I offer Color Advising to bring out your personal glow.

Amy

Today, Glowing Color features Amy.

About Amy: “I am 39 and have worked as a veterinary technician for the last 17 years. I’m also an aspiring artist and nature lover. I like to spend my free time drawing, painting, working on photography, hiking, gardening and hanging out with my pets and family.”

Amy’s Color Interview:

What color(s) do you wear the most? 

I like to wear warmer colors most of the time like rust, orange, olive green. I really like these colors but aren’t sure if they work on me. I also love plum and soft, muted colors.

What color(s) do you wear the least? 

I rarely wear jewel tones as I just don’t like them. I also don’t wear white often. 

In what color(s) do you feel sexy and/or beautiful? 

I feel the most sexy in nudes and very light peach.

In what color(s) do you receive compliments? 

I have gotten compliments in peach, cranberry and deep teal/blue. 

Amy in cooler colors:

 blackwhitered 2redmauveburgundypurpledeep purpledark greenlight green

Amy in warmer colors:

creamrose beigecamelyelloworangeolive green

First, how beautiful are Amy’s eyes? Stunning! Although the lighting varies in several photos, I can see that Amy is an Autumn. I suspected this before I even saw her warmer-colored photos when I got to the 2nd photo she sent me of herself in white. The cooler colors, while lovely, are just sitting on her. The warmer colors, particularly the yellow and burnt orange, absolutely light up her face and bring a vivacious spark. Amy is a woman who subconsciously is in tune with her best colors, based on her color interview. Although she sent in more photos of her in cool colors, I hope she will begin to cull her wardrobe to favor these bright and warm tones.

red 2orange

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If you would like me to do a color analysis for you (includes blog feature with pictures and customized color shopping list with your own personal power color) that will bring out your own unique glow, contact me at glowingcolor@gmail.com for rates.

Nikki

Today, Glowing Color features Nikki, the fashion and lifestyle blogger at She Wore Ribbon. She Wore Ribbon is a beautiful blog and has so many dreamy photos in different locations (Paris!) featuring Nikki’s lovely face! Check her out!

About Nikki: “I saw your site today and I’ve always been very interested in colour analysis- but could never quite work my season out! I’m Nikki, I’m 23 years old and I live in a seaside town in England with my two kittens, Maggie and Jude. I’m a freelance fashion writer and I run a fashion and lifestyle blog called She Wore Ribbon. I’ve always been obsessed with fashion, and shopping is definitely my favourite hobby! I’m forever wondering what new styles of clothes to try, what make up shades to buy or what colour to dye my hair, so colour analysis will be super helpful for the future! When I’m not writing about clothes, I’m watching comedy shows, listening to music or walking around with my giant headphones on.”

Nikki’s Color Interview:

What color(s) do you wear the most? 

I wear quite a lot of blue, all year round!

What color(s) do you wear the least? 

I rarely wear earthy tones or citrus colours.

In what color(s) do you feel sexy and/or beautiful?

I like wearing blues, pink and white for everyday wear, but opt for red and black when I want something a little bolder! 

In what color(s) do you receive the most compliments?

I think that would have to be blue again!

Nikki in cooler colors:

black    gray2

white  pink red

light

Nikki in warmer colors:

darkdark redburgundy

navy

Nikki is….an Autumn! This may come as a bit of a shock to her as she loves her cool, blue shades but what I noticed when reviewing her photos was that in the cooler colors, there was dramatic contrast between her pale skin and the cool blues and her eye colors. But with the warm colors, everything softened: her facial features, her eyes, her skin tone began to glow, her hair even looked warmer. I would love to see Nikki in some mustard yellow or yellow-orange!

gray2burgundy

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If you would like me to do a color analysis for you (includes blog feature with pictures and customized color shopping list with your own personal power color) that will bring out your own unique glow, contact me at glowingcolor@gmail.com for rates.

Danni

Today, Glowing Color features Danni.

About Danni: “My name is Danni and I live in Richmond, London. I am married and have 4 cats. I work at Roehampton Uni and like interacting with the students there. I love cooking and as my waistline will sadly confirm, eating too! I went vegetarian recently and am finding it a real challange. I enjoy collage, decoupage, beachcombing and macro photography. Oh! And making jewelry. I also like singing, and bubble baths.”

Danni’s Color Interview:

What color(s) do you wear the most? 

I like dark red, khaki/olive green. I wear lots of earth tones.

What color(s) do you wear the least? 

I dislike royal purple with a passion, find grey boring. White I don’t mind, but it’s not practical!  

In what color(s) do you feel sexy and/or beautiful? 

I always feel pretty and in pink (haha)

In what color(s) do you receive compliments? 

I get compliments in turquoise and red. And teal.

Danni’s natural hair color is a golden brown according to her, not as copper as you see here.

Dani in cooler colors:

 blackredturquoiseblue  tealmintjade

Dani in warmer colors:

tantomatoolive

Danni is an Autumn. I noticed this pretty much right away! The warmer colors soften up her face and bring out a lovely glow. She said she wore earth tones mostly, and I think she will find a nice variety of shades within those tones to work with.

jadetan

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If you would like me to do a color analysis for you (includes blog feature with pictures and customized color shopping list with your own personal power color) that will bring out your own unique glow, contact me at glowingcolor@gmail.com for rates.

Glowing Color is excited to announce that we will now be providing wedding color consultations! Aisha, who was just featured, is getting married next spring and wants to know the best colors for her venue and of course her season.

turquoise peach

Aisha is a Summer. Her reception venue is quite warm with brick and red accents, so that poses a challenge with getting the cool colors that flatter Aisha without clashing with the venue. My immediate instinct flew to the blues and greens of the color scale to complement the oranges and reds in the venue.

Aisha has picked her gown (which is a gorgeous, classic strapless gown that will have a reverse lace jacket over it).

Makeup:

I would love to see Aisha in some subtle blue eye makeup like this

blue eyeliner

or this

Blue eye makeup

Or a more dramatic eye like this

blue eyeliner 2

These would set off her blue eyes and skin tone so beautifully! For a lip, a subtle pink would work.

Prime lips with moisture with a bit of Whipped’s strawberry lip balm, then something like MAC Plushglass in Ample Pink

Ample Pink

Possible jewelry:

Another hint of blue should come from the earrings. I am a sucker for dangling gemstone earrings. I think my eyes literally turn to hearts when I see a nice pair. With a gorgeous strapless gown like the one she has, she can afford a little drama with the earrings if she keeps a bare neckline (which I imagine she will have with the lace jacket).

One. Two. Three. Four. Five.

aventurine

chalcedony

aqua gemstone

 

apatite

moonstone

Bridesmaid dresses:

The ideal color based on Aisha’s venue and her own coloring for bridesmaid dresses should be a gorgeous blue-green. Not too deep of a turquoise, and not too pale of an aqua. Below are some examples of the color.

blue green bridesmaid dress

green blue dress

turquoise dresses

Bouquets:

With blue-green bridesmaid dresses, a mix of pink and red roses would contrast beautifully and pull in the red from Aisha’s venues (there are red curtains there).

fuchsia red bouquet pinks reds creams roses

I love both of these looks. The first is more casual and rustic, which actually fits Aisha’s venue nicely (the reception is in a barn). The second is more formal, but is so gorgeous. I love an all-rose bouquet; it is classic, timeless, and includes a stunning variation of reds, pinks, and white/creams.

Hopefully, this gives Aisha a great foundation to start putting together her colors and decor for her wedding. I hope she keeps us posted and sends us photos of the wedding. She will be a beautiful bride!

If you would like me to do a color analysis for you (includes blog feature with pictures and customized color shopping list with your own personal power color) that will bring out your own unique glow, contact me at glowingcolor@gmail.com for rates. For a limited time, Glowing Color will include wedding color analyses in the same package as the standard color analyses with no extra charge. If you have not chosen your gown, I will also help you decide whether to get white or ivory (or another color altogether!).

Aisha

Today, Glowing Color features Aisha.

About Aisha: I would like to know which season I am as I am getting married next year and I don’t want the colours in the bouquet to wash me out!! I live in Wilmslow, Cheshire in England (near to Manchester) and work as a Marketing, Sales and Events Co-ordinator for a company that organises stag and hen weekends. I used to work in law but I missed using my creative side (I used to love writing when younger and always have ideas for things), so I changed jobs last year and hope to get qualified in marketing after I get married next year. I live with my fiance and we’re busy planning our wedding at the moment  for next year and, like I did when we did up the house, I have loved using my bargain hunting and obsessive research skills to get the best deals! I like keeping fit and you can’t keep me off the dance floor when I am out!

I am very excited to work with Aisha and help her choose colors for her wedding. I am splitting Aisha’s analysis into two separate posts-this one with the standard color analysis, and the next one will feature wedding color ideas!

Aisha’s Color Interview:

What color(s) do you wear the most? 

Blue in all kinds of shades (though I prefer brighter or aqua colours and don’t really like pastels as I don’t think they really reflect me as a person). Black as it goes with everything. I do have a few coral and purple items too.

What color(s) do you wear the least? 

Brown or beige – in fact, I don’t think I have one brown item in my wardrobe! I’m not a big neutral fan (apart from black)- I like things bright and beautiful! 

In what color(s) do you feel sexy and/or beautiful? 

It depends on the fit – I gravitate towards brighter colours and feel sexier in those but I struggle to get things to fit me as I have a large bust and so I often have to settle for clothes that don’t fit or colours that don’t suit – it’s rare to find both. 

In what color(s) do you receive compliments? 

Blues, greens and purples.

Aisha in cooler colors:

black

grey

white

red

peach

purple

aqua 1

turquoise

cobalt blue

dark green teal

Aisha in warmer colors:

cream

brown

orange

coral

navy blue

Aisha is a Summer. She looks best in the softer cool colors vs the more bold cool colors, but compared to warm colors it is no contest. The warmer colors wash her out and age her face. She looks ethereal in the soft blues and pinks of Summer, and can carry off some of the deeper colors as well. Keep in mind her natural hair color is a darker blonde than shown here, and some different tones of blonde could really enhance her natural glow. Also, notice how her interview gave away her natural instinct for her best colors!

peach orange

See the difference?

If you would like me to do a color analysis for you (includes blog feature with pictures and customized color shopping list with your own personal power color) that will bring out your own unique glow, contact me at glowingcolor@gmail.com for rates.

Skinny Black Girl

Today I am featuring a friend of mine, the amazingly talented writer of the award-winning Skinny Black Girl blog.

SBG’s Color Interview:

What color(s) do you wear the most? 

I wear a lot of black. I try to keep my wardrobe minimalistic (I hate stuff) and I find that black pieces are easy to repeat because they don’t stand out too much. Also, I’m a huge fan of the little black dress looks of the early 90s. Now that I’m a grown up, I just wanna look like En Vogue. lol. 

What color(s) do you wear the least? 

Pastels, in general. I find they’re too soft for my liking. I either like neutrals or bold colors.

In what color(s) do you feel sexy and/or beautiful?

My go-to sexy color was red, but cobalt blue is creeping up the list. 

In what color(s) do you receive compliments? 

Red, cobalt blue, and bold purples.

 

SBG in cooler colors:

black

white black

red

purple gray

blue

SBG in warmer colors:

cream

linen green

SBG is a Winter. I see more of SBG than what is represented here, so I can personally attest to the fact that she looks stunning in the bold, cool, jewel tones of Winter. The blue she is pictured in is more of a Summer blue, but in the cobalts and royal blues, she glows like no other! The warmer, softer colors either wash her out or just sit on her. SBG is one of those women who I see and instantly know their season. If you read her interview, the answer is reflected there as well. As a matter of fact, what I would consider her top 3 colors are the colors she gets complimented on most. I think once she starts shopping with the narrower eye of Winter, she is going to be so happy with her purchases going forward (especially as a minimalist).

redlinen green

Side-by-sides are a little difficult here because of the lighting differences in some of the photos, but you can get a general idea. The red lips and coat against her skin are lovely and enchanting. I LOVE the green dress with the stockings, but on SBG the warm, muted green does not light her up the same way. See the difference?

If you would like me to do a color analysis for you (includes blog feature with pictures and customized color shopping list with your own personal power color) that will bring out your own unique glow, contact me at glowingcolor@gmail.com for rates.

Jeana

Today, Glowing Color features Jeana.

About Jeana: “I live in a town next to Orlando, FL. I work for a large commercial insurance company. For fun, I work on my family history-genealogy. I have a son 22 and a daughter 23-both working and in college. I’ve been married 25 years. We have 3 dogs. I have one sister. I lost both my parents last year-mom in June and Dad in November. It’s been a hard couple of years worrying and trying to help them. I think that’s why I am ready for this “upgrade”. I want to be the best me I can be. It seems silly not to know what colors flatter you. If I am going to buy a new shirt and I can get it in a few different colors, I’d like to get the one that is most flattering—not the color that I just like.”

Jeana’s Color Interview:

What color(s) do you wear the most? bottoms-black, navy, grey; tops-teal, purple, pink, maroon, light grey, white

What color(s) do you wear the least? never wear ivory, yellow; wear very little black near my face either

In what color(s) do you feel sexy and/or beautiful? purples, teals

In what color(s) do you receive compliments? lavender, teal, red 

Jeana in cooler colors:

blacksilverwhiteredfuchsiadeep berrylavenderlight blue   royal blue  sky blue teal

Jeana in warmer colors:

yelloworangewarm printcelerynavy

Jeana is a Winter. She should definitely avoid pastels, but the vibrant jewel tones really work for her.

tealorange

See the difference?

If you would like me to do a color analysis for you (includes blog feature with pictures and customized color shopping list with your own personal power color) that will bring out your own unique glow, contact me at glowingcolor@gmail.com for rates.

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