Your Perfect Palette is a personal color analysis business brought to Lake Nona by Laureate Park resident Paula Roman.
When she was younger, Paula’s mother set her up with a friend who had studied color analysis back in the 1980s. At the time, there was a book called “Color Me Beautiful” that instructed how to find your color palette and use that palette to select makeup and clothing. “Color Me Beautiful” was based on four seasons: two “warm” seasons (spring and fall) and two “cool” seasons (winter and summer). When Paula was analyzed, the woman analyzing her debated between two seasons, finally declaring Paula a summer. However, the summer color palette never quite worked for Paula. Then, about a year ago, Paula noticed color analysis gaining popularity again on social media and this time with an expanded range of seasons. Paula decided to get certified in color analysis, taking an eight-week course based on the International Image Institute method. Using her degree in art history, her color analysis certification and her experiences in retail, fashion and makeup artistry, Paula is now a color analyst available to help anyone interested in learning what their best colors are.
What Is Personal Color Analysis?
Personal color analysis is a process that assesses eye, skin and hair color to determine the color palette that compliments the individual. Using color drapes, a color analyst determines the best color undertones, values and intensities for you. There is a common misconception with color analysis that it can be limiting, constraining your choices to the 38 colors in the palette or the colors chosen for you. This is not the case. Every color is included in your palette. What varies is how light or dark it is, how much shading is in it or how clear it is.
Personal color analysis can help if you are in the public eye or simply want to feel and look better. While it is easy to go to the store and shop for neutrals, knowing which colors compliment you can make you feel more confident. Personal color analysis can also help if you tend to buy clothing you like, only to realize it does not work with anything else in your wardrobe. While color analysis apps and filters on social media are gaining traction, they do not give you an accurate picture of what suits you. When using apps and filters, it is difficult to tell who created the palette and how. Plus, it is much more difficult to analyze your colors than it is to have someone do it for you.
Benefits of Personal Color Analysis With Your Perfect Palette
Personal color analysis seems more like something nice to have than a necessity, but it can build your confidence to know what you wear is going to light you up and make you look good. Some people are nervous about spending money on personal color analysis when they are not sure it is going to help them. In Paula’s experience, though, clients consistently wish they had gotten their colors analyzed earlier. Knowing which colors best suit them makes shopping more fun, makeup easier to apply, and changes their outlook on colors all around them. Paula’s clients have even found success in matching their colors to their nail polish, finding clothing to wear to events and trying new makeup.
Your Perfect Palette sets itself apart from other color analysis businesses in the Orlando area because of Paula’s experience and background in fashion, makeup artistry and art history. As a team of one, Paula’s knowledge is integral to the success and offerings of Your Perfect Palette. Paula’s experiences prior to getting trained as a color analyst helped her to determine that the best color analysis method to get trained in is the International Image Institute method. This is not to say that other methods are wrong, but in Paula’s experience sometimes clients have mentioned that color analysis done using other methods does not feel as accurate. Additionally, Paula offers services both in person and online. In person, Paula uses color drapes to determine a person’s colors. Online, she offers a set of instructions to follow and provides a report walking the individual through a similar process.
Your Perfect Palette provides more than information about your colors. Both online and in-person clients walk away with a small, portable Swatch Wallet that contains true fabric samples, a list of the best metals to wear, and types of jewelry, shoes, handbags and belts that will work with the rest of the palette. Clients also learn how to pick out makeup like blush, lipstick and eyeshadow that align with their color palette. Anyone can get their colors analyzed by contacting Paula via email at email@example.com or contacting Paula via Your Perfect Palette – Personal Color Analysis on Facebook.