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!
After visiting these neutral cores, with 10 different accent colors (!), I hope you’re encouraged to experiment a little bit more with using accent colors that you find attractive!