In this article we continue the discussion on color analysis and discover together the four fundamental milestones of the armocromia.
Which features of the bride should be considered to create the perfect look?
1. THE UNDERTONE OF THE SKIN
To define your season, the first step is to identify your undertone in order to understand if it is warm or cold. Skin tone and undertone are two different concepts: skin tone can change over time due to weather, sun damage or age. But undertones stay the same.
2. THE COLOUR VALUE
The value scale tells us how light or dark a colour is. A diaphanous blonde has a light chromatic value, therefore she will be enhanced by light colours. A Mediterranean with olive skin, eyes and very dark hair presents a dark value and she will be enhanced by more intense and dark colours, as a consequence.
3. THE CONTRAST
The contrast is given by the skin-eye-hair mix, although there are many other details to consider such as the colour of the eyebrows. Exemplifying this, we can say that a person with light skin and dark eyes-hair has a high contrast. On the contrary, a person with low contrast presents a greater homogeneity between the colour of the complexion and eyes-hair, so it will be enhanced by tone-on-tone combinations and delicate patterns.
4. THE CHROMA
Chroma defines a colour’s saturation, or how bright (clear) or muted it is. Another way to understand chroma is to think about how ‘close to grey’ a colour is.
Elements of high chroma: very bright and clear eyes, very dark eyes, very high contrast (very light skin and dark hair)
Elements of muted tones: medium or low contrast between skin and hair, palee veiled eyes