Monday, November 14, 2011

The Colors of Autumn & A Walk with My Son

Seasonal Color Analysis Goes Green...

Well, in that I was wearing green, anyway :).

My son and I took a nature walk one afternoon last week, and I decided to try out my new green pullover sweater. I liked it! But I wish it were a little richer in color. I'll be giving it a good test run during the Six Items or Less challenge, which starts tomorrow!

Seasonal Color Analysis in Nature...

As we walked, I noticed all the different colors we were seeing and began to collect the autumn evidence. The leaves, the acorns, the grass, the trees provided a lot of variety of colors for the autumn color palette: reds, warm pinks, yellows, greens, light browns, warm medium browns, dark browns, oranges and more...

A Seasonal Color Analysis Linkup...

I am linking up today with Nina from Momma Go Round for Real Momma, Real Style  and on Wednesday, I will link up with Lindsey at The Pleated Poppy for What I Wore Wednesday.

Momma Go Roundpleated poppy

Having trouble deciding which season you are? I'd be happy to help!
Head over to my virtual color analysis page
and we'll start the process of finding your season. ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~

Warm Autumn:“This woman never pretends. She won’t say something just to flatter you unless she believes it to be true. She cries harder than anyone at a funeral. She is fiercely loyal to her family but will not spare them hard work or spoil them with extravagance. She may seem to absorb a lot of demands but when she draws the line at enough, everyone knows it.” ~~Christine Scaman, 12 Blueprints


  1. Such a nice sweater and it looks great on you. Autumns are so lucky in their colors!

  2. Hi Ann! Thanks!! I will be testing it, but am hoping I get to keep it :).

    Which season are you? I can't remember! I feel lucky, too, because these are my FAVORITE colors (by far).

  3. I am a light summer (or maybe light spring...not sure), but I have autumn-envy. (One reason why I like your blog!) I grew up in the shadow of a very glamourous friend who was certainly some kind of autumn (true or soft) and I always wanted to be more like her. Light summer colors are pretty but they are not sensual or earthy like autumn.

  4. Oh, one of the lights! I have to say, if I could choose, I'd pick light spring :).

    Obviously, you are a blend of warm and cool if you are one of the lights, but are you having trouble deciding which is predominant, warm or cool?

    I just created a seasonal color analysis quiz you could take. It won't tell you which light you are, but it will help you decide whether you are spring or summer.

  5. I have actually had two on-line analyses (from reputable experts) and one said light summer and the other said I was on the border of the two but she thought light spring would be prettier on me. I have both fans and I confess that I far prefer the light spring. But I was programmed from an early age to think that I should wear cool colors (my mother was really into Color Me Beautiful in the 1980s), so I thought the Light Spring result must be wrong. But the slightly warmer colors of Light Spring really appeal to me in a way Light Summer does not. I think I look a little bland in Light Summer and more exciting in Light Spring.

  6. Hmm, well remember that in the 80s, Color Me Beautiful briefly advised opposing your coloring.

    So if you had warm undertones, they put you into a cool season. It wasn't long before color analysts abandoned that, but I was one of the ones who went to a seminar and learned that as a philosophy. So if you were told you were "cool" back then, then you probably had warm coloring.

    And they are sister seasons, so if you prefer light spring, go for it! If you do it full out and it's not right for you, it won't take long to know that, so I say, dive in :).


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