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Cool & Soft

YOUR LOOK IS COOL AND SUBTLE

Your palette has a gentleness and delicacy, and like your natural appearance blends rather than contrasts. Your colouring combines coolness with a softness and your stunning colours are cool with a blue undertone. From softer pastels to the brighter colours, your best colour combinations for outfits are those that complement each other or that have medium contrast.  

Personal style will also always influence how you wear your clothes and the colour combinations you prefer. 

Be | Fresh
Be | Refined
Be | Gentle
Be | Serene
Be | Delicate
Be | Calm

Cool & Soft

YOUR LOOK IS COOL AND SUBTLE

Your palette has a gentleness and delicacy, and like your natural appearance blends rather than contrasts. Your colouring combines coolness with a softness and your stunning colours are cool with a blue undertone. From softer pastels to the brighter colours, your best colour combinations for outfits are those that complement each other or that have medium contrast.  

Personal style will also always influence how you wear your clothes and the colour combinations you prefer. 

Be | Fresh
Be | Refined
Be | Gentle
Be | Serene
Be | Delicate
Be | Calm

Cool & Soft

YOUR LOOK IS COOL AND SUBTLE

Your palette has a gentleness and delicacy, and like your natural appearance blends rather than contrasts. Your colouring combines coolness with a softness and your stunning colours are cool with a blue undertone. From softer pastels to the brighter colours, your best colour combinations for outfits are those that complement each other or that have medium contrast.  

Personal style will also always influence how you wear your clothes and the colour combinations you prefer. 

Be | Fresh
Be | Refined
Be | Gentle
Be | Serene
Be | Delicate
Be | Calm

Helpful Hints

Neutral & Accent

Neighbouring Hues

Monochromatic

Colour Guidelines | Click on image/title for more info

Work it ...
  • You look best in medium to deep colours.
  • Combine Accent colours in similar depths.
    • Sky blue with Soft Violet.
  • If you want to incorporate neutrals into your outfits, choose a neutral and accent colour with similar or slightly different depths.
    • Combine a lighter neutral like Rose Beige with a brighter, similar depth accent such as Rose Pink.
  • Or pair a darker neutral with a brighter, similar depth accent.
    • Charcoal with Cassis.
  • You can achieve more contrast through combining neighbouring colours, as long as they have the same depth.
    • Blue-Green and Amethyst.
  • One way to achieve a gentle contrast is through similar depth monochromatic colour combinations.
    • Pair a slightly lighter and darker shade of the same colour, such as a light Sky Blue and a slightly darker Cornflower Blue.
  • Due to the natural gentleness of your appearance, neutrals will never make you look washed out or boring, but be sure to combine them with a brighter, similar depth accent colour.
  • Great patterns for Cool & Soft are gentle but not too delicate – such as watercolour and floral textures, floral drawings, and brush strokes. Since your natural colouring has medium contrast, opt for patterns that reflect this contrast level rather than ones which are too bold. The elements of the pattern should not be too small and should be loosely arranged.

Colour Wheel | Click to enlarge

Don't do it ...
  • Colours with a warm undertone
  • Neon colours
  • A neutrals-only look
  • Extreme contrast – pairing colours that sit opposite each other on the colour wheel.
  • Patterns | avoid ordered arrangements, small and dense elements, and stiff geometric patterns.

Your Palette

Swatches | Click to enlarge

Colour Variance

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Jewellery

Metals that are brushed, hammered or satin are especially flattering.

  • Silver | Platinum | White Gold | Diamonds | White, Pink & Grey Pearls | Mother of Pearl
  • Cool hued gem stones from your palette
Hair

Cool hair tones have a huge variety from pure white, to grey, to cool dark brown and ebony, also salt and pepper. There are no natural highlights, and the hair is either neutral or ashy. If you are ash blonde you will grey gracefully, but keep the tones of highlight ash or platinum based. For dark hair try plum and burgundy lowlights. Your hair may eventually become a grey, silver or pure white.

Glasses

Always choose a frame that is a colour, or metal (brushed, hammered or satin) from your palette. Contrasting colours will work well.

Inspiration

Looks

Hair

Makeup

Accessories

Makeup

As a Cool & Soft your colours are not only cool, but quite muted and medium depth. Cool and understated, but always with a pop of colour! A natural look on you is a gentle, dewy look. A pink or nude lip, delicate skin with a fresh blush and subtle, light eyeshadow is perfect.

  • Your neutral eyeshadows are the whites, greys and taupes on the colour palette. For highlight eyeshadow colours, opt for the pinks, plums, blues and greens on your palette like Opal, Damson, Midnight and Peppermint.
  • When selecting eyeshadows, opt for a matt finish or a slight shimmer, avoid glitter and sparkly eyeshadows.
  • Make sure to blend your eyeshadows in really well. Harsh lines are not best for your blended look.
  • Marine, Teal, Granite, Aubergine or Amethyst eyeliner really bring out the colours in your eyes.
  • A striking soft Navy would look lovely, or a Black-Brown mascara.
  • Instead of golden bronzer (which will not enhance your colouring as you do not want its warm tones) opt for a lighter one with a pinkish undertone, and apply delicately. Alternatively swipe a little cool toned highlighter to your cheeks instead, it will add some wonderful shimmer.
  • Your blush will be a cool pinkish or purple based colour, try Shiraz or Candy.
  • Your best lipsticks are pink or plum coloured with matt or shiny finish, Soft Mauve, Dusty Rose or Sheer Silk. Sparkle or gloss can easily be too much on you.
  • For a more dramatic look you can choose a slightly deeper pink or berry shade like Sheer Fuchsia to liven up your lips. Add a smoky eye in a grey Steel or Storm.

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Gina Newman
Gina Newman
9 June 2024
Went to see Nicki last week for a re rate appointment as it had been a long time since I had my colours done. Turns out I am completely different to what I originally thought! It was a bit of a shock realising I could wear all the colours I've been avoiding for years and finding out that my safety zones of blues arnt actually ideal for my colouring! Since my appointment I haven't stopped looking for new clothes that match my swatches I've already grabbed a few new pieces that I wouldn't have normally chosen but I actually really love once on! 😊 I also have tones of screenshots of clothes online that I'm looking to purchase and new outfit ideas it's very exciting 😀 even my partner now finds things in my colours and can see the difference in colours on me. Thankyou Nicki you've given me my confidence back! 🌟🥰
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8 June 2024
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4 June 2024
We had a great party with Nicki! She was really patient with us and took the time to explain everything. We really enjoyed pur afternoon and got some great tips, some new make up, and some scarves to get started on our new colour palettes.
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catherine holt
2 June 2024
Loved this experience. I have come away with a whole new set of colours which I am looking forward to using. I also have new colours for denim, makeup and jewellery. Thank you so much Nicki. Had a great afternoon. Would highly recommend.
Hannah Phillips
Hannah Phillips
30 May 2024
I recently had a Full Works colour analysis session with Nikki, and it was absolutely fantastic! From the moment I walked in, she was incredibly friendly and made me feel at ease right away. The experience was not only enjoyable but also extremely informative. Nikki provided me with a swatch booklet that has been a game-changer for refreshing my wardrobe. Now, shopping for clothes for my holiday is a breeze! She gave me detailed insights into the colours that suit me best, even down to the perfect jewellery, makeup looks and hair tones. I left the session feeling confident and excited about my new look. If you're considering a colour analysis, I highly recommend Nikki. She is knowledgeable, professional, and truly delightful to work with!
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Claire Alers-Hankey
30 May 2024
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Denise Kelly
Denise Kelly
21 May 2024
A thoroughly enjoyable experience in beautiful surroundings. Nicki has a high level of passion and knowledge about everything colour related. You gain a wealth of information during the session as well as follow up information afterwards. I'm very much looking forward to sorting through my wardrobe and experimenting with colours I never thought would suit me. Thank you. X
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Elizabeth Barry
20 May 2024
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Jo Broderick
Jo Broderick
4 May 2024
Thank you so much for an enlightening and informative morning. You were fabulous to work with on my colour epiphany journey. It was just so lovely to share the moment with Grace, my 17 year old daughter too and you were lovely with her. I want to go shopping immediately!!! I will keep you posted on my wardrobe additions. I am definitely going to embrace more colour and you have inspired me, so thank you.
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