Sunday, April 14, 2013

Pantone Color of the Year --- Emerald!

I love Pantone! Visiting their website and taking in the fashion illustrations alongside the color palettes for the seasons is a treat for the eyes and a great way to get inspired.

Pantone, the world-renowned authority on color, annually selects a color palette in concert with industry stylemakers. From that palette comes Pantone's Color of the Year.

Last year the color of the year was tangerine, which I continue to love. This year, its a gorgeous emerald green! Pantone describes their pick as "a luminous, magnificent hue, the color of beauty, new life and prosperity." Wow! So rich and so beautiful.

I'm loving the idea of pairing up that rich emerald hue with minty green. I'm planning YIKES! pieces around that particular pairing as well as other exciting combinations. I feel so fortunate that my jewelry work is all about color. I have the most fun and hope that translates to the pieces I create. I think it does!

"Lively. Radiant. Lush… "
Emerald is radiant and memorable; fresh and full of vitality, yet luxurious. If you love the new season's color, but need to stay on a budget, accessories are a perfect way to add some emerald to your life.

Here are a few Yikes!Studio picks in emerald this Spring. Will you be wearing more of this luxurious color?

Emerald Laboutins!
I can dream, can't I?
Michael Kors Silk Scarf by Scarf Arts

YIKES Boho Pendant and Earrings with emerald Swarovski crystal

Fashioniser writes that emerald flatters every complexion; this season's color is for everyone. Check out some of their fashion tips for wearing and combining emerald. The color's versatility makes it wonderfully creative. One suggestion is to play up an emerald green skirt or pair of pants and neutral top with a brilliant emerald necklace, cuff bracelet, and earrings. 

This deep, fresh shade of green also looks beautiful with fuchsia, fiery orange, minty green, grayed jade, and all sorts of blues.

robins egg blue gear earrings

Robin's egg blue spring blossom earrings
by Yikes!Studio  

Alice + Olivia Side Spelling
Poplam Dress

Scarlett Johansson in emerald for a
cover shoot for Glamour France
Yikes! Sea Gem Earrings

Besides being the color of the year, emerald is also May's birthstone.

barbie1        barbie2
 Always ahead of her time: A few vintage Barbie dolls in glam emerald hues. 

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