Jen Snyder of Jen Snyder, Motherhood Blogger-Photographer and I are still working on this great blog series about finding the best colors for you based on your coloring and your personality. This month’s post is all about Rich Toasted, as modeled by the lovely Charma. When I saw Charma in the leather jacket, hat and scarf outfit, I knew those were her colors. Why? Because her complexion was glowing and she was oozing confidence. Read on to learn about how her skin tone, hair color, and personality combine to a color palette that looks great on her. But wait, there’s more! Here’s Charma in our collaborative Winter Style Guide.

* Dominant Color Temperature: Warm – with some cool 

* Skin Tone: Golden-Dark

* Hair Color: Black

* Eye Color: Dark Brown

*Coloring Contrast Level: Medium

(Charma’s beautiful golden-dark skin tone is lighter than her hair and eyes, therefore a medium contrast in her clothing choices will work nicely with her natural coloring)

* Personality: kind, smart, grounded, determined and serene

* Color Resonance as it relates to personality: Rich Toasted 

(Resonance is the visual impression of a hue in relation to the pure pigment.  It is the result of how a pigment is lightened or darkened.  The 5 resonance qualities are:

Washed = pure pigment + thinned with water , colors appear clear, pretty and crisp

Tinted =  pure pigment + white, colors appear light hearted, sweet and innocent

Shaded = pure pigment + black, colors appear serious, profound and mysterious

Toasted = pure pigment + brown, colors appear warm, mellow and luscious

Muted = pure pigment + complement color,  colors appear soft, gentle and subtle

**Color Resonance Reference – The Triumph of Individual Style by Carla Mathis and Helen Villa Connor**