Monday, September 10, 2012

Another Look at Deep Spring


 
Last year, I theorized about the 16 seasons, and one of my posts was about deep spring, but had not seen any 16-season color palettes, so could only guess about what the colors would look like, and what the people wearing them would look like.

I theorized that Beyonce and Gina Neely might be celebrity examples of deep springs.

But in the past several months, I have run across several real-life Deep Springs, and even more friends and others talking about it and trying to understand the concept. In the 12-season color analysis system, there is no deep spring, but in any 16-season system, there will be one.

Let's take a look at a few 16 season color analysis systems to see how they treat deep spring...

In the UK's Color Me Beautiful system, which theoretically offers up to 24 seasons, it would be like taking warm spring colors, deepening them and adding them to a set of 30 Deep colors that all "deeps" get. In byFerial's 4 X 4 system, deep spring takes the pure spring warm colors and adds black to each one (the palette looks to me like they also might have added gray, but that may have been unintentional).





A lot of those colors match up to my conceptualization of it last year...


In Color Me a Season, deep spring is called Striking Spring, and that palette is chosen from the larger, 200+ spring color palette; striking springs are told to emphasize the purest spring colors. In Color Alliance, the system I use, deep spring is Contrasting Spring and includes deeper, brighter, slightly cooler spring colors "but still w/ a touch of gold" as the literature says.

Here is my Contrasting Spring color palette from when I was first told I was a contrasting spring by a color analyst in NZ. The color coordinates are a little off, but a few of the colors are colors I can wear, even as an autumn.




Here are several other Contrasting (Deep) Spring color palettes...




And as we head toward fall, here's some outfit inspiration for our deep springs...


Deep Spring, Fall Inspiration


I am linking up today to Momtrends for this week's Monday Mingle and to Not Dead, Yet Style for Visible Monday. On Wednesday, I will link up with Lindsey at The Pleated Poppy for What I Wore Wednesday, and to Melaina at Transatlantic Blonde for What I Wore Wednesday.





Are you a deep spring? If not, what have you been trying out for the fall season? Anything new?


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16 comments:

  1. The turquoise and browns are really yummy, Jeanine. Even though I am cooler than these colors, I adore all the shades of olive in your Deep Spring wardrobe. And thanks so much for sharing your knowledge with Visible Monday!

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    1. Thanks, Patti!! I like that color combo, too, though I don't do so well with the blue.

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  2. Love these colours together Jeanine :)

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  3. I am loving the deep spring colors. I think it looks like a lot of the new fall trend colors. I love the oranges, mustards and yellows but it is a very hard color for me to wear near my face since it clashes with my skin tones. But i find i can get away with it if I wear them on the bottom or as an accent color under layer.

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    1. Oh I like the way you think! I cheat, too, with colors that are a bit too muted. Thanks for coming to visit me!

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  4. Not sure what I am exactly as I often change my hair color and style and choose crazy colors. :)
    Your inspiration was a great combo.

    Visiting from Monday Mingle.
    Daphne.

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  5. What pretty colors. I have always been fascinated by color analysis. I wish there were someone here that I could go to for a reading. I had one long ago, but I think we change as we age.
    Love the brown and blue and those leather pants are so cool.

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    1. Hi Debbi! Thanks!! I love color analysis, too. And I do it virtually, so let me know if you're interested. Did you see my post a couple of weeks ago on how our coloring changes as we age? Here's the link for it...
      http://www.seasonalcoloranalysis.net/2012/08/going-gray-response-to-reader-comment.html

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  6. What a lovely color palette, Jeanine! This whole concept is so fascinating. Thanks for sharing!!! ~Sarah

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    1. Thanks, Sarah!! I find it fascinating, too. Good to see you here; thanks for coming to say hello.

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  7. I don't think I'd think to put blue and brown together!

    ✯Transatlantic Blonde✯

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    1. Really? But it looks good, don't you think?

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