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

The Pantone Fall 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 Cypress.

Cypress from Pantone

PANTONE 18-0322 Cypress

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Cypress is a “majestic and powerful green; indicative of its name, this shade has a towering presence and serves as a stunning perennial,” according to Pantone.  

1. Apply a pop of red or purple to Cypress–colored garments for a complementary color effect.

MARC Jewelry necklace

Pendant necklace in sterling marcasite with an amethyst and white mother-of-pearl doublet by MARC Jewelry

Dress by Barbara Tfank for Pantone

Dress by Barbara Tfank

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2. Enhance a print by accessorizing with a Cypress-colored jewel.

ZDNY & Co. earrings

Earrings in 18k gold and silver with 29.15 cts. t.w. chrome diopsides and 1.34 cts. t.w. diamonds, $6,938; ZDNY & Co.

3. Keep Cypress outfits understated with a neutral like gold or silver.

EF Colleciton name necklace

Name necklace in 14k gold with 0.09 ct. t.w. diamonds, $985; EF Collection

Outfit by Christian Siriani for Pantone

Outfit by Christian Siriani

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4. Create an analogous color scheme by pairing a blue with Cypress.

Jane Taylor ring

Pauline ring in 14k white gold with 4.4 ct. London blue topaz, 0.72 ct. round-shape London blue topaz, 0.25 ct. t.w. diamonds, and 0.06 ct. t.w. blue sapphires, $3,060; Jane Taylor

5. Pair Cypress hues with white for a crisp, modern look.

Stephanie Albertson white topaz earrings

Earrings in 22k gold with white topaz, $2,255; Stephanie Albertson

Garment by TiA CiBANi for Pantone

Garment by Tia Cibani

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