How to Wear Colour: Finding Your Pallet – Deep

I’m passionate about helping women to wear more colour – my personal styling business where I help women with colours analysis is the whole reason this blog started in the first place! The right colours make you look and feel your very best. They change the compliments you receive from “ooh that’s a lovely dress!” to “ooh you look lovely!”. Even better, once you have your colour pallet sorted all of the colours in it mix and match, making your wardrobe situation more of a rainbow of joy rather than an ‘urgh, I’ve got nothing to wear’ situation. So, I thought I’d start a short series on how to get some colour into your life!

Sound good? Well, the first thing you’ll have to work out is what colour pallet suits you best. It’s all about dressing to reflect your own colouring, and this week we’re looking at the Deep Colour Pallet…

Take a look at yourself in the mirror (go on!), and ask the following questions…

  • Is your hair dark brown to black?
  • Are your eyebrows or eyelashes dark and easily visable without makeup?
  • Are your eyes a dark colour – usually brown?
  • Is your skin either a deep tone or fair but tans pretty easily?
If the answer to most of these questions is yes, then you are most likely a Deep. Take a quick look at my Pinterest board of lights, and see if you think you fit in with these lovely ladies just to double check…

As a deep you are pretty much the opposite of a Light. You have dark, strong colouring, and you have the one trait that women the world over envy – you look absolutely stunning in black! However, when there are so many beautiful colours around, its a shame to only wear one, so don’t use this as an excuse to have a monochromatic wardrobe. Look for rich, strong, jewel-like colours that will emphasise and reflect the strength of your own colouring, try emerald green, ruby red and deep royal purple to truly make your own colouring pop. Avoid head to toe pastels and nondescript colours that will grey you out and make you look and feel wishy washy.

Not you? Take a look at the Light Pallet, or check back next week when we will explore the Warms!