Saturday, February 18, 2012

Whitney Houston: Remembering Her in Glorious Color!

Remembering Whitney Houston...

As many of you know from my post yesterday, Whitney's death hit me hard last week! I loved her music and was really rooting for her to make it. When I saw her on Oprah, a couple of years ago?, I was so glad she had been in treatment for her addiction and just had my emotional fingers crossed that she would be alright. And I used to be a substance abuse therapist, so I knew what a long shot that was, but it still hurt to hear about her sudden passing!!

A couple of my blog friends suggested that I write a post about her and color analyze her. What a great idea, huh? I spent the day today virtually attending her funeral and it seems like a great way to continue paying my respects.

Seasonal Color Analysis for Whitney Houston...

I have to confess that I am not entirely sure of her season, because most of the pictures I found of her seemed airbrushed. And what a myriad of different colors! Which was her actual complexion?

But I chose some of the less-flattering pictures, because she didn't seem to have on makeup, in addition to looking at as many as I could find spanning the decades of her career.

Here are some of the colors I found...

What Was Whitney Houston's Season?...

After examining just about all the pictures I could find, and doing color extraction on several of the pictures that seemed most faithful to her coloring, I conclude that she was a rich, warm, glorious deep autumn leaning warm! Did she dress true to her season? Let's see...

Deep Autumn Whitney in Black

Didn't she look great? Her coloring is actually similar to mine (warm autumn leaning deep & deep autumn leaning warm not that different, of course) but her skin is richer and deeper and so are her eyes.

Deep Autumn Color Palette...

Whitney, I can almost hear you singing from heaven...

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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. Thanks for doing this post and for sharing all of those amazing photos of Whitney. That picture at the top in the red dress is just so beautiful. I am not so good at judging seasons, but I can really see her in the deep autumn colors you decided on for her season. Her voice even sounded a little like those colors.

    1. It DID, didn't it? What a great observation, Ann! Thanks!!

  2. Whitney Houston's death has REALLY laid me low. The funeral was beautiful; I think the right choices were made in honoring her and yet still allowing the rest of us to attend.

    Especially when she was younger and a model, I wish she'd had a careful color analysis done for her because so many of her photos would have shown her off to her greatest advantage in her colors. Instead she merely dazzled.

    I think one of the most amazing things about Whitney was that she never came across as vain about her looks. Just writing this has brought me to tears again. Sorry I'm not more coherent.

    1. Helen, I totally get it!! Any death that seems needless hurts me, but I really wanted her to make it and was hoping against hope.

      You're right, she never did and I suspect it's partly because she did not see herself as beautiful. Did you hear what Kevin Costner said about how she didn't think she had on enough makeup, so she put on more? I think she was trying to hide behind it. Which I can relate to from when I was younger & wanted to be more glamorous than I felt.

      I agree about the funeral; it was a real gift to us from her mother! And you're right, if she'd had color analysis done (and if they got it right) when she was younger, she would have been stunning!!

  3. WOW, what a great post about Whitney and color! She had many sides and many colors to her!


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