Introducing Colour Analyst Anette Henriksen (Denmark)

Today, it is my honour to introduce to you a very beautiful person. When we met last year, Anette already had a great knowledge of the history of colour analysis and many of the methods that have been used. With meticulous training and drapes of uncompromising accuracy, Anette will bring her intelligence and experience to the European client. You met Anette briefly in the article by Anne-Cathrine Riebnitzsky, Sharing A Colour Journey. To perform your colour analysis, you will find a woman of great compassion, kindness, practicality, and generosity. I love my time with her because she is openly committed to making the choices that bring joy into her life and to sharing that energy with others.




In Anette’s own words,

In September 2013, I finally had the opportunity to travel to Canada to become certified by Christine as a 12 Blueprints Colour Consultant.

I have been interested in colour analysis for a long time. In 2009, I traveled to London U.K. to be certified as a Colour Me Beautiful (CMB) consultant. I thought it was the best colour system in Europe at that time,  the company is well known and has existed for a long time, so a safe choice for me and their drapes are beautiful colours.

After a while I started to feel, that something was not quite right for me. It was too difficult for me to work with the system, because I was missing a plan of action to go from A to B.

After seaching and reading all I could on the internet for answers, I ended up finding the Sci\ART 12 Tone system. I could not let go of that approach, as it seemed to make a lot of sense to me.

Turning to Christine for a second colour education was the best thing I could do. All my questions were answered and the right tools to get the most accurate results were given to me, which was my biggest concern in CMB.

The one thing that surprised me the most in all this and which I was not prepared for, was the fact that I was NOT a Bright Spring, which I had lived as in many years. I turned out to be a Dark Autumn in the 12 Tone System.

I am still struggling a little bit, but it is getting better every day and I am starting to see myself from a whole new perspective. Very odd, how easy it is to see others colouring, but not oneself, even after education ! Also very exciting and I have learned a lot about personal colouring and the beauty in yourself when your true colours are found. Even though I have lived as a Bright Spring, I now see that I actually had a lot of Dark Autumn clothes.

So why, do/did I have a hard time letting Bright Spring clothes go ? I think, it is because I want to stay young and fresh to look at (I am soon 50 years old) and my personality also feels very alive and optimistic. I do want people to “notice” me. I am not the kind of girl hiding behind my clothes, my car has always been bright red, and my home is full of bright colours. I think, that is mainly one of the reasons, why I wanted to be a Bright Spring.

Here are two photos. In the top one, I am wearing a Bright Spring blue jacket. In the second one, I wear a Dark Autumn colour.






My own journey is the best example of why I love personal colour analysis. It can have a very strong influence in changing a person’s feeling about themselves for the better. People become more self-confident. I love to know that I can help them buy clothing and make-up more wisely. That is a really great thing.Why would we waste our hard earned money on something that is not our very best ?

My mission and hope for the people I drape are to help them discover the beauty they already contain. Every person can make this gorgeous aspect shine to their own advantage by using their best unique palette of colours.

An accurate colour analysis is as good and useful to a person as the struggle of a misjudged analysis is hard and difficult. I have seen this many times reading the colour groups on facebook. It makes me very sad.

I want to do whatever I can to find your true/correct homebase/season. I will not compromise on the time to get there together with you. If we have to use more than 2-3 hours to narrow down the right conclusion, we do.

Of course I can not promise you to be 100 % correct for the rest of my life doing this. Every human being can make mistakes (and they will), but I can assure you, that the Test and Luxury Drapes (I own both) from 12 Blueprints are calibrated and very accurate. This is very important, together with using Full Spectrum lighting, to get to the correct final result.

One thing I have learned over the years about colour analysis is that this is not always easy. Every human being is unique. But it can be life changing and that is the reason why I found this so compelling, exciting and fascinating. I knew that it had to be a part of my life !




To share some of my background, for the last 14 years, I have had a professional career as a Medical Representative with a large drug and wellness company (Novartis Healthcare), visiting doctors with all kinds of medical products. Although this has been a lot of fun, I feel my time has come for new opportunities. I hope to be able to combine it with my colour business, where my real passions lies!

If you would like me to help you, we will work together as a team. I would be happy to invite you to my home in Bramming (Denmark), where I live with my husband (Steffen) and three children (Martin, Louise and Mette).

I have a nice colour studio in my home (in a separate room), where I will drape you. Over the years I have invested in a lot of colour equipment from all 12 big posters from True Colour Australia to differents kinds of colour wheels and colour palettes.

It may become an option for me to travel in Europa to bring you the method I have learned. It will depend on whether there is interest. I have begun a travel request file. If you would like for my business to visit your city, please send an email at the contact info below. Once there is enough interest, I will begin planning the visit.

If you want to, you can also travel by train or plane to see me and you can stay one night in our house, it is all up to you !

Yours sincerely,




Contact info:

Anette Henriksen

Bøgely 29

6740 Bramming


Phone: +45 75101347

Cell: + 45 27851125


Website: (coming soon)



18 thoughts on “Introducing Colour Analyst Anette Henriksen (Denmark)”

  1. Annette, that maroon/brick colour to me is one of the ugliest colors ever, but you make it come alive. That color not only makes you look beautiful, but you make the color look beautiful!

  2. I am excited to see there is finally a Sci/Art analyst in Europe, but I cannot understand what I am seeing here. In the photos with the spring colours, I see perfection actually – someone who is sparkling and bright, with clear skin and bright eyes. Yes, the one with the jumper is taken with flash and the lipstick is perhaps too light, but the skin is smooth and the whites of the eyes are white. In the DA photo I see darkness – the whole skin tinted and the face being drawn down, deep lines, sun damage on the forehead being accentuated by the warm brown jacket and lipstick, and the eyes look rheumy and as far from clear as can be. I cannot even see what colour they are, and yet in the spring pinky-red dress, they are visible from much further away. As I said, I don’t understand.

  3. Thank you for the good wishes. Anette is a woman who goes after her dream. She knows that 99% of our obstacles are in our imagination. I love and admire that.

    Marianne – a good Q and I’m glad you brought it forward because many will ask themselves the same thing. About the clothing preferences – I’ve often written here that we all have to get past the idea that what we see in photos is real life. We see 4 different Anettes in these 4 images. In each one, some parts of the image are real and some are not. That’s true of every photograph. We cannot know which are the real parts unless we are in the room with her. Which one of us looks exactly like any photo of ourselves?
    Of course she doesn’t look exactly like any of them. Of course each image is captured under the influence of entirely different lighting conditions. One light was a flash, it contained more blue-white, so you saw a more blue-white face, draining out reds and other colours that give the skin appearance of health, circulation, vitality – oxygen! The reason it’s even might be that it’s evenly grayed or drained. I mean, she has almost no eye colour so something is being drained, be it from lighting, clothing, or both. We simply cannot know. One light contained daylight, so you saw more colours in better balance. One light source was yellower and redder so you saw more yellows and longer wavelengths. All artificial. None of it real. Not one single entire image is real.
    And of course each image had its colour relationships altered by software between 4 and 6 times between the camera and your computer. The purpose of the images was not to demonstrate the Season, just to share a story of a real woman. Even if we were told which were the real parts of each photo, we would then have to piece them all together like a 1000-piece puzzle to have any chance of seeing the real Anette, which nobody can realistically do.
    The only conclusion we could draw from these pictures that would be correct (according to me :) ) is “Wow, nice looking woman. She’s very determined. Her story reminds me of my story. I would like to know what each of these steps has taught her that she wouldn’t have known without them. Maybe she can help me understand myself.”
    End of story. That’s all we know for sure.

  4. Christine – thank you for your response. Indeed, I agree, “wow, nice looking woman”, so I certainly didn’t mean to imply otherwise. It seems nothing can be understood from photos. If someone shows us a good or bad photo and says ‘this is or isn’t my season’, it is easy to agree in either scenario.

  5. Congratulations, you and your family look wonderful, have you analysed them already? It’s so much fun to pick out the best colours for the people you love! I hope you’ll have a good start with your business. Denmark has so many people with interesting colouring!!

    I’m so glad there is another SciArt analyst in Europe! Hanka in Prague was the first, if I recall? She draped me and she is thorough and excellent as well, would be a shame to forget her! And again, so glad that the number of analysts is growing!!

  6. Congratulations!!! Another thing to consider (about the fact that Anette looks nice in the blue jacket) is the fact that there is a *reason* that she was considered a bright spring in CMB based on her overall appearance.

    For example, I am considered a “soft” for CMB (autumn, I suppose– with muted appearance and gold in my hair– my hair is neutral, leaning warm) but in Sci/Art I found I was a true summer. I can make a believable soft autumn with my hair– but that’s the ONLY thing that makes me work as a soft autumn. I don’t look BAD as a soft autumn (hair uncovered, anyway… not so much without it), but I just feel *right* as a true summer.

    While Anette looks nice as a bright spring, I think she looks more “herself” as a dark autumn.

  7. I would like to see Anette in True Spring colours. Clearly, just a journeyman here, but I think there’s too much orange in the autumn colours. She looks very orange in the photos, but agree about lighting effects etc, they can alter a person’s appearance between midday and 3pm. I see warmth before darkness, but again, appearance etc not being a good guide.

  8. No worries, Marianne. I understood your Q and it was very valid. Your new conclusion is exactly right. It just can’t be known. There are far too many uncontrolled variables going all over the place.

    Anabel, you’re so right. I thought Hana was in New Zealand to stay but have just learned that she is practicing colour analysis in Prague once again.

    Elizabeth – you bet! Smart way to think. This is why I find a different result between PCAs should prompt the very Q you ask: What did the first analyst see? What do the 2 conclusions have in common? We understand ourselves so much better for thinking in this way. Soft Autumn gives your skin a value range it likes and the muting it wants. With those 2 parameters satisfied, SA could be passable for a T Su. Not the best, but not the worst either.

    Jane – the red tones are photographic. I could cool that photo (or warm it) quite randomly. The real Anette looks far more remarkable than any of these images, especially in her DA coral blazer, buff jeans, and cool belt. And like me, Anette is not particularly dark to look at for her Season. Being a Dark Season does not mean that you look dark, although it has come to take that meaning in some systems that do PCA by looking at a person. For those of us who believe in PCA by measurement and comparison only, Dark Season means that of the 3 colour dimensions, the one that is not medium-ish is the value level in achieving harmony with colour.

  9. On the issue of darkness, as another not-particularly-dark DA (indeed on the surface of things I would say my hair and skin are very similar to Anette’s, and I think she looks beautiful and totally believable in DA), why use the word ‘dark’ in describing these seasons? I think that is where the confusion stems from. I was a plain Autumn in the original four season system, and it always felt not bad but many of the colors were too warm. I could tell I needed my colors cooler, although left to my own devices I would have guessed I would be Soft Autumn, yet I was not. To me, DA is just cooler autumn which is saturated. Whereas SA is cooler autumn which is muted. This is why I get so annoyed by the Sophia Loren and dripping with dark chocolate stereotypes – sorry!

  10. Just wanted to thank all your lovely ladies for the nice words and back-up you gives me. It really means a lot to me and I will do whatever I can to give my Colour clients the best service, I possible can. Just wanted to let you know, that I already have Colour requests from Germany, The Nederlands, Sweden and London UK.

  11. Quote from Corinne’s post above: “Why use the word ‘dark’ in describing these seasons? I think that is where the confusion stems from.”

    I can’t help but feel the same way, about most of the other seasonal adjectives too – they can often be very confusing, e.g. the word “bright” can throw people off, as the emphasis is solely on brightness alone, and for some it goes as far as thinking they (Brights) can only wear neon… In my humble opinion, the terms denoting both the component seasons might be better, i.e. “Spring-Winter” for BSp, or “Winter-Spring” (BW), and similarly “Autumn-Winter” for DA and Winter-Autumn” for DW. Some systems (whose methods I otherwise don’t mostly agree with ) do use such terms, in fact. Just thinking aloud ;)

  12. I’m not sure there is a perfect nomenclature system. No matter what is being classified, there is too much information to cover in one single word. The terms are before my time but I assume that they denote where in colour space the colours come from that participate in the palette. It’s not the person who does or doesn’t look dark, but relative to the other 11 groups, the colours do.

  13. No, not a perfect nomenclature system, but maybe the ones I mentioned might be a little bit more neutral ;) Of course, I and others on this site do know that the season title denotes not the person but the colours, but the vast majority of people will instantly and instinctively make the connection with the person, I think… Also as most other colour analysis systems do.

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