It’s that time of year again when the folks at Pantone really start promoting their Color of the Year in earnest. Those in the printing and high fashion industry have known about the Spring 2014 Pantone Fashion Color Report for a while, but most of us are getting to see these colors for the first time. Check ’em out!
Although the color Radiant Orchid (the official 2014 Color of the Year) looks a bit more lavender in the photo above, all other depictions of it show a cross between a deep raspberry and a slightly bluish purple:
It’s a gorgeous shade, and we’ve been seeing it a lot lately! Here are just a few lovely examples of how some talented jewelry artists used the vibrant hue in their jewelry designs, as well as some inspiring palettes by design-seeds.com that use the color. Enjoy!
Sugilite pendant by Jayelle Jewelry on Etsy.
wire & pearl necklace by elinacreations on Etsy.
Garduated, multi-strand necklace by Piperlime.
If someone asked us which color we associate with March, we would have to say green. Besides the obvious reason (Saint Patrick’s Day — just in case it wasn’t that obvious), green also comes to our minds because of all the little green buds that have started to sprout around the Blue Door Beads neighborhood. Granted, we are lucky to live in the San Francisco Bay Area, where spring pretty much started last week, but, for those of you in other parts of the country and the northern hemisphere, spring is coming! March 20th officially marks the spring equinox for everyone, and we are counting down the days!
What else has put us in a green mood? It just so happens that the Pantone Fashion Color Report declared Emerald the Color of the Year for 2013.
We here at Blue Door Beads not only enjoy green beads, but we also wholeheartedly support the idea of “going green,” and we feature several different types of upcycled beads and components. Check ’em out!
Vintage bottle cap beads are funky & playful! They also come in tons of other colors.
We LOVE these glass pendants and components made from upcycled glass bottles!
Our selection of green beads includes serpentine, jade, and peridot gemstones, lucite, acrylic, tagua nuts, and lampwork glass beads by JC Herrell.