Fall 2013 Color Forecast

With the summer days winding down, we’re looking forward to upcoming fashion and color trends and how they interplay with jewelry design in the new season. Earlier this year, global color authority Pantone identified 10 prominent hues for Fall 2013. The organization gathers insight by surveying designers of New York Fashion Week and beyond to preview the season’s upcoming color trends.

“Just as the leaves change in autumn, the consumer will enjoy the ability to change their ‘look’ and try a new approach to their wardrobe for brisk days ahead,” said Leatrice Eiseman, Pantone Color Institute Executive Director. “The fall 2013 palette allows for that versatility and experimentation” she added.

The top 10 color trend predictions released in the PANTONE® Fashion Color Report Fall 2013 include Emerald(also ‘Color of the Year’), Mykonos Blue, Linden Green, Acai, Samba, Koi, Deep Lichen Green, Vivacious, Turbulence and Carafe. With our eye for on-trend jewelry designs, we’ve curated a collection of gemstone jewels reflecting their findings:


Emerald – the Pantone 2013 Color of the Year continues to sparkle into autumn.Pantone Emerald 17-5641 Color of the Year

Mykonos Blue – the tanzanite gemstone best represents this bold and classic blue. This hue pairs well with Emerald or Linden Green.Pantone Mykonos Blue 18-4434
Linden Green – accessorizing with this yellow-toned hue will brighten any of fall’s deeper shades. Evoke this color with green amethyst paired against yellow gold.Pantone Linden Green 15-0533
Acai – a deep purple amethyst gemstone best reflects this rich and exotic plum hue. Works best with Emerald or Samba but versatile enough to be accessorized with any color to create a powerful fall fashion statement. Pantone Acai 19-3628
Samba – for an expressive and dramatic jewelry accessory, turn to spirited gemstones such as red agate.Pantone Samba 19-1662
Koi – dazzling and shimmering best describe this orange hue. Use citrine gemstones to invigorate your fall wardrobe.
Pantone Koi 17-1452
Deep Lichen Green – capture both ends of the seasonal spectrum with tahitian black peacock green pearls.Pantone Deep Lichen Green 18-0312
Vivacious – an unruly and wildly deep fuchsia hue. Add a touch of ebullient sensuality to your look with ruby gemstones.
Pantone Vivacious 19-2045
Turbulence – hematite gemstones beautifully capture this glamorous shade of grey.Pantone Turbulence 19-4215
Carafe – this rich, deep brown provides an interesting and sophisticated alternative to the staple black. Smokey topaz gemstone jewelry pairs well with some of the more expressive colors such as Samba, Koi and Vivacious.Pantone Carafe 19-1116