In 12 Season Personal Colour Analysis, the Light Seasons are the Neutral Season blends of True Spring and True Summer. These people are often not as light to look at as you’d expect, not blue-eyed blondes necessarily.
Colour Analysis is not about what you look like. What the members of a Season share is how they react to colour. Light Summer may have aqua eyes and reddish hair or blue eyes with light sandy brown hair. At times, the hair colour is surprisingly dark although it wouldn’t seem nearly so dark if placed on a Winter head.
What’s not to like about the Light Spring and Light Summer? Agreeable in every way, reminding of sunshine, mild weather, pleasant temperatures, and easiness. What if you want to express the serious contender side of yourself, and not a dally in a rowboat?
When you want to be heard, it’s easy to forget that whisper may work better. They clear the air like an early morning rain in a world where everyone seems to be yelling. A beautiful, natural face like the one below relaxes everyone around them. They ease the tension in a room just by being there.
When we look at the colour palettes fanned out for any Season, our eye tends to be drawn to the colours. If you planted an acre garden and it contained a single bloom, your eye would be drawn to that spot of colour. A conscious effort may be needed to notice all the other colours, meaning the neutrals.
Neutral colours are the spine of a wardrobe, the items that the real colours are added to. Use them a lot. You don’t need an item in everyone of your greens, but owning each of the grays is a good investment. For Light Summer, they are the colour of breath, shade, and shadows.
Monochromatic (all one colour) and analogous (neighbour colours on the colour wheel) colour schemes look organized and work very well on Summers and their blends, though Spring will use more colour difference and brightness in their prints and combinations. Pair a blue-gray with a blue, or a lilac-gray with a colour from the pink-violet family. This quiets the colour but introduces the friendliness, creativity, and confidence that colour does, and is very appropriate at work.
Keep in mind the most essential aspect of your colouring. It never gets darker than medium, so aim for this overall darkness level. The genius of the palette is that pairing dark colours achieves medium-dark because your colours are measured to be within your value range, the comparison being with a full black to white scale.
Include a light block somewhere because that’s how looking at you feels. You have some latitude with warmth and coolness, also built into the palette, and with soft and brightness. The important thing is to stay within the light the dark (value) range.
Light Summer is gentle colour, misty light, an early sun, and an airiness that’s still cooler than it is warm. Silver and gold would both be fine in the photo above, but silver may feel more at home. Surfaces may be brushed or shiny, fitting well into the image above. Keep the colours of metal light and the jewels like Popsicles and beach glass.