The start of a new season is always a great time to experiment with new color choices and discover favorite combinations for jewelry designs. Spring and summer are especially inspiring, because there is so much room for exciting contrasts and bold hues. Fall and winter can have the neutrals – when the sun comes out, we want to make a splash with color!
Every year new trends in color emerge, but there are some pairings that always work together. These duos and trios are just a few of my personal favorites for the warm months.
- Lime and lavender. Nothing says flowers quite like the combination of a sweet purple and a sour green. Whether you use a light-filled palette of transparents, or earthy opaques, this combo always provides a cheerful and fresh look. Try this combination with seed beads and pearls for a garden-inspired look.
- Lemon and sky blue. Super bright blues and yellows look good enough to eat when paired together. This palette is full of electric vitality – a perfect way to add some vim to summer designs and tropical themes. For an exotic design, try this combo with natural beads like tagua and acai.
- Pink and topaz. Topaz is like an orange that can go anywhere, and it brings a little sophistication to any design. Combined with a hot pink, this transparent bead color is perfect for summer days as well as nights. For a light and breezy necklace, try this palette with Swarovski Elements components and your favorite ribbon.
Do you have go-to palettes for spring and summer? Which color combinations work best for you?
Mortira is a full-time bead lover with a passion for seed beads and ancient elements in beadwork. She shares her favorite color ideas, bead finds, and projects every week on her blog, Inspirational Beading.