May 03, 2022 3 min read
It is a pleasure to introduce Light Spring, Ellen Proffit. Ellen's color consultation just one year ago completely changed her life. We did the analysis outside near the beach and her very fair coloring harmonized beautifully with all the colors that surrounded us. She didn't need convincing or years to embrace the colors and make enormous changes. Since then, she has lost nearly 50 pounds, cleared out the dark, drab colors in her closet, updated the colors in her home and found a new focus for her unique children's clothing company, Sweet Petunia Clothing. Read more about Ellen's metamorphosis.
While visiting Vero Beach, Florida, a good friend recommended I have a color analysis with Kerry, as it had really helped her when she went shopping and selecting items that best suited her. I was so excited that Kerry was able to fit me in! I couldn't wait to hear what colors were truly best for me as I had always been a black, navy and kelly green type of person. Of course, I was wearing colors and makeup that were completely wrong for my hair color, skin color and eye color!
I absolutely loved my new color palette "Light Spring" and felt liberated to be encouraged to wear colors that I had always been intuitively attracted to wearing but was always afraid to go out of my "safe" zone.
In September of 2021, my amazing sister in law was diagnosed with breast cancer. This prompted my journey to assist her with nutrition and alternate therapies at the whole body level (nutrition, mind, exercise and energy). I am thrilled to report that she is in complete remission and her doctors are thrilled and also surprised with how her body was able to heal!
I took some of the holistic concepts and applied them to my own health journey.I have lost nearly 50 pounds and have learned how to fuel my body with flavorful and dense healthy foods (I even crave kale 😜), my body is happy and healthy! My BMI went from 32 to 24 in just 5 months!
I do believe that my color analysis session assisted with my weight loss journey! I made going to the mall a priority along with my handy dandy color palette. I would try on new clothes in new sizes (in my colors) and then take pictures to compare my progress from the previous visit. It was such an uplifting experience to find that the clothes were fitting better and that my pants kept getting smaller and smaller! I went from a 32 to currently a size 26 during my mall therapy sessions!
As the owner of a specialized colorful children's clothing business, it shifted the way I see the designs we were creating. The same theories that apply to adult clothing also apply to dressing children. A child with brighter coloring will come alive in brighter bolder colors and a child with coloring like mine would sparkle in lighter fresher colors.
It is such a blessing to have the knowledge of what colors and styles that will look best on you so you can be the best version of yourself! My confidence has sky rocketed and I started to love myself again! It's truly amazing how Kerry's color analysis has impacted my life! I have even decorated my house differently and listen to what makes me happy!
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September 07, 2023 6 min read
It’s a treat to introduce you to this month's colorful lives feature, Soft Autumn Tim Stich who is also my son!! Tim’s experience with shopping for clothing and wearing color is unique as I become a color analyst when he was quite young. When he and his sister Clare were little, I tried dressing them in bright colors with strong patterns as was the style then.....but even before learning about personal color harmony, I started to sense that the clothes overwhelmed them and began dressing them in softer colors and solids. I was even shocked the other day to discover when I pulled out his school photos that every single photo (even before I learned of his color palette) was taken in a Soft Autumn color. You can see how his life has evolved wearing the soft, earthy colors that suit his ruddy hair, freckles and soft blue/green eyes.
Over the years, he has mostly been very eager to wear what suits him and looked to me to help him distinguish soft autumn colors from the two seasons nearby - warm autumn and soft summer. We enjoy shopping together, especially now that he lives in Manhattan and the shopping is abundant. It can be a challenge to find his colors in sizes and style that fit but when its perfect, it feels great and he knows it. Read on to learn more about what it’s like to be a guy whose mom is a color consultant!
August 01, 2023 7 min read
I am so excited to introduce you the “entertainingly irreverent” (Associated Press) Soft Summer, Valerie Peterson. Valerie is an extraordinary storyteller in a variety of media including scriptwriting, screenplays, fiction, non-fiction and book publishing/consulting. I analyzed her colors years ago in Rhode Island at a girls weekend hosted by a mutual friend (color analysis and girls weekends make a great combo!). In the years since, Valerie has embraced her Soft Summer colors in spite of living and working in New York City where black is a standard and practical.
It was a thrill when her publisher chose a photo of my family for her wonderfully spirited book, Peterson’s Happy Hour. On page 46, you can find me with my family - brothers, Mike and Tim and my parents Marcia and J. Michael Jones circa 1970. The book features many more photographic gems and recipes for a fabulous social gathering!
In this month’s colorful lives blog, Valerie shares her journey with her color palette. As with all her writing projects, she is humorous, colorful and entertaining! She has kept in great condition and still uses the Sci Art swatch book that I provided back in those days!! Be sure to check out her large body of work on valeriepeterson.net and read more in the blog:
July 25, 2023 4 min read
While doing color analysis in Boston in June, I had the pleasure of meeting Danielle Burton and giving her a 12-Season Color Analysis. Danielle had recently experienced a 4-Season Color Analysis with a House of Colour consultant and was told she was a Winter. I was skeptical that she was any type of Winter (in the 12 season system, there are actually 3 Winters - Dark Winter, Cool Winter and Bright Winter). Her light eyes, natural lighter and soft brownish hair and skin tone were much more consistent with my clients who fall into the lighter seasons, especially Summer.
Since her hair had been highlighted, we covered it with a neutral gray cap to do the testing portion of the analysis, ensuring that the lighter color did not sway the results of the analysis. It was clear from the beginning that Danielle was responding more harmoniously to the cool tones even some of the lighter cool winter drapes which was consistent with her 4 season color analysis.
But, while she contrasted with any drapes that were dark and bright, she was softened and balanced by the lighter cool tones, particularly Summer. The dark colors brought out shadows under her eyes and the brighter colors overwhelmed her and brought attention to themselves. In the end, she looked lovely and perfectly balanced and harmonious in the Cool Summer colors!
"While I had a great experience at House of Colour, I do think they are missing out on a ton of research and color science by not including the 12 seasons and variants. The added layer of cool vs bright vs dark was a huge difference for me and really solidified which category I best fit”.
Enjoy reading more about Danielle’s experience with both systems and her reaction to her diagnosis as a Cool Summer:
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