While we all understand pretty clearly that Pantone colors don't actually rule the world, nor do they actually find "new" colors, they can still be a useful guide to looking at some accessories in colors that we might not otherwise consider.
What could be more fun than a new bottle of nail polish, and maybe an inexpensive ring, to cheer up the end (?!?) of winter? I think things on your hand and wrist give you more "pleasure mileage" than almost any other purchase, because they're in your line of sight continually...
And if you've been considering indulging in an Hermes scarf forever, falling in love with a new color could be a great reason to finally make the move!
Interesting to note that the color presented by Pantone isn't quite the same color as the rose quartz stones. Close enough for human adornment, though, I'd say!
opal ring – Sandra and Lily
If I had blue eyes, I'd have a pair of these earrings in a heartbeat! And don't lose sight of how well this color works with brown and warm tones...
you must look closely at the setting of the ring - there's a SWAN in there...
swan ring – Kadek Hendra
Here's where a bracelet or nail polish might make a ton of sense - this color would be difficult for me to wear near my face, but on my hands, it might make me smile 10 times a day...
yellow onyx ring - Mahavir
This is a color I wouldn't recommend trying to wear with gray unless you're really confident that your grays match - this could get weird, if they clash! But I think these with navy would be beautifully subtle and rich.
I'm surprised that they didn't find a more poetic name for this color...
paisley scarf – Mattabisch
This was a surprisingly difficult color to find, which is really too bad - I think it's wonderful. Wouldn't it warm up navy or gray really nicely? Most impossible for me to comprehend is how Alexis Bittar calls the color of this ring "warm grey." sigh...
This is an almost universally flattering color, so long as you don't veer off too far into a yellowish version of peach.
This Hermes scarf is only 22 inches square! They call them bandannas, but I'd never treat one of these the way a "normal" bandanna gets treated...
ring – Chico’s
This was eye-crushingly elusive - not quite navy, and not very easy to find! So I sort of looked for things that were a softer blue - closer to petrol? And the ring, I admit, I mostly included because it's really cool...
shell ring – Kendra Scott
Yes, I love this scarf...
A bit of advice - if you want to find other things like clothes in this color, just look for TURQUOISE. Poetry notwithstanding, nobody's calling it Limpet Shell except Pantone. And you can look at pictures of limpets for a week and not see this color...
Blue chalcedony earrings – Alexandra Alberta; “Wheel and Teal” nail polish
This is another Hermes "bandanna".... ahem....
A couple of pretty things in this color would be a great gift for someone who needs a bit of cheer - it's a color that can be worn in small doses, like nail polish, by most people, and there's a world full of nice things available that would make a thoughtful present to bring some love. Plus, it's very Valentine's Day-ish!
open 2-stone ring – Piece a Conviction
The Hermes scarf with the canes is an old design, reissued in a 28 inch square (standard scarves are closer to a meter square). For many people, this is a much easier size to wrangle!
ring – Neeru Goel
I think tomorrow's going to be another "bird" day... nature always is full of good ideas!
PS - You can find the latest Pantone Color Planner and other documents in the Planning Documents section of the website.