House of Colour has been offering the best personal Color and Style analysis since the mid 1980’s. The roots of color analysis go back to Hollywood where Robert Dorr, an artist who knew of Johannes Itten’s theories of color groupings developed in the Bauhaus, observed how an actress could look wonderful one day, yet tired and older another. He recognized this was the effect of the color she was wearing on her skin and the beginnings of color analysis were born. This developed quickly into a 4 seasons analysis framework.
In the 1980’s a leading Image Consultant in the U.K., Carolyn Miller, recognized that while easy to understand, the basic four seasons system on its own was too rigid, inflexible and not sufficient to provide each client with an individual color analysis that was both representative of their best colors and easy to use.
Carolyn evolved the system further to introduce the flexibility required to honor the every individual skin tone and the House of Colour system was created. The London-based U.K. company became a franchisor and developed the highest standards of practice and training growing a network of franchisees with exclusive areas in the U.K.
In 2008 the company was bought from the retiring Directors by 4 existing U.K. franchisees and the dream to franchise in the USA was born! We trained our first U.S. Franchisee in London in 2010 and have worked since to establish a warehouse, strong contractual framework and a world class training center in the USA.
This system is trained to the highest standards here in the USA and our expansion is exciting and rapid. While fashions, trends and fads come and go, the theory of color, as interpreted by House of Colour, remains based in science, logic and objectivity; enabling every client to take their individual WOW! colors and look and feel wonderful. Your confidence grows and the journey to empowerment begins!
House of Colour believes that everyone is beautiful, and it is our mission to provide our clients with the tools and knowledge to feel confident as their authentic selves. We are welcoming to all and celebrate people of all sizes, ages, races, faiths, those with different abilities and all those who identify as a part of the LGBTQIA+ community.
We are proud of our rich history and look forward to continuing to expand across the U.S. and beyond to revolutionize the way we define beauty and style, celebrate the individuality in each of us and provide our clients the permission and resources to feel confident as their authentic selves.