Monday, September 17, 2012

Another Look at Vivid Autumn

Last week, we looked at deep spring/contrasting spring. This week, we are taking on clear/bright autumn or in Color Alliance terminology, vivid autumn.

Because I believe that a lot of women of color will be some combination of warm and clear and deep, I think I will be color analyzing a lot of vivid or contrasting springs and vivid or contrasting autumns. This summer, we discovered a famous pair of vivid autumns in the President and Mrs. Obama.

But there's also me, and my cutie-patootie son, who is a vivid rich autumn...




In Color Alliance, Vivid Autumn has a specific definition...

Vivid: Your skin, hair, and eye coloring is mid-value to dark. Your best color combinations are bright and dark colors worn together. Your best single colors are bright.

Autumn: Your coloring is warm, rich, and earthy. Your colors include rich harvest colors and slightly muted colors with golden undertones.

The name that goes in the middle is where your specific coloring comes in, whether your hair is reddish brown or black, your eyes a deep green or topaz, and your skin peachy or golden brown.  For example, the contrasting emeraude autumns whose fans are in my signature box below have green eyes.

As we head into fall, here are great outfit ideas for vivid autumn...


Vivid Rich Autumn, Fall Inspiration


And here I am, wearing a couple of these vivid autumn colors...




By the way, there are always exceptions. As I have mentioned before, my beautiful mother, is not a vivid autumn. She is a light carmine autumn.




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




Have you been wearing any autumn colors this season?


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"When we find the set that enhances you above all the others, what we have really uncovered are the exact pigments already in your skin, in your body. When you then wear the colors you already are, you look like magic because your person and your attire is sending the same wavelength of energy to the viewer." ~~Christine Scaman, 12 Blueprints


20 comments:

  1. You look fabulous in vivid, rich orange, Jeanine. I love following your color evolution, and learning from your vast trove of color knowledge! Thanks for linking up to Visible Monday.

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  2. Hi Jeanine!
    Could I borrow that orange sweater?? I need to find more "orange" for upcoming football games!

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    1. LOL! Seems like there is orange all over the place right now and I feel like I can't possibly have enough orange cardigans. So sure, why not? :)

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  3. I really enjoy the information about color. I love color and would never be happy in just black/white. You have found exactly what makes you shine as you do in this outfit.

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    1. Oh thanks, Debbi!! I don't think you'd look your best in just black and white, either.

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  4. Vivid Autumn looks great on you! I love that orange sweater!

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    1. Thanks, Danavee!! It's my favorite color.

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  5. I love the color and it look great on you.


    Kim,USA

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  6. Orange looks great on you. Keep on wearing colour, you can't go wrong!
    Iva
    http://fabmom12.blogspot.ca/

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  7. I love these colours on you, beautiful. What a gorgeous palette of colours to choose from! X

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  8. Always enjoy that color on you!

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    1. Awww, how sweet! Music to my ears. Thanks, Jill!

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  9. These colors are definitely beautiful on you! Thanks for joining Real Girl Style this week!

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    1. Oh thanks so much! And it was great fun to join you!! I'll have to try to remember to come back and visit again.

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