Pantone Play: Jewels to Pair With Hues From the Fall 2014 Color Report

Jewelry comes in all shapes, sizes, and colors, and you’re likely to notice the abundance of Pantone’s choice of fall 2014 hues in clothing. So for this round of Pantone goodness, I’m sharing some of my favorite looks on Pinterest and matching them up with the jewels your customers will need to be at the top of the trend this year. Each trio represents some of the latest jewels to Marketplace in the most darling styles of the year—from the designs that are breathing new life into pearl to blackened and yellow gold metals, with plenty of color for good measure. No matter what your clients choose to wear these with, you can bet these are purchases that will last through many iterations of Pantone’s Color Report.

Pantone Radiant Orchid FW2014

“A captivating and adaptable shade that enchants the complete spectrum.” —Pantone

Airy, fluttery dresses suitable for summer and fall amp up the femme factor when paired with the new pearl; that is, not the simple strand or stud earrings we’re so accustomed to.

Yvel baroque pearl and cognac diamond earrings Mastoloni Sorrento stackable pearl bracelet Oriental Gemco pearl tassel lariat necklace

Yvel | Mastoloni Pearls | Oriental Gemco NY

Pantone Mauve Mist FW2014

“A romantic and elegant purple shade, it reminds us of the deco era and stimulates a sense of femininity and empowerment.” —Pantone

The über feminine shade gets a raw, organic twist when worn with natural gemstones like these and looks particularly inspiring when combined with shades of gray.

Facet Barcelona natural rough diamond ring VIVAAN Rhythm diamond slice earrings Todd Reed framed gray fancy diamond ring

Facet Barcelona | VIVAAN | Todd Reed


Pantone Sangria FW2014

“An exotic red that evokes a sense of glamorous adventures and faraway destinations.” —Pantone

By far my favorite shade from this recent Pantone Color Report, Sangria goes well with jewels that are equally arresting, such as florals.

Bahina black and white cameo earrings Carelle After Dark tanzanite flower ring Rebecca Passion collection necklace

Bahina Jewels | Carelle | Rebecca


Pantone Aurora Red FW 2014

“A more sophisticated shade that adds verve and spark.” —Pantone

It is said that no one is more noticed than a woman in red, and a color as rich as this should be coupled with jewels equally as luxurious: gold and diamonds.

Ray Griffiths oval crownwork link bracelet Nada G Boy Meets Girl diamond ring Michael John Jewelry diamond horseshoe cuff bracelet

Ray Griffiths | Nada G | Michael John Jewelry


Pantone Royal Blue FW2014

“Both evocative and dignified, it provides more complexity and excitement than the average navy.” —Pantone

Who says black and blue can’t go together? Royal Blue’s vivid hue amps up the drama when worn with black rhodium and gets a dose of sparkle from a dusting of diamonds.

Mira Style black rhodium diamond bangle KC Designs elongated diamond filigree ring El Dorado black rhodium diamond hoop earrings

Mira Style Jewellery Co. | KC Designs | El Dorado Jewelry


 Pantone Bright Cobalt FW2014

“Offers a subtle twist on the traditional cobalt blue, which unifies this season’s blues.”

Like a great pair of blue jeans, this shade matches well with anything and everything. Play it up with a variety of colored gemstones in eye-popping colors. 

Omi Prive cushion pink tourmaline cocktail ring Magerit Fuente multicolor earrings Yael Designs Baroness morganite ring

Omi Privé | Magerit | Yael Designs


Pantone Cypress FW2014

“A majestic and powerful green, indicative of its name, this shade has a towering presence and serves as a stunning perennial.” —Pantone

This is a power color, one that stands perfectly well on its own. I’d suggest combining it with neutral stones and gemstones with understated (yet stunning) pizzazz, like rutilated quartz or moonstone.

Bibi van der Velden mammoth tusk cloud ring Gemco Designs rutilated quartz necklace Alishan oxidized two-tone moonstone ring

Bibi van der Velden | Gemco Designs | Alishan


Pantone Misted Yellow FW 2014

“Alludes to the promise of spring to come.” —Pantone

Sunny and cheerful, this can be paired with two-tone jewels for a look that’s all at once balancing, contrasting, and promises to be attention-grabbing.

ELLE Time & Jewlery Geomania hoop earrings Magerit two-tone Babylon cuff Almor Design two-tone fancy diamond ring

ELLE Time & Jewelry | Magerit | Almor Design


Pantone Cognac FW 2014

“Cognac’s name alone leads to glamorous illusions. This classy and cultured brown takes a typical autumnal color to a sumptuous realm, making the shade unexpectedly ideal for evening wear.” —Pantone

The warm shade looks particularly stunning worn with green; for real drama, try something deep like alexandrite, green tourmaline, or emerald.

Alishan cabochon green tourmaline ring Omi Prive freeform alexandrite pendant Carelle green tourmaline After Dark ring

Alishan | Omi Privé | Carelle


Pantone Aluminum FW 2014

“A futuristic stainless steel shade that that serves as a complex neutral.” —Pantone

Uphold the ultramodern look and go full-on-Tron with polished metals, or soften it with jewels in shades of ballerina pink.

Loretta Castoro Love Doves five-stone morganite ring Genevieve Yang narrow palladium moon and stars cuffs Danhov Abbraccio pink sapphire stud earrings

Loretta Castoro | Genevieve Yang | Danhov

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