The Blanket That Made Me Angry

This blanket makes me angry. It hasn’t done anything to me, there are no hidden agendas hiding in the scrollwork. But if you put a bloodpressure cuff on me and made me stare at this picture, you could watch it tick upward. Why? I’m affected by color. And apparently I really hate old-gold. The burgundy…

Seasonal Color Analysis (CMB)

I learned about seasonal color theory when I was a girl, and I think it’s a great place to start working out your best (and worst) colors.   The original Color Me Beautiful, although it had its faults (aka all women-of-color are Winters – NOT) had a good solid basic platform to build on. Start there….

Zyla’s System of Color

I like David Zyla’s system of color well enough to recommend his book to my readers, and use the reference of the hands and fingertips on my clients.   In short, it tells you that the colors found in your own skin, hair, and eyes are your personal best colors, and it takes the four-season system…

Color, Emotion, and Mis-Identification

Color evokes emotion.   Warm, bright colors evoke energy.   Cool, clear colors evoke intensity.  Cool, muted colors are sensible, and warm, muted colors are comforting. One of my greatest challenges as an image consultant is explaining to my clients that yes, you can wear the colors that look best on you and still evoke…

Color-coordinated closet

There are substantial advantages to a color-coordinated closet.  One of the foremost of those advantages is the ease of putting together outfits, and mixing and matching the items in your closet. I set out the following outfit last night: Teal gypsy skirt Oatmeal cold-shoulder top Brown heeled sandals, brown belt Leather bracer w/turquoise emblem, teal/gold…