The 2017 Pantone® Color of the Year has been chosen, and it’s…greenery! This yellow-green color is symbolic of spring and awakening (and makes us think of brighter, warmer days). Greenery is also associated with vitality and personal passions, so make those New Years resolutions count this year!
This year, for the first time ever, two colors were chosen as the PANTONE Color of the Year – both Rose Quartz and Serenity. These two opposite colors (soft pink and light blue) symbolize a connection between warm and cool, feminine and masculine.
Rose Quartz and Serenity correspond perfectly with what’s going on in the fashion world. Androgyny was big on the runways this year (hello Prada and Gucci!), blurring gender lines in both fashion and jewelry (think David Bowie).
What do you think of Rose Quartz and Serenity as the PANTONE Color of the Year?
The 2015 Official Pantone Color of the Year is in – it’s Marsala! Marsala is a rich earthy hue with a hint of brown, that can be used either as a statement or accent color.
Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute® commented, “Marsala is a subtly seductive shade, one that draws us in to its embracing warmth.” We like the sound of “seductive” and “embracing,” especially when it comes to jewelry! Check out our curated designer collections (just click on the links below) for some Marsala-toned jewelry.
We’ve got color contrasts in each of these fun spring collections.
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Or you can get in touch with your inner Wonder Woman with our traditional cuff collection here.
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Now that jilted Bachelor star, Melissa Rycroft, is making her much-deserved comeback on Dancing With The Stars, we can all go back to our normal routine of OctoMom judging and fashion hunting. To that end, jewelry hounds, I give you the eagerly awaited Pantone 2009 Fall Color Report.
Who cares if it’s only March 10th?
Each season, Pantone surveys the designers of New York Fashion Week to collect feedback on prominent collection colors, color inspiration and color philosophy. The information is then used to create the Pantone Fashion Color Report that serves as a reference tool throughout the year for fashion enthusiasts, reporters and retailers alike.
“The fall 2009 palette is more unique and thoughtful than the typical autumnal hues of years past,” said Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute.
“Designers recognize the desire for fundamental basics that speak to current economic conditions, but also understand the need to incorporate vibrant color to grab the consumers’ eyes and entice them to buy.”
Fall 2009 brings us a “true red” in American Beauty, which is said to go with all skin tones. Purple Heart continues the hue’s trend as a must-have in your wardrobe, and the more subdued Honey Yellow provides an interesting contrast. Iron as the new Black will make traditional basics more interesting, and the season’s signature color, Burnt Sienna, brings back earthy oranges into our color lexicon.
So what jewelry should we wear to make the Pantone people proud? Yellow gold continues to be a hue that compliments the earth tones hitting the runways, and gemstones like amethysts and orangey citrine can add the right color combo to a basic look. And it goes without saying, but diamonds, of course, defy any Pantone prediction.
While you might not care that Crème Brulee is the new White or Majolica Blue is the new Navy, it’s always fun to see what the fashionistas are crowing on about this time of year. And here is a look at the Spring 2009 Pantone colors in case your concern for Melissa’s happiness has overshadowed your interest in what’s really important.
To every thing there is a season. And to every fashion hound, there is the Pantone color report – the authority on what hues are hot each season. Yup. These are the folks who tell us “orange is the new black” or “fuschia is so fall 1995”. Seem a little nutty? There is method to their madness.
Each season, Pantone surveys the designers of New York Fashion Week to collect feedback on prominent colors used, their color inspiration and color philosophy. Fall 2008 is all about Blue Iris, Royal Lilac and Shady Glade, and Spring 2009 will feature Palace Blue, Lavender and Super Lemon.
Super Lemon? Got it.
But how do we bedazzle our studied wardrobes with jewelry the Pantone people would be proud of? Think Created Sapphires. Sapphires are not just blue; they come in a rainbow of colors. Maybe not Super Lemon or Salmon Rose – but certainly yellow, pink, purple – even green.
Created Sapphires have the same physical and chemical properties as the natural gem with the bonus of being nearly flawless. No joke. They are genuine sapphire stones just created in a lab rather then being mined from the earth, saving you thousands of dollars you can now spend on that off-the-shoulder cocktail dress.
PANTONE 18-2328 Fuchsia Red
PANTONE 15-1626 Salmon Rose
PANTONE 18-4043 Palace Blue
PANTONE 14-5714 Lucite Green
PANTONE 14-0754 Super Lemon
PANTONE 16-0435 Dark Citron
PANTONE 15-3817 Lavender
PANTONE 16-6339 Vibrant Green
PANTONE 16-5804 Slate Gray
PANTONE 14-1307 Rose Dust
PANTONE 18-3943 Blue Iris
PANTONE 18-3531 Royal Lilac
PANTONE 18-5624 Shady Glade
PANTONE 18-4525 Caribbean Sea
PANTONE 18-1550 Aurora Red
PANTONE 18-1015 Shitake
PANTONE 18-1435 Withered Rose
PANTONE 19-3938 Twilight Blue
PANTONE 16-1448 Burnt Orange
PANTONE 14-1036 Ochre