What is Armocromia?
Armocromia, or The seasonal colour analysis, is a discipline which consists in the study and classification of colours considering the light / dark value variables and warm / cold temperature of the undertone and tone to identify the best combination of colours. Each colour combination is called “palette” and is identified referring to the different seasons of the year.
The analysis of the skin – eyes – hair mix allows to choose a palette of shades that can enhance the natural colour of the face, a fundamental step to have bright complexion and eyes. A skillfully harmonized colours as a real beauty elixir!
The purpose of the colour scheme is to bring out the beauty in everyone, not according to the trend of the moment or the canons imposed by society since beauty itself is “harmony”. Through a conscious use of colours, however, it is possible to correct skin dyschromia, illuminate the complexion, but also give the right emphasis to look and smile. The use of colour becomes a path to corroborate and express personality, affirm uniqueness and character.
How to find the right palette
The first step consists in defining the colour tone of the person through an analysis of the colour of skin, hair and eyes with particular attention to the colour of the iris, sclera, ears, gums and teeth. Thanks to a series of specific tests, all the main parameters will be identified in order to be able to recognize: undertone, intensity, brilliance, contrast and brightness, or rather the fundamental elements to create a personalized colour palette.
The colours and canons of the colour scheme are: undertone, value, intensity and contrast.
Warm or sunny colours, so those that have yellow as background, are stimulating, dominant and perfect to bring out the shapes. The cold colours or lunar shades start from a blue background and express calm, peace, tranquility and make the shapes go backward.
This value refers to brightness, how light or dark a colour is, regardless of whether it is warm or cold. It is therefore possible to divide the light hot or cold colours and the dark hot or cold ones.
The degree of colour saturation, the brilliance, the intense colours are pure not attenuated while the soft ones are nuanced, delicate and almost dusty.
Contrast is the relationship between the values of Skin, Eyes and Hair. When the tone of these three components is similar the contrast is very low. If one of the three elements has a very different tone from the other two, the contrast will be high.
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