Color Report 6 of 10: 5 Jewels to Color-Block With Pantone’s Freesia

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 Freesia.

Pantone Freesia

PANTONE 14-0852 Freesia

This sunny, amber-tinted, marigold-like color can brighten up darker looks, including prints. Fashion designer Rachel Roy is a fan, according to Pantone.  

1. Use a Freesia-colored jewel to brighten up a neutral, print pattern, or dark color scheme.

Citrine ring by Lisa Nik

Octagon ring in 18k rose gold with 18.5 ct. citrine and 0.08 ct. t.w. diamonds, $2,400; Lisa Nik

Lela Rose for Pantone

Outfit by Lela Rose

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2. Balance busy, primary-color-blocked outfits that include Freesia with sleek, metal-intense pieces so as not to clutter the look.

Silver cuff with diamonds from What's Your Sign Jewelry

Cuff bracelet in silver with 2.10 cts. t.w. diamonds, $3,000; What’s Your Sign Jewelry

Saunder by Emily Saunders Pantone

Look from Saunder by Emily Saunders

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3. Dress Freesia-colored frocks with jewels in analogous colors, such as green or orange.

Stephanie Kantis 24k gold-dipped bronze ring with green topaz

Casablanca ring in 24k gold-dipped bronze with faceted green topaz, $345; Stephanie Kantis

4. Use yellow gold pieces as monochromatic color companions.

Reinstein Ross gold bangles

Twist bangles in 20k peach gold with 0.15 ct. t.w. diamonds, $3,900; Reinstein Ross

Rebecca Minkoff sketch for Pantone

Ensemble by Rebecca Minkoff

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5. Go crazy when Freesia is the only color in an outfit: Dress it in blue, green, black, purple, a combination of hues, or any color jewel the customer likes because the palette isn’t competing with other colors for attention.

Amethyst and silver and 14k gold necklace by Jewel Couture

Necklace in 14k gold and sterling with amethyst, $675; Jewel Couture

Sketch of Rachel Roy pantsuit for Pantone

Pantsuit by Rachel Roy

(Image courtesy of Pantone)

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