It’s good you’re here…
Colour is important in our lives. It can be uplifting and generate feelings of happiness and stimulation. It can also be calming and soothing – the effects of being by a beautiful sea or mountainside with flowers. Understanding the effects of colour opens a new dimension in our awareness. It can improve our state of health.
I begin by helping you to understand which colours make you look and feel great because they are simply a natural extension of what you were born with. This gives self-confidence, boosts esteem and puts a skip in your step. Through this colour session and simple body shape review I can help you simplify your wardrobe so that every single item can be mixed and matched to reflect your colouring, personality and lifestyle, introducing positivity into your morning ritual.
For information on how I can help you please delve into the various sections on this site or check out my client reviews under Happy Smiley Faces – word of mouth is the best way to share good things and I am honoured and grateful for the kind words posted here.
Check out my blog on Facebook for interesting articles on colour – on the psychological effects of colour, about colour in healing, the science of colour, colour in interiors and much more. Colour can influence our lives in so many ways and subconsciously have a profound effect on our emotions. Colour has power and it’s transformational.
I am a DJ, mental health supporter, business woman, colour analyst, stylist, reiki master and lover of life. I am a student of interior design and I live in Amsterdam, Groningen and Patmos.
“When you know your TRUE colours, you begin to know yourself. It’s a journey.”
Wearing the right colours will make you look alive, vibrant and you will glow. They naturally highlight your best features. Wearing the wrong colours will make you look tired and washed out and highlight your imperfections.
Body Shape Review
We will do a body shape analysis to highlight your best features, create new balance in your shape and agree which clothes and fabrics flatter you most.
We will then work together to overhaul your wardrobe. We’ll take a fresh and in depth look to create more outfits with the clothes you have and find items that are missing.
“Opening doors through colour and touch”
Colour has a positive effect on us, whether in clothing, in the home and definitely in nature around us. Whilst the positive effects of colour are supremely beneficial, it’s important to take time to enjoy stillness and quiet and to connect with your true higher self – the body is a vehicle for the true essence that is perfect and inside all of us so I encourage you to explore and enjoy the benefits of colour but always take some time to be with yourself.
Reiki is healing technique based on the principle that the therapist can channel energy into the patient by means of touch, to activate the natural healing processes of the patient’s body and restore physical and emotional well-being. It is a simple, natural and safe method of spiritual healing and self-improvement that everyone can use. It has been effective in helping virtually every known illness and malady and always creates a beneficial effect. It also works in conjunction with all other medical or therapeutic techniques to relieve side effects and promote recovery. I became a reiki master in February of 2015 having practiced the art for many years. I love to work with the healing powers of reiki energy.
COLOUR REFLECTION READING
As we enjoy the reiki treatment we will perhaps add a little colour to your session and use the Colour Reflection Reading method to find out a little bit more about where you are in your life, what challenges you are facing, and how to overcome them.
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Rita is a game changer!
STEPHANIE DE BRUIJN, EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT, AMSTERDAM
The Reiki session with Rita was my first experience with Reiki. The setting was calm and relaxed. The massage worked very liberating. My body could leave all the stress behind. After a while my head became more clear and empty. I came in a mind-set that was positive and all the thoughts became mellow. Tranquillity took over. After the session I felt quiet and in good spirits. The rest of the day and evening I felt revitalised in an encouraging way. I worked very concentrated and I think the Reiki session made the difference! I am really looking forward to the next session. Rita, thank you so much.
CECILE VAN DER HEIDEN, ARTIST, AMSTERDAM
"Having had a career of over 25 years as a saleswoman in fashion, I thought I knew… Many ladies (and gentlemen) have passed by my fitting rooms, so after advising on shape, fit and colour for all these years it was time to take a better look at myself. My work wear always consisted of black and white, so that is also the basis in my private wardrobe. And then there was Rita; a beautiful, tasteful and colourful woman who invited me to confront myself and do a colour analysis! Well .... literally a world of colours opened for me! Great to see what colours can do for you! She also gave me a lot of advice on my body shape and on combining different pieces. Once at home I scrutinized my wardrobe and yes... things definitely need to be replaced there! Dear Rita Snaddon: I am very happy with your analysis and have become much more confident in selecting new pieces for my wardrobe!"
NELLEKE VAN DER LAARSE, SALESWOMAN AT C&A (1989-2014), UITHOORN
Rita offers a beautiful, warm environment and creates a variety of experiences – from color sessions to Reiki and more – that encourage you to find out new things about yourself.
HARRIET ARNONE, VP PLANNING & ASSESSMENT – NEW YORK INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
Trooping the Colours - The mirror showed me lots of different colours next to my face. Although it seemed difficult beforehand, it was a natural process to find out which colours worked well with my skin colour and gave my face a little sunshine. By comparing and changing, the colours revealed their power and qualities in showing my appearance to be more joyful and attractive. For me the winter spectrum gave me a boost. Together with you we made a simple but sufficient choice in my wardrobe. Now, I have a wardrobe that makes me feel confident to start my day and my night. I am very happy to have had this colour experience. Thanks Rita , you made my day!
CECILE VAN DER HEIDEN, ARTIST, AMSTERDAM
A few months ago I consulted Rita for a colour session. That was fantastic to really see the difference a colour can make, some colours make you look dull and others lighten you up. That session already made a huge difference for me. It makes shopping also so much easier and less time consuming. No need to check out colours which are not yours. A few weeks ago I did a follow up session with Rita whereby she came to my place to go through my wardrobe and really declutter garments that no longer suited me. They were either not my colour or did not work well with my hourglass figure. I got rid of 75% of my clothes and it felt fantastic. What I like about Rita is that she takes the time, also to make you understand what suits you best. You can tell by the look on her face when something is off. No non-sense in a good way. Afterwards she gives you a summary of all with suggestions on what garments you could still add to your wardrobe to further complete it. I know I am a happy woman with a capsule wardrobe of items that make me shine. I would highly recommend Rita to anyone who feels they are ready to step it up regarding their image. It does make a difference.
Jackie Delgado, Coach and Public Speaker, Amsterdam
"After years of expensive and not so expensive mistakes from buying the wrong clothes, I am now confident walking into a shop and knowing what is right for me. It's made life so much easier! Rita was wonderful. She was kind and patient - it's sensitive talking about your own wardrobe, style and taste but she was very encouraging and understanding. It was an uplifting and fun experience - I couldn't recommend her more highly."
JANE VILLIERS, FILM AGENT, LONDON
"I absolutely loved having my colours done by Rita. She analysed my body shape and gave me super tips on how to mix and match my wardrobe to make me look my best. I felt elegant, chic and beautiful."
MARO TZANAKAKI, BEAUTY SPECIALIST, PATMOS
"Curious yet very sceptical I decided to go and have Rita do my color analysis. I found myself traveling through colors that made me pale, made me disappear, took me over and the ones that made me shine. Although I had my favorite clothes in my wardrobe (and ones that I liked but ended up never wearing because they felt wrong..) I now get it! A very fun inspirational AHA moment that definitely should be experienced. With Rita's charm and passion it's truly an experience that surprised me. She advised me on the best clothes to wear to suit my body shape and lifestyle and we'll be shopping in London in September to perfect my capsule wardrobe. She gave me a lot to think about and I left the session surprised and inspired."
GUNILLA MOLUND, TV PRODUCER / DIRECTOR AT THE JEWEL OF YOGA, STOCKHOLM
"The philosopher John Locke claimed that a blind man can never have an understanding of colours. As he does not have the sense of sight, he has no understanding of all that this entails. Thankfully I have never been blind but my eyes were opened for the first time during the colour session with Rita Snaddon."
DAVID MENKE, AMSTERDAM
"This is such an eye opener in so many pleasant ways! I recommend to one and all as you will come away with a very different view on what yes to wear, especially in the colour zone! It also makes future shopping trips a whole lot easier knowing what suits you as an individual. Rita takes her time to explain and is very patient, and I am very happy to have undergone a colour analysis."
JILL BANKS, AMSTERDAM
"I have always opted for fairly dull, black or grey suits or dresses and nothing particularly adventurous. When I have went for bright colour in clothes, they usually swamp me. Doing the colour session with Rita was great as it really did show what does work for me and what doesn't and will make shopping much less of chore. I actually have guidance on what to buy now. The whole experience was not only informative but very fun! Rita has a fantastic personality, chatty and personal. I will thoroughly recommend her to my friends and colleagues."
ANDREA CAMPBELL, LONDON
"It was a fun and colourful experience and I am very happy to learn I am in harmony with my 'Autumn'. Thanks a lot Rita! Really useful and great advice."
ATHENA SIDI, PATMOS
"I always thought I did pretty well... Most of the time I was satisfied, looking at my own image... Dear oh dear, how little I knew! Rita's colour analysis truly is a once-in-a-lifetime experience! It's almost science to see your face, skin and eyes glow using the right colours. And there was more... after a body shape review she handed me great tips on what/what not to wear and how to combine. I put everything in practice right away. When looking in a mirror now I'm totally blown away by the image! A wonderful feeling, even more now people actually tell me how great I look. This is a must do for everyone! My next step: check my closets and drawers with Rita and build my capsule wardrobe. I can't wait..."
RICHARD VAN DER LAARSE, AMSTERDAM
"With keen instinct and serious eye, Rita sums up which colors make you look good! Taking into consideration one's own natural coloring and sense of style, she precisely tailors a palette right for you... Strangely, it affected my personality, accentuating a certain boldness... It is great wearing clothes with authority!"
PETER SPELIOPOULOS, SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT OF DESIGN, DONNA KARAN, NY
"At my age (and I swore, as a senior citizen, never to start a sentence with that!...) But - At my age I figured I knew what colours suited me and which did not...but you must always be ready for change and for new ideas. So Rita's colour analysis has made me aware of new possibilities - and a more colourful future! She showed me the difference it makes when I change from powdered muted colours to fresh, spring vibrant ones and the compliments keep coming!"
AUDREY HAAS, ZURICH AND PATMOS
"A psychiatrist might wager that it was probably being dragged around Selfridges as a child by my mother that did it. Yes, I admit it. I am not much interested in my appearance and definitely not in fashion. To be precise, in the past, I would rather undergo root canal treatment than spend an afternoon shopping for clothes. This has sometimes led to me making disastrous high speed impulse choices in shops and on-line. So when a friend suggested a painless ''styling" at Colouritz, I took a deep breath, trying hard to suppress an imagined torture akin to the Spanish Inquisition. How nice to be proved wrong . Meeting Rita and experiencing 50 minutes of Colouritz was excellent. I was given some basic lessons in what colours suited me, what looks best on my portly frame and what did not. No embarrassment or humiliation was endured, quite the opposite. So much so that I asked questions about various clothes combinations for certain public speaking occasions. Rita always provided courteous, decisive and encouraging answers- no bossy matron in sight. It was frighteningly simple. I don't think I will ever become a shopaholic but am now happy to go into clothes shops, unattached to any minders or mobile phone to wife and buy stuff that looks good and does the job. Same with online purchases. So skip the dentist and give this a shot. Highly recommended."
JEREMY THOMAS, AUTHOR, SPEAKER, TV PRODUCER
"It took me a while to realise the value of a colour analysis session. When I first heard about it, I thought it was only for uncertain people with no clue about colours and I had lots of reservations. When I sat before the mirror with Rita behind me and then next to me however, I saw with my own eyes the impact of the changing colours, making me look great (or not!) and how the right colours truly matched the combination of my hair, skin and eyes, showing my best features. True primary colours and icy shades suit me the most, and I should always wear colours with a blue undertone. We then moved on to my body shape and that was also a revelation. My rectangular shape looks best in thicker fabrics, layers, patterns – I have a lot of choice! I soon realised that some of the clothes I had been wearing made me look too thin – but not anymore! During the final session we took a critical look at my wardrobe. Items that I never wore or only kept for sentimental reasons have gone and that has given me so much space. The colour analysis also gave me mental space – I am now aware of colours, fabrics and shapes. When I shop for new clothes I know what I am looking for and I save money in the process. Really recommended – thank you so much Rita."
EEF SPAN, AMSTERDAM
Before & After
Athena is an INVERTED TRIANGLE. By wearing the wrong top the attention is drawn to her broad shoulders and gives her a ‘block’ look. By drawing the attention to her centre your eyes leave the shoulders and the overall effect is much more feminine and shapely and at the same time shows her attractive arms and collar bone.
Richard is an INVERTED TRIANGLE – we needed to demonstrate balance and draw the eye to his lower half. Wearing a white short sleeved polo t-shirt makes him look bulky on top and skinny at the bottom. By wearing a darker open neck shirt and baggier white trousers it narrows down the chest area and creates an all over balanced effect.
Maro has an OVAL shape. By wearing a frilly multi-coloured flowery top she draws attention to her tummy area which is her little problem area. The leggings make her legs look shorter and her overall appearance is large. By wearing a more neutral coloured fitted tunic in a V shape with jeans to the floor, her legs look much longer and the overall look is much more slimming.
When you know your colours, you begin to know yourself. A great thing about colour analysis is that you only do this once in your lifetime and it will be one of the best investments you ever make. Investing in yourself. It’s the start of your journey. Let’s take a look at the 4 seasons.
Spring – Light bright warm
Summer – Light muted cool
Autumn – Dark muted warm
Winter – Dark bright cool
I’ll help you discover which colours highlight your features and make you look alive, vibrant and fresh. These colours are almost a natural extension of yourself.
Wearing the wrong colours will make you look tired and washed out and highlight your imperfections:
- A too dark colour can pull the eye down and away from the face
- A too light colour can make your face look wishy washy
- A too bright colour can be garish and overpowering
- A too muted colour can make you appear drab and cast shadows on your skin
- A too warm colour can cast a yellow look onto your face
- A too cool colour can make your face appear grey and harsh
By using coloured drapes we will determine your correct colour palette. Together, we test how different colours affect your appearance by looking for those that that highlight your features and steering away from colours that drain your complexion.
Body Shape Review
Your body is beautiful and should be offered gratitude for carrying you this far! In a collaborative way we’ll have a chat what is presently occurring in your life, to understand your situation and your needs.
This process can be incredibly valuable at transition times, such as when you are entering or re-entering the workplace or preparing for a special occasion.
So we will do a simple body shape analysis and you will discover that you’ll fall into one of the following categories:
It’s all about balance and I’ll show you how to highlight your best features and focus on balancing them. I’ll talk you through the types of clothes and fabrics that best suit your shape and then together we will evaluate your current wardrobe.
Wardrobe Styling / Capsule Wardrobe
A capsule wardrobe generally consists of approx. 30 key items which you can mix and match.
The right colour and style for your shape can radically alter the way you look and, more importantly, how you feel about yourself. Choosing clothes from a well thought out wardrobe brings inspiration, style and confidence to your everyday life, naturally boosting your wellbeing and helping you to always put your best foot forward.
We’ll determine which clothes suit you perfectly and will be key pieces in your capsule wardrobe and which clothes are outdated or ill-fitting. You’ll find that you already have items that you can mix and match in a new and refreshing way. We’ll go through your accessories and if you are interested we can do a short session on make-up and jewellery.