Bonus ColorBreeze Complete Training
If you read and understand my bonus color analysis training, It will not be hard to understand the remaining seasons in the ColorBreeze Complete System.
My Face Flash Cards can take a person to 10 of the seasons from the existing 12-season theory, plus one extra ‘soft’ season in each of the 4 main seasons.
- Springs: Light, Warm, Clear + Soft
- Summers: Light and Cool and the one soft was split into two lighter and darker soft summers
- Autumns: Warm and Deep and the one soft was split into two lighter and darker soft autumns
- Winters: Cool, Clear, Deep + Soft
There is no need for additional testing cards to test for the specific Soft category in my main ColorBreeze System. There is a danger in using too many colors; too many chances to get some things wrong. Besides, all you need is your eyes to see if the person has any visible warmth/coolness beyond the season the cards pointed you toward.
The same goes for the remaining seasons in the ColorBreeze Complete System. The following seasons in the existing 12 seasons all has blended undertones, with one being more dominant than the other.
- Light Spring
- Light Summer
- Deep Winter
- Deep Autumn
- Clear Spring
- Clear Winter
With my unified theory of color analysis, I found that there are also all-warm versions of the Springs and Autumns, just like there is with the Soft seasons. And there are all-cool versions of the Winters and Summers.
This gives us 6 brand-new seasons:
- Sunlit Light Spring
- Icy Light Summer
- Cold Deep Winter
- Hot Deep Autumn
- Sunlit Clear Spring
- Cold Clear Winter
Let's compare each of set of "twins" as I like to call them.
The Light Springs
Keeping in mind that the differences are very subtle, can you see that the person on the right is all-warm? She's the new "Sunlit Light Spring" in the ColorBreeze Complete System.
The one on the left has a few cool elements to her. She is the 'traditional' blended Light Spring. If she were to be mistaken for any season, it would probably be for a Light Summer. She can wear some of the 'bridge' colors between the Light Spring and Light Summer being colors like the coral pink lipstick she is wearing in the photo. Her hair is not so warm like the lady on the right.
The Sunlit Light Spring can get away with wearing those bridge colors, too, if she really wanted to. But she does best if her light colors are all warm, like peach, light gold, buttery yellow, warm ivory, etc.
The Light Summers
The lady on the left is the new Icy Light Summer season. Her hair and skin is very cool. Very little warmth will be seen in her. Sometimes she appears ice cold. Putting any warmth on her would not be flattering.
The lady on the right is the traditional blended Light Summer. She gets mistaken for a Spring all too often. You can see the warmth on her skin's surface and her hair's highlights. Blue eyes can appear in nearly any season so they often cannot help with an analysis other than determine clarity and value. But sometimes eyes can be a light green or hazel, indicating warmth. But most of the time, the biggest indicators between the Light Summers is the hair and the skin.
The Deep Winters
The lady on the right is your traditional Deep Winter which is a blended temperature mix of Winter and Autumn. You will find the visible warmth almost always in on the skin's surface, called overtone. Some can appear very warm. It is common to find yellow or olive overtones in different ethnicities. This does not mean they are automatically a warm season! They may or may not be. This is where you must test carefully with the Face Flash Cards. They will reveal their true undertones and season.
Just to show the main difference between the two Deep Winters, I changed nothing about the image but their skin tones. The one on the left is all cool, having little to no visible warmth. She is the new Cold Deep Winter and she does not flow into Autumn.
The Deep Autumns
You are probably starting to get the jist of what I'm talking about regarding regarding "visible warmth". The Deep Autumn on the left is blended and flows into Winter. In fact, I'm only about 80% sure she is a Deep Autumn and I like to be at least 95% sure of my analysis. Regardless, her coloring is very similar to most Deep Autumn's I've seen. The season I debated between is the Deep Winter. (hint: when you debate between two similar systems, that's a good thing. Most of the time that means those are sister-seasons). Her skin is definitely not as warm as the woman on the right. I see some warmth, but I'd say temperature-wise, it is neutral.
The lady on the right is very warm. But she's also deep. While some very limited color systems might mistaken her for a Winter simply because of the depth of her coloring, I'd say most people would get tangled up between Autumn seasons rather than any Winter season. She is the new Hot Deep Autumn season in the ColorBreeze Complete.
The Clear Springs
The woman on the left is your typical Clear Spring, being predominantly warm, but with a tad bit of neutrality in her coloring.
The woman on the right has warm skin, warm hair, and warm clear eyes. Why wouldn't she be a Warm Spring? The Warm Spring, as you may remember, is heavier, flowing into the Warm Autumn. This lady on the right is the new Sunlit Light Spring in my system. She light and bright but all warm in her undertones.
The Clear Winters
I saved the rarest seasons for the last two examples. Keep in mind, they are not super rare, just much hard to find compared to the other seasons.
The woman on the right is the existing Clear Winter from the 12-season system, staying the same in my ColorBreeze Complete. She flows into the Clear Spring. You can see a touch of softness often in their eyes (as in yellow starbursts, etc) or a light touch of warmth to the surface of their skin.
Contrast her to the woman on the left who has no visible warmth. Her skin is ice cold. This is a great example of skin surface differences. Even in my advanced ColorBreeze system (one step behind the ColorBreeze Complete with 22 seasons) I would probably have put her into the Cool Winter season simply because of her icy coloring. But her clear chroma is so obvious, too. Now with the ColorBreeze Complete, there is a perfect place for everyone!
How this all fits into Munsell's Color Tree
If you've read the information about Albert Munsell's Color Tree, you know that my system is very much inspired by his color tree. The 12-season system is said to be inspired by it as well. And it was. However, after studying this for years now, I identified many more spaces (or categories) on the tree that can be filled. I said that the 22-season ColorBreeze was an expansion of the soft seasons; similarly, the ColorBreeze Complete (28 seasons!) is an expansion of the existing 12 seasons.
The Light, Deep, and Clear seasons were expanded to include its non-blended temperature twin (all-call or all-warm undertones).
Revisiting this diagram above that simplifies Munsell's tree and using the Light seasons as an example, here is where they would sit on on the diagram.
The Icy Light Summer would be on the very left since she is the coldest light season. Next to her (second to left) is the Light Summer. She is closer to the warm side of the diagram than her twin, but still predominantly cool and summery.
The second to the right woman is the Light Spring. She is predominantly warm but has a touch of coolness to her. The lady on the far right is the warmest light season. She is the Sunlit Light Spring.
All of these ladies would sit at high on the tree as they are the lightest seasons.