How does a colour analysis work?

Do you have an outfit that just seems to help you ‘glow’? Most of us do. We feel good wearing it, we might receive compliments. It’s an easy wardrobe choice, but why is it so powerful for our look and mood? Chances are, colour plays a big role here.


In a colour analysis we start by looking carefully at your (make-up free) skin tone, eyes and hair colour. Just like the iris of the eye, we are all unique, so each individual has their own personal colour palette that works for them. Based on the science and theory of colour by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe & Newton and the importance of light influence, a colour analysis will pick out which tones suit your unique complexion, eye colour and hair colour combination. We then use the results to help you dress your best.




The science behind a colour analysis


The science is simple. The influence of light on your face when wearing certain colours, as well as the way colour is absorbed and reflected can make a huge difference to your look and confidence.


In a colour analysis we examine the impact of light carefully and combine this with using a colour wheel. Everyone’s natural colourings will fall somewhere within three sliding scales: warm to cool, muted to bright and light to dark. Finding the exact place where your skin, eyes and natural hair colour fall in all three of these categories will help you discover which colours suit you best. This can be very obvious: unwanted shadows such as under-eye circles are reduced, imperfections or pigmentation suddenly look better and the skin emits that all-important glow.


Other benefits of a colour analysis


Knowing which colours really suit you is not only mood-boosting but it will save you time getting dressed every day and help you design your own personal branding. You’ll handle presentations, job interviews or important meetings with an extra boost of confidence, knowing that your image, being a huge part of first impressions, has created a lasting impact. Only buying clothes which you are confident will suit you means you can invest in quality not quantity, reducing your environmental impact and saving you time as well.


Why take a colour analysis?

Good colours for you

  • Make you look fresh

  • Bring out a healthy complexion

  • Enhance your skin, eyes and a hair

  • Make you look approachable

  • Fill you with confidence and happiness

Bad colours for you

  • Make you look drained & sallow

  • Can make you appear to have dark circles under your eyes

  • Clash with, rather than enhance, your natural colour palette

  • Can highlight discolouration and blemishes

  • Make you look unhealthy or even poorly