Soooo, I've been thinking on some good ways to help you arrive at colors that reflect your true and authentic self. In your home, car, office, any place you are.
Like I talked about in my previous post, forget about what EVERYONE says and preaches to you about color. Wipe it right out of your head. Now, get out a nice new journal, (or grab an old envelope if you're like me), and think back over your whole life. Think about some of your favorite memories; places to which you have traveled, clothes that you wore, jewelry you owned, anything that you viewed as beautiful and that brought feelings of happiness to you. Write it down. In as much detail as possible. Nobody but you has to know it was the color of an old boyfriends eyes or the color of your 1968 Mustang. (Oh wait. That's me. But I digress.)
After you get a pretty good list going, start looking for images to underpin your written ideas. Look everywhere; not just on Pinterest or design blogs. Take your phone or camera, get out, and look. Capture images of the colors you love. Now, print them out, stick them in your journal, or to an inspiration board. Like this.
Then marinate on the whole thing for a while. This is not an overnight thing. Color work is just like any other therapy. It takes a while to get to the bottom but it's worth it. I promise you will enjoy this exercise! And you will become more confident in your own style and ability to choose color.
If you do choose to consult a designer, (hopefully me!), you will then be prepared to discuss your favorite colors and you will have your wonderful color journal to assist you in communicating about them.
Now, go forth. Dream, reminisce, wander about, photograph, and find your true colors!