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The Wright Fit’s Brand New Casual Color Consult

By | color, style services

“I love that color palette, and your lipstick suggestion of Dusty Mauve is my favorite color!”
Heather 

“I love It! This is co cool!”
Val 

“OMG, this is amazing! This is key for me and it’s really so incredibly unique.”
Sue

“It’s awesome!”
Stacey 

“The color palette email you sent was so great! Love the names of the different palettes too.”
Jen 

If you’re not sure which colors will make you SHINE, you’ve come to the Wright place. Our brand new Casual Color Consult was designed to brighten you up in a jiffy! Will you be EARTHY? Possibly a lil’ MISTY? Maybe you’ll be VIVID or CLEAR or even a little TANGY (Pat…aka Mom is CLEAR, my niece CARLY is TANGY with a hint of MISTY, and I’m MISTY with a little TANGY)?  Can’t stand the suspense? Sign up soon and have your Casual Color palette revealed!

A Casual Color Consult is:

* only $40 – AND… if you purchase by April 30th, 2018, you’ll receive a complementary 15 minute Simply Skype virtual styling session!

* almost effortless

* a fun and unique way to do something nice for yourself

* a great gift idea – especially for MOTHER’S DAY!

You will receive:

* your own on-line Casual Color palette with styling suggestions based on your natural coloring and personality traits.

To get started we’re going to need 1-3 well-lit, close-up headshots and a little more lifestyle information. Prepayment is required.

For more info and registration, please click here: The Wright Fit’s Casual Color Consult

xoxo

Try Your Own Color Analysis

By | color

Last week I posted a question on The Wright Fit’s Facebook page asking people what their favorites colors were and why they loved them. The responses were prompt and enthusiastic. We are naturally drawn to color, as it adds beauty to our lives. Think of the bright and CLEAR colors that blossom each spring. How about the EARTHY hues that captivate us each fall …… yep, color rocks. And If you wear a beautiful and flattering color near your face, it will brighten and even out your complexion. So even on your most hurried days, wear a great color and you’ll get a mini-makeover.

But Wendy, how do I know which colors work for me? Excellent question. Let’s cover some basics.

*Wear colors that make you feel happy

*Wear colors that you get compliments in

*Wear colors that work with your natural coloring (hair-skin tone-eyes)

My MOS (much older Sis) Val is going to show us how, and I’ve provided a quick color tutorial video at the end of the blog. Like Val, wear very little makeup because you need to see how the draped colors will affect your complexion. Next, stand in front of a mirror with lots of good, natural lighting. Then:

*Drape the article of clothing or swatch across your shoulders

*Notice if the color evens out your skin tone or highlights dark circles, redness etc

You want the color to create a brightening, creamy effect.  If it doesn’t, it’s not your color.  Notice how the pink shirt washes Val out, yet the orange creates a peaches-n-cream complexion. That’s what we want. The EARTHY orange works in harmony with her warm coloring.

Believe it or not, your personality can play a big role in your color selections too. Take Jen Snyder, Stacey Andon and myself:

Our natural coloring pulls towards the cooler (think blue water and ice), more MISTY color spectrum, yet our personalities are distinctly different.  Jen is a self – proclaimed introvert with a quiet and calming demeanor.  She looks gorgeous in MISTY – muted colors, like soft raspberry and the soft blue in her hair. Stacey exudes an infectious, big and positive energy, so she can pull off more VIVID cool colors like this electric blue.  I fall into the TANGY zone (warm and cool – similar to my extroverted -introvert personality), like the turquoise pendant I’m wearing, it has warm and cool properties.

There you have it. I challenge you (with love) to try the draping experiment! Not only is it something wonderful you can do for yourself, it’s fun!

PS- The Wright Fit, with the help of Graphic Artist Gina Helms, is creating an exciting and almost effortless “Casual Color Consult” service just for you.  Stay tuned for more info!

Light Tinted

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The lovely Kimberly Erwin is this month’s color-blog model, a collaboration project with Jen Snyder, Family Storyteller.  I’ve not met Kim in person, but I did work with her via email styling several years ago. I love that one of the ways Kim expresses her spunky personality is by often changing her hair color. She’s what we call a hair color chameleon. (LOL) Having said that, I’ve based the color palettes mostly on Kim’s skin tone, eyes and personality traits. Kim has the coloring of a deep summer, her features are cool. Typically, summer – types look great in cool and muted colors, but Kim is also energetic and cheerful, so I’ve added a bit more brightness to reflect this.

If you think your coloring resembles Kim’s, our hope is that you find the attached color palettes most helpful!

* Dominant Color Temperature: Cool

* Skin Tone: Fair to Medium

* Hair Color: Medium Cool Brown (but Kim changes it up a lot)

* Eye Color: Medium Cool Blue

*Coloring  Contrast Level: Medium

(Kim’s complexion is medium fair, with blue eyes and medium brown hair, therefore her color contrast level is medium. This means if she wore a medium saturated blue top with light wash jeans, that color combo would work beautifully with her natural coloring, vs a totally monochromatic or vivid-electric, high contrasting outfit.)

* Personality:  Cheerful, Quirky, Energetic, Nurturing and Supportive

* Color Resonance as it relates to personality: Light Tinted

(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**

Bright Shaded

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We are continuing in our series about finding your best colors, based on not just your personal coloring but your personality as well.

Patricia is a long time friend, real-woman-style-icon and super-model for The Wright Fit. She and her husband Robert recently moved to North Carolina.  When Patsy and Uncle Bob (ha) aren’t gallivanting around the Carolina’s, she works part-time at the funky Banana Moon Boutique in Hendersonville, NC.  Learn more about Miz Patsy in the 2015 Fall Style Guide, a collaborative project with Jen Snyder, Sarah Bacon and myself.

* Dominant Color Temperature: Warm and Cool
* Skin Tone: Medium Beige 
* Hair Color: Dark Brown with a hint of red
* Eye Color: Dark Brown
*Coloring  Contrast Level: Medium

Since Patricia’s skin tone is medium, and her hair and eyes are darker, clothes that have medium contrast levels look great (vs low contrast – think monochromatic or high contrast- think black and white) because they harmonize with her natural contrast coloring. She’s displaying this in all 3 pictures.  Also, Patricia will look best in the most saturated swatches, using the lighter colors for accessorizing.

* Personality traits: Go-getter, organized, focused, determined, fun, extremely thoughtful, kind and loyal
* Color Resonance as it relates to personality: Bright Shaded 

 

(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**

True Tinted

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April is our second model in the Color Series and she’s one whirlwind of sun-shiny energy.  She’s  always on the go, be it protecting animals with The Humane Society or Baltimore Bully Crew, training a for power-lifting competition, traveling the globe, or just working her day job as a paralegal.

* Dominant Color Temperature: Warm

* Skin Tone: Peaches-n-Cream

* Hair Color: Golden-Blonde

* Eye Color: Light-almost aqua-blue

*Coloring  Contrast Level: Low-Medium

(April has light-ish hair and skin, with striking blue eyes. High contrast clothing such as black and white are not the most harmonizing with her coloring, yet her strong personality could handle the contrast.)

* Personality: High Energy, Passionate, Adventurous, Tenacious, Vulnerable

Color Resonance at it relates to personality: True Tinted 

true tinted

(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**