Color Report 9 of 10: 5 Jewels to Color-Block With Pantone’s Marsala

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 Marsala.

Marsala by Pantone

Marsala is “sensual and bold” and a “daringly inviting tone that nurtures…exuding confidence and stability while feeding the body, mind, and soul,” according to Pantone. “Much like the fortified wine that gives Marsala its name, this robust shade incorporates the warmth and richness of a tastefully fulfilling meal, while its grounding red-brown roots point to a sophisticated, natural earthiness,” continues Pantone.

1. Pair Marsala with “timeless and unobtrusive Glacier Gray,” suggests Pantone.

Cuff by Lisa Robin Adkinson

Five Strand cuff in oxidized silver and 14k gold with a 5 ct. Ethiopian opal, $2,495; Lisa Robin

Sketch by Pantone/Outfit by Dennis Basso

Courtesy Pantone

Outfit by Dennis Basso

2. Give Marsala attire a yellow jewel for an analogous color effect.

Pleve diamond necklace

Sunburst Single Pebble necklace in 18k gold and light-cured ceramic with 1.2 cts. t.w. color-enhanced diamonds, $2,970; Plevé Diamonds

3. Give a Marsala-colored outfit a pop of blue, like clothing designer Daniel Silverstain.

Waves necklace in gold with blue topaz from MIA katrin for Jewel Couture

Waves necklace in 14k gold with blue topaz and freshwater pearls, $975; Mia Katrin for Jewel Couture

Image by Pantone/Attire by Daniel Silverstain

Courtesy Pantone

Attire by Daniel Silverstain

4. Call attention to Marsala in a print by wearing a Marsala-toned jewel.

Lagos Covet ring in gold with ruby

Covet ring in 18k gold with ruby, $495; Lagos

5. Give Marsala-colored outfits a pink jewel for an air of “glamour and sensuality” according to clothing design house Hervé Léger by Max Azria.

Bracelet by Makur

Bracelet in 18k gold with morganite and diamonds, $27,075; Makur

Courtesy Pantone  Attire by Hervé Léger by Max Azria

Courtesy Pantone

Attire by Hervé Léger by Max Azria

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