True Color Tuesdays: Color Cue

Your True Colors are based on your own unique coloring–which are the colors that bring out your personality and spirit.

 My book Color Your Style is all about finding the colors which illuminate, make us glow and just seem “right”. Like the subject of a great painting the colors that you wear and live in should illuminate you and push you forward.

I work with individual clients around the world to help them discover their own True Colors and it was a client this week who asked why so much personal color work is based upon a four seasons theory. I answered that in my opinion, the colors of the four seasons give us an immediate visual to draw upon. In other words it is a great starting point in dicussing color and the harmony of color. We all have an idea of what spring flowers, a summer garden, autumn leaves and a winter landscape look like both in the palettes of the season as well as the harmony of the individual colors.

So , in the first of a four-part series, lets look at the general sense of the colors of Spring:

Spring represents a reawakening of life and is the most buoyant of all the seasons.  The Spring type enjoys a fresh light-handed set of colors shot with sunlight: bright, dew-drenched, and radiant.  The key to her True Colors is clarity, as might be found in the gentler palettes of the French Impressionists such as Renoir, Monet, and Manet (shown below) as well as the bolder more primary works of Mondrian and Matisse.

Luncheon of the Boating Party, Auguste Renoir

Japanese Bridge, Claude Monet

Boating, Eduoard Manet

For the Spring, every day is a new beginning. The sun is always shining, and everything seems possible. Accordingly the Spring is generally an optimistic type, excited by new ideas.  Variety is truly the spice of life; in fact, she’s often quite happy to be distracted from her daily life if she can find something new and interesting in the distraction. No matter what her actual age is, people think of the Spring type as “youthful.”  She’s typically fun loving and quite social, and she’s often the one thought of as sure to guarantee that everyone else will have a good time, too.

Famous Spring personalities include Cameron Diaz, Queen Latifah, Nicole Kidman, Tyra Banks, Amy Adams, Susan Lucci, Kristin Davis, Reese Witherspoon, and Renee Zellweger.

Nicole Kidman
Nicole Kidman
Susan Lucci
Susan Lucci

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