Make Your Color Fan Even Better

In the virtual class on how to optimize the use of your Color Fan, we stumbled on a little modification you can do yourself to make that wonderful tool even easer to use.  Here’s how:

For decades I’ve assembled every Color Fan in the same sequence:  Skin, Hair, Eyes, Blush, Metallics, Pale Neutrals, Dark Neutrals, Accent Colors (in rainbow order).

Then in last week’s class a participant asked if those first 4 (I call them “body essence colors”) were also colors she could wear.  Oh my gosh YES !!  They are some of the very most flattering colors for any woman because they literally repeat HER.

Together we realized that putting the Metallic strips in between was confusing people.  It made those essential colors seem entirely separate from the rest.  Every class member took a minute right then to unclasp the ring and move their Metallic strips to the end – after the purples, right before the back cover.  And everyone agreed that it instantly made it easier to see how their essential colors coordinated with the rest of their Fan.

You can see a Before & After example below.  Try it for yourself – I think you’ll like it.

Let me know what you think of this new arrangement.

About Nancy Nix Rice

I help other women feel confident about how they look every day - regardless of their age, budget, lifestyle or the size tag in their pants - so they put wardrobe concerns on the back burner and go share their gifts with the world.


  1. Caroline Beller on February 7, 2022 at 10:27 am

    Done! And, yes! This is a better arrangement! Thanks for sharing.

  2. mary-berg on February 18, 2022 at 11:35 am

    So simple and so effective!

    • Nancy Nix Rice on February 18, 2022 at 12:02 pm

      I love that there’s always something new to learn about this stuff, right?

  3. Marlette on March 14, 2022 at 10:23 am

    Great idea! I haven’t actually been evaluated by Nancy because I live in NE Ohio and I don’t think computer screens have enough color accuracy to be evaluated, I do use my old Color Me Beautiful fan fairly often. Being blue eyed, blonde and fair, I know I don’t look good in black, oranges, limey green or most yellows.

    I enjoy Nancy’s blogs and advice very much

    • Nancy Nix Rice on March 15, 2022 at 6:59 pm

      I can understand your concerns about virtual photos. I thought the very same thing myself, but a number of clients persuaded me to give it a try and the results have completely stunned me. I get calls and email all the time from people thrilled with the results. One gal told me she had EIGHT different sets of swatches and never felt good about any of them until she go the one I did based on her photo, and it was obvious to her that it was right on the mark.

      Another woman told me she initially though her swatches were wrong because they were so different from what she had always thought. But since she had already spent the money, she decided to just invest in a drug store lipstick in her recommended shade from the red family. She got home, put it on and her jaw dropped in amazement at how glowing she looked with just that one tiny change.

      Of course if you still look like you did back in the 80’s and you fit right into one of the stereotypical 4 categories, you probably don’t need an update. It’s all about what works for each individual.

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