Color Report 4 of 10: 5 Jewels to Color-Block With Pantone’s Paloma

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 Paloma.

Pantone's Paloma color

PANTONE 16-0000 Paloma

This silvery tone helps address the need for “equilibrium,” according to Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute. Eiseman recently told WWD “the world still needs the stability of soft neutrals.” Not surprisingly, four fashion designers who collaborated on the most recent Color Report used Paloma in their spring 2014 collections.

1. Use Paloma, a “cool, sensual, and sexy” color, according to Max Azria of Hervé Léger, to “enhance and illuminate bright shades of blues.”

Cydonia silver and blue topaz bracelet

Bracelet in silver and 18k gold with 7 cts. t.w. carved blue topaz and 0.15 ct. t.w. diamonds, $800; Cydonia & Co.

Herves Leger sketch for Pantone

Dress by Hervé Léger by Max Azria

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2. Pair Paloma with “pops of bold color, including Ultramarine, Clementine, and Azalea,” suggests Trina Turk of the eponymous firm.

Ring in silver wtih CZ by Sterling Reputation

Ring in sterling silver with genuine rhodium and CZ, $99; Sterling Reputation

Trina Turk sketch for Pantone

Outfit by Trina Turk

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3. Suggest monochromatic hues—other grays and colors in the blackish to brownish family—with Paloma.

Silver necklace by Bastian Inverun

Necklace in silver, $948; Bastian Inverun

4. Color-block Paloma-hued jewels (gemstones or metal-only varieties) with prints incorporating Paloma.

Ring in silver with 18k by Samuel B.

Ring in silver with 18k gold and 19.25 ct. checkerboard-cut hematite and 0.24 ct. t.w. black sapphires, $495; Samuel B.

Sketch by Lela Rose for Pantone

Outfit by Lela Rose

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5. Warm up Paloma’s coolness with gold.

Earrings in 18k gold-plated silver by Charles Garnier Paris

Celine earrings in 18k gold-plated silver, $135; Charles Garnier Paris

Sketch by Bibhu Mohapatra for Pantone

Garment by Bibhu Mohapatra

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