Finding Your Dramatic Color
Follow these steps to find your Dramatic Color, the color taken from the shade of your veins, which shows your power, your charisma, and your sense of authority; your version of blue; wear it on a job interview, for a formal presentation, or any time you want to make a strong impression. This color will provide the strongest contrast to your natural coloring.
1. In natural light, hold your hand so you can see the veins below your wrist. Locate the vein that’s most pronounced.
2. Identify the darkest color you can see in your veins; the shade of blue, green, or purple that offers the highest contrast to the other elements of your coloring. This is your most Dramatic Color.
3. Go on to identify another two shades of blue, green, or purple that you can find in your veins. You can also wear these as a milder, less intense versions of your Dramatic color.
Some of the possible candidates for your Dramatic Color:
Finding the Right Lipstick Shade:
Once you have identified your romantic color, you might go to the lipstick counter and choose a lipstick that matches it. You can wear your romantic lipstick or gloss, and you can also take it with you when you shop and use it to match fabrics and accessories.
NARS cosmetics offers lipsticks and glosses in over 40 romantic shades for only $24 each.
Finding Your Romantic Color: hint… it’s all in the palm of your hand!
Follow these steps to discover your Romantic Color, the color reflected by your flushed skin, which reveals your passion, your sexual energy, and your romantic self; your version of red. Wear it on a hot date, a romantic evening, or any time you want your passion to show.
1. In natural light, hold your hand over a white piece of paper with your palm facing you. Curl your fingers so that your palm is “cupped.”
2. Look carefully at the most flushed areas of your palm and notice the shade.
3. Now, place a finger on each side of the fingerprint of your index finger and pinch your finger. What is the color of your flushed skin? (This is also the color that your ears might turn when very hot or cold.)
4. Look in the bottom of your palm on the side closest to your little finger.
5. If your palm includes deeper shades that make it difficult to see this color, you might want to hold your hand next to your gums. The contrast will help bring out the different shades in your palm.
Some of the possible Candidates for your Romantic Color:
Richard Haines, a fashion expert and illustrator for In Style Magazine, and J Crew, created a beautiful portrait of David Zyla. It is posted on Haines’s blog What I Saw Today, where he shares design and style inspirations on a daily basis. Be sure to check it out!
In case you missed it… David appeared on TV Guide’s Fashion Team last Friday and taught women how to find their true version of red. Hint: Just pinch your finger tip! Check out the video to see David in action and to learn more about finding your true colors.
David on TV Guide\’s Fashion Team
Tonight at 9pm Eastern Time, David will be interviewed on the “Your Time With Kim Iverson Show,” to discuss Color Your Style. Be sure to tune in… check the listings here to see what station to tune into!
“Recession-rattled shoppers are not likely to splurge on amethysts or rubies, but designers are waging that consumers will buy jewel-tone fashions to satisfy their craving for luxury as they start to spend a little more.” On the recession and splurging on clothing, David states,”People are starting to spend a little bit of money again… I think we’re saying, ‘If I’m spending on that garment, I want it to look rich. I want it to look substantial.’”
Read the full article here: Gem tones Sparkle and Shine at NY Fashion Shows
David’s Color theory is featured in a four page spread in Life & Style Magazine this week. Are you an Autumn, Winter, Spring, or Summer? What colors should you wear? What colors should you NOT wear? Pick up a copy of Life & Style and find out “The Secret to Finding Your Best Colors!”
David Zyla’s Color Your Style is released TODAY, January 25th, in paperback. Be sure to pick up your copy and start enhancing and embracing your true colors!
On Wednesday, November 24th David discusses how to add more romance to your life by wearing your personal Romantic Color (AKA your version of red). The Balancing Act airs on Lifetime Television from 7 to 8am. Here’s a sneak peek: http://www.thebalancingact.com/BA_video_player_embed_2009.swf?v=8ZKIP8PYZ02222