Color quality combines value and intensity. Some colors are pure, meaning they haven't been altered from their purist form. Others are lightened into tints by adding white, or darkened into shades by adding black, or softened into tones by adding gray or brown.
Personal coloring refers to the hues of our hair, skin and eyes. Our attributes have a physical value that varies from person to person and the intensity varies too. A person with strong coloring can wear bright colors, while someone with soft coloring looks best in softer colors. So if you have light blond hair, fair skin and pale blue eyes, chances are a canary yellow dress will wash you out.
What's your season?
Based on your physical attributes, (hair, skin, eyes), most people fit into a specific seasons Natures color patellettes include four standard seasons:
Spring: golden, fresh, light, and energetic. Florals and bright colors, rounded bodices, ruffles.
Summer: cool, gentle, and refined. Lots of pastels, flowing tops, dresses and skirts.
Autumn: dynamic, earth, opulent. Orange, purples, warm tones like burnt sienna and umber.
Winter: striking, dramatic, intense and serene. Vibrant reds, high contrast, can wear skin tone to keep contrast low.
Autumn guys are those rugged gents with facial hair and strong facial features. Deep reds look great on male autumns. The winter man looks fantastic in tuxedos, in leather for a casual look but most winter men tend to dress up. Spring guys can get away with fun accessories and opt for red, white and blue colors. Summer men look best in subtle patterns and blended components and textures.