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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**

Deep Muted

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Learn more about your own coloring and how to wear certain colors by following a series of blogs by The Wright Fit and Jen Snyder, Family Photographer and Motherhood Blogger.  Our first model is Jen herself, but before we get to the blog, let’s set up a template for Jen and future models. If you want to wear colors that complement your own natural coloring, it helps to know your color characteristics.  Jen’s are mentioned below.

* Dominant Color Temperature: Cool

* Skin Tone: Ivory

* Hair Color: Medium Brown

* Eye Color: Grey-Blue

*Coloring  Contrast Level: Medium-High

(Jen has light skin, medium eye color and medium-dark hair. Clothing with a medium – high contrast level would work on Jen, especially when she’s feeling playful. )

* Personality: low-key, calm, mysterious, playful

Color Resonance as it relates to personality: Muted

Jen is what I consider a mash-up of True Muted (Summer in Color Me Beautiful terms) and Deep Muted (higher contrast Summer).  She has medium brown hair, light skin and cool-blue eyes. Jen’s personality is calm, low key and yet she has a sharp wit and playful side.  She looks great in cool-ish, subtle and muted colors because they work in harmony with her coloring and personality.  But if she’s feeling particularly playful, she can wear the brighter colors in her palette to convey this (see left collage pic).

 

 

(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**