Our world is driven by color. From Tiffany’s iconic robin egg blue to Coca Cola’s bold crimson, colors are ubiquitous in branding and business. Colors are also at the forefront of the jewelry industry, too. Gemstones nearly sell themselves thanks to their vivacity and saturation. Metal fashion is driven by bright white, yellow, and rosy tones. Even diamonds are graded by their color (or lack thereof). So, it’s no wonder why we’re anxiously waiting for the Pantone Color Institute to announce their choice for the 2019 Color of the Year.
We’re confident we’ll have the jewelry and gemstones to match whatever color Pantone throws our way. Are you excited for the newest color craze? We sure are!
Here are a few of Stuller’s top trend experts sharing their 2019 Pantone Color of the Year predictions—
Pantone’s Aspen Gold
“My 2019 Pantone Color of the Year prediction favors a bright, saturated yellow marigold. Its sunny tone exudes bursts of bright energy, health, and overall optimism. Pantone’s Aspen Gold has a citrusy undertone that feels organic and from the earth. I’ve also noticed this soft shade in countless 2019 runway shows.” — Emily Graffagnino, Gemstones Director
Soft Yellow Gemstones
Citrine • Spessartite Garnet • Yellow Sapphire • Yellow Diamonds
“Deep Emerald Green is everywhere— from home décor and accessories to high fashion. In fact, deep green even eclipsed pop culture this year with a key emerald featured as the major plot point in the hit movie Crazy Rich Asians. I’m betting on Pantone’s Evergreen since it pairs well as a sophisticated accent to neutral tones like cream, white, gold, and soft pink.” — Alix Gonsoulin, Executive Director of Product Development
Deep Green Gemstones
Emerald • Tourmaline • Malachite • Tsavorite Garnet • Jade • Rainforest Topaz
Pantone’s Pink Peacock
“Super-saturated Pink Peacock fuchsia starred in many head-to-toe ensembles on the spring 2019 runways. This statement-making pink boasts cool purple undertones that layer well with warmer red and gold accents. Plus, pink has been hot this year! The Pink Legacy Diamond shattered price per carat sales records for colored diamonds. Also, Lady Gaga has been sporting a large Pink Sapphire center engagement ring. With all this exposure, Pantone’s Pink Peacock remains my top 2019 Color of the Year prediction.” — Emily Bute, Creative Design Director
Rhodolite Garnet • Pink Tourmaline • Pink Sapphire • Pink Diamond
Pantone’s Princess Blue
“The 2019 Color of the Year is a lot of FUN in home décor and clothes. But for longer lasting products like jewelry, I think it’s a tough trend to follow for credence. That said, I’d prefer to see blue as the 2019 pick. Blue is timeless. It’s the color of natural beauty like the ocean, the sky, and twinkling eyes. Blue gemstones can easily support Pantone’s Princess Blue. However, there’s much speculation about gold and orange for the 2019 Pantone Color of the Year. Well, here’s the good news: orange and blue look great together when applied to a fantastic NFL sports team— the Denver Broncos!” — Ashley Brown, Executive Director of Marketing and Public Relations
Bold Blue Gemstones
Sapphire • Blue Topaz • Lapis • Tanzanite • Zircon
Pantone’s Mango Mojito
“No matter how vivid or muted, Pantone’s Mango Mojito is sure to compliment the earthy undertone palette seen across countless fashion weeks. With geometric-inspired designs still thriving within the fine jewelry world, I anticipate this trend to keep its momentum in 2019. While we have seen a literal play on open symmetrical styles this year, plan to see this trend carry over into next year with an elevated approach. Expect stones in various shapes and sizes pieced together to create colored geometric patterns. Imagine ombre color schemes — from earth tones to reds, pinks, greens, and blues — paired with complementary shades of yellow to complete each color story.” — Blaire Hovis, Fine Jewelry Director
Rich Golden Gemstones
Mexican Fire Opal • Poppy Topaz • Honey Topaz • Citrine
What are your 2019 Pantone Color of the Year predictions? Let us know in the comments below! Then, find more of our favorite Pantone trends here.