Color types

Color types

Color is life, for a world without color seems dead. As a flame produces light, light produces color. As intonation lends color to the spoken word, color lends spiritually realized sound to a form. (Johannes Itten)


The first thing people notice is color. That is why we'd like to point out the popular way to analyze one's appearance through color types. 

Color type is an innate individual characteristic of your appearance. It is usually calculated from the combination of skin tone and hair and eye color. 

There are several types of color analysis, for example the Japanese one according to which people are divided into three categories: dawn, midday and dusk. In the modern world the more popular type is the season theory dividing people into the four seasons: winter, spring, summer and autumn. The color types are then divided further into twelve shades. Thus, every single season possesses three characteristics. 

Another, more complicated theory based off of the four seasons is the theory of sixteen shades where every season, consequently, possesses four characteristics. The theory of leading characteristics, in turn, includes twenty- four color types.

We won't go too deep into all the details concerning these theories since, in our opinion, they are not to be blindly trusted. You should not try to fit yourself into one of the color types for every appearance is unique. 

Yet there are definitely colors which fit and those which definitely don't, those which make you appear paler and older. In this case there's nothing more fitting than the words of a color researcher, author of the book The Elements of Color, Johannes Itten:

If you, unknowing, are able to create masterpieces in color, then unknowledge is your way. But if you are unable to create masterpieces in color out of your unknowledge, then you ought to look for knowledge. (Johannes Itten)

You need to know the colors that suit you. It doesn't mean that you have to avoid trendy colors that stand way outside your palette, just don't place them too close to your face. Wear them as skirts, pants, accessories! 

Trust your intuition, the experience of professionals and the positive emotions colors give you, wear them with joy and confidence. Don't get stuck with rules and regulations! Live your color story, learn from your mistakes and don't be afraid to experiment for not only the colors but also your confidence, posture and attitude define your look.

He who wishes to become a master of color must see, feel, and experience each individual color in its endless combinations with all other colors. (Johannes Itten)


 
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