The Absolute Colour system of 18 groups heralds a new direction in personal colour analysis.
The names for the 18 colour system came around when I started the new system. I knew that using the seasonal references were no longer valid from both a reflection of the colours represented and also to be truly global with the system the seasons as such held no relevance in Equatorial and Asian countries.
Next I wanted to make it apparent that this was something new and original. Using existing terminology would not work to the point where I had heard groups referred to in the past as dull and dusky. Now who wants to be that.
Looking at each group I could see and feel an energy, an emotion. There was a mood and a feeling described by each individual colour group. It was from this basis that I started naming the groups, or should I say, they named themselves.
There are 9 Warm and 9 Cool colour directions in the system.
Then within each of these they are further broken down into Light Value and Dark Value and then you have options for the different intensities – from bright to smoky options.
Many clients who have never found their “season” thought that they were impossible to do an analysis on, yet it’s because the systems were lacking. Now with the Absolute Colour System there are options for all different colouring.
Colour Analysis Draping – In Person and Virtual
The Absolute Colour System comes with both physical drapes as well as virtual for doing online consultations.
Our physical drape sets are simple to use, and are perfect for both individual clients as well as doing demonstrations and groups. You don’t need hundreds of single colours, instead we’ve simplified to make it easy for you to quickly and easily find the ideal palette for your client by making our drapes compact and easy to use. No messing around testing lots of single colours, and confusing your clients as they don’t know what they’re really looking at.
We have created a simple system to drape your clients that means it doesn’t take lots of time so you can easily use them in group situations.
Plus you get a range of neutral drapes so you can show your clients their best neutrals to base their wardrobe around, and which neutrals to avoid completely!
Our Virtual Drapes are also easy to use, and give you the option of doing colour analysis sessions with people from anywhere in the world.
We have been refining our Virtual Colour Analysis process since 2014, so much testing has gone on with thousands of analysis’ having been done with the system. You will learn how to do this in our Module 2 Colour Theory (or classroom personal colour analysis training course), plus we have additional video pieces of training and support available for you to watch on demand.
Colour palettes – there are 50 colours in each palette and include both colours and neutrals ideal for the colour direction.
You order colours palettes through our website, and distribution is done by the closest Absolute Colour System distributor to you – we currently have distributors in UK, Czech Republic, USA and Australia.
Each palette is easy to use as they fan out and can be place onto the item you’re comparing.
We also have business card size swatches, these are a simple form of colour palette that we use in our online colour analysis as well as give to clients.
Virtual palettes are also available for you to create an “app” on your client’s phone so they can use if they forget their physical swatch. We do recommend that the physical swatch is the ideal, as screens don’t all render colours the same.