The Wardrobe Architect 2015: May Challenge

Monday, June 22, 2015
Finding My Colors

Last year when I participated in the Wardrobe Architect series by Colette Patterns, I created a color palette for myself based off of the system of seasons. This year I decided to shake things up by using technology to find what colors work best for me (as seen on the Coletterie blog and in Seamwork magazine).

First I found some pictures of myself taken in natural light and uploaded them into Adobe Photoshop and I took values of for my skin, hair, eyes and lips. I grabbed 20 values overall.

Next, I used Adobe Color CC and plugged in my values to find complementary colors that harmonize with my own tones and values. After eliminating some of the duplicates, I ended up with 48 different colors. 

What I found most surprising about this exercise is that several shades of green turned up (a color that I rarely wear) and that most of my complementary colors are pastel. 

I'll be using this new palette as a jumping-off point for creating my perfect 2015 wardrobe. 

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