NEW! Sexy, Radiant, Silver Masterclass

by Arden Reece

Sexy Silver Hair Masterclass

I’ve heard from so many of you on your frustrations with finding clothing and makeup colors for your gray hair.  All the changes you undergo are extraordinary! As the transition happens, you realize that it’s WAY MORE than just a physical transformation, it goes deep into who you are and how you feel about yourself. It challenges you in ways … Read More

What Are Soul Colors & Their Meanings?

by Arden Reece

soul color meanings

There is one color in the spectrum assigned to you when your soul came to earth. That special color is your Soul Color. Your Soul Color surrounds you and protects …

How to Speak Color

by Arden Reece

how to speak color

  hat does Larchmere look like? Briny? How about Dynamo or Fusion?  No?  Okay…what about 325C? These are color names from Sherwin-Williams and Pantone.  Like most paint suppliers and color formula purveyors, colors are given a name or set of secret-coded numbers that leaves us guessing. Even when it comes to colors such as Light Pink, Battleship Gray, Turquoise, Magenta or Royal Blue…what … Read More

3 Startling Ways Color Affects You

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how color affects you

Color affects us physically, psychologically and spiritually. It protects us from the sun’s harmful rays, it creates sensations in us when we experience it and it can be used to harmonize and align the chakra points in our bodies. But, do you know how color affects you in how you view the world? #1—Your Color Preferences Enable You to Discover the Real You As an artist … Read More

How You Can Make Full Use of Pantone’s Spring 2016 Colors

by Arden Reece

Each season Pantone® comes up with a fashion color report for the season’s most influential colors. These are of course, trends and so you may not see them everywhere you shop this Spring nor will all colors work for you. But there are some ways that you can make full use of these colors:    1. Wear the colors according to your type. This is … Read More

what wearing green says about you

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green environments and nature meanings

reen…the color of hope, health and luck. For many of us, we think of nature’s bounty from grass to trees to the good-for-us food we eat. It nourishes our bodies and gives us the air we breathe through photosynthesis. Green sits right in-between yellow and blue in the visible spectrum and is considered a secondary color since yellow (sun) and blue (water) create green (grass.) Depending … Read More

how we can overcome fear with color …and of color

by Arden Reece

‘ve been ashamed to admit that I don’t remember much from 2005 to 2013. It’s an important chunk of my life that has been wiped from my memory banks. At first I thought it had to do with my health and my autoimmune disease that has wreaked havoc on my body and mind. But, I realize it had a lot to … Read More

the meaning of color

by Arden Reece

the meaning of color

o many times we find ourselves wondering what a particular color means or signifies. The answer is usually inside of us as we all have experiences and learnings that shape our views on certain colors.  I’ll give a personal example: When I was in high school, I fell in love with the colors pink, turquoise, gray and white.  I loved … Read More

what color matches your personality?

by Arden Reece

Most of us, when we think of color, we think of their associated names such as red, orange, yellow, green, blue and purple…the colors of the visible spectrum. We also give names to a wide variety of colors such as berry, rose, serenity blue, jade, emerald, taupe, sunflower….you get the idea. There are literally an infinite number of color possibilities depending … Read More

QUIZ: what’s your color type?

by Arden Reece

Take the Color Type Quiz

Do you know what colors align with your personality, energy and coloring? Your color preferences and own personal coloring determine your color type. Take this quiz to learn what your Color Type is and check out this article to learn more about color types!

2015 fall fashion colors

by Arden Reece

fall 2015 fashion colors

Each season, Pantone announces it’s Fashion Color Report and this Fall is a good mix of dynamic, deep and subdued colors. The earthy colors pair well with their cool counterparts. I did a search for which colors were really being used this fall (granted, it’s only early September) and I found a good selection of rich teals evocative of Biscay Bay, … Read More

what wearing gray says about you

by Arden Reece

One of the most interesting neutrals is gray (or ‘grey’ if you go by British English). Not considered a color, gray is a monochromatic. Yet it can lean to being a warmer brown-gray or a cooler blue-gray. In it’s purest form, gray is neither black or white, but right in the middle, enjoying perfect neutrality. It is the Switzerland of … Read More

what wearing pink says about you

by Arden Reece

what wearing pink says about you

Pink is a lightened version of the red-violet hue, leaning towards red. It comes in a variety of values and saturations from soft pink to vibrant bright pink. And, it can convey a variety of meanings when you wear it. When you wear lighter to softer pinks & roses, you are conveying the following message about yourself: Sweet Nice Feminine … Read More

what wearing white says about you

by Arden Reece

the meaning of white

When we surround ourselves with a certain color, certain psychological and physiological changes affect us.  The color white is seen when all colors of the spectrum are reflected (black is the opposite where color is absorbed and there is no reflection). White signifies a variety of meanings throughout the world, from wisdom, to purity and cleanliness, to evoking feelings of … Read More

what wearing blue says about you

by Arden Reece

the meaning of blue

One of the most common questions I heard as a child was “what’s your favorite color?”  I remember not really having a strong preference for any one particular color and so my answer would change with how I felt that day. My older brother, on the other hand, would state “BLUE” every time when we were young. He LOVED blue. … Read More

the truth behind seasonal color analysis

by Arden Reece

why the seasons don't get to the heart of you

If you’re over 40, you may remember when Color Me Beautiful was making a big splash in the 1980’s and everyone was getting their colors done to see what season they were and what colors they should wear. Were you a Spring, Summer, Autumn or Winter? With my pale white skin, dark brown auburn hair and warm brown eyes, I … Read More

silver hair: is wearing yellow bad?

by Arden Reece

Does yellow look good with gray hair?

If you have gray, silver, or platinum hair, you’ve probably heard that wearing yellow is not the best for your hair color.  I tend to disagree. First off, wearing a color suited to work with just your hair — and not considering your skin tone and eye color(s) — is wrong. Secondly, not all yellows are bad.  Myth dispelled? Well, … Read More

spring dresses

by Arden Reece

If you’re a dress lover, this season is like no other. There are tons of colors to choose from which makes finding a color that brings out your best features super easy. Pantone announced some of the top colors for the Spring 2013 season and a good portion of them are already in stores. Check out the latest colors in … Read More

who can wear bright reds and blues?

by Arden Reece

I did a quick painting yesterday from a picture of a friend from Paris who has fair skin and dark black/brown hair.  The picture was from a party where we were trying on all kinds of crazy and fun hats.  This furry, red one landed on his head and created a vibrant and quirky contrast with his bright blue, button-down … Read More

spring 2013 fashion colors

by Arden Reece

Pantone released their fashion colors trend report for Spring and there certainly is something for everyone, no matter your coloring and tonalities.  From deep emeralds and rich blues, to soft jades and grays or bright vibrant yellows and oranges, you will certainly see quite a range in the stores this upcoming season. Greens and blues are certainly dominant but the … Read More

how color temperature affects what looks good on you

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what to wear warm and cool colors

Perhaps you or someone you know has said, “I can’t wear red” or “I don’t like the color purple.”  With most anything, these are broad generalizations in the world of color as there are hundreds of different reds and purples…and blues and greens…if you’ve ever seen a paint deck, you get the idea.  One characteristic of color is temperature — … Read More

why our visual complements are key in what colors to wear

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why after-images are important in what to wear

So, there’s this story that in the 1950’s and 60’s, surgeons and doctors were complaining of headaches and eye strain after long moments in the operating room. Apparently they kept seeing blue-green spots after spending several hours at surgery. At the time, doctors and surgeons wore bright whites to convey ‘cleanliness’ yet those bright whites and bright lights in the surgery room … Read More