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

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 Sand.

Sand color from Pantone

PANTONE 15-1225 Sand

Similar to nude, Sand will pair with almost any color—blue or red, bolder or muted. The choice is up to the wearer.

1. Pair warm Sand with a complementary or cool color for a vibrant effect.

Anne Sportun necklace in gold with kyanite

Necklace in 18k gold with kyanite briolettes, $1,100; Anne Sportun

2. Suggest Sand-colored jewelry—metal or stone—to balance busy prints.

Sillam earrings in gold with brown diamonds

Eloa earrings in 18k rose gold with 19.79 cts. t.w. brown diamonds, $57,600; Sillam


Herves Leger sketch for Pantone

Dress by Hervé Léger by Max Azria

(Image courtesy of Pantone)

3. Suggest monochromatic hues—layers of Sand-related colors—to create an understated, tone-on-tone look.

Earrings in gold with morganite and brown diamonds by Benne Fatto

Earrings in 18k rose gold with morganite and brown diamonds, $9,900; Benne Fatto

4. Dress Sand-colored clothes in black and white jewels for a classic appearance.

EFFY ring in silver and gold with diamonds

Ring in silver and 18k gold with 0.25 ct. t.w. diamonds, $495; EFFY

Adeam by Hanako Maeda for Pantone

Outfit by Adeam by Hanako Maeda

(Image courtesy of Pantone)

5. Dress Sand attire in analogous colors to create a richer-than-monochromatic, but still soothing style.

Zaiken bracelet in silver and gold with diamonds

Alter Ego reversible-motif cuff bracelets in blackened sterling silver with 18k rose and yellow gold 0.5 ct. t.w. colorless diamonds, $2,800; Zaiken

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