Color Report 7 of 10: 5 Jewels to Color-Block With Pantone’s Cayenne

The Pantone Spring 2014 Fashion Color Report provides an overview of fashion designers’ color choices in their new collections. The colors are important for jewelers to know so they can help customers color-block accessories. Here are five ways to color-block with Pantone’s Cayenne.

Pantone's Cayenne

PANTONE 18-1651 Cayenne

This spicy shade looks great with similar hues—think orange and peach—while balancing busy patterns and offsetting bright ones.

1. Give Cayenne-colored dresses a pop of silver for contrast.

Stuller silver pumpkin bead

Jack-O-Lantern Kera bead in silver, $47; Stuller

dress by Nanette Lepore/Pantone sketch

Dress by Nanette Lepore

(Image courtesy of Pantone)

2. For a more somber statement, adorn Cayenne in blacks and browns.

Sillam spider pin/pendant in gold and diamonds


Spider pin/pendant in 18k white gold with 3.88 cts. t.w. black diamonds and 2.44 cts. t.w. brown diamonds, $23,380; Henri J. Sillam

Sketch by Bibhu Mohapatra for Pantone

Frock by Bibhu Mohapatra

(Image courtesy of Pantone)

3. Dress Cayenne-hued garments in yellow (and yellowish) jewels to strike an analogous color stride.

Tamir jewels ring in gold with Spodumene

Garden ring in 18k yellow gold with 70.99 ct. natural spodumene and diamonds, $12,500; Tamir Jewels

Christian Siriano garment/Pantone sketch

Garment by Christian Siriano

(Image courtesy of Pantone)

4. Another analogous color mix (in the opposite direction on the color wheel): purple.

United Gemco bracelet with tanzanite

Bracelet in silver and 18k gold with 55.04 cts. t.w. tanzanite and 3.68 cts. t.w. diamonds, $5,500; United Gemco

Garments by Tracey Reese/Pantone sketches

Outfits by Tracy Reese

(Image courtesy of Pantone)

5. Go classic with gold, a warm option to Cayenne’s fiery color.

Quality Gold gold signet ring

Monogram ring in 14k gold, $675; Quality Gold

Cynthia Steffe/Pantone sketch

Dress by Cynthia Steffe

(Image courtesy of Pantone)

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