2013 Spring and Summer Color and Gemstone Trends

By now you have probably heard that Emerald is the 2013 “Color of the Year”.  (If you missed it, check out the press release from Pantone here.)  Green is sure to be everywhere this year (which is great for me because it’s my favorite color :D).

But what other colors will be popular?  Earlier this year, Pantone announced the 10 top colors of spring and summer 2013, which include balanced neutrals such as Dusk Blue, Grayed Jade, and Linen as well as the bright shades of Emerald, African Violet, Nectarine, Poppy Red, Lemon Zest, and Tender Shoots.  Pulling both the neutrals and brights together is the anchoring color Monaco Blue.

Check out the top 10 colors for Spring and Summer 2013 below,  along with the associated gemstones in each beautiful color.  You will see these colors everywhere- from jewelry, to clothing, to home decor and furniture, to paint colors.

They will also be prominent in 2013 weddings, from bridesmaid dresses, to invitations, to favors, to linens, to flowers and other decorations.  Be sure to check out our future posts as we explore each of these colors as they relate to 2013 weddings.



Color: Dusk Blue


Description:
A beautiful soft blue reminiscent of the ocean or clear blue sky when the sun starts to set

Gemstones in this Color: Aquamarine, Blue Topaz, Blue Chalcedony, Blue Agate



Color: Tender Shoots


Description:
 A beautiful yellowy-green that looks like fresh buds on a tree in spring or like a ripe granny smith apple

Gemstones in this Color: Peridot, Green Chalcedony, Serpentine, Green Turquoise



Color: Lemon Zest


Description:
A beautiful creamy bright yellow with just the right intensity, like a fresh lemon, beautiful daffodil, or summer sunflower

Gemstones in this Color: Citrine, Yellow Quartz, Yellow Opal, Agate, Butterscotch Amber



Color: Linen


Description:
A soft neutral in the color of a sandy beach

Gemstones in this Color: Mother of Pearl, Bone, Pearl, Jasper, White Turquoise, Rutilated Quartz



Color: Poppy Red


Description:
A bright seductive red in the color of a spring poppy

Gemstones in this Color: Ruby, Garnet, Red Coral

 



Color: Emerald- “The 2013 Color of the Year”


Description:
A deep, radiant, and intense green

Gemstones in this Color: Emerald, Green Onyx, Malachite

 



Color: Grayed Jade


Description:
A muted and subtle minty green with just a hint of gray

Gemstones in this Color: Jade, Chalcedony, Certain shades of Aquamarine, Chrysoprase, Amazonite



Color: African Violet


Description:
A soft purple full of depth and beauty, like wild lavender 

Gemstones in this Color: Light Amethyst, Fluorite

 



Color: Monaco Blue


Description:
 A deep and dark, yet bright, blue, like your favorite pair of jeans or the night sky at twilight

Gemstones in this Color: Sapphire, Lapis Lazuli, Midnight Sun Sitara, Iolite



 

Color: Nectarine


Description:
A beautiful citrus orange hue with hints of coral

Gemstones in this Color: Amber, Honey Onyx, Carnelian, Topaz, Fire Agate

 

 



*All photos are from www.pantone.com- visit their website for more information about all the 2013 colors


Do you have a favorite 2013 color?

How about a favorite color combination?

I’d love to hear which colors you love and which you are most excited about for this Spring & Summer.

Please share your comments below.


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Comments

  1. Deb Dorchak says:

    I love this, Crista! It really appeals to the designer side of me and the side that loves crystals and gemstones. Very, very cool.

    • Crista says:

      Thank you Deb. There are some great colors this season- I can’t wait to work with them more in my new jewelry designs. 🙂

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