Why is image so important..because in every walk of life we are judged by our appearance.When you feel good, you are more confident, you stand straighter, you smile more and you speak with more conviction.
The colour that you are wearing makes the initial impact so by understanding how colour is made up, you can see how colours look together and work best to flatter you.
When you wear colour near your face, the light reflects it upwards. This can cast either flattering tones or dark shadows, depending on the mix of the colour and your skin tone.
There is a phychological aspect to colour and the colours you wear can communicate non verbal messages of various kinds. Soft and light tones will make you appear friendly and approachable while a red top in the right shade will help you to feel more confident.
Naturally blondes or very light hair with pale blue or light green eyes, delicate skin- porcelain tone and pale eyebrows.
Dark blondes or light brown hair, eyes with soft muted colour: blue, brown, hazel, green, light to dark eyebrows & eyelashes.
Dark hair with bright eyes that can be blue or green, dark eyebrows and eyelashes and skin that can be any tone from light to dark.
Red toned hair with green, brown or blue eyes and eyebrows in a warm tone from reddish to brown. Porcelain skin possibly with an abundance of freckles or dark toned skin with a golden glow to it.
Dark brown to black hair, dark eyes and dark eyebrows and lashes.Skin tone from porcelain to black, including all the shades in between.
The most women choose the right colours instinctively and they certainly know what they don’t like.They just have to know what qualities of colour they need to complement their natural colouring.
If when you try on a garment you see the colour before you see yourself then it is not the right!
Colour Optical Illusions
* Light and shiny colours reflect light – so make things appear larger
* Dark and matt colours absorb light – so make things recede and look smaller
* Bright colours look smaller than light colours, but not as small as dark colours
Colours have both positive & negative signals – the art is knowing what is appropriate for the occasion..
assertive, confident, exciting +
aggressive, bossy, threatening –
trustworthy, organised, reliable +
conservative, predictable, conventional –
active, innovative, cheerful +
impulsive, volatile, tiresome –
dependable, self-reliant, nurturing +
predictable, boring, stubborn –
sophisticated, formal, strong +
aloof, austere, unapproachable –
respectable, balanced, neutral +
safe, uncertain, non- committal –
clean, fresh, futuristic +
cold, clinical, remote –