The 12 Seasons of Christmas: DARK WINTER

Expressing Your Season At Christmas… Christmas Red Dark Winter is Winter influenced by Autumn. Bringing a dash of Autumn into Winter produces a palette that’s slightly warmed and slightly softened relative to the other Winters. Since both Winter and Autumn colors are comparatively dark, depth of color is the most obvious trait of this season’s look. Burgundy, oxblood, maroon, merlot or Read More

The 12 Seasons of Christmas: DARK AUTUMN

Expressing Your Season At Christmas… Rich and Elegant Dark Autumn has a value level and contrast level similar to Winter, but needs the warmth and muted qualities of Autumn. Your best colours are dark, earthy, golden and warm, with a high contrast level. Since you handle darkness well, you can wear black, but it’s not your best color given that you Read More

The 12 Seasons of Christmas: TRUE AUTUMN

Expressing Your Season At Christmas… Warm and Rustic The True Autumn palette pairs well with texture – heavy woven fabrics, plaid, wool and felt – to give a rustic feel to your Christmas decor. Consider combining burnt orange with burlap and natural items – like pine cones, to bring a relaxed and casual feel to this festive time of year. Warm and Rich  Read More

The 12 Seasons of Christmas: SOFT AUTUMN

Expressing Your Season At Christmas… Warm, Light and Muted Soft Autumn is the lightest of the three Autumn seasons. Its colours are quite warm, they appear dusty, heathered, grayed, and are medium light to medium dark in value. Soft Autumn colours are similar to the True Autumn season, but are cooled and grayed slightly by the small Read More

The 12 Seasons of Christmas: SOFT SUMMER

Expressing Your Season At Christmas… Cool, Light and Muted For Soft Summer, the most important thing to remember is that you want to keep your colors cool, light and muted – nothing clear, bright or highly saturated. Your best look is low contrast with no one colour demanding attention over another. Avoid the tendency to over-grey – your Read More

The 12 Seasons of Christmas: TRUE SUMMER

Expressing Your Season At Christmas… Cool and Calm While True Winter’s colours are cool, bold and intense, True Summer’s colours are cool, calm and slightly muted.  There is a feeling of gentleness to your season. On cool colouring, the True Summer range of soft blues (as well as the greens and teals) are particularly flattering. Any warm, golden colour and any Read More

The 12 Seasons of Christmas: LIGHT SUMMER

Expressing Your Season At Christmas… Low Contrast For the Light Seasons, it’s important that your colour combinations match your level of contrast – high contrast in value (lightness & darkness) should be avoided – a low to medium contrast level relates best to your delicate colouring and will not overpower you. Light pink, warm white and Read More

The 12 Seasons of Christmas: LIGHT SPRING

Expressing Your Season At Christmas… Light and Clear Light Spring’s overall colouring is light. Transparency and clarity of colour are the key elements of this season’s palette. For the Light Spring, any major shifts in darkness level are amplified and seen as harsh or aggressive. This season’s worst colours are deep muted colors such as, black, Read More

The 12 Seasons of Christmas: TRUE SPRING

Expressing Your Season At Christmas… Warm and Colourful True Spring’s palette is warm and clear… not muted. A True Spring should always inject colour – pure pigments with just enough darkness. All-one-colour looks are too quiet for you. You are comprised of a lot of colour, and you will look better balanced when dressed that way. Read More

The 12 Seasons of Christmas: BRIGHT SPRING

Expressing Your Season At Christmas… Bright and Colourful The Bright Spring palette is comprised of the brightest hues of the 3 Spring seasons. The focus of Bright Spring is on colour. Wearing only neutrals (gray, beige, taupe) would be too monotonous on you. Neutrals are best worn with your high-contrast colours. In your Christmas décor, have free Read More

The 12 Seasons of Christmas: BRIGHT WINTER

Expressing Your Season At Christmas… High Contrast Bright Winter is a Neutral Season – Winter with a Spring influence that both warms and lightens. Bright Winter best creates its level of contrast through color combinations of dramatically different hues. While True Winter wears black & white exceptionally well, in the case of Bright Winter, black & Read More

The 12 Seasons of Christmas: TRUE WINTER

Expressing Your Season At Christmas… Sharp Contrast True Winter is all about saturation and contrast. The True Winter palette is noted for its extremes of value – pure black and stark white, and colours in the range of cool deep shades and icy tints. A True Winter will always look best in sparkle and shine. In decorating for Christmas, Read More