Understanding Basic Colour Terminology

Colour is a subject that fascinates many of you. And I know I’ve written some posts on it before such as this one on understanding colour properties, but here is a picture I’ve put together to help try and explain the basics of tint, tone and shade. Colour terminology by imogenl featuring a lace top […]

The Undertones of Colours

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I sometimes describe colours as being really warm or only mid warm or even just a little warm and I’ve been asked to share some pictures so you can see the differences. In this picture I’ve taken three colours and moved them from the really warm through the mid warm, via a little bit warm […]

How to Pick the Undertone of a Colour

Following on from my post the other day, here are some more examples of the differences between warm and cool undertones of colours. When picking undertones, you want to look at what the colour is made of, as if you were painting it, and think about what colours you’d mix together to create it.  If […]

Can Freckles Ever Be Cool?

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I have often heard that freckles are only found on warm people, not cool, but I’m here to bust that myth. In fact there are many cool people who have freckling and today I’m going to share with you a photo of a recent client who has cool colouring who is definitely freckled. Now here […]

How to Pick Colour Undertones

One of the things I’ve noticed is that people get very confused with the overtone of a colour and the undertone. So to try and make it a little easier, I’ve created some pictures to help you see the differences between very similar colours, but one has a warm undertone, the other a cool undertone […]

How To Wear a Column of Colour For Your Body Shape

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I have a question about using the column of colour to look taller (as a curvy petite H shape ) – should I only wear darker tops, avoiding white or cream tops ? There are two major ways to wear a column of colour, on the outside, or on the inside. The version on the […]

How to Identify Warm Blues and Cool Greens

warm blues and cool greens by imogenl featuring Athleta I was asked how to identify the difference between a warm blue and a cool green.  Warm blues have some yellow in them that moves them towards the green spectrum but they remain on the blue end of the spectrum though are moving into the teal […]

Spring 2015 Pantone Colour Trends

Pantone Spring 2015 colours

    The Pantone Spring 2015 colours are softer than they have been in awhile.  There are some soft warm colours that work really well with our Intriguing swatch and some cooler that relate to our Sublime and Serene Swatches.  So after our recent seasons of very bold bright colours, it’s great that those with […]

Choosing the Right Green

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Dear Imogen, I love reading your blog and have learnt so much from you. I have a question regarding colour and hope you could help me to add some more colour into my wardrobe. I’m a cool brunette with green eyes, but after arranging my clothes in a rainbow, I realised the only garments in […]

5 Essential Factors to Consider When Choosing Glasses Frames

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Hi, could you please address what color and shape of glasses to wear depending upon coloring? I am a cool brunette. Thanks. There are so many elements to choosing a flattering frame, including colour – here are my top 5 essential factors to consider. 1. Colour Is your undertone warm or cool? If you are […]