Lora Alexander wrote on her blog:
"The 4x4 color system was developed by Certified Image Professional Consultant Ferial Youakim, AICI CIP.
The new 16 categories of seasonal color analysis, officially known as the 4x4 Color System© has each of the original 4 seasons (Winter, summer, Autumn and Spring) broken down into 4 sub-categories based on whether the person needs -
The purest, most saturated colors for that main season
Colors that are slightly lighter than the purest colors (tinted)
Colors that are slightly muted with grey (toned)
Colors that are slightly deepened with black (shaded)"
So what exactly are the 4 additional seasons? They are:
- Deep Winter Soft
- Light Spring Soft
- Soft Autumn Light (The Soft Autumn season was split into two)
- Soft Autumn Deep
- Soft Summer Light (The Soft Summer season was split into two)
- Soft Summer Deep