Summer Type Persons & Colors

How about some "tips & tricks" every now and then?
It's August...
so let's explain something about the Summer Type Persons & Colors!

Characteristics
Skin:
slightly pale, but comparing to spring types, summer types have colder and more ashy, not golden or warm undertones.
Hair:
ashy blond, light brown to dark brown hair color. Often reddish tones come out on sun, which is typical for Europeans (the same as blue color comes out in Asian hair).
Eyes:
gray-blue, bright blue, gray-petroleum, blue-green, hazelnut brown. White of the eye is often milky and whitish, and not in strong contrast with iris.

Colors for summer type
Summer type person should never wear
INTENSE and INVASIVE colors.
DO NOT WEAR salmon color, peach or apricot colors, tomato red or carrot orange colors!

All color tones summer types should wear are gently mixed with green, slightly dusty or wiped pink or pale blue color.
* vivid pink (in some cases darker, in other brighter, depending whether summer type person has pale or more intense skin color)
* raspberry red            * watermelon red
* wine red                   * vague blue
* jeans blue                 * turquoise tones
* very gentle yellow of lemon (otherwise yellow is not recommendable)

Ideal colors for summer type person are:
* white with cold pink tones
* soft gray tones
Among darker colors, summer type should wear washed out navy blue and brown with pink or gray contrasts.
Their skin is gently bright with milky pale tones.
Comparing to spring type, summer type's skin looks rosy and healthier.

Basic color: dark blue
Washed out blue (never strong and vivid!) is perfect basic color for summer type person.
Choose among jeans blue, washed out blue, navy blue and plum blue with reddish tones.
These blue colors look good in following combinations:
* bluish summer red        * bluish green
* green                           * white
* gray                             * bright pink
* brown                          * jeans blue
* vanilla yellow                * bright blue
* lily

Basic color: brown
Summer types look beautiful in brown- not in warm brown colors as autumn and spring types do, but in greenish brown or in brown with reddish and blue tones.
If you decide for brown colors, combine them with brighter tones, because brown may often look boring. Best combinations for brown are:

* jeans blue
* blue with bright green and white
* dark and bright emerald color
* gray with white and saturated red
* mole's color and pink
* lily and pinkish red
* yellow and violet

Basic color: pale violet
Soft and pale violet colors can be basic color of summer type.
If you think this color is too gentle for coats, suits or dresses, choose at least one piece of clothing in this color. Of course, do not forget, pale violet needs one or two colors to combine with.
Here are few suggestions:
* lavender
* dark blue with vivid pink
* summer red with dark brown
* brown with bright brown and dark blue
* middle brown with wool white
* silver gray with yellow and jeans blue
* dark and bright emerald color with dull blue
 

2 opmerkingen:

  1. Very nice post! Finally some good tips about colour matching!

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