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Light & Cool

YOUR LOOK IS LIGHT, BRIGHT, DELICATE AND COOL

A beautiful, very delicate and colourful palette. Use colour combinations that repeat the low to medium contrast level naturally present in your appearance. You need vibrancy, some contrast, and playful colour combinations to come alive!  

With your secondary palette as Cool, clothes and makeup that have a cool undertone will enhance your colouring. Personal style will also always influence how you wear your clothes and the colour combinations you prefer.

Be | Delicate
Be | Pastel
Be | Bright
Be | Joyful
Be | Powdery
Be | Fresh

Light & Cool

YOUR LOOK IS LIGHT, BRIGHT, DELICATE AND COOL

A beautiful, very delicate and colourful palette. Use colour combinations that repeat the low to medium contrast level naturally present in your appearance. You need vibrancy, some contrast, and playful colour combinations to come alive!  

With your secondary palette as Cool, clothes and makeup that have a cool undertone will enhance your colouring. Personal style will also always influence how you wear your clothes and the colour combinations you prefer.

Be | Natural
Be | Gentle
Be | Organic
Be | Enchanting
Be | Mysterious
Be | Elegant

Light & Cool

YOUR LOOK IS LIGHT, BRIGHT, DELICATE AND COOL

A beautiful, very delicate and colourful palette. Use colour combinations that repeat the low to medium contrast level naturally present in your appearance. You need vibrancy, some contrast, and playful colour combinations to come alive!  

With your secondary palette as Cool, clothes and makeup that have a cool undertone will enhance your colouring. Personal style will also always influence how you wear your clothes and the colour combinations you prefer.

Be | Delicate
Be | Pastel
Be | Bright
Be | Joyful
Be | Powdery
Be | Fresh

Helpful Hints

Monochromatic

Neighbouring Hues

Neutral & Bright

All Light

Colour Guidelines | Click on image/title for more info

Work it ...
  • One way to achieve a delicate, yet brighter look is through monochromatic combinations.
    • You can combine slightly different tints of one colour, such as a light Sky Blue with a medium blue, Light Periwinkle which have little contrast between them.
  • You can combine neighbouring colours;
    • Peacock and Cornflower,
    • or even colours that sit further apart on the colour wheel, Dusty Rose and Petrol
  • Pair a neutral with a brighter accent for a little contrast.
    • A darker neutral – Pewter with Violet
    • A lighter neutral – Cream with Blush Pink
  • The brighter and lighter shades are best near your face
  • You can wear two light colours together, but in general, aim to incorporate at least one brighter colour into your outfit.
  • If you wear a medium to darker shade, contrast it with a lighter shade rather than a deep one.
  • If you wear just one colour, ensure its light to medium in depth.
  • Black is not in your palette, if essential, wear sparingly, preferably below the waist in a sheer, light fabric.
  • Your black alternative is Light Navy | Rose Brown | Pewter | Medium Grey
  • Patterns need to be gentle and delicate, such as watercolour and floral textures, floral drawings, hand-drawn elements, and brush strokes. The elements of the pattern should be small, dense, and loosely arranged.

Colour Wheel | Click to enlarge

Don't do it ...
  • Two dark colours are overpowering
  • Avoid darker colours head to toe, or near your face as they drain you
  • Avoid neutrals-only combinations as these will look dull on you
  • Colours with a warm undertone
  • Overly bright, neon colours
  • Pure White, Black, Dark Navy and Dark Browns
  • Patterns | avoid stiff, geometric, ordered arrangements or big elements

Your Palette

Light&Cool

Swatches | Click to enlarge

Colour Variance

This may occur viewing your digital swatches on screen.  More info
If in doubt and you’d like a fabric swatch wallet, just get in touch!

Jewellery

Jewellery is best kept light to match your delicate colouring rather than deep and rich. Metals can be shiny, brushed, or matt, but avoid antiqued or oxidised finishes that will darken the metals too much.

  • Diamonds | 9kt or 14kt Light Gold | White Gold | Silver | Platinum | White Pearls
  • Cool hued gemstones in colours similar to your palette | Pale Rose Quartz | Tourmaline | Topaz | Turquoise | Opal | Aquamarine | Amazonite | Emerald | Jade
Hair

Your hair will always be a natural ash or platinum blonde, and as you get older always go lighter with your highlights rather than darker. Ensure you a keep cool undertone to them.

Glasses

Always choose a frame that is in a colour or metal from your palette. A mix of light shades, pastels or clear work especially well for you, but avoid darker shades.

Inspiration

Clothes

Hair

Makeup

Jewellery

Makeup

Light & Cool makeup is fresh and delicate, with little contrast. The best makeup looks are those that repeat your natural characteristics. Avoid strong or deep colours as they will make you look overly made up.

What is required is minimal eye makeup and a gently coloured lip. Your palette is gentle but colourful; which means your makeup looks can get quite colourful too. Use similar tones to those in your palette with a cool undertone, warm ones one will drain you.

  • Neutral eyeshadows such as cream, browns and greys. When choosing eyeshadows, opt for sheer finishes. Accent colours in pastels such as Lavender Bliss, Opal, Eau de Nil or a lilac tinged Dusk look delicate. Alternatively try the more colourful purple, blues and turquoises, just don’t let them get too bright or dark.
  • A Marine Blue, Teal, Amethyst or Granite eyeliner really bring out the colours in your eyes
  • A soft Navy mascara keeps your look light, pure Black can be too heavy for your colouring.
    If you like a bronzer, opt for a lighter one with a pinkish undertone, do not over-apply, keep it delicate.
  • Keep your blush light, a gentle Candy or Marsala.
  • For lipsticks you only need a little brightness, opt for a matt finish, nothing too glossy or too shiny. A light pink lip in Soft Mauve or Sheer Silk looks elegant.
  • For a more dramatic look choose from the deeper berry and pink colours to liven up your lips like Cerise or Strawberry.

There's more ...

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Buy a more in-depth Colour Analysis at a discounted price to discover your tertiary colours and understand more about colour combining using your new palette.

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Be | Colour Fabulous is part of the Colour Me Beautiful group, Europe’s leading Image & Style Consultancy.

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Lynn HazelgraveLynn Hazelgrave
19:36 06 Jun 23
I had the most fabulous, fun and inspiring experience with Nicki for the full colour works analysis.Being in my mid sixties I was a little apprehensive of what to expect, but from entering the beautiful consultation room, Nicki made me feel so relaxed.Nicki has such a great understanding of all aspects of colour and styling and was so professional, passionate and clear in her approach when choosing the best colour palette for me, which I found so helpful.I came away feeling so special about myself and both inspired and excited to start using my personal colour swatch wallet which has given me so much confidence and understanding in choosing my new wardrobe combinations. (So looking forward to my next shopping trip!!).I can’t thank Nicki enough for such a wonderful time and would highly recommend her services.
I had the most amazing experience with Nicki during her full works consultation. I genuinely can’t recommend her services enough. You can feel Nicki’s passion for colour instantly and she made me very comfortable and at ease during the appointment. Nicki really cares and it’s evident she wants to help women feel their best versions of themselves - which alone is just a beautiful thing! As someone who’s always been shy to experiment with colour personally (even though I work in fashion(!)), I came away with a new found confidence to explore colour and I honestly can say that I think about Nicki’s advice now whenever I’m shopping. The little swatch book I bought serves as a bit of a bible for me now and I’m so grateful to her for the experience!
Denise VLDenise VL
17:34 13 May 23
This was my first experience of colour analysis. Nicki is a lovely friendly consultant who shares her expertise in clothes colour and make-up. I rarely wear make-up but absolutely loved the look Nicki created for me. I feel inspired and uplifted by the whole experience and cannot wait to colourfully recreate my wardrobe and my image. I highly recommend Nicki's service and advice to anyone who feels in need of a makeover and confidence boost.
Lorna NunnLorna Nunn
15:15 12 Apr 23
The full works package with Nicki was such a fun and engaging experience! Nicki was great at showing me which colours look best on me and how to layer colours and wear them together. I liked that she not only showed me, but also explained her reasoning behind everything. I loved that she also gave advice on other things such as glasses, jewellery, make-up and hair. I came away from the session with a colour swatch booklet and new knowledge on how to dress and accessorize to suit my palette. Nicki was very professional and went out of her way to select colours and shades of make-up especially for me. I would highly recommend the experience.
Josie NicholsonJosie Nicholson
19:38 22 Feb 23
The Full Works package with Nicki at Colour Fabulous was such a fun and inspiring couple of hours. At her beautiful house, Nicki skillfully found a range of colours, tones and hues that have transformed how I chose and wear clothes. Even more impressively Nicki found a range of new colours that not only really suit my husband but he's happy to wear them too! After years of wearing the same make-up shades, I was really delighted that Nicki was able to give me helpful and bespoke advice on how to change things up and use different make up tones for different effects. It was great that I could try so many shades and Nicki was so generous with her time and advice. We came away with a range of colour swatches and lots of ideas and a new confidence in how to chose and wear clothes. I would definately recommend the experience.
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