A Brief Introduction to Seasonal Colour Analysis
9 Aug by Jasmine Bowen
Colour is an incredible gift to the world. Most of us at one point or another have been taken aback by the colours found in nature. Be it the perfect blue of a clear sky; the mixture of oranges, reds and yellows when watching a sunset or sunrise, rolling hills of green grass.
Though we all have our own favourite seasons, something that never gets old are the seasonal colours as one season fades into the next. So much so that it’s something mankind has been trying to replicate ever since first adding dyes to clothing or colours to paint.
Almost since the dawn of mankind colours have played a role in personal style. Not just because they help us project our inner selves or communicate how we feel, but colour can also have a direct impact on our mood. Some colours can make us feel inspired, energised and happy. While others can make us feel quite the opposite.
Colour analysis courses are becoming more popular among top creative institutions due to the transformative effect colour skill can have on a creative’s work. An example of this is our Colour Analysis for Creatives Advanced Diploma which is led by Jules Standish, the UK’s foremost Colour Expert and author of Amazon bestsellers ‘A Colourful Dose of Optimism’ and ‘How Not to Wear Black’.
The LCS Colour Analysis Diploma is based on the globally recognised Four Seasons method as we believe this is the most accurate and straightforward. If you aren’t familiar with what Seasonal Colour Analysis is, not to worry! Let’s take a quick look into it.
What Is Seasonal Colour Analysis?
As you can probably imagine, Seasonal Colour Analysis is actually a very in-depth topic. But to put it somewhat simply, Seasonal Colour Analysis is a system that uses eye colour, hair colour and natural skin tone to formulate a person’s best individual colour palette.
Using Seasonal Colour Analysis there are four colour palettes to match the seasons. They essentially break down like this: Spring and Summer palettes are considered to be “lighter” seasons. As such they are represented by lighter tones/colours. Whereas Winter & Fall palettes are considered to be “darker” seasons, and are represented by darker colours.
As you can probably imagine, there are so many creative applications that make great use of Seasonal Colour Analysis. As such, colour skill has become a valuable asset in the toolbox of Interior Designers, Fashion & Personal Stylists, Colour Analysts, Visual Merchandisers, Hair Stylists, Makeup Artists and more.
How to Work with the 4 Seasonal Colour Process.
Personal Stylists in particular, make great use of the seasonal colour process as it allows them to use their clients’ natural attributes to put together outfits and wardrobes that highlight their best features. After all, a stylist always wants their clients to look and feel their absolute best.
When working with a Personal Styling client, depending on their attributes, the client will fall into one of four seasons – Winter, Spring, Summer or Autumn. Now, within these four seasons, there are three subcategories to further define the best palette for the client. These are; dark, true and bright. Each with their own colour palette.
Knowing this is the first step, but being able to apply it in real-time with a live client is quite the step up.
It’s not just Personal Stylists and Fashion Stylists that take advantage of the seasonal colour process. Interior Designers also make full use of it to create captivating interiors for their clients. Using just the right balance of the seasonal colours to create the perfect environments for their clients to work and live in.
Those are just some examples of the versatility and practical uses for the seasonal colour process. As you can probably imagine, the possibilities are endless. As such, if you are currently working in or thinking of entering a creative field, colour skill is incredibly valuable to have. As such, you’ll be able to provide your clients with next level service that will have deep and meaningful impacts on their lives.
Once you’ve taken a colour analysis course you will be able to add this useful string to your bow of creativity, and – as it’s such a valuable skill to have – you’ll be able to charge a premium for your services.
The LCS Colour Analysis for Creatives Advanced Diploma is a comprehensive Colour Masterclass endorsed by Melissa Nicholson, Founder of International Colour Brand, Kettlewell Colours. Melissa shares our passion for colour and its powerful impact on the world.On completion of training, LCS accredited Colours Analysts will be included in Kettlewell Website Directory as one of their listed trained Colour Consultants.
At LCS, you’ll get in depth training on the colour analysis process, how to use colour with confidence, using the colour wheel as well as an introduction to colour psychology and more.
With this course you’ll have access to both live and video recorded master classes, weekly live sessions with Jules Standish and Tracey Hooper, as well as various special guests. Best of all, you’ll have lifetime access to all updated course content and access to the VIP club, which has proven invaluable for networking. You’ll even get a free gift to help you on your journey: the LCS Professional Colour Kit including branded LCS kit bag, A Colourful Dose of Optimism signed by the author Jules Standish with luxury fans, full white cape and 40 drapes. Value £315.00
Best of all, when you graduate you’ll be workforce ready with an accredited certification. With a solid education provided by the Colour Analysis for Creatives Advanced Diploma you’ll gain skills and knowledge that you’ll be able to apply to both your personal and professional life.
Thank you so much for reading this blog, we really hope you found our introduction to Seasonal Colour Analysis to be helpful. May your world be filled with an ever-changing array of colours that are as unique and incredible as you are.