Sometimes people ask me, "Is color analysis just for white people? Is it relevant for people of African descent or other people of color?"
The answer is that color analysis is absolutely relevant for POC. 12-tone color analysis is applicable to people of every skin tone, from very light to very dark
It's a sad fact that some websites and books about color analysis don't address people with very dark skin tones. But I'm striving to right that wrong here on my site. I'm also striving to correct some common misconceptions about color analysis for people with skin tones on the darker edge of the spectrum.
For example, despite what you may have heard, not all people of color are Winters.
In some systems, anyone with skin that's rather dark gets immediately shunted into the Dark Winter category.
And it is true that many people with very dark skin will need a high-contrast palette to look their best. Often, that will be a Winter palette.
But it won't always be Dark Winter -- and sometimes it won't be Winter at all.
Other palettes with high contrast, such as Bright Spring and Dark Autumn, are certainly possibilities for people who need a lot of contrast.
And many people of color have a gentler tone to their skin that is most flattered by muted colors.
Here, I have examples of African-Americans and other people of color who are Dark Autumns, Soft Autumns, True Autumns, Light Springs, Brights Springs, True Winters, and Bright Winters.
Your color season doesn't depend on what box you check on a census form!
Your color season depends entirely on which colors flatter your skin. That's it.
Don't know your season? Try at-home draping!