Some of us remember Carole Jackson’s classic book Color Me Beautiful, which everyone seemed to own in the 1980s. I remember browsing through my mother's copy when I was a child.
The theory is based on four color types: Spring, Summer, Autumn, and Winter. Each seasonal type depends on the undertone of your skin, hair, and eyes, and your overall tone. I'm a Summer because my coloring is soft, light, and cool.
The swatches in the book made me think of the colors appropriate to archives and records management. Grey, beige, and blue predominate, but occasionally there's a bright splash of red!