Especially pretty shades of blue and green seen in apparel and accessories, including jewelry, are soothing and appealing—the colors of gentle seas. And what do you know—soft versions of blue (dusk blue) and green (grayed jade) are among the top 10 colors in the Pantone Fashion Color Report for Spring 2013.
The March 2013 issue of C California Style highlights fashions and jewels in aquatic hues. Featured jewels are earrings by Irene Neuwirth, a Missoni bracelet, and a ring from Oscar de la Renta.
The March 2013 issue of InStyle has a two-page “Color Crash Course” on the color pistachio: “Say hello to spring! This pretty, super-pale green—which calls to mind a tender flower bud—is the ideal hue for the season.” Spotlighted are chalcedony and gold vermeil earrings from Coralia Leets.
The second page of the pistachio spread in InStyle suggests that “icy jewels are best with this cool shade.” Pictured are pavé diamond and silver-plated stud earrings from House of Harlow.
People Style Watch has a two-page spread devoted to blue and green selections for spring 2013, including a pair of gold-plated and enamel cuffs from Sequin and a necklace of metal and plastic from Loft.
People Style Watch also spotlights a mint-hued metal and epoxy bracelet from Gemma Simone.
The February 2013 issue of Better Homes and Gardens notes that fresh green hues “are having their moment. Mix and match shades of mint, Kelly, and emerald for a new take on this cool color category.” Pictured above are green bangles from ben-amun.com and “gold” bangles from R.J. Graziano, along with a ring (obscured) from lulus.com.
Taking a different tack, the February 2013 issue of Better Homes & Gardens also suggests that readers “Think of green—mint in particular—as a new neutral: Wear it confidently with brights such as fuchsia and lemon.” Pictured above are a mint colored necklace from tplujdesigns.com, a lime green necklace form Coldwater Creek, and a “gold” necklace from ben-amun.com. The bracelet is from French connection.
The March 2013 issue of Harper’s Bazaar focuses on ice blue: “Glacial shades keep it cool when worn with white and gold.” The fashion spread features a Lanvin cuff; Chloe mixed metal earrings, and a ring from Saint Laurent by Hedi Slimane.
The February 2013 issue of Harper’s Bazaar also highlights cool blues. In the spread above are an Irene Neuwirth necklace and Larkspur & Hawk earrings. To the left, pink fashions are accented with Eddie Borgo earrings and a ring from Carelle.
The March 2013 issue of Marie Claire spotlights a wristwatch with a face in greens and blues from Dior Timepieces.
A current ad that appears in Vogue from Banana Republic presents armloads of mint green and white bangles that coordinate with a mint-green ensemble and chunky white ring.
More intense versions of blue and green are pictured in this current ad for Coldwater Creek that appears in More.
Just when winter seems endless, gentle blues and greens soothe and remind that spring is almost here!