Pantone Color-Blocking Report 4 of 10: Jewels to Color-Block With Pantone’s Island Paradise



The Pantone Spring 2017 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 your peers suggest to color-block with Pantone’s Island Paradise.

“Island Paradise is a refreshing aqua that calls to mind a change of scenery. A cool blue-green shade that speaks to our dream of the great escape, Island Paradise is emblematic of tropical settings and our desire to unwind.” —Pantone 

1. Wear a tropical-theme jewel to emphasize the light color and mood inspired by Island Paradise.

“This sterling silver design mimics the crest of a wave—perfect for a day on an island in paradise.” —Frédéric Duclos

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Pacific Wave cuff in silver, $325

2. Pair turquoise with Island Paradise for a more vibrant look.

“The soft blue turquoise pairs beautifully with Island Paradise. The veins of pyrite running through it and white Australian opals pop against the blue of the Island Paradise turquoise.” —Nina Nguyen

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Medley earrings in 14k gold with 14 cts. t.w. turquoise and 6 cts. t.w. opal, $2,798

3. Wear a darker blue jewel in rose gold with Island Paradise–color clothes for contrast.

“The Classic Beaded Heart pendant would look great against a garment in Pantone color Island Paradise because they are in the same hue but different saturation levels, allowing the lapis lazuli to stand out. The 14k rose gold accent warms it up bit like the sun on an island.” —Gina Ferranti of Gigi Ferranti Jewelry

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Classic Beaded Heart pendant necklace in 14k rose gold with 1.5 cts. t.w. lapis lazuli, $1,200

4. Wear another cool color combination to maintain the mellowness of an Island Paradise outfit.

“The intensity of the smooth aquamarine complements the watery tones in Island Paradise.” —Tiffany Peay

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Baby Chain necklace in 14k white gold with 36 cts. t.w. aquamarine, $2,150

5. Pair a similar-color gem and bright white with Island Paradise for a crisp, clean effect.

“A delicate shade, very similar to Serenity Blue, Pantone’s Color of the Year for 2016, Island Paradise reflects the blue skies we’ll be seeing in spring 2017! The light and intricate shade will sparkle against any white flowing blouse welcoming spring.” —Belle Étoile

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Royale ring in rhodium-plated, nickel allergy-free silver with a lab-created aquamarine, white stones, and handpainted white Italian enamel, $275

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