Karin Donnachie
Croydon, Greater London
Expertly Trained Stylist & Colour Analyst

Karin Donnachie

Croydon, Greater London

Karin Donnachie

Telephone

+447811262500

Hi, my name is Karin,  and I am a colour, style and image consultant. I cover Croydon and South London (Crystal Palace, Sydenham, Anerley, Penge, South Norwood, Thornton Heath, Mitcham, Streatham and Tooting).


My story:

I first heard of colour analysis in Germany over 20 years ago and I was intrigued but never got around to actually do anything about it. I then forgot about and moved to the UK in 1999. I worked as an IT consultant mostly in the Telecommunication and Banking sectors for over 18 years and had to follow a certain dress code. I wore a lot of black, despite being a winter, not my best colour. Dressing for work was easy but I had a real issue with casual or smart casual and ended up with a wardrobe full of clothes but never knowing what to wear.

I remembered the colour analysis and went online to find out if it was available in the UK and found House of Colour. I gifted myself a 121 colour analysis session. It was one of the best investments I’ve made. It suddenly was clear why I really looked good in certain colours but looked washed out and tired others. I then proceeded to complete my colour, style and makeup consultations and I have never looked back. I now have a wardrobe in which everything goes with everything else, and it is a pleasure to get dressed in the morning. I know what colours and styles suit me. I get comments on how well I look even on days when I don’t feel great at all rather than how nice that jumper or dress or jacket looks that I am wearing.

How I can support you:

Do you have a wardrobe full of clothes in various colours but struggle with getting dressed in the morning

Do you want to find out which are the best colours for you to wear and how to combine them?

Do you need help with dressing outside of work

Feel more confident in the way to dress with colour

Create a capsule wardrobe for work or leisure in which each item goes with everything

Understand the impact of colour when you dress for work, events or leisure

My consultation with you will be in a safe and friendly environment. It will be informative and supportive and I will try my best to make it fun too. You will leave knowing what colours and make-up works best for you, and you will have the tools to start your colour journey.

Consultations can be held either in English or German

Services currently available:

Colour Analysis – either one to one or in groups up to 2 people

Colour Re-rate

Personal Style - either one to one or group up to 2 people

The complete package Colour & Style exclusive one to one

Make-up – find the right shades to work with your skin, eyes, hair and best clothing colours

*All colour sessions are run from my studio in East Croydon (CR0 6EY0)

You can see my availability and request a consultation by clicking the “View Availability” tab at the top of my page. If you don’t find a slot that suits, you can contact me via email or phone and I will do my best to accommodate you.

Gift vouchers are available for any of the consultations or in any monetary amount to put towards products or services.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me on 07811 262 500, or karin.donnachie@houseofcolour.co.uk. Or you can click on the 'View Availability' tab above to book a 15 minute Discovery Call with me where I'll be happy to answer your questions.

I look forward to meeting you and helping you to discover the colours and styles that make you look and feel amazing. It’s the best investment you can make in yourself and will last a lifetime.

Services

Welcome to my services page. You can see below the list of services I currently offer. For more info on these services, packages and pricing, please click on the button at the top of the page.

Transform getting dressed everyday into an effortless and joyful experience with our life-changing colour analysis.

Through precision-dyed drapes and my expert training, I provide you with invaluable insights of knowing your season; a palette of colours customised to your unique undertones. Our approach is inclusive, serving people of all ages, races, ethnicities, and genders, ensuring that your season remains a timeless guide throughout your life.

Experience the three essential components of our colour sessions:

First is our world-class, scientific draping process that we have refined for excellence and accuracy over the past four decades. Next, I will provide advice on jewellery, watches, glasses, and, when applicable, hair and makeup based on your season. Our makeup eliminates the guesswork, enhancing your natural beauty with colours perfectly suited to you. Finally, we’ll dive further into your season as we identify the best colours for both your casual and professional life, uncovering your collection of WOW colours.

You will leave your appointment equipped with a fan of your seasonal swatches and a tailored brochure filled with personalised tips and reminders specific to you, empowering you to confidently shop for and wear your new colours!

For optimal accuracy, arrive at your analysis without spray tans or makeup. Your privacy is paramount, so no photos will be taken or shared on social media without your consent.

I offer the following options for colour analysis:

121 Consultation: Exclusive 121 session in my studio

Group Consultations: I can cater for groups with up to 2 -3 people. For groups of 4-6, my business partner Ali Westmoreland and I will do the consultation together. 

Colour re-rate: This session is only suitable if you already had a full colour analysis session with House of Colour and know your season. A re-rate is recommneded after 7 years. It can either be done on a 121 basis or in groups with a max of 4 people. 

Select the <Book Now> button at the top to find out more about colour analysis options, prices and available dates.

 

 

Discover the science and psychology behind personal style by unlocking the power of you. During a style analysis, I'll empower you to seamlessly combine your inner self with your outward appearance, so you can step out into the world radiating confidence as your authentic self.

We consider your proportions, personality, and preferences to give you a style framework - we call this a “Clothing Personality."

You will confidently know which fabrics, prints, patterns, accessories, necklines, details, and silhouettes flatter your unique body architecture best. By integrating your personality into this framework, our style analysis transcends mere fashion guidance, going a step further to help you identify how you feel in different styles and pieces, ensuring that your wardrobe not only reflects your style but also represents your individuality.

For this appointment, you’ll bring 5–10 items from your closet that you LOVE and 5–10 that make you wonder why you don’t feel good when putting them on. Together, we’ll use this information to help you discover why you gravitated toward and loved certain pieces and what it is about the others that weren’t working for you, saving you time and money in the future! At House of Colour, we believe clothing needs to be adjusted to you, not the other way around. It is our goal to make sure you feel your most confident as who you are and how you look right now.

You’ll leave with a book with detailed information specific to you that we’ll fill out during the appointment and a Clothing Personality card with keywords that will help guide you when shopping. If you’ve already had a colour analysis, this card can be inserted into your fan which will make shopping easy and efficient!

Options for Style analysis

121: Exclusive 121 consultation

Groups: I can cater 2-3 people as a group. 

Select the <Book Now> button at the top to find out more about colour analysis options, prices and available dates.

This appointment is designed to apply all the knowledge you gained in your colour and/or style analysis and appointment and apply it to your own wardrobe. Together, we'll filter through the pieces you don’t wear so you can donate or resell them, keeping your closet free from clutter so you can better mix and match pieces in your wardrobe to create more looks with fewer items.

This process liberates your closet from clutter, empowering you to effortlessly mix and match pieces to unlock endless styling possibilities with fewer items.

You will be left with a wardrobe that serves you and your lifestyle much better, a clearer idea of your shopping must-haves and what to avoid, and new outfit ideas for getting the most out of what you already own and save you money and time in the longterm. It is recommended for those who had their colour and style done to get the maximum value from this session. 

Select the <Book Now> button at the top to find out more about colour analysis options, prices and available dates.

Testimonials

This is just an inadequate message to thank you  for your expertise, care and kindness during what was such an interesting and good day. It was much appreciated and we had such fun too. I am really looking forward to going through my wardrobe in the clear light of day. 

Helen

This is just an inadequate message to thank you  for your expertise, care and kindness during what was such an interesting and good day. It was much appreciated and we had such fun too. I am really looking forward to going through my wardrobe in the clear light of day. 

Helen

My consultation was a real eye opener and I left very satisfied. I am delighted that we finally found my colours! I absolutely loved the colours that I ended up with and like the YouTube videos, I could see the clear difference between the different types. I am so looking forward…

Nina

My consultation was a real eye opener and I left very satisfied. 

I am delighted that we finally found my colours! I absolutely loved the colours that I ended up with and like the YouTube videos, I could see the clear difference between the different types. I am so looking forward to go shopping. 

Nina

Thank you so much for my colour and style analysis sessions- fabulous experiences! I am so excited to finally have the confidence to stop buying black by default and wasting money on things I hardly wear. I have been getting compliments on my new lipsticks that I wouldn't have been…

Louisa

Thank you so much for my colour and style analysis sessions- fabulous experiences! I am so excited to finally have the confidence to stop buying black by default and wasting money on things I hardly wear. I have been getting compliments on my new lipsticks that I wouldn't have been brave enough to try previously. Thank you for your patience - it was so much fun! 

Louisa

I'd been thinking about booking a colour analysis for some time and am so glad I went ahead. Karin was welcoming, professional, and patient. After working through the drapes, I could really see which colours brought out my natural colouring and enhanced my features, and which were less flattering. There…

Rachel

I'd been thinking about booking a colour analysis for some time and am so glad I went ahead. Karin was welcoming, professional, and patient. After working through the drapes, I could really see which colours brought out my natural colouring and enhanced my features, and which were less flattering. There were definitely some unexpected insights and some puzzle pieces falling into place. I've since returned to Karin for a style analysis, which has added another dimension to my wardrobe revamping journey. Both sessions have been invaluable and money well spent - take the plunge!

 

Rachel

Had a wonderful "Colour Analysis" experience with Karin Donnachie. She was warm and welcoming and took me through the process step by step. I was really shocked and pleasantly surprised with what colours worked best and sometimes worst...Karin also had a wonderfully decorated and beautifully clean house where my session…

Jordan

Had a wonderful "Colour Analysis" experience with Karin Donnachie. She was warm and welcoming and took me through the process step by step. I was really shocked and pleasantly surprised with what colours worked best and sometimes worst...

Karin also had a wonderfully decorated and beautifully clean house where my session took place. Which I'd like to give special mention to as well.

Jordan

Thank you Karin so much for my colour analysis session, it was fabulous. I am relieved to finally have the confidence to stop buying black and dark clothes thinking they make me look thinner when in fact they make me look tired and dull. My Blue Spring colours are lovely…

Jean

Thank you Karin so much for my colour analysis session, it was fabulous. I am relieved to finally have the confidence to stop buying black and dark clothes thinking they make me look thinner when in fact they make me look tired and dull. My Blue Spring colours are lovely and will help transform how I look. The mini make-up session was really good as I've not updated my makeup look for quite a while. Trying lipstick colours was an eye opener at how it makes your face light up; I haven't worn lipstick for years but will be brave and start wearing my new lipsticks.

Jean

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