We know that summer is no where near over (or at least we hope not!) but if you run a jewellery business or just like keeping up with the trends it’s important to know what’s coming next. The pantone colours for autumn 2014 (or as they ‘call it colors for fall’!) should be on your horizon. LJS tutor Anna Campbell takes a look at the colours and how they can translate into jewellery (or jewelry).
Pantone are the self styled ‘global authority on color’ and their announcements are taken seriously in the fashion marketplace. The colours they have announced for the autumn season are an interesting and unusual palate. These are likely to be well represented in the high street so having jewellery that goes will ensure you’re ahead of the trend.
Purples and mauve feature heavily in the report. Radiant orchid was announced as the colour of the year and is still trending going into autumn/winter.
This necklace from shamelessly sparkly is very now but would also create a great contrast worn with darker autumn colours.
Mauve mist is similar to radiant orchid but slightly more muted. These micro macrame earrings bring some lovely texture to the colour.
Sea fog is a bluer shade of mauve. Check out these enamel earrings from Ox Art Jewelry
Royal blue and bright cobalt are two shades that feature in the pantone palate for autumn. These bright blues are favourites of mine and this beautiful kumihimo bracelet from Kidder Custom Creations provides a lovely pop of colour for the wrist.
Aluminium is both a colour and the material for this scale mail statement necklace by Dragon Rose on Etsy
Cypress is a green that works well for autumn and this necklace from JC Penney fits the bill
Aurora red provides a splash of bright colour. I love these cufflinks from Love Dazzle
A more expected tone for autumn is cognac brown. This lovely bracelet from Crystabelle tones in very well.
You can see more jewellery in these shades on our Pinterest page. What do you think of the Pantone colours? Which are your favourites? Do share your Pantone makes with us on our Facebook page. We’d love to see how you interpret these colours.
Anna Campbell is an experienced teacher and enjoys different types of jewellery making including beading and metal clay. She runs her own business, Light Boat Jewellery and has made jewellery for celebrities.