Post Updated: 25th October 2017
You can always hire a color consultant to get your color analysis done. But here’s some good news for you – you can do color analysis all by yourself too. Yes, do-it-yourself DIY color analysis is possible.
Your results might not be as accurate or detailed as those of a color consultant. But you will at least understand how to figure out some basic colors for yourself.
So let’s get started! Use the following 4 simple steps for DIY color analysis:
Step 1: Stand in natural sunlight.
Natural sunlight is a combination of all colors in the visible spectrum. One can observe the effects of different colors on your skin under natural sunlight.
What I mean is, stand in a room well-lit by sunlight. Where there is no need to switch on any light. Or stand in front of a window to let the sunlight fall directly on you.
Step 2: Keep your background neutral.
Walls and surroundings of where you are doing this DIY color analysis should be grey. Neutral color.
What I mean is, drape a grey colored cloth around your neck, like the way you are while getting a haircut at a salon. Or make sure the room where you are doing this DIY color analysis doesn’t have too bright colors on its own. We need to focus on you, so surrounding colors shouldn’t have any effect on you.
Step 3: Avoid makeup or colored eye lenses.
Makeup masks your skin. Colored eye lenses cover your actual eye color. So you can get wrong DIY color analysis results if you’re wearing either. Plus if you’ve colored your hair ever, try to remember the original shade of your hair to get this done.
Step 4: Interpret your results.
I don’t expect you to figure out the Warm-Cool scale, or the Color Seasons with this DIY Color Analysis. For this tutorial, let’s figure which items in your wardrobe do you justice. And not.
Start with your favorite t-shirt – wrap it around your neck, and observe your face in the mirror. If it’s the wrong color, flaws like fine lines, wrinkles, discolored teeth, etc. will look obvious. If it’s the right color, you will see a good-looking you. Your skin will glow. Your hair will look more bouncy and vibrant. And your eyes will look more perky and full of life.
Next, take an outfit where people have complimented you always. E.g. “Wow!”, “You look great”, etc. You get the idea? Wear it or simply wrap it around your neck and observe your face again. What do you see? Note it down.
Continue doing this with the different items from your wardrobe. Make a note of these right and wrong shades. The right ones will make you go “Wow” and the wrong ones will make you go “bleh!” or “ok”. And as you do this, you get a better understanding of which colors work, and which don’t.
Over to you..
With this DIY color analysis, you can choose the right clothes, accessories and makeup. It can also help you choose the right hair color for a brand new look. And of course, you are free to experiment with colors any way you like.
So what do you think? Let us know!