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Autumnal Jewellery: Fashion Colours to Wear this Season

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Autumnal Jewellery: Fashion Colours to Wear this Season

As the weather turns colder and the dark nights draw in, it’s time to switch up your wardrobe and add some autumnal jewellery. If you’re wondering what to wear in autumn 2022, read on as we reveal 8 hues and designs that are on trend this season.

8 autumn fashion colours for 2022

After a summer brimming with pastel tones, this year’s autumn fashion colours are going to be much more varied. Executive Director of the Pantone Colour Institute explains:

“We will see bold and brash colours that lend themselves to exaggerated statements reflecting our desire to embrace life with full vigour, coalescing with an array of neutral and natural tones that embody a sense of calm and containment and satisfy our need for harmony and tranquillity.”

In short, we can expect a mix of bold and neutral tones to appear in autumn jewellery and clothing over the next few months. And here are some of the most popular ones:

1. Regal purple

Purple is a timeless jewel tone known for its associations with luxury and grandeur. This year, it has appeared in everything from tailored suits and coats to glamorous evening gowns by designers Tory Burch, Bottega Veneta and Carolina Herrera. Rich violets are particularly popular, with softer lilacs featuring prominently too.

If you’d like to incorporate this shade into your autumnal jewellery collection, this pink pearl drop pendant with a rope of amethysts is the perfect everyday accessory.

2. Soft vanilla

If you’re looking for a classic colour that will go with everything, vanilla may be just what you’re looking for. This subtle linen-inspired shade is minimalistic and very versatile, offering a softer look than white, while being neutral enough to suit a range of vivid and natural tones. Loved by designers such as Brandon Maxwell and Chloé.

Get the look with a creamy freshwater white pearl necklace. From traditional single strand designs to modern pearl chain necklaces, we have something for everyone.

3. Cerulean blue

Perhaps most well-known for its mention in the infamous Devil Wears Prada, cerulean blue has transitioned straight from one season to another. After featuring on the catwalks of Stella McCartney and Balenciaga, it is now one of the most popular autumn fashion colours of the year – and for good reason. A cross between cobalt and royal blue, cerulean is a vibrant yet neutral hue that suits all skin tones and hair colours, meaning anyone can pull off this unique and stylish shade!

Recreate a similar look by adding a bold splash of blue to your own outfits with a Tahitian pearl and sapphire bracelet or try out autumnal earrings with aquamarine.

4. Bubble-gum pink

This fuchsia, almost neon colour, first appeared in Valentino’s PP Pink collection earlier this year. Like cerulean blue, bubble-gum pink is an intense hue, typically more common in summer wardrobes. However, it has demonstrated real staying power in 2022. Pastel pink tones are also on trend if you prefer softer palettes.  

At Coleman Douglas Pearls, we have a vast range of dreamy pink pearl necklaces to choose from. We also stock Tahitian pearl and diamond pendants with bold pink tourmalines for a pop of colour that will elevate your autumnal jewellery.

5. Earthy brown

With the 90s nostalgia trend in full swing, a host of browns have graced this season’s runways, with Fendi, Chanel and Hermès leading the way. So far, we’ve seen everything from light camel to rich chocolate and even multicoloured designs mixing brown, pink and green.

Whichever you prefer, you can elevate your look with a copper pearl bracelet for a hint of fiery amber or opt for a quirky autumnal necklace combining pearls and wood.

6. Mellow ochre

While vivid yellow was the focus of summer wardrobes, things have been toned down somewhat when it comes to autumn fashion colours. The likes of Louis Vuitton, Jil Sander and Michael Kors are focusing on yellows with a red undertone, like ochre and mustard, to tap into the oranges and browns associated with changing seasons.

If you love these shades, our collection of semi-precious citrine designs are an ideal choice. Browse abstract lariats and premium citrine and South Sea pearl necklaces, or try a pair of copper and citrine pearl earrings for a stunning en vogue combination.

7. Every shade of green

From Gucci to Versace, green has been an undoubted triumph of the 2022 runways. We’ve spotted striking Kelly greens and limes, alongside luxe emeralds and more neutral olive tones that are highly wearable and pair beautifully with black, white or beige for a dash of colour. As such, whichever intensity you like best, you’re covered.

At Coleman Douglas Pearls, we have incorporated green gemstones into a myriad of our designs. Explore black pearl rings with deep green tsavorites for a simple yet intriguing addition to your autumn jewellery. Alternatively, we also supply long pearl necklaces featuring black freshwater pearls threaded onto green silk strands.

8. Metallics

And last but not least, sequins and metallic versions of pastel shades are becoming increasingly popular as we head towards the winter party season. They add sparkle and dimension to simple block colour outfits, and create eye-catching movement as you dance the night away for an unrivalled sense of glamour.

From iridescent Tahitian pearl earrings and baroque pearl necklaces that catch the light from different angles, we have all kinds of sparkly styles to offer. We also stock exquisite golden pearl necklaces made up of lustrous Akoya or South Sea pearls.

Discover autumnal jewellery at Coleman Douglas Pearls

Whether you’re looking for earthy copper pearl necklaces to complement vanilla and camel hues, or pink pearl earrings for a fun and youthful feel, we have all kinds of pearl jewellery to match this year’s autumn fashion colours.

If you’re still not sure what to wear in autumn to suit your complexion, hair colour and dress sense, our experts can help you decide with a 1:1 consultation. Simply send us a photograph and your preferences and we’ll provide advice on the best pearl colour, shape and jewellery length to accentuate your natural beauty.


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