Tuesday, January 10, 2012

What Colors Are You? Color Your Style Plus Body Harmony Colors...

Color Your Style

In the past couple of months, I have written a couple of posts about how to identify your coloring using the David Zyla book, Color Your Style. I found it very useful to identify my own coloring and wanted to share what I learned from it with you guys.

My first post was a description and review of the book.

In the next post, I showed you the colors in my eyes. In another post, I created a capsule wardrobe based on a warm autumn color palette using my colors. Well, I decided to revisit the book to clarify my colors...

In the book, you look at several different places on your body to find 8 colors that you will use to create your own highly individual color palette.

These places include the palm of your hand, your eyes, and your hair. You may remember my eye colors...

When I looked at it again, I decided to try to find pictures of those colors. I got inspired by another woman's album of pics she created when she found her own colors.

My eight colors are: ivory, brick red, cypress, dark olive green, dark chocolate, espresso brown, apple cider/antique cherry and wheat. Those are all rich warm autumn and deep autumn colors and they all are colors I happen to like, thank goodness!

Color Your Style Color Palette...

Here are a few of the others I found online. Some are warm autumn colors and some are deep autumn colors.




Me Wearing Some of the Deep Autumn Colors from the Color Your Style Palette...

Color Your Style Plus Body Harmony Colors

Read Tina Csomo’s post in her blog for true summers about how to find your body harmony colors. She reminded me of a few things you can do that I hadn’t done yet: pinching your cheeks to see what color they are, looking at your gums and identifying the color of the white in your eyes.

She also suggests looking at a color wheel to find those colors and the ones that are opposite them on the wheel. You also can look at your seasonal color palette to find them. Among the possible colors you can wear, these two sets of colors would be your best ones because they would harmonize so well with the colors in your skin, hair, eyes and body.

My Cheek Color: Seems to be a rust or rusty/brick red color.
My Gum Color: A pink I’m not interested in, frankly.
My Eye “White”: A creamy off-white.

They can almost all be found in both the warm autumn and the deep autumn swatchbooks, though…

The soft off-white in my eye is similar to the first swatch in the second column. My gum color is similar (but lighter) to the first one in the last column on the right, and my pinched cheek color is close to one of the ones toward the bottom of that column.

Several of my Color Your Style colors are in there. But the more I compared, the more the deep autumn swatchbook seemed to match my colors better.

What are your colors? Which seasonal palette do they match?

Having trouble deciding which season you are? I'd be happy to help!
Start the process of finding your season by taking my
seasonal color analysis quiz

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. I think the body harmony colors look like a fun project to do! I might have to try that! :D

  2. B., it has been fun!! If you do, let me know what you discover!


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