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What Everybody Ought to Know about Seasonal Color Analysis

There are lots of color experts out there with lots of categoried names and numbers and identifiers of all kinds. We meet clients all the time who are struggling mightily to fit themselves into one of these categories. Certainly, categories can be clarifying…as long as they’re helpful. But beyond broad and general strokes, categories become oversimplified limiters.

Some color systems have expanded into 16 categories, some have more – the expanded number of categories only confuses the issue and makes it seem (since there are more categories) that every person is going to fit exactly into one set of Colors. There is no way that anyone can come up with any system that all people will fit into. Nature is not finite and finished. Nature does not create boxes or the people to fit into them. Nature expands as It creates. We are each part of that.

In the Caygill tradition, you belong to one Season – and…

The Four Seasonal categories are broad and general. Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter. They are not meant to define or limit you in any way.

In the Caygill method, there will be one Season that is home for you. But rather than put you in a pre-defined set of Colors, Seasonal Analysis looks to you. We look for what is authentically you at your essence level. We give you the Colors that support your inherent coloration, as well as your personal energy and expression. We know that, at your essence, you are harmonious with Nature and within yourself. Our goal is to reflect that profound and living Harmony through Color.



AND you are completely unique.

True Seasonal Analysis is limitless. Think of all the moments, in all of the Seasons, in all of time. That’s how many Seasonal variations there are – and there are more moments to come.

Here, at Seasonal Color Consultants, we are interested in what lights you up, what is already authentically true for you, what replenishes you. We are interested in giving you permission, through Color and Season to explore who you uniquely are.

It really comes down to this: You are way too grand, complex, divine, profound and amazing to be put in a category or box. We know you know this — so let’s get together and see if we can knock that lid right off.


For a copy of our wonderful, free e-Book, An Introduction to Seasonal Color Analysis, click here.

The Secret of Seasonal Color Analysis: Visual Harmony

Visual Harmony is the remarkable physical, emotional and psychological alignment of Person with Color and Style. It expresses the unique person it reflects, from soul to sole. It is one part science and one part art.

This is how Visual Harmony is discovered.

We start with you: a naked human, born on the earth, in Nature. Your body, your mind, your energy, your personality, your Spirit and your Coloration are anchored in Nature and expresses It in a unique way. The Seasonal Color Analyst looks into you and onto you for that anchoring to Nature. Everyone is different, so if the analyst looks at you through a lens of stereotype, you will not be accurately seen. The analyst must wake up and LOOK at YOU, the alive and amazing being before her. She must receive your Essence and, when she does, she can discover your Colors.

As you are received and you come into focus, we discover the Colors that best support you, relate to you and express you. The Colors will have technical qualities – and they also reveal other qualities we pay attention to. These other qualities follow the emotional and energetic tones of your Colors and begin to show your energy and expression. Suzanne Caygill called these Focus Words.

When we find the unique place where the Colors and the Focus Words go together with you, then we have arrived at the Harmony. The Harmony holds the living gestalt of Coloration, Quality and Focus. All together, it supports who you are at your core.

Summer Colors, Summer Color Palette, Suzanne Caygill

Next, we take all of this information and look for clothing that expresses your Harmony. With your Colors and your Focus Words, we begin the very fascinating journey that this kind of Color Analysis provides. You hunt for pieces that, NO MATTER WHAT, align with your Harmony. In other words, align with YOU.

And when you hit upon that top or jacket, at a consignment store or at Neiman, you will know it. You will move heaven and hell to own it because it will shine on you and you will shine in it.

When you wear it, you feel terrific from the inside, not because you’re following someone else’s rules, but because you are in Harmony with yourself.

Whether or not they know why, people around you recognize that Harmony and they will stop you on the street – or simply stare at you when you walk by. They cannot help it. Harmony attracts.

That’s why, when we see it, we say, WOW.


For your free copy of our e-Book, An Introduction to Seasonal Color Analysis, click here.


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