The Misunderstood Season

by Terry Wildfong (Michigan + California) During my almost 30-year career as a personal color analyst and doing colors in both the 4-season and 12-season systems, one thing remains consistent – the misunderstood season. In the early 90s, before the internet and social media were the norm, my clients came from my talking with people

Episode 36: Meet Mississippi Colour Analyst Mary Steele Lawler

In today’s show… We meet SciART and 12 Blueprints colour analyst, Mary Steele Lawler of Luminosity in Mississippi. A wonderful storyteller, Mary Steele shares personal and professional insights about colour in a warm climate. Mary Steele’s journey as a colour analyst and upcoming business relaunch (1.27 min) How Mary Steele never stops thinking about colour

Episode 33: Wardrobe Challenges

In today’s show… We discuss our own colour challenges and invite each Season to try activities to flex and strengthen their colour muscles. Christine’s challenge (5.46) Jorunn’s challenge (12.51) Challenges for Winters (30.09) Challenges for Springs (38.37) Challenges for Summers (46.29) Challenges for Autumns (55.23) Challenges for all (66.01) Duration total: 1hr16min Find us on

More Than Meets The Eye (Using Your Colour Fan)

by Lisa Kelly (Ontario, Canada) Let’s face it:   Learning to use our colour fans to shop for clothes can be… daunting? To say the least. Especially having to overcome an instinct to try matching the item colour with an individual colour in the fan.  We call this “dot matching” – and oh man, can it

Episode 31: Dyed Hair or Going Silver?

In today’s show… We share an honest conversation about the hidden costs of chemical hair colour with a focus on women over 40 and the choice to wear silver hair. This is not an episode about which colour to dye for your Season (covered in Episodes 12-17 under the Podcast tab). It is an episode

Episode 29: Body Image

In today’s show… We speak with nature, professional, and brand photographer, Viktorija Gedrimiene, about her latest venture in boudoir photography. Join us for a candid conversation about the challenges of body image self-perception, the standards that women face, and how seeing ourselves as beautiful can be a first step in healing. Duration total: 39.10 minutes

Episode 28: Men Wearing Colours

In today’s show… We discuss how men’s reasons for having a colour analysis differ from women’s, as does their experience of the process and application of their Season colours. Takeaways for Summer (at 26.06) Takeaways for Springs (at 28.56) Takeaways for Autumns (at 28.56) Takeaways for Winters (at 32.15) Duration total: 45.05 minutes Find us on

Episode 27: Interiors and Weddings

In today’s show… We discuss managing colours for groups of people with different colouring, specifically a family home and a wedding party. Interiors and home decor (0.39 min) Wedding parties and groups (25.50) Duration total: 41.09  minutes. Find us on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and YouTube by navigating to Chrysalis Colour Analysis, and on LinkedIn by

To Compare Is To Despair, Or Is It?

by Lisa Kelly (Ontario, Canada) It’s been intriguing for me to realize there is a pithy piece of wisdom embraced and shared amongst my friends, my like-minded peeps — that always makes me want to say “yes… BUT!” On the one hand, I so agree with the spirit behind those memes on the negatives of

Episode 25: Using Your Colour Palette

In today’s show… We discuss ways of using your Seasonal colour palette to see colours as they are and make beautiful choices when shopping. Duration total: 53.56 minutes Find us on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and YouTube by navigating to Chrysalis Colour Analysis, and at LinkedIn on Christine’s profile page at Christine Scaman. Photo credit: Artem

Episode 21: The Magic Third Ingredient

In today’s show… Style Coach, Anna Lazarska, of Perfect Mood Board, is with us for the third part our conversation. Today, the discussion centres around what makes your styles and colours truly personal and individual, and how you choose to express your preferences, tastes, and lifestyle in how you dress. Duration total: 33.05 minutes Find

Episode 20: Pets and Celebrities

In today’s show… We enjoy an informal conversation about Seasons for pets and celebrities. Pets begins at 2.20 min. Celebrities begins at 11.29 min. Duration total: 38.30 minutes Find us on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and YouTube by navigating to Chrysalis Colour Analysis, and on LinkedIn via Christine’s profile at Christine Scaman. Show Notes: The Questions

Clothing vs. Cosmetics

by Terry Wildfong (Michigan + California) While lipsticks and blush relate to an individual’s undertone, foundation is matched to overtone as it is dealing with the outer layer of skin. I have had many Winters who have a lot of yellow in their skin. They are cool (or cool neutral) but need a yellow (warmer) beige foundation. Don’t be

Episode 9: Colour Instinct and Leaning Warm or Cool

In today’s show… We discuss the following questions: Do people know their colours instinctively? (begins at 1.14 min.) How can I tell if I have a warm or cool undertone? (begins at 13.49 min.) What does it mean to lean warm or cool in our Season? (begins at 19.39 min.) Duration total: 32.03 minutes Find

Episode 8: Seasons and Personality

In today’s show… We answer a single reader question about one of our favourite topics, the personalities associated with the Seasons. The question is: Do you ever colour analyze people whose Season does not match the character stereotype for their Season? We  then ask ourselves,  do character stereotypes for the Seasons have any value? The

Whatever Your Glorious Age: Colour Analysis at 50+

by Lisa Kelly (Ontario, Canada) (Series – Part 5 of 5) For my 50th birthday back in 2013,  I did something very out of character: I spent $300 on my appearance, on a personal colour analysis.  Me,  a jeans-and-t-shirt casual woman, intimidated by anything stronger than lipgloss. And yet the decision felt simple, and the

Episode 7: Harmony, Hair And Skin Tones

In today’s show… We discuss the following questions: What is harmony? How do you know when you’ve achieved it? (0.58 min.) Do you ever see people coloured out of harmony? (14.20 min.)? (including how non-harmony might appear (16.30 min.) , whether natural hair colour can clash with Season (21.00 min.),  and whether natural hair colour

Episode 6: Capsule Wardrobe Part 2

In today’s show… Christine explains how she planned the purchase of her first capsule wardrobe item, the neutral coloured top shown in the image for today’s show.  We also explore four very different capsule wardrobes for four specific women. The first woman’s capsule wardrobe is a basic, calm wardrobe that she needs for work (plus

Episode 4: Makeup for Mature Faces

In today’s show… …our topic is makeup for mature women. We discuss our different approaches to makeup and share our practical tips and tricks. Our conversation is divided under the following topics: Foundation (begins at 5.17) Concealer (9.16) Powder (11.03) Eyebrows (14.37) Eyes (19.49) Cheeks (23.11) Lips (25.43) Duration total: 30.32 minutes Photo by Marek

Episode 3: Changing Colours with Maturity

In today’s show… We discuss the following questions: How do we use our colours from youth to maturity? (begins at 0.58 on the left side counter) Is it true that the warm seasons are less flattered by silvering hair? (at 15.50 on the left side counter) Duration total: 25.15 minutes Show Notes: The Questions discussed

Color in a Time of Crisis

by Brynn Kaufman (California) I am writing this to you on the seventeenth day that I and my family have been isolating ourselves, doing our part to slow the virus that is growing around the globe. Like I imagine yours has, my life has gone through some rapid changes – my kindergartener is home, there

Episode 2: Colour Basics

In today’s show… We discuss the following questions: What do Seasons have to do with natural colouring? (begins at 1.52/20.25) What happens during and right after a colour analysis? (at 8.02/14.10) Why does the Season concept work for choosing clothes and makeup? (at 10.33/11.44) Does Season change with age? (at 15.18/7.01) Duration total: 22.17 minutes

Episode 1: Welcome to the Colour Podcast

In today’s show… Welcome to the first episode of a podcast series dedicated to straight talk about understanding your colours, using your Season’s palette, and applying both to the best shopping decisions you could make. In this show, you’ll meet your hosts, Christine and Jorunn, hear about their personal areas of interest as colour analysts,

Love and Colour Analysis

by Anna Fraś (Poland) A fleeting impression An unusual smile awarded my queueing today at the department of motor vehicles. The lady looked up from her desk: I saw a truly extraordinary expression on her face. The smile was not only kind and welcoming, but radiant, showing gladness to be there and this kind of