How to find clothes that are the right fit for you

Do you find it a challenge finding clothes that fit you correctly?

If you do, it can be tempting to blame yourself, but often, it’s that they aren’t quite right for YOU.

Unless you’re making your own clothes, or having them made specifically for your body, there might be certain features of a garment that don’t quite work for you. Rest assured, there’s tips and tricks to ‘correct’ many elements, it’s simply understanding and learning what to look for.

This quote sums it up perfectly for me:

The dress must follow the body of the woman, not the body following the shape of the dress. (Hubert de Givenchy)

Identify what’s right for you and work with your body shape, not against it. So, if you’ve got a curvy figure then a boxy shape to a garment will add pounds to your frame because it hides your frame and shape. Nobody wants that!

I meet a lot of ladies who feel that things don’t work for them and they dislike shopping as a result. This is totally understandable, especially if you don’t know what to look for because you’ll spend lot of time and money finding out.

With understanding, you’re able to make informed decisions about your clothes, rather than ill-thought through and impulse buys.

Right colour, right style, right fit and lifestyle-appropriate. Nail these, and you’ll be grinning like the cat that got the cream.

Let me go through these in more detail.


Have you ever put something on and noticed that the colour drains from your face? Or that suddenly your skin has gone a funny colour?

That need to add a brighter lipstick or slap more blusher on, is because the colour you’re wearing isn’t quite right for you.

The transformation to your overall appearance when you’re wearing the right colours for you, cannot be ignored! It’s a subject I cover frequently here on the blogs as well as on social media.

Colour analysis consultations are by far my most popular service and I never tire of seeing the transformation with clients. I work with a tonal colour analysis system, which assess the colour of your hair, eyes and skin tone to determine the three elements of your colouring type and colours which flatter you the most. My colouring type is soft, cool and deep which means that my core colouring type is soft (low clarity to my features overall, muted and mid-tone colours), with a cool undertone to my skin (blue toned shades rather than yellow) and with some depth (my tertiary as the light pale colours really do wash me out).

Wearing the right colour will visibly lift your appearance but unless it fits like a glove (or vice versa), it will never be perfect for you, so you’ll need to factor these next elements in as well.


Your style is really what feels most like you. Sometimes, it can be hard to describe what your style is, or you may feel like you don’t have one! But, I can assure you that everyone does. Just think – what feels most like you when you wear it?

When you put something on that doesn’t feel like you, you’ll immediately protest as much and take it off! But, wear something which you feel happy, comfortable and more like you when you wear it, and you’ll be much happier. No point dressing like Paloma Faith if you’re really more a Jennifer Aniston type.

That doesn’t mean that you can’t dress differently, or try something new. I talk to my clients all the time about doing this and pushing your style boundaries, but in a way that feels authentic and still like you. Sometimes it can be the choice of fabric, but more on that shortly.

Patterns can be a real deal-breaker in the style department. For me, I’m not a fan of fussy patterns or stripes. They just don’t work for my style personality, so I don’t tend to buy them as I know I won’t get my £’s per wear or be happy in them.


We all know when something doesn’t fit right, but often associate this with the number on the label. The reason is often more about your underlying body shape, body line and proportions. Understanding these aspects will help you identify the right style, fit and fabric to choose. By way of an example, if you’re petite in height, with a long upper body and short legs, it will be harder getting the right fit. But, when you understand how to dress these features, you’ll make better choices with the styles and cuts.

Don’t forget the finer details like sleeves and necklines. A high neckline when you’ve a large bust will enhance the area. You’ll find a lower neckline (like a v-neck), will break up the colour and be more flattering. Sleeve lengths and shoulder seams can be corrective; like a ruffle sleeve when you’ve got small and narrow shoulders. On the other hand, they can enhance the area if you’re broader with wider shoulders by merely extending the shoulder line out, visually speaking.

Most people who come to me for a style and shape session don’t consider the fabric of a garment. Yet, it plays a crucial role in the fit of a garment. Different fabrics have different weights and feels, not to mention how it drapes. Whilst both light in weight, cotton and jersey have a different feel and structure to them. The same garment made from both will look and feel different when worn, depending upon the body wearing it.

Tailoring can be a game-changer in achieving the perfect fit and I often recommend clients have a good seamstress on hand, if they need one. Items can be transformed into bespoke pieces that fit YOU and make them a perfect fit! Which is a huge benefit when you do make your own clothes, because you can create the garment to take into account your own body measurements and adjust the pattern accordingly.

Not knowing what fits and flatters you means you can still end up making costly mistakes so it pays to understand these elements of your body.


Being able to tick all boxes with your clothes, or altering them accordingly, will make it so much easier to dress in clothes that make you look and feel good.

I’m a big believer in having clothes which work for how you spend your time. If you’re the outdoorsy-type and love nothing more, those knee-high, stiletto, velvet boots aren’t going to fare very well…

When your clothes suit the occasion you’re dressing for, you’ll feel appropriate and comfortable, especially when you know they tick all the boxes: right colour, right style, right fit and lifestyle-appropriate.

Get to know what works for you!

Gaining the knowledge can take time if you’re not sure what to look for and it can be costly if you keep making mistakes. My consultations are designed to guide you so that you understand what works for you, and why.

Discover the colours which enhance your natural features and how to wear your colours during a Colour Analysis Consultation. During a Style & Shape session, you’ll learn how to find clothes that tick all the boxes for you as we identify your style personality, shape and proportions.

Get in touch to book your session with me now!

Why is colour analysis so popular right now?

Thanks to TV shows like Lorraine, radio interviews*, articles and Tik Tok, colour analysis is having a real moment. So what’s all the hype about?

It isn’t some new experience. It’s actually been around for decades! Colour analysis remains my most popular service since I started my colour and style business over 12 years ago.

Colour has a profound effect on how you look and feel. Wearing colours that harmonise with your physical features makes all the difference to your appearance.

As a trained colour analysis consultant, I never tire of seeing the transformation with my clients, or their reaction when they see how impactful it is.

Colour analysis helps you discover the colours which compliment YOU and your features (your hair colour, skin tone and eye colour). You’ll discover how to wear colour, helping you create a more cohesive wardrobe. Make more informed choices, and fewer mistakes too. More and more people are seeking a less cluttered wardrobe. Learning what suits you can help you achieve this.

Wearing your colours improves how you feel in what you wear. It’s an instant boost to your confidence! Many clients tell me how transformative their colour experience has been, and how easier it is knowing what suits them.

During my colour analysis consultations, I show my clients how to make colours work for them, even if they aren’t quite right. The right colours will lift your features and make you look healthier rather than tired, unwell or drained. If something isn’t your most flattering colour, it’s always best to wear it AWAY from your face.

Once you know the right colours for you, you’ll notice how easier it is to ‘match’ things and create outfits that go together, saving yourself time every morning! 

* Listen to this recent interview with my CMB colleague Lindsay. Skip to 15:14 and in under seven minutes, you can hear why the CMB tonal colour analysis system works so well. Listen here.


Festive update 2023

The festive season is well under-way and now the Black Friday madness is out of the way, I wanted to use this week’s blog to update you about the festive season.

Studio Christmas opening hours

The studio will close and there will be no appointments available between 22 December 2023 and 4 January 2024.

Emails will be monitored during this period, but there may be a short delay in response. The diary is open for 2024 so do get in touch to secure your preferred appointment date:

Christmas postage

For all gifts (see below for some special packages) and physical gift vouchers for Christmas, please note the following deadline dates apply in the UK.

Monday 18 December is the last posting date for second class post and first class is Wednesday 20 December.

If you’re later than this, it means you’ll need to pay the extra charges for Special Delivery. The last posting date from the studio will be Thursday 21 December. 

Collection is available from the studio but this will be Thursday 21 December. Please do get in touch as early as possible to ensure that any gifts are in stock and available for collection! I would hate for anyone to be disappointed.

Festive gifts

I’ve introduced a new range of fine wool scarves but these are limited in their availability. You can check them out on Facebook and instagram. They’re available alongside my Colour me Beautiful Super Soft scarves and Mulberry Silk Scarves.

This year, I’m delighted to offer you the following gift sets packaged by Colour me Beautiful. Each one comes in a gift box.

Festive Lips Gift Set

Festive Lips – £24.50

Choose your perfect lipstick and lip pencil combo.

A retractable lip brush is included which is ideal for touching up your lipstick mid-party and makes application super easy!

RRP £30.80





Party Lips Gift set

Party Lips – £28.00

If a pencil is not for you, choose your perfect lipstick and lip gloss combo instead. Also includes a retractable lip brush – ideal for touching up your lipstick mid-party!

RRP £35.75






Festive Eyes Gift set

Festive Eyes – £35.50

Not just black!

Choose your shade of eye pencil and volumising mascara to define your eyes.

Includes CMB’s best-selling eye base which will help to keep your eye makeup in place all day!

RRP £40.78




Velvet Perfection Gift Set

Velvet Perfection – £35.50

Create a flawless finish with the velvet perfection foundation primer and morning light foundation.

Each gift box contains your chosen shade of foundation and velvet primer – the perfect duo.

RRP £41.80





Primer Trio gift set

Primer Trio – £39.00

This gift set includes:

1 x Neutral (yellow) Primer (perfect to disguise under eye circles)

1 x Mint (green) Primer (perfect for neutralising redness and pesky spots)

1 x Concealer

RRP £44.94



Primed & Ready – £58.50

Create a flawless finish with this set which includes a concealer, both the mint & neutral primer along with your chosen shade of morning light foundation.

RRP £66.24





Party Ready – £65.00

Get party ready this festive season and beyond with this perfectly prescribed gift set.

A pre-filled magnetic compact complete with 4 x eye shadows, 1 x highlighter, 1 x cream blush/lip gloss and a handy applicator brush. You’ll also receive a complimentary eye pencil within the set too.

Available in six pre-selected combinations to suit your dominant colouring type. Choose from light, deep, warm, cool, clear or soft.

RRP £72.15.



The Festive Compact – £69.00

A filled magnetic refillable compact complete with products for eyes, lips and cheeks. You’ll also receive your perfect festive shade of red lipstick!

Inside each pre-filled magnetic compact you’ll find:

1 x Blush refill
1 x Highlighter refill
1 x Lip gloss/cream blush refill
3 x Eye shadow refills
1 x Intense Eye shadow refill

Shades are pre-selected and available in a choice of ‘warm’ or ‘cool’ shades.

RRP £87.00


These gift sets are available to browse and buy online direct from Colour me Beautiful here. When ordering online, the sets will be packaged and posted by CMB HO. If you would prefer to collect from the studio in Wakefield, West Yorkshire do note that there’s no need to order online. Simply get in touch with me to pre-order yours:

All festive gift sets are subject to availability and the offers will expire on 22 December 2023.

Gift vouchers and E-gift vouchers

Gift vouchers are available electronically so you don’t need to rely on the post! Simply browse and buy online here and once your payment has been processed, an electronic gift card will be sent to the email address you have selected. Do check your spam mail when ordering so you don’t miss it!

If you would prefer to give a physical gift voucher, please get in touch as I will be happy to prepare one for you. Additional costs apply to all physical gift vouchers as they are posted via special delivery. Do remember that the last date for Christmas orders is Thursday 21 December. This applies to both collection and UK postal orders.

Both digital and physical gift vouchers are valid for 12 months from the date of issue. There is no cash alternative and they are non-refundable.

Get in touch:

Christmas gift and wish list

Finally, you’ll find all available products including the special festive offers, listed on the gift wish list. This is perfect if you need help dropping some firm hints!

You can download, print, select and supply to whoever needs it (or leave it hanging around of course).

Click here to download your copy.

A client’s thoughts following her colour analysis consultation

I was delighted when Ruan from The Yorkshire Sew Girl shared her experience following her recent colour analysis consultation.

Ruan makes many of her own clothes. It was something she’d always been interested in as she really wanted to know what suited her best. Fabric can be just as expensive (if not more), than buying clothes! So, it’s equally as important to learn what suits you to help you make the right choices!

We were so engrossed in her colour analysis session that Ruan didn’t manage to record much ‘live’ coverage! She shares lots of information on what goes on, so if you’d like to hear about her experience from a client’s point of view, take a look at the video on her YouTube channel.

Watch the video here:

Visit Ruan’s YouTube channel: The Yorkshire Sew Girl

Interested in a colour analysis consultation?

Appointments are available Monday to Saturday.

How does getting my colours done help me build a sustainable wardrobe?

I’ve talked about the benefits of getting your colours done before. Clients tell me all the time how easy it is for them to shop when they know their colours and, how they save money because they no longer buy things that don’t suit them.

When I first had my colours done many years ago now, I found the same. Even now, I can still walk into a store, look at the racks and I don’t even walk over unless I spy colours that I know will suit me. Some of my clients have a picture on their phone for any impulse trips when they haven’t got their fabric swatches with them so they don’t make mistakes.

Consider Pre-Loved

Of course, this alone won’t build a sustainable wardrobe. It’s about the choices that you make. If you’re making fewer mistakes and buying less items as a result of knowing your colours, this will help you build a more sustainable wardrobe. New clothes don’t need to be brand new either. Pre-loved is huge now. Charity shops, Vinted and EBay have hoards of clothing and you’ll find lots being sold with the tags still on! Just search BNWT (brand new with tags) or BNWOT (brand new without tags). There’s also swap shops and clothing exchanges in most cities now if you prefer physical browsing and you can still take your swatches with you too!

Repair, rewear, recycle

Patrick Grant on The Great British Sewing Bee was instilling the virtues of repair, rewear and recycle recently. All things we frequently hear are essential elements to building a more sustainable wardrobe. Whilst I do have clients who do these things, not everyone can or will. On Instagram (8 June), they shared three statistics:

  • The average person buys 60% more clothes than they did 15 years ago (and wears them for half as long)
  • The equivalent of one bin lorry full of clothing is dumped in landfill or burned every single SECOND
  • The fashion industry produces and sells a staggering 100 billion garments every YEAR

I took to google to ask “how many people live in the world”? The answer was 7.888 billion (2021), which is 12-13 garments for every person. Essentially that’s one clothing item every month.

Building a more sustainable wardrobe is something which many people aspire to, but over-consuming ‘fast fashion’ is the challenge given the over-production. It can simply be too tempting! There’s a reason there’s so many ‘bargains’ in the sale rail! Remember it’s only ever a bargain if you actually wear it. Consider not just the cost of the item, but the cost per wear.

Introducing Sam

Sam booked my Complete Colour Analysis consultation because she wanted to be more sustainable with her future clothing choices. She wanted to make fewer mistakes and know that what she bought suited her.

Her wardrobe wasn’t particularly colourful because she didn’t feel she knew what colours worked for her. She wasn’t afraid of experimenting, but felt she needed more guidance and understanding so she didn’t keep making the same mistakes. Sam wanted a more coordinated wardrobe so she could make more outfits from fewer things.

After her session, she told me that she felt much more confident about future shopping purchases knowing that what she did buy would suit her and that she had her swatches to help guide her.

Colour analysis concerns

One concern with having a colour (or a style consultation) is that you’ll need to get rid of all your clothes and start again! This isn’t something which I recommend (nor is it sustainable and something I’ve covered previously). I guarantee you’ll have things hung up which don’t suit you, but then you probably knew that already.

During a colour consultation I talk you through how to wear your colours. It’s not just what colours to wear as there’s so many different shades and fabric choices. Understanding how to wear things you may already have which aren’t your best colours is important too. This could be dying them, keeping them away from your face or ensuring you wear something more complimentary close to your face such as a scarf or another top underneath. Knowing the ‘rules’ and how to apply them is all part of the journey!

Too many clothes

Most people admit they have far too many clothes in their wardrobe. They also tell me they only ever wear a fraction of the clothes in their wardrobe. When I ask what the reason is for not wearing these clothes, they often tell me that they don’t fit. Or that they don’t know how to wear them. Or they used to wear them, but now not so much. Which begs the question – why keep them?

Whatever the reasons for keeping hold of things we don’t wear, the feeling of overwhelm every day is hard to overcome. It’s often why people ask me about creating a capsule wardrobe. I get the attraction – imagine having a smaller collection of clothes, which can be worn in multiple ways to create more outfits. Yet, the fear of not having ‘enough’ clothes often stops them. But how do you measure too much? Everyone is different which is why I don’t believe in setting a number on how many clothes you must have. It’s pointless in my view! What you need depends upon how you spend your time, what your style preferences are and of course your budget. Know what suits you and you’re half way there to building that sustainable wardrobe. All you have to do is take the steps to create it.

Learn your colours by booking a colour analysis consultation.

If you’re ready to create your own capsule wardrobe but need some guidance, check out my Capsule Wardrobe Masterclass here.

Festive gift ideas and Christmas update 2022

There’s less than three weeks to go until Christmas! If you’re not quite sorted then here’s some colourful festive offers and ideas to delight your loved ones. Plus a reminder over postage and opening hours this festive period.

Festive gift boxes

These Colour me Beautiful gift sets are available to order now! Each one comes gift boxed and tree-ready!

Christmas gift ideas

Festive Lips – £24.50

Choose your perfect lipstick and lip pencil combo in shades to suit you perfectly.  The offer includes a retractable lip brush – ideal for touching up your lipstick mid-party! (save £5.95)

Party Lips – £28.00

Choose your perfect lipstick and lip gloss combo in shades to suit you perfectly.  The offer includes a retractable lip brush – ideal for touching up your lipstick mid-party! (save £7.40)

Festive Eye trio – £35.50

Choose your perfect eye pencil and mascara shades to define your eyes. The offer includes the best-selling eye base which will help keep your eye make-up in place all day! (save £4.65)

Velvet Perfection – £35.50

Create a flawless finish with the velvet perfection foundation primer and morning light foundation. Each gift box contains your chosen foundation shade and velvet primer. (save £5.30)

Primer Trio – £39.00

The primer trio contains 1 x Neutral Primer, 1 x Mint Primer, 1 x Concealer. (Save £5.10)

Primed & Ready – £58.50

Create a flawless finish with a concealer, mint & neutral primer along with your perfect shade of foundation. (save £6.50)

Party Ready – £65.00

Everything you need to become party ready during the festive season and beyond! Each magnetic compact comes complete with 4 x eye shadows, 1 x highlighter, 1 x cream blush/lip gloss and a handy applicator brush. The pack also contains a complementing eye pencil. Available in 6 combinations. (save £7.15)

You can browse the sets and buy them online here.  They are subject to availability and will expire on 22 December.

Gift vouchers

My gift vouchers are available electronically so you don’t need to rely on the post! Simply browse online here, click to buy and pay and you’ll receive an electronic gift card via email.

Should you prefer to give a physical gift voucher, please get in touch. These need to be manually prepared and additional tracked postage costs apply to all orders. Contact with your requirements.

Christmas postage and deadlines

Royal Mail strikes have had an impact on stock and deliveries and this unfortunately will continue in the run up to Christmas.

Final postage dates have been advertised and are much earlier than usual. Second class post is Monday 12 December and first class is Friday 16 December. For guaranteed Special Delivery; the final date is Wednesday 21 December.

Of course, there’s no guarantee so it’s best to get organised early and ensure your loved one receives their gift in time for the big day!

Please take these timescales into account for any collections you wish to make from the studio. Collection is free of charge but onward postage is extra. Special delivery is recommended for items of value or if you want to ensure they arrive and not be impacted by any strike action.

Christmas gift wish list

If you need help dropping those hints then this will help!

The gift and wish list has been updated with the festive offers mentioned above and you can download, print, mark off and supply to whoever needs it (or leave it hanging around of course).   Click here to download your copy.

Christmas opening hours

Finally, I do hope that you enjoy the festivities! There will be no appointments between 23 December 2022 and 4 January 2023.

Emails will be monitored for any enquiries in the new year so if you need help, do get in touch:

Three things to consider when choosing prints and patterns

When I ask my clients what their dressing or styling challenges are, this one comes up often.

Wearing, choosing and styling prints and patterns can be a challenge for many. Like most things, it’s all about learning how to make it work for you.

There’s often a reason (or many) that you put something on and take it off again – something about it isn’t working and doesn’t suit you.

The trick is to be able to identify what those reasons are! When you do, you’ll be able to make the decision about either leaving it and not wear it, or know how to wear it so that it does then work for you and suit you.

Here’s three things to consider when choosing prints and patterns:


There’s a reason that colour analysis consultations are my most popular service!

Being able to identify that the shade of colour isn’t right is easier to do when you know what your best shades of colour are and how best to wear them.

When it comes to pattern and print, the main or dominant colour in the pattern is what to focus on. This will have the most effect as to whether it compliments you or not.

For example, in this first dress, the main colour is green and in the second dress, the bulk is purple. Both colour tones compliment me well and suit my features. They harmonise with my characteristics and don’t cast any shadows or overwhelm me.

If they were in a shade of colour which didn’t suit me, then they would cast shadows against my features, stand out and overwhelm me and make me look tired, older or unwell. (and nobody wants that right?)

green flowered dress  striped dress









The second aspect to consider is your individual style. Even if you can’t identify or articulate it, you’ve still got style! It has nothing to do with fashion. Or age, or size come to that.

If something feels too ‘fussy’, it flaps about, feels uncomfortable or doesn’t feel ‘you’ then it doesn’t sound like it’s suited to your personality type. However you try, it just won’t work (and that’s ok). Picking, prodding and pulling at things which aren’t working for you won’t make you feel good so consider what items you feel your most comfortable and happiest in.

Identifying your personality is the key to wearing pattern in my view. In the case of the flowered dress mentioned above – it was actually an unusual choice for me. I often find floral patterns are all a bit too much, fussy and ditsy for me. Due to the style of the pattern, the colours and the size of the print, this particular dress (from Rae at Next) has worked so much better for me and my style. In terms of pounds per wear, I’m less than £3 already!


Most people who come to see me have an idea of their basic body shape. What they struggle with is knowing how to dress their specific body.

Being able to identify specific cuts, designs, fabrics and styles which flatter your shape and proportions is the key to being able to dress with confidence. Knowing that what you’re choosing and wearing not only fits, but it flatters you.

It has nothing to do with size!

Your underlying shape and body lines will also determine whether a specific pattern or print will flatter you or draw attention to bits you’d rather people not focus on!

Consider the size of a pattern. Is it too big for you? Too small? Does it appear to ‘warp’ when you wear it, or does it look like it was made for you?


In my experience, these are the three things to consider when it comes to choosing and wearing patterns with success and confidence.

All these areas are discussed during a consultation so that you’ll learn and understand how to dress to suit you so you can look and feel good in what you wear.

You’ll find more information below:

Colour analysis

style & image consultation 

transformation package (colour, style and makeup lesson)

7-step online programme

Appointments are available virtually and in the studio in Wakefield.


Different colouring types

A few months ago, I explained about the science behind my colour analysis consultations.

People are often surprised when I say that you can wear every colour. But, the key thing to remember is that not every shade of a colour will suit you.

How do you know which are the right shades?

Think about the colour red as an example.

There are many shades of red aren’t there? Think about how you’d describe it. Red can be orangey, a vibrant scarlet, a muted geranium, a pale or pinky red, or a bluey-red like raspberry. Your challenge is to find the shade that works with your own physical colouring so that you look vibrant, younger and healthier.

That’s where a colour analysis consultation comes in!

In its simplest form, the tonal analysis system I use is made up of six core colouring types I refer to as ‘dominants’.

From this starting point, you’ll have a secondary and tertiary colouring type which will refine your palette further. This means you’ll have more colours in your swatches to choose from, expanding your colour options.

Here’s some examples of differing colouring types. Take note of the difference in the shades too.

When it comes to an analysis, it’s the combination of their overall features I’ll be assessing as a starting point. But, that’s not all. Their individual styles will each differ and their preferences. Don’t worry, as we go through this during a consultation.

You’ll learn your very best shades of every colour and more importantly; how to wear them too.

I also go through how to ‘rescue’ shades which aren’t quite so good on you. Because it’s not about emptying the wardrobes and getting rid of all your clothes. It’s about gaining the knowledge about what suits you, why that is and how to make your wardrobe work for you with your new palette.

If you’ve opted for a session which includes a swatch wallet, you’ll receive fabric swatches to take away from your consultation. (see options here)

Remember, these are yours to wear however you wish but I will give you some guidance during your session and in my follow up emails.

And, don’t be afraid to experiment – they’re your colours after all!

Want to chat before you book?

No problem!

Spring colours – how to wear yellow

I’ve been talking about colour and style trends lately as April is the month I introduce my seasonal updates. You can find more details here. Invariably, yellow always comes up as a discussion point.

Usually in spring, we see more yellow in the shops – perhaps because the sunshine and better weather is on the way.

I’m often asked how to pick the right shade of yellow and to wear it successfully which is the subject of this blog.

Different shades

If you haven’t had a colour analysis consultation then it can be much harder to get this right. You might have very little colour in your wardrobe or find it difficult to identify if a colour suits you or not. Try and experiment with different colours to identify the shades of colour that appear to light up your face (making you look brighter), and those that appear to dull or cast shadows onto your features (making you look tired or unwell).

When you’ve had your colouring type analysed, this task is much easier for you! You know your best shades of colour and you’ve got your own coloured swatches to refer to. These are a helpful guide when shopping but, bear in mind that fashion houses will create different dyes and mixtures. You may have even created your own colour if you regularly dye your own clothes! (visit this blog for my own colour experiment).

There’s never just one shade of a colour. Think of yellows and I’m sure you can think of two or three different shades; daffodil yellow, sunshine yellow and ice-cream vanilla immediately spring to my mind. Not every shade of yellow will look great on you. Just like every shade of blue, red or purple will.

If you’ve read this blog about colour analysis, I refer to an artist called Alfred Munsell. His system of colour categories helps to identify and describe colours and that there is more to colour than just, well, the colour.

Think about how you’d describe your features and how you describe colours. What are the words you use? This can help you focus on finding and identifying the right colour or combination of colours to wear.

For each core colouring type I’ve detailed some brief guidelines on choosing and wearing the shade of yellow which will compliment you the best.

Colouring types and combinations

how to wear yellowLights: Keep your look light and delicate wearing with similar light and pale shades. Think light primrose or buttermilk and wear with taupe. Try and avoid overpowering colours and high contrasting combinations. If you have a warm undertone then you may find yellow easier to wear.

Deeps: Your look is strong so make sure you add depth with your yellow such as a daffodil or ochre. Wear with a richer shade like navy to create some contrast and depth.

Warms: You suit many shades of yellow and will be one of the easiest colours to wear. Think mustard or primrose and wear with olive.

Cools: This won’t be a natural or easy choice as yellow undertones aren’t as flattering for you. Opt for an icy yellow with an element of coolness and wear with contrasting shades like grey. You may find it easier to wear away from the face so it’s not directly reflecting up onto your features.

Clears: You’ll always look your best in bright, vibrant colours so think canary yellow and team with strong, contrasting shades like red.

Softs: As your look is more softened, the same can be said of your colours. A yellow which looks like it has been faded by the sun will work even though it’s not in your swatches. Wear your colours tonally with similar mid-tone depth of shades like pewter. And, if you find it tricky, wear it away from your face.

I have previously recorded videos on how to wear colour including yellow. You can visit it here.

Knowing your colours

Understanding how certain colours and combinations make you look tired, pale or unwell whilst others make you look vibrant, healthy and younger can take time to establish. It’s often tweaking to a different shade of colour to suit you better.

When you have ‘your colours done’, you’ll gain a greater understanding and how to wear colour. By gaining this knowledge, it will help you to build a colourful, coordinated wardrobe which can be mixed and matched easily.

It really is life-changing so if you would like to book an appointment, get in touch with me: or schedule a call with me using the link at the bottom of the page.

Colour meanings for International Colour day

Today marks an interesting day for all colour lovers. March 21st is international colour day which was established by the International Colour Association

Why March 21st?

March 21st is the “equinox” where equi = equal and nox = night, meaning around the equinox, night and day are approximately equal in length. Essentially it’s when light and dark are equal but without light, there would be no colour. Can you imagine a world without colour??

The impact of colour

I love showing people the impact of colour and how to wear it. When a colour suits you, you look vibrant, younger, healthier and brighter. Your eyes sparkle and it has a positive impact on your mood and those around you. People notice and may even comment on how great you look.

Wear something which isn’t quite so flattering and dark shadows will appear. You’ll young tired or unwell and your mood may be somewhat flat. People may ask if you’re feeling OK.

During my colour consultations, I introduce you to colour, the impact and show you some examples. You’ll be amazed at the difference it makes when you wear the right colours for you in your clothes and makeup.

But, people also see colour in different ways and we may describe colour differently. I’ve written about the ‘science’ and colour descriptives in a previous blog which you can read here.

The meaning of colour

A search on google will introduce you to a vast array of colour meanings and there’s been many studies on this topic.

Think about how you feel when you wear a certain colour. Perhaps you receive comments when you wear a certain shade of colour. Maybe you notice a change in someone’s behaviour, or perhaps you react differently?

Did you know that colour is the most influential reason for buying something. Think about the last item of clothing you bought and the first thing that attracted you to it. If it was the colour (and research suggests it makes up over 80% of your buying decision), you can see how knowing the right colours to buy will save you money in the long run!

Brands also use colour to influence your choices and feelings too. Let me explain further.


When we think of red, it can invoke feelings of love, excitement, energy, confidence. Apply that to the food arena and it can make you feel hungry or thirsty (think McDonald’s and Coca Cola). Ever noticed that ‘sale’ signs are usually red? You’re being enticed into a sense of urgency and not missing out. Wearing red can often project a feeling of confidence. A woman wearing a red lipstick or red dress is often referred to as ‘meaning business’ and essentially having the confidence to stand out and be noticed. But there’s different shades of red after all – they don’t all have to be so impactful!


Blue is the colour of the sky and sea so it can naturally create a sense of peace and safety for many. It’s why you often see brands use blue where trust is involved – NHS, Police and many banks. In a business sense, it’s often considered a more approachable colour than black. There’s a sense of calmness with blue too but we can often be described as feeling blue can’t we? This is thought to have originated from the 1300’s.


Undoubtedly, a colour which you think of brightness, the sun and happiness. Yellow is a very eye-catching colour and often used to draw attention – think hazard lights or warnings. When we wear yellow, it invites that sense of optimism and joyfulness.


Nature is full of many colours, but always lots of green. Think grass and trees. Being with nature releases a sense of tranquility for many too and you’ll see health companies use greens in their logos. There are many shades of green and I find it’s a colour which many association with school days.


This colour has a link in years gone by to royalty and was considered only for the wealthy. Purple is often associated with creativeness and mindfulness and from a colour perspective is usually one which suits everyone as it appears in everyone’s colour swatch palette’s.


A vibrant colour, orange is full of energy. Perhaps because it’s a mix of yellow and red but it can also feel quite impulsive too.

Get your colours done!

If you’ve found yourself wearing colours which don’t make you feel good then perhaps it’s time to learn more? Get in touch to book your colour analysis consultation. Appointments are available Monday to Saturday and available virtually and in the studio.

The science behind colour analysis

Did you know there’s a ‘science’ behind colour analysis?

It may not be brain surgery, but there’s more to it than telling someone they look ‘right’ or ‘wrong’ in certain colours – don’t forget why!

In this blog, I’ll explain about the system and process I use in my colour consultations.

I have referred to the Alfred Munsell colour system before in my frequently asked questions, so let’s start here.

What’s the Alfred Munsell Colour System?

Albert Munsell was an artist who invented the Munsell System which defines colour into three dimensions:

  1. Value (depth)
  2. Hue (warm/cool)
  3. Clarity (chroma or purity)

In simple terms – it’s a way of describing colours based on human perception. The system is used across a range of industries from hairdressing to soil research and includes colour analysis.

Colour Analysis Consultations

Not all colour-trained consultants use this method. I found it to be the most logical and sensible way of understanding and interpreting colour.

Applying these categories of colour to your physical features means that when you wear similar shades of colours, they will harmonise with your features creating a positive visual effect and impact.

Munsell colour theory








Each person has a ‘dominant’ colouring type made up from the combination of their hair colour, eye colour and skin tone. From this, you’ll have a secondary and tertiary sub-type made up from a possible 24 categories. This refined combination is your personalised colour palette of up to 48 shades of colour and endless combinations! This full colour categorisation is available through my Complete Colour Analysis Consultation although a basic dominant assessment is also available.

The benefits

Remarkably, everyone really is different. We each see colours in different ways and choose to express ourselves differently too.

It’s not about being told what you ‘can’ or ‘can’t’ wear, but understanding how colour is interpreted and worn for best effect. Knowing certain colours and combinations make you look tired, pale or unwell whilst others make you look vibrant, healthy and younger. It’s often tweaking to a different shade of colour to suit you better.

When you have ‘your colours done’, you’ll gain a greater understanding about colours and how to wear them. By gaining this knowledge, it will help you to build a colourful, coordinated wardrobe which can be mixed and matched easily.

It really is life-changing and I never tire of seeing it!

Get in touch about booking a colour analysis

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Nine ways to add colour to your wardrobe

Wearing colour is so easy!

So, in this video, I’m going to show you how easy it is to add colour to what you wear.

I’ll show you nine simple ways that you can try out for yourself.

Which one will you try and wear??

Watch it here.

  1. Choose a top or a dress (in one of your best shades of course)
  2. Choose a pair of shoes or some boots
  3. Wear jewellery such as a necklace or even earrings
  4. How about a corsage or a colourful brooch (you could even wear it in your hair)
  5. Choose a handbag
  6. A colourful pair of gloves
  7. Wear a lipstick or lip gloss (in your best shade of course)
  8. Choose a scarf
  9. How about a hat?!

Three ways to choose and combine colours using your swatches

One of the questions I get asked a lot is how to wear your colours when you’ve had a colour consultation. With so many colour options in your swatches, it can feel overwhelming. Whilst we go through this in your colour session, it’s easy to forget. Sometimes it’s nice to have some inspiration too!

There are many combinations you can choose but much depends upon your own individual style and look you want to achieve as well.

In this video, I’m sharing three ways that you can use your swatches to help you choose and combine your colours together. Whether you have 30, 42 or 48 swatch wallet, I’m sharing different methods of using the colours in your swatches.

The demonstration uses my own clothes and swatches to help explain the methods.

Take a look and watch it here.

Colour challenge: three ways to wear colour

If you’re feeling a bit fed up then fear not! Let me take this opportunity to boost your mood with my simple colour tips. Consider it a dose of some TLC!

Wearing colour has such a profound impact. Not just upon how you look (eg. brighter, younger, tired, youthful) but also how you feel and your mood. Trust me; it really can help to boost your mood and those around you too.

Maybe you had your ‘colours done’ (aka had a colour analysis consultation) in the past. Perhaps you have absolutely no idea what I’m banging on about. Or, are you up for experimenting with something new? Whatever your reasons, why not get involved and give these a try?

I’ve put together three simple ways and methods of introducing colour or adding colour in what you wear.

My only rule (well it’s not really a ‘rule’, just advice I give all the time: choose a shade of colour that you know makes you feel good on the inside. (I’m all for looking good on the outside, but it’s that feeling good bit I recommend you focus on).

If you prefer to watch my video on Youtube, click here.

1. Colour Pop

Colours by Ell sneakers This is the easiest way to start experimenting with colour. So, if you’re either not used to wearing colour at all, or you fancy trying something new then this one is for you.

Think of this more as adding a splash of colour to your outfit.

Choose just one colour to wear on it’s own as a method of injecting some colour to your outfit.

Most importantly, it could be anything! Perhaps a top, a bag, shoes, socks, earrings, a hat or even a scarf. Any colour you like as you’re simply going for a ‘pop’!

Here I am wearing a pair of Sneakers from Colours by Ell who stock a range of shoes and colours available to suit your colouring type.


2. Column of colour

Colour columnYour next challenge is wearing just one colour this time from top to toe. It could be a top and trousers or a skirt.

You don’t need to be too matchy-matchy with your chosen colour here (unless you’re a classic or city chic personality type). Tonal shades will work just as well together as does wearing one colour.

Interestingly, this is also a great way to dress if you’re on the petite side or if you wish to appear slimmer. A column of colour adds vital inches to a small frame and can make you appear visually leaner.

In this example it’s a simple jumper and jeans combo both in damson.


3. Colour drench

Depending upon your style personality type; this may feel rather daring!

With this colour challenge, everything you wear will be in the same colour – including your accessories. You’re drenching yourself in colour!

A great way to make this feel less daunting is to mix up your textures and fabrics. If you’ve not had a style and shape consultation, make sure the fabric you choose highlights your good bits. Adding chunky knits and bulk with layers upon layers of clothes will just add pounds to your frame. Should you carry weight around your tummy or bust for example (or you don’t want to showcase them), avoid bulk and texture in the area.

Here I have two examples for you. One in purple and one blue where textures and fabrics and shades of colour are slightly different.


That’s your three ways to wear colour!

It’s my favourite way to dress: in colour. Colour makes you FEEL GOOD and that’s why I like to wear it! My colour and style sessions are available as part of a programme as well as individual sessions both online and in person. If you’re ready to book, get in touch and I’ll help you on your journey!

What to do if it’s not the right colour for you

This is a popular discussion when people begin their image journey with me.

When you have a colour analysis session with me, we’ll talk a lot about colour and how to wear it for best effect.

It isn’t just about what colour to wear, but how you wear the shades of colour and combine them with others.

If you haven’t experienced your own colour analysis, you’ll know when the colour isn’t right as you’ll take the garment off claiming something along the lines of ‘it’s not right’. You often can’t put your finger on why. You might also find you need to apply more makeup so it balances you out. Or, you may see shadows under your chin or eyes, or your skin has turned a funny colour. These are all examples of when a colour isn’t right for you. When your skin looks smooth, you look brighter, younger, healthier and lighter then you’ll know these are the good colours for you.

When you’re assessing the colours in your wardrobe and specifically the ‘wrong’ colours, think of the three D’s:

Ditch it

When you have your colours done, one of the first things you’ll do is check inside your wardrobe and compare what you have to the colours in your swatches!

I encourage this simple task because there’s always something hanging in there which you’ve never been sure of. Each time you’ve put it on, you’ve taken it off shaking your head that you can’t quite put your finger on why it doesn’t look right. And so as soon as I confirm that it’s not one of your better shades, you’ll instantly want to remove it from your wardrobe!

Dye it

Always an interesting one this as it can divide opinion. Sometimes, a garment isn’t quite the right shade but you can’t bring yourself to ditch it. So, it hangs there for a little longer. Unworn and unloved. Of course, I’m not going to arrest you for wearing the wrong colour remember, but I do understand that once you know something isn’t right, you don’t feel as compelled to wear it! The way I see it, there’s three options:

1. Wear it. It’s not your best so if it’s worn near to your face then just be aware that it isn’t your most flattering and you risk those annoying questions asking if you’re feeling ok as you look poorly/tired etc. If you can wear it away from your face or with a scarf, then this will work also.

2. Change the colour! If you can’t bring yourself to ditch it because you spent money on it / like it / it fits well, then simply change the colour to one that will work for you! This is easily done at home nowadays in your washing machine (check out this blog when I share my own experiment). But, be aware that any garments which are 100% polyester won’t dye. A blend or mix will, but it won’t have the depth of say 100% cotton.

3. Keep it hung up, unloved and unworn and taking up valuable space.

Delay the decision

I wouldn’t want you to make a rash decision which you’ll later regret. Life’s too short after all! Just ponder it and see how you get on. How does it make you feel if you wear it? Have you noticed any comments about how you look when you’re wearing it? Does it give you joy?

Now, if you’ve still not worn it after 12 months (or a global pandemic for example) then maybe it’s time to reconsider if it’s time to revisit the other two D’s.

Knowing the colours that suit you best and determining how to wear them to achieve a flattering look is the first step of your journey. All my sessions are about helping you to feel good in what you wear. When you don’t, it doesn’t just affect your mood but your overall confidence level and self belief. If it’s time to change things, or you’re not sure what to do next, get in touch and let’s have a chat about starting, or continuing your journey.

Changing the colour of your clothes

In last month’s blog, I spoke about my three D approach for when clothes aren’t quite the right colour for you. (Revisit it and read it here.)

Something as simple as changing the colour can be a really easy way to get it back into your wardrobe circulation. Moving it from something that you’re not wearing, to one that you are.

I often introduce the idea of dyeing clothes to clients and I love the look on people’s faces!

For those who feel a little frightened at the prospect, I wanted to share my latest colour experiment with you.

Whilst this is a task that’s easily done at home nowadays in the washing machine, there are a few things to be aware of.

Clothes which are made of synthetic fibres (such as polyester) can’t be as easily dyed at home. A blend or mix of fabrics will dye, but the final colour won’t have the depth. Natural fibres such as cotton and linen will take very well to home dyeing.

I came across this great article at Dylon which explains everything you need to know about fabrics and dye here.

For my experiment, I chose three garments; a t-shirt and two dresses and used Dylon dye pod which I bought through Amazon.*

Item 1. A T-shirt

This was a great little top I’d picked up a few years ago in Oasis. It was fun and different in white with pink flamingos🦩! Overall, it was the white base I wasn’t a fan of as I felt it was too white for me. A soft white is always more complimentary (for everyone in fact). The fact was, I just wasn’t wearing it enough.

The fabric is 50% cotton, 50% modal and you can see me wearing it at York Fashion week below.

Yfw flamingo tshirt

2. Cotton dress

Next, I identified a simple T-shirt dress bought from M&S. It was nice, casual and easy to wear and cool during the warmer months. It was ivory (more like an off white) with blue stripes and (the holy grail of dresses) it had pockets!!

This was made of 100% cotton. Perfect!

3. Final dress

In truth, this was the main reason I had the dye in mind. I’d bought this from Zara last year as it felt an ideal lockdown wear item. Casual and comfortable but not loungewear.

A neutral colour (similar to stone) was something I was missing in my wardrobe. The style was quite different too. Sweatshirt style from the front, buttoned sleeves, light shirt style at the back with a tie belt. But, I always felt a bit uninspired when I wore it as I felt it lacked colour for me even though the style and fit was nice.

The front and the back of the dress were different fabrics, so I knew I’d have a challenge on my hands. 50% viscose, 37% polyester and 12% polyamide was the blend of the main fabric and the secondary fabric was 1% elastase and polyester! Here’s a pic of the front and back of the dress – the belt is the same material as the back.


My chosen shade of colour was plum red from the Dylon machine dye pod range. From the name, I knew it would be a cooler and muted shade and berry like so seemed a perfect fit for me as a soft, cool, deep. I also wanted no fuss.

With the Dylon pods, the garments need to be damp and clean, so I ran them through a wash cycle. Once clean, I took off the labels on the pod and lid and stood it upright in the machine drum on top of the clothes. Next, I set it on a cycle as per the instructions.

It’s quite nerve wracking and exciting seeing the colour go round the machine! Once finished, you have to run another cycle with detergent. When this is finished, you’ll need to run an empty cycle with detergent to clean the washing machine of any dye residue.

The result

Here are the items following their colour transformation!

You’ll see the Flamingo t-shirt and the M&S t-shirt dress both dyed well. The stitching around the neck, base and sleeves are still white as most likely synthetic and the patterns have remained on both too.

As expected, the Zara dress was completely different. The back didn’t colour at all because it was polyester and it’s created a nice two tone effect and style. The front of the dress which had the blend of fabrics has coloured a much paler shade. It’s got a kind of mottled effect because of the fibre mix which I quite like.

Bizarrely, it’s like I’ve got some new clothes and I’ve worn all three items at least once!

If you do happen to have items which you’re willing to be brave with, it could be worth the experiment! Let me know how you get on or if you have any of your own stories to share as I’d love to know. Why not tag me in them on social media?


*The Dylon pod I used was deep plum bought through Amazon for £5.00 in August 2021. In March 2022 they were £6.00. If you have synthetic fabrics, Rit Synthetic dye is recommended and also available from Amazon.

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I’ve also seen them at Wilko’s and eBay as well.

Colour Analysis – Frequently asked questions

Wearing colour is the easiest way to update your image. Wearing colour is not only a simple way to boost your mood, but when you wear colour which brightens your features and compliments your colouring then you will look just fabulous too!

Here are some of the frequent questions asked about colour analysis consultations.

“Will I be pigeon-holed?”

With the colour analysis consultations which Toni offers, it’s more than just telling you what colours to wear. It’s about you. Just because you’re the same colouring as Vivienne Westwood, doesn’t mean that you have the same need to stand out in a crowd. You’ll learn how to wear colour. Watch our video for more detail.

“Don’t you need to be over 60 to do that?”

I was in my 20s when I first had a colour analysis! Why spend a lifetime wearing colours that don’t suit you? Gain the knowledge about what does compliment you so you can look and feel amazing, every day! Colour analysis is for EVERYONE, no matter their age!

“Will you tell me I can’t wear black?”

It’s not about not wearing certain colours, it’s about understanding how to wear them for the best effect. Some shades of colour will look far more complimentary on you than others. You’ll learn how to wear colour to achieve your best look. There will always be some colours that just don’t work for us – they may leave you feeling washed out or grey or down. Discover instead the colours which make you look AMAZING and avoid having a drab day again!

“Will you make me wear bright colours?”

Having a colour analysis isn’t about making you do anything! The colour analysis consultations are tailored and refined to you to compliment how you look. It’s about helping you to look and feel amazing by providing you with colours and guidelines and not rigid rules.

“Isn’t it old fashioned to have your colours done?”

Quite the opposite. Understanding how to wear and combine different colours together enables you to build a cohesive, versatile, modern and lifestyle appropriate wardrobe. Sustainable dressing and the desire to buy less and wear more is on the rise. More people have the desire to understand what suits them best so that they can make better buying decisions. And, know they’ll look good as a result.

“Isn’t that something that they did in the 80s?”

Indeed, but like most things; it’s moved on from the dated 80s look!

In fact, many of my clients are surprised at how modern my approach to colour is. I’ve seen people as young as 17 and as experienced as 76! My online services are one example of how I’ve stayed relevent and moved with the times.

“I don’t have the budget to start my wardrobe all over again, will you tell me to get rid?”

Not many people do! It’s about having a wardrobe of pieces that work for you. But, learn how to work with what you already have too. If you need a little help, why not download my wardrobe charts. You’ll find them here.

“Isn’t Colour Analysis expensive?”

Having your colours analysed will prevent you from making expensive shopping mistakes. How many times have you bought something which doesn’t work for you? You only have to look in your own wardrobe to see those rash purchases. Take a moment to tot up how much you have spent on things you never wear. I’m confident that the figure will be more than a colour consultation with me. My prices start from £90 depending whether you choose an online or studio session.

“I’ve been colour analysed in the past, do I need an update?”

That’s great that you have already seen and felt the benefits of knowing your colours! But, if it was some time ago, or your physical features have changed like the colour of your hair, you might want to consider a review. The four seasonal approach can be restrictive and often clients had shades in their palette that were not their best or as refined as what’s available now. Under the new system, the analysis is much more flexible and refined and based on the Albert Munsell Colour System. This means you’ll find the shades of colours are much more suited to you. Depending upon the colour analysis service you choose, you’ll have 30 or 48 fabric swatches that work best for you.

“Will you tell me my ‘wow’ colours?”

Under the system of analysis used here, it is a much more refined system. During the analysis, Toni will filter out the shades of colours which aren’t your best ones. Your colour swatches will contain the shades of colour identified to be your best ones! All the colours you’ll have will therefore be your wow colours!!

You may find the odd one or two which you may not be a fan of, however it’s all about learning and understanding how to wear it.
A ‘wow’ colour is often associated with being the best one(s) for you and these will be identified during the analysis.

“Can I have a session on an evening?”

Natural daylight is highly recommended to see your natural colouring accurately. Individual sessions are therefore only available in the day time.

“I don’t wear makeup so can I skip it?”

I do offer a basic colour analysis consultation if you would prefer not to include a makeup application. Learning the right depth, undertone and clarity of colours next to your face will ensure your skin naturally glows and your eyes sparkle so that’s the benefit in knowing and understanding your colours! It will also eliminate dark shadows and prevent you from looking pale or ‘washed out’ – wearing the right colours has a truly transformational effect but it’s entirely your choice and I’ll always provide guidance on choosing the right makeup shades, should you change your mind.

“I never leave the house without makeup, can’t I arrive wearing makeup?”

If you would prefer you can arrive for your appointment with your makeup on and we can remove it during your session. It’s always best to see your natural features without makeup so you can receive an accurate assessment.

“I’m too busy for the sessions – can’t they be shorter?”

I understand – life can be very busy juggling everything that life throws at us! The colour and style consultations are each 2 hours long, but I do offer a basic colour analysis which is a little shorter. If it’s the full transformational makeover you’re interested in, I always invite you to break it down into two separate sessions. If you’re more time pressured there’s always my 7 step programme. This requires a weekly or fortnightly commitment of up to 90 minutes but by the end of the course (either 6-12 week period) you’ll have the knowledge about everything connected with your image and how to dress plus an accountability session and report. Finally, the online consultations usually last no more than 1 hour and there are workshops and events available too.

“Will you make me look more fashionable??”

I don’t believe in being fashionable, but I do believe in being stylish! Everyone has a sense of style it’s simply about discovering what that is and I’d be delighted to help you feel more comfortable with that. Fashion and trends aren’t for everyone and I want you to be happier and more comfortable with what you wear.

“Do I have to wear white for the consultation?”

Not at all!  can wear whatever clothes and colours you’d like for your consultation. When it comes to analysing your colouring your consultant will place a white draping cape around your
shoulders to provide a blank canvas to work from. This is hygienically cleaned after each consultation.

“Will you tell me I can’t wear my favourite jewellery?”

If you opt for a full colour analysis consultation, this includes an analysis of your skin tone and whether you have a warm or cool undertone. This will help to guide you on the types of metal which may be best for you to wear in your jewellery. It’s worth remembering that colours have the biggest impact when worn next to your face. So, if your wedding band is gold, but your undertone is cool (which would suit a silver metal better) this isn’t going to be a major cause for concern or a trip to the jewellers! However, if you are wearing a metal that isn’t ideal for your undertone I won’t be insisting you get rid of it! Not a chance – it’s simply being aware of the impact and how to wear other tones and introducing colour instead.

“Do I have to buy the makeup?”

If you’re choosing the full colour consultation, makeup in some of your most flattering shades will be applied. You’re under no obligation to purchase anything used and you can always decide at a later date. You will take away some makeup as part of a complete colour analysis or colour analysis and the transformational package.

“It sounds too complicated – why don’t you do seasons?”

The colour analysis system I use is arguably more simple and importantly; it’s much more refined. The current system (tonal colour analysis) is shared with the hairdressing industry as well as many others who
deal in colour (e.g. motoring and decorating). It allows me to be much more specific with the colours recommend and how to wear them. You’ll learn your colouring type, learn how to wear them and you’ll also get follow up notes form me after your session too.

“Will you cover my hair?”

No, I want to see the colour of your hair; even if it’s not your ‘natural’ colour. Your hair plays such an important part on your appearance and who you are so I always take this into account for my colour analysis consultations.

“Isn’t it the same wherever I go?”

It’s far more popular and there are more options available to you. It’s worth noting that there are different methods of analysing a person’s colouring type so not everyone is offering the same. I trained with Colour me Beautiful over 10 years ago and so my consultations are based upon the Munsell colour theory and tonal analysis. I’ve analysed hundreds and hundreds of women (and some men!) over the years. I’d always recommend you do some research, check locally, websites and social media so that you can find a consultant who appeals to you and who you feel you will gel with. It’s your session at the end of the day!

“Shall I wait until I’ve lost weight?”

This is obviously a personal choice! I see many women who’ve lost confidence in what they wear but don’t underestimate the impact that a session can have on how you feel! Understanding what colours or styles of clothes work best for you will boost your confidence and make you feel better about your body and image overall. Sometimes a few dressing tips can make the difference as colour can be easily used to appear taller and slimmer! Only you can decide when the time is right for you.

“What’s the difference between an online and face to face session?”

The principles are still the same for both sessions but they are conducted in a very different way. Our face to face sessions are also much more in depth and last longer too. We’ve covered full details here in our previous blog.

“Isn’t knowing your style and shape more important than colours?”

That’s a valid question and really it’s equally as important! Most people choose a colour analysis because they can’t quite put their finger on exactly what to wear or how to wear it. However, it’s equally as frustrating having a wardrobe of colourful things if they don’t fit or flatter your shape and how you spend your time. I offer a separate style consultation which people often book once you’ve got used to your colours, or you can choose my transformation session and have colour, style, shape and a makeup lesson as one package. Further details are here.

How to get your mojo back

Are you fed up of wearing the same old things?

Starting to feel like you’re trapped in loungewear??

No idea about wearing ‘normal clothes’!

Here’s some tips to help you feel back in control and get some light back in to the wardrobe darkness!

Organise your wardrobe

It isn’t rocket science but a tidy, edited and organised wardrobe makes it easy to see what you have. You’ll be surprised sometimes at what you have forgotten about. Start wearing them and enjoying them! But, do move on anything that you’re unlikely to wear again. One person’s rubbish is another person’s treasure as they say.

If this is a task that you find difficult to do yourself, rope in a friend or family member who you know will be honest about items that don’t suit you. If you can’t, then bring in the professionals and get in touch. Our Wardrobe Audits can be conducted face-to-face (when lockdown is lifted) or virtually by Zoom or face time. They are an excellent and fun way to identify what works for you, what doesn’t and what changes you need to make. If you’re determined to tackle it on your own, use our free declutter guide which you can download here.

Know your colours

There will be certain colours in your wardrobe that always seem to gain compliments. Actually there are many shades which will work for you. Perhaps you haven’t discovered them all, especially if you’ve never had a colour consultation with me! When worn, they will make you glow; you will look healthier and more vibrant. Who doesn’t need a bit of that! What’s not to love?

So look through your wardrobe with a critical eye. What colours seem to give you that wow? Make a note and build on these shades when you next shop.

I can show you up to 48 of your very best shades. Imagine that; a fabric wallet filled with fabulous colours which work for you. You will have a mixture of investment busting neutrals, and fashion colours that work together and on their own, with endless outfit possibilities.


Identify your must-have pieces

These are items in your wardrobe that must pass many tests to achieve this glory status:

1) The colours look great on you
2) The styles and shapes flatter your figure
3) They fit in with your lifestyle
4) You feel comfortable and enjoy wearing them

Once you have worked out a few key pieces, you will be able to build on these with similar styles and colours in the future. Before you know it, your wardrobe will be cohesive, stylish, lifestyle appropriate and have longevity.

Of course this is what I show my clients every single day, during my Consultations. So why not invest in yourself? What better way to emerge!

New from old

As you work through your wardrobe to discover your Must-have Pieces, take the opportunity to try on different combinations. Split up any skirt and trouser suits; try the jackets with more casual pieces such as jeans. Dress down more formal pieces. Be aware of trends; cardigans are huge this season. Can you wear yours in a different way?

Be you!

It’s so easy to fall into the trap of copying your favourite celebrity, Blogger or Instagrammer, and even when you’re window shopping, because the outfits look amazing. Sadly it doesn’t mean that this will work for you. We’re all different, and what suits one person, may not look great on you. It’s far better to take inspiration and make it work for you rather than emulate a look that’s just not ‘you’.

Spend time discovering your own style, and dress for you. Understanding your style personality is key as there’s very little point in putting someone in heels and pencil skirts, if they’re happier in jeans and fleeces. If you’re a business owner, this is critical. Check out our new programme for 2021 here: Authentically You

Avoid the lull of bargains

It’s very easy to be swayed by the amazing savings to be had. 70% off! Just remember; every item that has been reduced, is because no-one wanted it at full-price! So, before you part with your hard-earned cash, ask yourself, ‘would I buy this at full price’. How many times have you purchased something in the sale, only to find six months later, it still has the tags on it?

That said, sales can be a great time to stock up on wardrobe basics (jeans, shirts, t-shirts, jackets), and investment buys (coats, boots and premium fabrics such as cashmere).

Make a list of items that you really need in your wardrobe and stick to it.

Get a quick makeup routine

We’re not all blessed with flawless skin, but a simple make-up routine can make you feel and look amazing. It’s incredible what you can achieve in ten minutes.

1. Cover dark under-eye circles and blemishes with the correct concealer.
2. Use a foundation or tinted moisturiser that is a good match to the tone of your skin.
3. Apply a swish of bronzer where the sun would naturally hit your face.
4. If you enjoy wearing eye-shadow, choose shades that complement your colouring.
5. Choose an eye pencil that works with your skin tone.
6. Define your brows.
7. Top off with mascara.
8. Multitask with a product for lips and cheeks.

Makeup example

If you have been applying your make-up the same way for years or don’t know where to start, get in touch.

Colour me beautiful 2021 colours of the year

Delighted to bring to you two new colour me beautiful Colours of the Year for 2021.

If you’re looking for some colour inspiration and longing for spring time garden shades, here’s two colour me beautiful shades which are very wearable and will instantly update your wardrobe. Both feature in the new colour collections.



This is a cool pink shade therefore those of you who have a cool undertone can wear it with confidence. If your secondary or sub type is cool then here’s a few tips on how to wear this new colour. Should you have a warmer undertone then scroll down to Olive Grove.


This is a lovely shade that will complement your colouring perfectly. Wear on its own or try mixing with a lighter colour from your palette, such as Icy Pink.


Add a deeper shade from your palette such as Dark Teal to balance out your strong look.


You will find that you need to add a stronger colour to Orchid due to your look. Try wearing it with Plum.


Wear tonally to complement your blended look. Jade works as a nice combination.


If you’re a Cool dominant colouring type, you can enjoy wearing this colour on its own. Also try to create new looks by combining it with deeper shades in your palette.

Olive Grove

Olive grove

This is a warm green that anyone with a warm undertone or secondary sub dominant can wear successfully. If you have a cool undertone, scroll up to see Orchid.


Keep your look delicate by combining it with Buttermilk.


Wear with a strong shade such as Mahogany to balance out your look.


Add contrast to Olive Grove with a lovely Zingy Lemon shade.


Try and wear it tonally to complement your blended look such as with Peach.


Those of you as a warm core colouring type, you can of course enjoy wearing this colour on its own, but create new looks by combining with your other warm shades.

Orchid and Olive Grove are part of 12 new colours introduced by colour me beautiful in the latter part of 2020. There are six new colours to compliment your colouring type and can be added to your current fabric swatches on a new colour card.

To obtain your six extra fabric swatch card and a guide to how to wear and combine them with neutrals in your palette, click here for warm and click here for cool.

Pantone colour of the year 2021

Recently, Pantone have announced their colour of the year.

It’s quite the highlight for not just the fashion industry, but for interiors and retailers too.

This year, Pantone announced two colours for 2021: Ultimate Gray and Illuminating

A marriage of colour conveying a message of strength and hopefulness that is both enduring and uplifting.

Pantone colour of the year 2021

Illuminating is a bright and cheerful yellow sparkling with vivacity, a warming yellow shade imbued with solar power. It will certainly be a hit and work for you ‘warms’ and those of you with a warmer undertone.

Ultimate Gray is emblematic of solid and dependable elements which are everlasting and provide a firm foundation. Much better for your ‘cools’ or those of you who have a cool undertone.

If you’re keen to wear them and it’s not your most flattering, keep it away from your face or wear as part of a pattern or accessory to inject colour.

If all else fails, why not introduce it to your interiors like a kitchen accessory, vase or furniture as you’ll see more of them both during 2021.

Festive gifts, offers and party wear tips

Christmas is approaching at speed so here’s some festive special offers and ideas to help you this festive season.

Festive gift boxes

These gift sets are all available to order online and from the studio. These special offers end on 21st December and each one comes gift boxed making it tree-ready!

Lip sync – Your choice of lipstick, lip pencil, lip gloss and retractable lip brush – £37.30 (save £7).

Festive eyes – Your choice of volumising mascara, eye pencil and eye base – £32.90 (save £6).

Velvet perfection – The velvet touch foundation primer and your choice of morning light foundation – £33.40 (save £6).

Your Time to Sparkle – Get shimmering with two highlighters inside a magnetic refillable compact – £24.85 (save £5).

Going undercover – A concealer, a mint primer and a neutral primer – £36.00 (save £6).

Cool Compact Collection – A filled Magnetic refillable compact with shades designed for the cooler skin tone. Includes 1 x blusher, 1 x highlighter, 1 x lip cream, 4 x eyeshadows (1 is intense) and a red lipstick – £75.00 (save £10.80).

Warm Compact Collection – A filled Magnetic refillable compact with shades designed for the warmer skin tone. Includes 1 x blusher, 1 x highlighter, 1 x lip cream, 4 x eyeshadows (1 is intense) and a red lipstick – £75.00 (save £10.80).

You can view and buy them online here.

Christmas postage and deadlines

Whilst the special offers are available until 21 December, Royal Mail have advised the final day for second class post is Saturday 18 December and first class post is Tuesday 21 December. Of course, there’s no guarantee so it’s best to get organised early and ensure your loved one receives their gift in time for the big day!

All orders from the studio will need to be placed before 11am on Friday 17 December please. Collection from the studio is free of charge but postage is extra. Special delivery is recommended for items of value including any physical gift vouchers you may require for colour, style or image services. The latest date for items requiring special delivery is Wednesday 22nd December.

Christmas gift wish list

If you need help dropping those hints then this will help!

The gift and wish list has been updated with the festive offers mentioned above and you can download, print, mark off and supply to whoever needs it (or leave it hanging around of course).   Click here to download your copy.

Party season clothes

The shops are awash with sequins, glitter and luxe fabrics which can only mean that the party season is on the way!

It can feel very tempting to want to shop for something new and if you’re a sucker for a bargain then revisit my blog with tips on curbing your impulse buying here.

That being said, here’s five tops tips for festive outfit shopping:

  1. Choose a flattering shade of colour, especially if you’re wearing it close to your face.
  2. Make sure it fits and flatters your shape. Broadly; if you’re straighter in the body chose boxier shapes and if you’ve got curves then choose fluid fabric that will mimic your curves.
  3. Go with your personality type. If shimmer is all a bit much for you, don’t buy it! Try and look for different fabric or textures to luxe up your look instead – there’s lots of velvet at this time of year too.
  4. If you’re looking to be more sustainable then consider shopping on Vinted, eBay and charity shops for a piece that you can give another life to. Garments don’t always have to be new, just new to you. Also consider using the rental marketplace sites for garments that you can rent for a few days. Read the previous blog on this here.
  5. Know your metal! Gold is perfect if you have a warmer skin tone. If you’re cooler toned then go silver! If you’re not sure or you have a neutral skin tone, pewter or rose gold will be a great option.


Finally, enjoy the festivities and if you need help, get in touch.

12 days of colour and festive ideas

Things are a little different this year and what a year it has been so far!

Christmas is also approaching at lightening speed so we’ve got a few festivities to take part in.

Colour challenge

On Monday 7 December, we began our 12 days of colour challenge over on social media. Everyone is welcome to take part and all you’ve got to do, is look out for our daily colour post and get involved by posting a pic of you wearing that colour with the hashtag: #12daysofcolour.

Each post counts as an entry into a draw at the end of the 12 days (so you’ll need to make sure you’ve done your posts with the hashtag before 19 December). One winner will receive a free ticket to one of our 2021 workshops and another winner will receive a £10 gift voucher. We just wanted to spread a bit of colour and have a bit of fun.

You can take part on Facebook (including our Facebook private vip group), Instagram and LinkedIn and you’ll have a maximum of 12 entries across all platforms for the challenge.

Christmas wish list

With lockdown and shielding, some people have struggled to get to the shops but more and more people are also supporting small businesses like ours. We are very grateful.

We have created a festive wish list which you can download, print, mark off and supply to whoever needs it so you can ask for your favourite items this year.

Open a copy here: Colour Me Festive Shopping List 2020

Festive gift packages

This Christmas, we have a range of gift sets available online and from the studio until 17 December.

Lip sync – lipstick, lip pencil, lip gloss and lip brush – £34.30
Festive eyes – Volumising mascara, eye pencil and eye base – £31.90
Velvet perfection – velvet touch foundation primer and choice of morning light foundation – £32.40
Cool Compact – Complete Magnetic refillable compact with shades designed for the cooler skin tone. Includes 1 x blusher, 1 x highlighter, 1 x lip cream, 4 x eyeshadows (1 is intense) – £60.90
Warm compact – Complete Magnetic refillable compact with shades designed for the warmer skin tone. Includes 1 x blusher, 1 x highlighter, 1 x lip cream, 4 x eyeshadows (1 is intense) – £60.90
Glowing complexion – exfoliating facial scrub and cleansing face mask – £30
PLUS 15% off the vegan, organic and cruelty free skincare range (excluding the gift sets).

Check out the Festive gift offers or view them online here.

Rocking red

Of course, red is a colour being featured within our #12daysofcolour challenge and it’s very festive isn’t it?

Did you know that there are actually 445 named red shades to choose from? So, you know there’s a red out there for you. If you’ve had your colours done and your hair colour hasn’t drastically changed, you’ll be able to use your colour swatches to guide you. If you’re not sure, get in touch to book one of our colour sessions. You can choose our workshop in January, a virtual session or a face to face session.

If you’re looking for a bold lip, look no further than red. My fave red shades to choose from are Red Carpet, Red Velvet, Strawberry and Tomato.

Available from the studio and online and if you’re not sure which shade to choose, drop us a line.

Client showcase – how to wear colour

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard people tell me ‘they have nothing to wear’!

Of course, most people, especially women, feel like this. And it’s also not always because they have no clothes; it’s more the fact that they don’t feel like they have the right clothes for them.

We‘ve all felt a little lost in what to wear this year. Colour is the easiest and simplest way to boost your mood and feel good, but choose the wrong shade for you, and it can have the opposite effect.

Recently, I asked some of my clients if they’d be willing to send me a picture of them looking and feeling fabulous wearing their best colours so I could create a video. Using real women and real people to help me demonstrate how positive and uplifting colour can be and how amazing you can look and feel when you know what suits you.

This video showcases just some of my clients who agreed to take part and I’m very grateful that they agreed.

Don’t they look fabulous?

Click here to watch

Neutral colour audit

Neutral colours – do you love them or hate them?

Some people are more comfortable with neutral colours than others.

They do help you combine items together in your wardrobe and tend to be more versatile. They are more likely to last throughout the seasons and be easier to shop for throughout the year.

A neutral colour can act as a base for your more exciting colours – think navy, black, greys, beiges, browns, whites. Not all will be your friend, so make sure you know which are the most flattering.

If you’ve had a colour analysis in the past and you have your colour swatch wallet, take a look as these will be marked with a little ‘n’.

On occasions I find some people tell me that they find it difficult to ‘match’ things in their wardrobe. Or, things don’t ‘go’. They often aren’t always short of clothes and outfits options, but chances are, they haven’t got enough neutrals in there.

Watch this video with my suggestions on performing a neutral audit.

After you’ve watched it, go and have a look inside your wardrobe and be sure to make a list of any gaps that you may have.

Here’s a few pointers:

Do you have a neutral coloured coat or a pair of trousers?

Have you got a leather/pleather jacket which you can style up and dress down?

How about a few jumpers that work with everything? Trousers, jeans, skirts for example.

Making a note on your phone or in a little book in your bag, or within your colour swatch wallet means you’ll always have it handy too for when you do go shopping.

If you need help, get in touch to begin or continue your journey.

Guest blog – colours by Ell – let’s talk shoes!

Us women do love shoes don’t we! For me, shoes aren’t very different to clothes – you still want to find something that’s in the right colour, style but perhaps most importantly; fit. Sometimes, this can be the biggest challenge of all!

Earlier this year, I got chatting with the owner of a very niche shoe business here in the U.K. She is a champion of finding the right shoes to tick all the boxes – colour, style, fit and personality and so I asked her if she’d like to guest feature in our blogs and she accepted!

Introducing Helen Allen – Colours by Ell

After taking early retirement from my previous career, I trained to be a Colour and Style Consultant. When I first started as a Personal Stylist, I went to promote my business at a Wedding Fair. Whilst there, I was surprised to hear a number of women my age saying that they dreaded looking for shoes. Up until that point I hadn’t given much thought to the styles of shoes that women wore to weddings.

Then I found myself in exactly the same position – desperate to find these elusive coloured shoes to go with my outfits for both of my daughter’s weddings!


Style personalities

I have lots of Natural in my own Style and really struggled with the style of shoes that were available in the shops. I spent hours searching for shoes, but they were never quite right. Too high, too elaborate, too shiny or peep toes – all lovely, but frankly just not me at all!

Then one evening whilst looking for some navy shoes for a client, I found a picture of a Belgium based Brand of handmade, Italian leather court shoes in a variety of colours. I had to find out more! I rang the owner of the company the next morning and told them that I was a stylist and struggled finding shoes for my clients.

They suggested I go to see them and I didn’t stop to think about it – I booked a flight and went to Antwerp! They were fascinated by what I was proposing and sitting there surrounded by 88 colours of leather; I felt like a child in a sweet shop!

My shop was born!

As it turns out, that conversation was my light bulb moment and a turning point for me. I founded ‘Colours by Ell’ as a mobile shoe shop – a play on my christened name – Ellen.

It’s been a bit of a revelation and the experience and knowledge I have gained over the last seven years means I have become something of an expert! It’s great to be able to work with independent stylists around the country.

Noe shoes
Helen has a range of shoes and brands available through her online shop which you can browse here: 

If you’d like some assistance choosing the right colours and styles for you, either Helen or myself will be delighted to assist you.

If you get in touch with Helen directly, be sure to mention Toni Carver at TLC Style & Colour sent you.

The wardrobe staple

A navy jacket (or cardigan) is often seen as a wardrobe staple for many people.

The trick, like many things in your wardrobe, is knowing how to wear it successfully and repeatedly.

Don’t worry too much if the jacket you have isn’t navy. It could be another neutral colour like black, brown or grey! In fact, if you’ve seen my recent video about dressing up a casual outfit, you’ll see that my jacket staple is a grey check. It’s the theory of how to wear it which you should think about, as this is still the same.

How to wear your wardrobe staple sorted by colouring type:

Lights: Balance the depth of the navy with a lighter colour such as pastel pink.

Deeps: Team with a darker shade such as teal for a sophisticated look.

Warms: Balance out this flat neutral with warmer undertones such as daffodil.

Cools: Add contrast and pink tones such as rose pink for a fresh modern look.

Clears: Contrast your navy with bright clear colours such as light aqua.

Softs: Wear tonal colours with little contrast such as sky blue for an elegant look.

If you’re not sure which category you fall into, or you’ve changed since you were first analysed then it’s worth making an appointment for either an online or face to face colour session.

Face masks – the next fashion accessory?

Today is the day that the use of face coverings and face masks is compulsory to wear in shops across the country.

Early into the pandemic of the coronavirus, there seemed to be a little spike in the fashionable take on these. From matching swimwear to clothes and I wasn’t sure I was wholly comfortable with the idea of this fashion trend emerging if truth be told. After all, these were largely intended to protect others against the spread of the infection.

The pros and cons over their use has been well debated and whether you agree or not, if you’re venturing out from now on, you’ll need to wear one. Here’s my take on choosing and wearing one.




Like any clothes, we want to feel comfortable wearing them and a mask is no different. Should it dig in or be too tight then it really won’t be comfortable.

For the purpose of the outbreak, your face covering should safely cover your nose and mouth. This doesn’t have to be a face mask as you can use a scarf, bandana or any other cloth garment. Make sure it fits securely around the side of your face. The government website suggests using material which is breathable and comfortable such as cotton with at least two layers of fabric. But, the World Health Organisation recommends three layers depending upon the fabric used. You can also buy masks and add your own filters for extra protection.




Let’s be honest, face coverings are not the most flattering of garments you’ll wear! Therefore, wearing something which is in a pattern or colour can elevate their appeal. I had a white one in the very early days and did feel as though I was an extra for a hospital show! A client of mine was making them so I ordered a purple one which I had to agree, did look much better, less scary and was more complimentary.

Being able to choose a colour which compliments your skin tone, hair colour and eye colour will actually make your eyes stand out too!




We all have our own sense of style so there’s no reason why your face mask should be any different. Choose something which feels more ‘you’ and it will help to make you feel more confident wearing it.

If you’re more creative, then chances are you’ll have designed or created your own, but if this isn’t you, there are plenty out there who have so I’m confident that you’ll find something that works for you and your personality. Whether it’s print, plain, unfussy or disposable, there’s lots of options available now to suit all budgets.


Let me know what you choose and feel free to send me pics on social media.

What’s the difference between a seasonal and tonal colour analysis?

There are two main types of approaches with colour analysis – seasonal and tonal.

It’s not simply having different names of the palettes but actually how they relate to one another too. Both systems of analysis are rather technical and beyond the scope of this blog but it should provide you with some background as to how each approach operates and the main differences between the two systems.

Seasonal approach

This system operates the standard four season approach – spring, summer, autumn and winter. Within each season, there are sub-types within each season to create either a ’12 season’ or ’16 season’ system rather than the traditional and older ‘4 season’ one. If you were analysed and ‘had your colours done’ many years ago; like I was, you may just have the traditional four seasonal palette. (I was a summer)

Sub types essentially finesse your palette further by narrowing down the colours that harmonise the most with your own natural colouring so that you have a more tailored approach for the shades of colour which work best for you.

Tonal approach

This approach is based upon an assessment of your hair colour, skin tone and eye colour where you will be one of six ‘dominant’ types – Light, Deep, Warm, Cool, Clear or Soft. Within each dominant colouring type, there are sub-types too to create a secondary and tertiary palette. Within each of the six dominant types, there are four sub-types. (I am a soft, cool, deep).

The translations of tonal to seasonal systems, vice versa or even between the different versions of the same analysis can differ slightly. If you’re feeling a little lacklustre in your colours, or you don’t feel like they are working for you, it may be worthwhile reviewing your palette with a colour consultant.

Will your colour type change as you get older?

That depends!

The standard four season approach is thought to be wide and broad enough not to alter as you age. However, the sub-type is likely to change within the season to reflect the changes. For example, you may go from a sultry winter to a bright winter. This will therefore change some of your colours.

With the tonal system, due to the assessment of your hair colour, skin tone and eye colour, you may change either your dominant type or sub-type. If your hair colour drastically changed for example, from dark brown to grey then your ‘dominant’ colouring type (and likely sub-types) will change. For example, you may move from a Deep to a Cool and your colours will also change and how you wear them.

If you’re feeling a little lacklustre in your colours, or you don’t feel like they are working for you due to a drastic change in hair colour or skin tone, it may be worthwhile reviewing your palette with a colour consultant to discover your best shades. 

‘Getting your colours done’ is for anyone of any age. Everyone can wear colour, but not every shade of colour will suit you. It’s simply about knowing and understanding what works for you so you can feel confident in what you wear. 

I trained with Colour me Beautiful who operate a tonal system of analysis which is what I offer in my colour consultations. Read these frequently asked questions here.

If you’d interested in a little more about the ‘science’ behind my consultations, read this blog here.

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