The Seasons of Color were developed in 1926 by
colorist, Johannes Litten, who believed instinctively humans prefer
color as it reflected their true inner selves. Decades later, his
ideals were introduced into the fashion industry.
psychological affects of color on humans has been the topic of many
conversations and subject of much study for centuries. However, it has
only been during the last couple of decades research has been done on
the actual physical effect color has on all of us. It has been
scientifically proven when color is added to fabric, an additional
dimension is created, causing an intensity change in the skin.
color, eye color, skin color and undertone are all genetically
controlled. Because each of these specific areas are determined by
separate distinct genes, they do not have influence on the others.
has no color when we are first born. It develops gradually through the
years as we age and become more exposed to the elements around us. It
can change from uneven pigmentation which generally happens during
puberty, pregnancy and menopause. Freckles, moles, age spots and broken
capillary vessels are changes which can make the skin appear rough and
Correct coloring will downplay these flaws and not draw
attention to them. Listed below are the colors which will help you
determine those that are perfectly right for you.
Red heads, auburn or brunettes with heavy red highlights and yellow undertone to their skin.
white, beige, coffee brown, dark chocolate brown, mahogany, camel,
gold, yellow gold, mustard, pumpkin, terra cotta, rust, warm peach,
periwinkle blue, salmon, orange, warm red, tomato red, olive, khaki
green, jade, forest green, teal and also gold jewelry
Usually brunettes with clear intensity and blue undertone to their skin.
white, black, taupe, gray, charcoal gray, navy blue, aqua, violet,
lemon yellow, turquoise, emerald green, grass green, fuchsia, hot pink,
purple, apple red, burgundy and also silver jewelry.
Blondes with blue undertones to their skin.
white, cocoa, black, powder blue, sky blue, gray blue, lilac, aqua,
blue/green, lemon yellow, peach, powder pink, deep rose, orchid, mauve,
fuchsia, plum and also silver jewelry.
Blondes with yellow undertones to their skin.
camel, golden tan, navy, gold, daisy yellow, lime green, apricot,
salmon, coral, bright red, gray blue, aqua, turquoise, violet and also
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