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Moderate colour qualities

Colour characteristics with qualities that can be expressed modestly without dominating are known as moderate colour qualities.

Hue, tone and variable saturation can all express themselves modestly within a person’s skin, hair and eyes.

This man’s colour expression has an overall moderate feel

Moderate contrast can also expresses itself modestly within a person’s colour expression.

A combination of moderate qualities within a person’s skin, hair and eyes is known as co-moderate qualities.

This man has moderate contrast between his skin, hair and eyes and his skins uneven, particoloured, low saturation is moderate in its expression

One or all three of an individual’s colour characteristics may have co-moderate qualities.

When the majority of a person’s colour characteristics have a similar level of moderate qualities, moderation can dominate a person’s colour expression.  

This woman has moderate contrast between her colour characteristics, and her evenly freckled skin, particoloured eyes and hair are moderate in their colour expression

Not all people have colour qualities within their skin, hair and eyes that produce a moderate level of expression.

However, most people will have colour characteristics with moderate qualities at some stage in their life.

The freckles across this woman’s skin express themselves moderately and a lighter level of moderate variable saturation is managing to express itself in her hair. Her hair’s level of dark tone is not natural and creates a co-dominant level of contrast. The blue hue contrast of her eyes has a moderate effect on her overall colour expression

Moderate colour qualities vary in their level of intensity and expression.

They range from the ambiguous point of perceptible expression, when they become noticeable and are no longer recessive, to the ambiguous point at which they overshadow other colour qualities and become dominant.

This man’s melange hair has a range of light and medium tones that produce a moderate level of tone contrast with his skin. His freckles also produce a moderate level of tone contrast across his skin. The melange tone and variable saturation look, which expresses itself across all of his colour characteristics, is moderate. However, because of this it co-dominates his colour expression together with hue, tone and contrast. The co-dominant hue is a combination of his orange hair and skin foundation, and his blue green eyes.

Human colour tone generally expresses itself moderately when it is at a medium level.

It is worth noting that not all colour characteristics with a medium level of tone are moderate in their expression.

This woman has light to medium, highly saturated, even skin and eye tone, medium to dark hair, with low to moderate contrast. All of which express themselves moderately, but as a collective the moderate colour qualities dominate her colour expression

Medium tone can dominate a person’s colour expression when it is present across all colour characteristics.

This man’s colour expression is dominated by a medium tone, low contrast, low saturation variables and an orange pigment foundation

Hue expresses itself moderately if its tone is light–medium and its saturation is relatively moderate. The hue and contrast of juxtaposed characteristics will influence how a moderate hue expresses itself and how its perceived.

The influence of the hue in this man’s hair and eyes is moderate when the characteristics are isolated. However, considering the amount of hair he has, the red foundation hue is co-dominant together with the tone, clear even variable saturation and contrast of his characteristics

Moderate variable saturation expresses itself in many ways, such as a moderate level of freckles, wrinkles, blemishes, muted skin tones and discolouration of the hair and skin.

This man’s face has a moderate level of low, muted, even saturation, including melange variables, such as facial hair and particoloured skin, all of which help co-dominate his colour expression

For people whose colour characteristics have clear, even, high saturation without blemishes or characteristic variables, this type of variable saturation can also be moderate or co-moderate.

This woman’s eyes have dominant variable particoloured saturation and her hair’s tone, variable saturation and hue is similar; however, they express themselves moderately together with contrast. The tone of her skin dominates and the clear, even, high saturation of her skin is moderate in its expression, enhancing the tone

Moderate colour qualities most often create moderate contrast, with juxtaposed colour qualities.  

Moderate contrast includes a broad range of contrast levels, usually determined by the tone difference between a person’s skin and hair.

The contrast tone between this woman’s colour characteristics is moderate and the variable quality of her textured curly hair creates moderate contrast juxtaposed to her clear, soft, even skin

Most often the skin is lighter than the hair in naturally occurring moderate contrast.

However, juxtaposed moderate colour qualities have a wide range of colour expression outcomes, including co-dominant low contrast.  

The subtle range of particoloured saturation is evenly spread across this woman’s face, hair and eyes, and is recessive moderate in its expression. The contrasts of tone and hue between her colour characteristics are moderate in their colour expression

Some colour qualities that dominate within a single colour characteristic are perceived as moderate within a person’s overall colour expression.

This man has moderate contrast between his hair and skin; however, the dark dominating tone of his eyes is only moderate in his overall colour expression

Human eyes are the colour characteristic that provide so many unusual colour combinations and unique colour expressions.

This man has the rare condition of heterochromia (two-coloured eyes). The light tone and hue of his single blue eye is a highlight and dominant with the eye; however, it is barely moderate within his overall colour expression

Moderate colour qualities undergo changes throughout a person’s life, as they age and through health, lifestyle and superficial changes.

This woman has changed the natural moderate tone contrast between her skin, hair and eyes. The contrast of her light hair is still moderate in tone, but is also low moderate in hue contrast

The intensity of pigment in a person’s colour characteristics changes with age, their hair lightens, their skin blemishes, wrinkles and other skin variables appear, changing the moderate colour qualities within a colour characteristic to dominant or recessive.

The changes within an individual colour characteristic also changes the person’s colour expression.

The tone of this man’s greying hair varies, expressing itself moderately with a range of different tones and contrasts. The variables across his face such as wrinkles, blemishes and hair shadow are also moderate, helping moderation dominate his colour expression

Recessive colour qualities

Recessive colour qualities are concealed within colour characteristics – they can be masked by the dominant quality and are most often unable to perceptibly express themselves.

The orange foundation hue of this woman is masked by the neutral tone of her colour characteristics. The clear, even, high saturation of her skin is moderate in its expression, and together with her dark tone may be masking skin variations. Her hair braiding creates a range of dominant variables that were not there before and are in contrast to her smooth, soft, even skin

The perception of recessive colour qualities can be determined by the level of influence the dominant or moderate colour qualities have across a person’s colour expression.

Most people have recessive colour qualities that are most often the same across all colour characteristics and within their colour expression.

The recessive neutral orange hue foundation across this woman’s skin and eyes is the same; however, her hair has more of a red recessive foundation, which may be natural or superficial

Tone of any level is not recessive, it’s always visible, given that the level of lightness to darkness cannot be concealed.

For most people, hue is recessive across all of their colour characteristics and is difficult to determine.

The neutral orange hue of this man’s skin and hair foundation is recessive; however, the melange blue green hue quality of his eyes dominates his eyes but is moderate in his overall colour expression

For some people the hue of their colour characteristics is not recessive but moderate or dominant, such as coloured eyes and red/orange-based hair.

The hue of this albino Indian man is not recessive: the two different hues of his hair and skin are co-dominant, together with his light tone and muted, uneven variable saturation  

Variable saturation can be recessive; however, it is a point in question, given a person’s characteristic variables and levels of saturation are most often visible.

Variables such as acne, blemishes, age spots and skin conditions, including dry muted and sebaceous skin, can be recessive and concealed by the depth of tone in a person’s skin.

The dark colouring of this man makes it more difficult to notice any blemishes and the uneven variable saturation of his skin

Variables such as acne, blemishes and wrinkles may be recessive, concealed by healthy, vibrant, glowing skin due to regular skin care, hydration and purifying the skin.

High vibrant skin saturation may also be recessive, concealed by dull, listless skin that has a build-up of dead skin cells, impurities and such variables as acne and blemishes.

The light red hue foundation of this woman’s skin is on the verge of recessive/moderate, enhanced by the dominant red hue of her juxtaposed lips and neutral melange red eyes.

Recessive hue colour qualities subliminally balance and harmonise human colouring; they inadvertently affect the perception people have of one another.

They are an intrinsic part of a person’s unique colour expression, adding character, depth and continuity.

The hue and variable saturation of this woman’s skin is recessive verging on moderate, given the neutral tone has a perceptible orange foundation. Her skin has a sebaceous glow and a small area of subtle moles and freckles that can be perceived as recessive.

Superficial changes, such as make-up, hair colouring, cosmetic surgery and facial tattoos, can further mask natural recessive skin and hair hue or variable saturation.

This woman’s hair has highlights and her face has make-up – both help keep the aging variable saturation of her skin and hair recessive

As people age the pigment in their colour characteristics changes and new recessive variables may develop.

As the aging process continues, the recessive colour qualities of the skin and hair may become moderate and eventually dominate or co-dominate a person’s colour expression.

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