Color Report 9 of 10: 5 Jewels to Color-Block With Pantone’s Radiant Orchid

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 Radiant Orchid.

Pantone's Radiant Orchid

Pantone 18-3224 Radiant Orchid

This fuchsia-like color is the ultimate happy hue; it looks great with black and blends beautifully with other purples.

1. Pair Radiant Orchid–colored garments with green for a complementary color effect.

Peridot and gold ring from Tamir Jewels

Ring in 18k rose gold ring with black-finished silver, a 10.47 ct. peridot, and 2.33 cts. t.w. diamonds, $27,000; Tamir Jewels

Dress by Yoana Baraschi

Garment by Yoana Baraschi

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2. Go for a tone-on-tone look (a variant of an analogous color mix) with a lighter shade—like lavender or pink—of Radiant Orchid.

Light amethyst and gold earrings from Bizzotto

Earrings in 18k white and yellow gold with light amethyst and diamonds, $2,670; Bizzotto

3. Anchor the whimsy of Radiant Orchid–colored garments with a sobering black jewel.

EF Collection ring in gold with black diamonds

X ring in 14k gold with 0.19 ct. t.w. black diamonds, $850; EF Collection


Outfit by Juicy Couture

Outfit by Juicy Couture

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4. Add lightness to Radiant Orchid ensembles with a white or silver jewel.

Blanche cuff in silver by Mignon Faget

Blanche cuff in sterling silver with colorless diamonds and white freshwater pearls, $1,200; Mignon Faget

5. Make the pinky tones in multicolored prints pop more by accessorizing with a Radiant Orchid–colored jewel.

Dana Rebecca pink tourmaline, gold, and diamond earrings

Cynthia Rose earrings in 14k gold with 0.75 ct. t.w. pink tourmaline, $3,630; Dana Rebecca Designs


Frock by Emerson by Jackie Fraser-Swan

Frock by Emerson by Jackie Fraser-Swan

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