Color Report 7 of 10: 5 Jewels to Color-Block With Pantone’s Tangerine

The Pantone Spring 2015 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 Tangerine.

Pantone's Tangerine

Tangerine is “spontaneous and gregarious” and “a juicy shade that is energizing, yet not jarring to the eye,” according to Pantone. Tangerine is “striking enough to stand on its own and adds vitality to a printed pattern,” as well as being “good natured and friendly,” maintains the color agency.

1. Pair Tangerine attire with a deep blue–colored jewel for floral market–inspired effect, like clothing designer Trina Turk.

Gold earrings with London blue topaz and diamonds from Vianna

Florere earrings in 18k gold with 50.66 cts. t.w. London blue topaz and 1.968 cts. t.w. diamonds, $11,110; Vianna

Image by Pantone/Oufit by Trina Turk

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Dress by Trina Turk

2. Dress Tangerine-colored clothes with a yellow jewel for a vintage effect, like design house Alice & Trixie.

Andrea Fohrman gold rainbow necklace with yellow sapphires

Small Rainbow necklace in 18k gold with 0.1897 yellow sapphires, $1,760; Andrea Fohrman


Image by Pantone/Oufit by Alice & Trixie

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Dress by Alice & Trixie

3. Adorn Tangerine outfits with a bright pink jewel to mimic the effect of an African sunset, like designer Yoana Baraschi.

Bella Campbell Campbellian Collection Mandarin garnet and spinel ring in platinum

Ring in platinum with 12 ct. pear-shape Mandarin garnet center, 7.5 cts. t.w. red spinels, and 1.3 cts. t.w. micro pavé diamonds, $49,000 keystone; Bella Campbell Campbellian Collection ( and @Campbellian_Collection on Instagram)

Image by Pantone/Oufit by Yoana Baraschi

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Outfit by Yoana Baraschi

4. Play up a print featuring Tangerine by wearing a Tangerine-colored jewel.

Vancox carnelian and diamond earrings

Earrings in 18k gold with 55 cts. t.w. carnelian and 5.6 cts. t.w. diamonds, $15,185; Vancox

Attire by Degen via Pantone

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Clothes by Degen

5. Give Tangerine ensembles a light blue jewel to inspire thoughts of springtime in California or the Southwest as painted by Georgia O’Keefe, per designer Rachel Pally.

Aquamarine beaded bracelet with silver from Lagos

Beaded aquamarine bracelet with silver, $350; Lagos

Rachel Pally/sketch by Pantone

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Ensemble by Rachel Pally

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