The manufacturer calls this “Neon Geranium,” but I’ve never seen a geranium this color! And I have seen hibiscus, at my mother’s home, exactly this color…
It’s easy to see how a fondness for this color could start with a sudden desire for a beautiful tote bag… And for what it’s worth, this isn’t a bad color to love; it looks good on a lot of people, and I found it pretty easy to combine with all of the neutrals in question. So if you’re tempted, it’s worth making a plan!
This is such a natural color combination – flower blossoms are always nestled into leaves of green!
And I loved this – I keyed the choice of jewelry to the extravagant flowers in the scarf – the earrings and the bracelet echo the floral idea, on a much tinier scale.
For these ensembles, I took the zig-zag motif from the Missoni scarf and looked for jewelry that had that same styling…
And here, I focused on the scroll-like patterns of the scarf to help choose jewelry that has similar curving filigree details.
When I was choosing these accessories, I started with the scarf; for some reason, it suggested brown and silver to me, rather than the more expected gold. So I found a combination of rounded and angular, but always geometric, shapes to echo the sensibilities of the scarf.
Here I returned to a floral idea, with the striking, vivid scarf. Smaller, less intrusive flowers for the earrings and the wee bit of metal on the bracelet, and it all comes together nicely!