Updated: May 7
What is Personal color analysis?
Personal color analysis (PCA) is a term often used within the cosmetics and fashion industry to describe a method of determining the colors of clothing and makeup that harmonize with a person's skin complexion, eye color, and hair color with the benefit of being able to use this tool for wardrobe planning and style consulting.
Seasonal Color Analysis takes the coloring and undertones of three things into account:
Your Skin tone
Then, depending on how light or dark each of those things are, it puts you into a “season”: Spring, Summer, Autumn, or Winter. The colors in your season will complement your features best, and you probably already reach for some of these colors!
Each season is then broken down into a subtype like cool or soft or deep, which just tells you how vivid or muted the colors are in this season you should wear. You are probably safe wearing any color in your season, but if you want the most flattering option, try to stick to your subtype.
Of course, you can always experiment outside of your season, as well! For example, my season does not have black or gray in, but I find if I wear blacks that don’t have blue undertones and warmer grays, that it is flattering. Finding your season is just a starting point to help you figure out the color palette you may want for your wardrobe.
Personal color self analysis
Let's analyze your personal color yourself! Select the answer which is the most closest about you from A to D following those eight questions and tell me what letter is the most you choose.
Question 1 What is your eye color?
A. clear blue, turquoise, green, hazel or light brown
B. blue, grey-blue, cool-green, grey-brown, slate
C. hazel, medium to black-brown, olive or warm green
D. mid-brown to black-brown, grey-blue, clear-blue, cool-green
Question 2 What is your skin color?
A. Clear, warm undertone. Cheeks turn a peachy color when you blush. Light skin for your ethnicity.
B. Cool under tone. Low contrast between hair + skin. Cheeks turn a cool, rosy color when you blush.
C. Warm, golden under tone. Rich overall coloring. Low contrast between hair, skin and eyes.
D. Cool or olive undertones. High contrast between hair, skin and eyes or a deep overall coloring.
Question 3 What is your hair color?
A. Light blond to medium brown, or strawberry blond. Golden or red undertones.
B. Light blond to medium brown. Cool, ashy undertones.
C. Mid-brown to black, or medium to deep red. Golden or red undertones.
D. Ashy mid-brown or dark brown to back. Cool undertones.
Question 4 What lip stick colors that is said suit you?
A. bright colors : coral pink or orange
B. softly colors : blight pink or rose
C. subdued colors : brown or dark orange
D. bold colors : magenta or rose
Question 5 What lip stick colors that you don't like on you?
A. bluish pink
B. peach or orange colors
C. blight pink colors like rose pink
D. orange beige
Question 6 What colors of jewelries match with your skin?
A. glittering gold
B. soft silver, small platinum jewelries
C. mat gold, ethnic style jewelries
D. glossy silver, big platinum jewelries
Question 7 What is your first impression often said by others?
A. cheerful and cute, young-looking
B. gentle and elegant, graceful
C. mature for your age, chill and calm and gorgeous
D. cool and sharp, have real presence
Question 8 What basic colors of clothes suit you best?
A. blight beige and ivory colors
B. blight and fresh colors like light blue
C. quiet tones colors such as brown or beige
D. black or dark grey
Result of your personal color
A - Spring (clear light warm) B - Summer (soft light cool) C - Autumn (soft deep warm) D - Winter (clear deep cool)
If your answers were spread and you couldn't find any seasons, you still be able to know warm side or cool side as which are there more of your answers, A+C or B+D.
A+C are more than B+D - Warm side (yellow base) B+D are more than A+C - Cool side (blue base)
Color charts for each season
Everyone can wear almost any color, as long as the shade and intensity of the color harmonizes with their natural coloring. I use a system based on discovering a client's dominant and secondary characteristic to establish their seasonal direction.
Wearing the colors from your personal palette / season will help you look your very best!
I will post about outfits ideas for each seasons next. Stay tuned and subscribe my blog post to see them!
👇 Here is the best styles for Spring women.👇
👇 Here is the best styles for Summer women.👇
👇 Here is the best styles for Autumn women.👇
👇 Here is the best styles for Winter women.👇
👇 Here is self analysis of your personal color for men.👇