3 Try each one on
Place the photo on a swatch of each color. The results are pretty, aren’t they? What’s fun is that this will always look good, because the colors you’re using are already there.
These are the warm colors—pinks, salmons, sepias, browns—of the red-haired model. The warmer colors make her look softer and more feminine. These colors would be good for a cosmetic message or a caring message.
The cool colors—blues, mainly—make for a more serious, businesslike relationship and convey a direct, to-the-point message. Note that as the values get darker, her face gets perceptually brighter and appears to rise off the page toward you.