Which colour analysis drapes should you get when you start out?
Kim, if you were me, just starting out, which drapes would you invest in? Which approach is easier and better so that people understand more and easier for me to learn? Is it the seasonal or tonal? I know you have said you don’t need all the drapes, but does it look more professional to have them all?Fredwina
Seasonal and tonal colour analysis are exactly the same thing
You may start out learning seasonal and then add tonal later. You might choose to learn tonal first, and then add seasonal. Your choice. We’re all different.
The tonal system didn’t exist when I started so I had no choice; it was seasonal or nothing. And at the end of the day, every woman wants to know which season she is so that she can tell her friends.
Her friends will understand when she talks about Spring, Summer, Autumn, and Winter. But will they understand when she says, “I’m a Bright” or “I’m Soft-muted”?
The tonal system may make more sense later. Just see how it goes. You don’t have to do what I or anyone else does. This is your business. Your choice.
Don’t forget, I ran an extremely successful colour business using seasonal colour analysis alone for 17 years.
- I have been explaining all about this in the training course ‘How to Make Money from Colour Analysis‘
- I discuss which props to get, and why, in Module 2
All our drapes have labels that show both seasonal and tonal directions
so it doesn’t matter which drapes you choose. They will all work for both seasonal and tonal. If you work with the tonal approach, you can use any of the drapes with that method. They are all also marked with the seasons, so every drape can be used with any system at all.
Do NOT order both the 60x seasonal and the 90x tonal drape sets!
- because there are 42 drapes mutual to both sets.
- More here on drape notation
Looking for an easy decision for which drapes to get you started?
If you really prefer someone else to make these decisions for you, then you should check out those training companies who either offer a franchise or operate like one. They will send you their prepared stack of drapes and wallets, so you don’t have to decide for yourself.
Or choose the kit I created especially for you
with an easy-peasy one-click purchase.
I don’t run a franchise so only you can decide which props to use.
This is your business so it can only ever be your choice! However, I understand that it’s not easy to make decisions like this before you even begin. That’s why I created the Improvability Colour Analysis Starter Set so that you can make a one-click purchase and save all the headaches around which drapes and swatches to get.
This Starter Set contains all the drapes and swatch wallets that I use on all of my colour analysis training courses, including Colour Analysis Training in a Box:
- 60x standard seasonal drape set
- 1x each 4 ladies seasonal fans – Spring, Summer, Autumn, & Winter
- 1x each of 6 ladies safe tonal fans – Cool, Warm, Bright, Muted, Deep, & Light
- 1x Antique drape pack (2) – Antique Gold, & Antique Silver
- 1x Armani drape pack (4) – Medium Bronze, Green Grey, Moss Green, & Rose Brown
- 1x cover-up cape
- 1x hand-held colour wheel
- 1x Transparent plastic drape case
You only need to purchase your demonstration kit ONCE
Mine is still going strong after 40 years.
You may prefer to create your own bespoke demonstration kit.
You can easily do this by buying individual drapes:
- Here’s the full list of drapes
- There are no minimum orders so you can purchase individual drapes whenever you want
Hints and tips
Read loads of real questions and my answers about the drapes and swatch wallets.
Read my own personal colour analysis supplies hints & tips.