Color Report 1 of 10: 5 Jewels to Color-Block With Pantone’s Placid Blue

The Pantone Spring 2014 Fashion Color Report serves as an overview of designers’ color choices in new clothing collections. The colors are important for jewelers to know so they can help customers successfully color-block accessories. Here are five ways to color-block with Pantone’s Placid Blue.

Pantone Placid Blue

PANTONE 15-3920 Placid Blue

Blue’s opposite on the color wheel is red, but fashionistas often pair it with yellow. Use a neutral—or another bright—to serve as a balance, and you’ve got a winning look.

1. Pair yellow with Placid Blue.

Thistle & Bee citrine ring in silver

Etoiles ring in silver with a center cushion-cut citrine, $325; Thistle & Bee

2. Use a silver piece as a neutral.

Emanuela Duca Doha Collection silver necklace

Ghibli necklace in silver from the Doha collection, $3,100; Emanuela Duca

Ella Moss frock, sketch for Pantone

Frock from Ella Moss by Pamella Protzel-Scott

(Photo courtesy of Pantone)

3. Pair red with Placid Blue.

Sara Weinstock ruby and gold bangle

Bracelet in 18k gold with 4.46 cts. t.w. rubies, $8,200; Sara Weinstock

sketch for Pantone

Garments by Marcia Patmos

(Photo courtesy of Pantone)

4. Layer a darker blue with Placid Blue.

ZDNY & Co. sapphire earrings

Earrings in 18k gold with 57.95 cts. t.w. blue sapphires and 1.68 cts. t.w. diamonds, $11,250; ZDNY & Co.

5. Place a different bright hue next to Placid Blue.

Color-enhance pink diamond rings from the Fiamma collection by Kama Schachter

Rings from the Fiamma collection in 14k gold with color-enhanced pink diamond center stones and colorless I1 and I2 accents, $3,199–$4,499; Fiamma by Kama Schachter

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