As of lot you, I had my colors analyzed in the 80’s when there were just the 4 seasons and I was placed in the Autumn color palette. So for 23 years I was wearing colors that were unfavorable for my skin tone. Autumn colors on me read two dimensional and my skin pulls too much of my carotene to the surface creating a muddy look.
Fast forward to 2007 when I was introduced to 12 Tone Color Analysis by Kathryn Kalisz who unveiled my colors, during my PCA certification course, as a Bright Spring. I was hooked to the whole 12 Tone Color Analysis system and still practice it to this day.
But I still had a curiosity about other color analysis methodologies. So I went to an analyst that practiced personalized color analysis. Here is what she determined to be the best colors for my skin tone. Plus she gave me 3 color wands with my eye, hair, and skin color.
Yes both these color spaces possess differing dimensions of colors.
I do want to make very clear that I am not discounting the validity of either color analysis system. I truly believe it comes down to the client’s personal preference on;
Test drapes or Color Chips?
Book of colors- canvas, material, or paper?
Standard or Customized color fan?
Wear your body colors or colors that are favorable for your skin tone?
Observe the results during the session or only the analyst views outcome?
For me I prefer test drapes, canvas book of colors, colors that are harmonious with my skin tone, and observing results during the PCA session.
I know this topic is highly debated! I would love to hear your PCA preference and why. Scroll down to the comment box below to share your thoughts.