My problem is, I love all the colours. There is no colour I wouldn’t consider wearing. There are combinations of colours I don’t particularly want to wear, but there is no single colour off the menu!
I love to use colour to reflect and create a mood.
I agree with Sarai Mitnick,
…I think color is too subjective and emotional to leave to anyone else’s preferences. I don’t care what supposedly suits me as much as I care how I feel in and around a color. Because color has so much power over our moods, I’d rather create those moods for myself.
So, my palette is really all the colours. However, there are certain colours that I gravitate to and will happily wear a whole outfit composed of. These colours are my neutrals. When I started to pull these colours from my wardrobe, I realised how I feel very differently about the colours I wear, depending on the season.
I gravitate to lighter, nostalgic, colours in the spring/summer and richer, deeper colours in the autumn/winter. There are items in my wardrobe that could be multi-seasonal but the colours keep me from wearing them out of season.
I have used this painting by Mercedes Laguna to illustrate the mood of my colour summer choices.
This painting by Hovsep Pushman illustrates my feelings about cooler weather clothing.
I selected another group of colours that I gravitate towards for accents and accessories in all seasons.
I would also add all the metallics. I often wear silver jewellery but I have metallic accessories in all types and love them all. I love my metallic shoes!
I don’t know if I’ll be able to use these colours palettes to help organise my clothing shopping/making. I’ll have to get back to you on that.
I’m planning on knitting Vitamin D by Heidi Kirrmaier this summer and I’m trying to choose a colour and yarn.
I’m considering Shalimar Breathless. It has great drape and some silk. I don’t want a yarn that is too variegated as I think that is unflattering with the short rows. I was originally thinking I would choose something basic like brown or grey but now I’m thinking of this sweater as a colourful accessory. Here’s my short list:
I’m leaning heavily towards the Love Potion. It is a very vivid colour but it sits nicely with my winter colours and would provide a strong accent to my summer palette.