who painted with warm colors had blond hair, golden complexion, and dark eyes in warm shades. The second group had ashy hair, porcelain complexion, and irises in a cold color. He suggested that based on each person's color, they could be assigned to one of four groups. He used the seasons to describe these groups.


This service is designed to help you discover your color palette, harmonizing with your unique shade of hair, eyes, and skin. It is performed on carefully selected scarves, frames, or color patterns, thanks to which we not only manage to determine the time of the year but also the attribute of the analyzed person.


The old, traditional division of color analysis was based on four seasons: Winter, Spring, Summer, Autumn. It was based on a combination of two attributes of beauty - hue, and value. The hue determines the temperature of our image (cold, warm), while the value identifies the intensity of the color, i.e., it indicates whether our image is light or dark (deep).


The system of twelve types was enriched with one additional attribute (which was omitted in the classical analysis of the four seasons) - it is the so-called chromaticity. It is a different intensity of the image - whether it seems to be contrasting (pure) or subdued (subdued). The sheer beauty is devoid of gray, the iris, eye frame, and hair color contrast with bright, often pristine complexion. Usually, to illustrate this example, reference is made to the image of Snow White :) The dimmed beauty is more harmonious, devoid of contrast and intensity. For instance, we can distinguish, according to an extensive color analysis of twelve types for each season, additionally according to 3 attributes:


Spring - pure, bright, warm

Winter - pure, deep, cool

Summer - sure, cool

Autumn - deep, warm


Of these three attributes (shade, value, chromaticity), which have been assigned to a given season, one has a dominant function. In each of the seasons, three subtypes are depending on the predominance of the attribute. Each subtype has been assigned a name and comes from a specific season and a particular attribute:


  • Light Spring

  • Warm Spring

  • Clear Spring

  • Light Summer

  • Soft Summer

  • Cool Summer

  • Soft Autumn

  • Warm Autumn

  • Deep Autumn

  • Deep Winter

  • Cool Winter

  • Clear Winter



An in-depth color analysis of 12 types, from each of the 4 color types, distinguishes 3 subtypes (listed above) and sister types. The sister types have much in common, although they belong to different seasons. It happens that a given color type can use the color palette of its sister type e.g. Light Spring has a sister type Light Summer, both types are very delicate type of beauty and should wear pastel colors, Spring warmer and Summer cooler.


Sisterly colour types:

Bright types - Light Spring and Light Summer - very delicate, brightly coloured

Warm Types - Warm Spring and Warm Autumn - golden tone, very warm

Soft Types - Soft Summer and Soft Autumn - dimmed, fuzzy

Clean Types - Clear Spring and Clear Winter - saturated, clear

Dark Types - Deep Winter and Deep Autumn - expressive, deeply coloured

Cold Types - Cool Winter and Cool Summer - blueish, cold tone


Please note that the color type may change over time. Undoubtedly, the aging process causes changes in our appearance, e.g., graying cools the image or loses its intensity, and this turns the type of beauty.


A similar effect can be achieved by making a metamorphosis in hair color change. However, such a move must be well-thought-out, and the chosen type does not differ much from our primary color type. That's why the safest thing to do is to change into a sister type. However, it happens that when we change from one type to another, it is not the same for everyone, e.g., Dita Von Teese, as a young girl she was Light Summer and through a metamorphosis she became Cool Winter.


We must remember that changing the color of your hair will not make you change your color type. If, for example, Warm Autumn dyes its hair blonde, it doesn't mean it's already Light Spring.


If we can afford to take advantage of professional color analysis, I will encourage it. It is a one-time expense that can dramatically affect our wardrobe's content, appearance, and mood. It helps to identify the colors in which we look young, radiant, fresh, and to reject those that age us, highlighting the imperfections. An additional advantage is that the influence of colors on the way other people perceive us is an incredible result of the analysis.


Color analysis can help us optimize the amount of expenditure on clothes and accessories, as we limit unfortunate choices that regularly land on the bottom of our closet.

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