Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Seasonal Color Analysis for Children

A woman who commented on my blog recently asked about identifying the best colors for her two daughters. I think it's really never too early to identify your child's season, so here are some tips for doing so...

(1) Have them examine their own coloring, looking for eye color and hair color and skin color, and then help them identify colors that match them. You might use the book, Color Your Style, by David Zyla, or use some of the online color extraction tools to find their colors.

(2) Then, identify if the colors you found seem warm or cool,and if you have access to any seasonal palettes, find a seasonal match to those colors. In Zyla's book, he actually helps you do that by putting them into categories.

Those are just a few of the colors I found in my son's eye in the picture above. I also used color extraction with his skin (his forehead or eyelid, I can't remember which) and discovered that he is a glorious deep autumn, but a deep autumn leaning very warm, with forays into warm autumn and warm spring. :)


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

Deep Autumn:"Sensible and straightforward as all Autumns, but direct in speech, and quick to absorb change with good evidence, they speak honestly and bluntly. What I love most, I believe, is that they are not one bit threatened or defensive about new ideas. The person may demonstrate more of Winter’s reserve, or more of Autumn’s passive and natural way, but there is always an element of fire." ~~Christine Scaman, 12 Blueprints


  1. Thank you so much for writing about finding the right colors for children. I'll see if my library has the book you mentioned. Had no idea there were such things as "color extraction tools" - it will be interesting to do this. Am looking forward to doing this with both my daughters. They'll have fun as well, I'm sure!

    1. That book will help and so will the color extraction. And you're right about it being fun for them! My son was excited to see the colors I found in his eyes and skin.


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