Top 10 Wedding Colors for Spring 2014

Top 10 Wedding Colors for Spring 2014Spring is here and Looove is in the air!

Wedding season is in full bloom and here are the top 10 Wedding Colors for Spring 2014 according to the Perfect Palette.

We all experienced the color Mint green explode in popularity recently and this trend continues to grow as a gorgeous spring wedding color for 2014. Mint green, or Mint Alabaster pairs well with warm pink and gold tones such as Peach, Blush, Rose Gold and Glittery Gold and Coral. Complimentary Swarovski colors include Light Peach for Peach, Light Rose or Rosaline for Blush, Crystal Rose Gold for Rose Gold (although be aware that in a bead half of the bead is a solid Rose Gold color and the other half is medium grey color), Crystal Aurum 2X for Glittery Gold, and Padparadscha for Coral.

Swarovski Pearl Colors

Swarovski Pearl Colors

Pearls are the quintessential wedding accessory and Swarovski Crystal Pearls are wonderful for creating beautiful jewelry at a fraction of the cost of real fresh water pearls. Designers and admirers alike are drawn to their consistent color, whole size and perfectly smooth pearlescent coating that gives each bead a perfect polished look. There are a wide variety of colors to design with ranging from the traditional pearl colors to colors that have a soft matte or powdered finish to them, as well as gem tone and neon colors.

Complimentary Swarovski Pearl colors include Jade for Mint, Rosaline, Pink Coral, Powdered Rose or Rose Peach for Blush, Rose Gold for Rose Gold, Bright Gold, Gold, Light Gold or Vintage Gold for Glittery Gold and Coral for Coral.

Swarovski 6228-14mm Rose Peach Heart Pendant

Stay tuned for the next post where we explore the additional five wedding colors and the complimentary Swarovski tones.

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Swarovski Color and Trend Inspirations Spring/Summer 2015 – Classic Theme

Swarovski_Jewelry_Trend_Inspirations_Spring_and_Summer_2015Welcome to the Spring/Summer 2015 Color and Trend Inspirations – ‘Traces of Time’

This season, Swarovski’s trend analysts have identified a radical change of mindset in relation to lifestyle choices. Referred to as ‘Traces of Time’, it relates to today’s changing perceptions of age, where the phenomenon of aging societies is having a huge impact on a global scale, leading to important changes in healthcare, retirement systems, and family structures.

Indeed, the generations are converging: the older groups are staying youthful and more carefree, while the young become less rebellious and more career-oriented. This new way of experiencing the impact of age on choices, lifestyles, and aesthetics is reflected in Swarovski’s new season’s crystal assortments. There are four key inspirational themes and corresponding innovation highlights for Spring/Summer 2015: Faded Memories (Classic), Sunset Rituals (Romantic), Vivid Moments (Progressive), and Forgotten Dreams (Glamour).

The trend and color inspirations below focus on the Classic – Faded Memories theme.

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FADED MEMORIES

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With the ongoing recession, the relentless drive of technology, and the overcrowding of our physical and mental space, we hold on to memories of better, more carefree times.

“Technology has complicated our lives. We hunger after the simplicity of the past, or the effortless days of our childhood. We need to adopt the simple notions of playfulness and individual expression if we are to avoid becoming bland and homogenized nations.”

This need to get away from it all is one of the reasons the trends for nostalgia and retro are still continuing so strongly.

Faded and washed with a Polaroid nostalgia, the theme updates almost kitsch references, making them more adult yet still playful and fun.

Inspired by architecture and structure, a new geometric language focuses on faceting and the magic of the cut. There is also a strong graphic direction toward vintage, weathered American billboards and road signs, reminding us of summers past.

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THE MOOD

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There is an increasing focus on tactility and texture in all design. Monochromatic opaque finishes incorporate in traditional shapes for jewelry. In fashion, crystals are used with graphic simplicity to create large bandings of patterns in different linear formats. The interplay of light through color achieves importance in all design segments.

Crystal is incorporated to bring a lighter, playful attitude to geometric designs.

Angular shapes are softened and modernized with different material combinations and graphic interplay.

Electronics imitate everyday objects where colors and shapes reflect optimism and humor.

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PRODUCT INSPIRATION

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Subtle, almost washed-out colors such as Vintage Rose, Violet Champagne, Silk, Crystal Antique Pink, Light Amethyst SatinLavender, Denim BlueCrystal Blue Shade, and Light Azore Satin to name a few in any of the SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS help evoke summer nostalgia.

Tone-on-tone Flat Backs and Crystal Pave Balls in various shapes create stunning tactile textures.

Swarovski Opal hues such as Air Blue Opal, Caribbean Blue Opal, Chrysolite Opal, Pacific Opal, Rose Water Opal, Sand Opal, Violet Opal, Cyclamen Opal, and White Opal add an air of sophistication. Swarovski Buttons, Sew-on Stones, and simple motifs create a playful and unexpected design element and can be beautifully incorporated into jewelry designs as well as their traditional sew-on uses.

Fine sparkling crystals complement and balance precise linear design. The matt iridescence of Crystal Pearls, coupled with the radiant shine of sparkling crystal, creates a strongly modern effect.

Jewelry designed by Auden

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JEWELRY INSPIRATION

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Opaque crystals such as the opal colors (mentioned above) as well as the Dark Red Coral, Mint Alabaster, Rose Alabaster, Turquoise and White Alabaster are mixed together with brighter crystals to create a unique look.

Traditional shapes are modernized with the use of slightly tinted neutrals combined with unconventional metal finishes.

Conventional shapes are redesigned to create a playful and effortless feel.

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SWAROVSKI COLOR COMBINATION INSPIRATION

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Inspiring crystal and color combinations from the Classic theme range from the romantic sparkle the clear Crystal embodies in company with similar hues expressed in the delicate hints of light bluish sparkle found in the Crystal Moonlight and moving into more of an intense interplay with light and colors of pinks, blues and yellows transmitted through Crystal AB. The Crystal Silver Shade is a soft and elegant grayish sparkly effect that blends nicely with the lighter crystal hues as well as the darker grey or black tones. The graceful neutral/taupe tones of Crystal Golden Shadow, is a gorgeous effect that can bring together warmer colors in the intermediate or brown tones. The Crystal Brandy is a rich gold and apricot sparkle effect that can be used as a nice transition into either a soft Jonquil yellow or the vibrant orange colors such as Fire Opal and Tangerine.

The White Opal is a beautiful milky white hue that serves as a wonderful transition into more expressions of color, such as this featured green, blue and purple color palate. The Palace Green Opal, Chrysolite Opal, and Pacific Opal, blend nicely into the new Crystal Iridescent Green, Light Azore, Air Blue Opal, Denim Blue, Crystal Blue Shade, Light Blue Crystal Pearl, Aquamarine, Indicolite, Blue Zircon and Light Turquoise. The Crystal Antique Pink is a soft and feminine effect that can be incorporated into other pinkish hues such as Light Rose, Rose, Rose Water Opal, Powdered Rose Pearl, Mauve Pearl, Light Amethyst and Crystal Lilac Shadow.

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SEGEMENT INSPIRATION

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In consumption, meaning is everything: people exhibit a yearning for nostalgic products that evoke happy memories.

Traditional shaped jewelry is modernized, with outlines of standard necklaces reinterpreted. A playful, fun, and effortless look is prominent. Simple nostalgic shapes are adorned with crystal to take them one step further. “As people will have fewer possessions …”  (20/20 Consumer Insights) the ones we own will need to exhibit the perfect combination of design and functionality.

Crystals create surprising surface textures that add fun and excitement to all designs.

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SWAROVSKI TRANSFER FLAG COLOR AND DESIGN

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SWAROVSKI COMPONENTS FLAG COLOR AND DESIGN

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SWAROVSKI COMPONENTS FLAG INFORMATION

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Swarovski Elements Rainbows of Light

Have fun creating innovative designs with new color combinations

inspired by the Faded Memories theme!

Featured Designer ~ Meegan from Sparkle M Designs

Sparkle M DesignsSparkle M Designs…Jewelry For A Unique You!

Meegan makes every item by hand in her home studio, a smoke-free environment. She takes great pride in her work and she loves coming up with new designs. She also accepts custom orders, so please contact her with your special requests!

Swarovski Crystal Bracelets

Swarovski Crystal Birthstone Bracelets Featuring Cube Beads, accentuated with Gold Plated Crystal Squaredelles, Xilion Bicone and Round Beads.

Make a statement in your very own Swarovski birthstone bracelet! This is a great gift idea! A sparkly, Swarovski crystal bracelet personalized in your mom’s, grandmother’s, daughter’s, wife’s, sister’s, aunt’s, niece’s, or best friend’s birth month color! Or treat yourself to a little something special!

Swarovski Crystal Cube Bicone and Squaredelle Earrings

Swarovski Crystal Birthstone Earrings Featuring Featuring Cube Beads, accentuated with Gold Plated Crystal Squaredelles, Xilion Bicone and Round Beads.

This is Meegan’s favorite design because she has so much fun making it with all of the SPARKLE it has in it. It is made entirely with genuine Swarovski crystals, the sparkliest crystals in the world!  These would also be beautiful pieces of jewelry for a bridal party, personalized in your wedding colors! Matching bracelets and necklaces can be made to complete the bridesmaid outfit.

Swarovski Crystal Stretch Rings Personalized just for you

Personalized Handmade Swarovski Crystal Stretch Rings Featuring 5328 Xilion Bicone Beads in every Color of the Rainbow.

These Swarovski stack-able rings are great for moms and grandmothers! Also GREAT for kids’ birthday parties to give as personalized favors! Imagine your kids’ or grand-kids’ initials and birthstones adorning your finger in beautiful, sparkly, and genuine Swarovski crystals! Or spell out their names, with 1 letter per ring. Or even commemorate a special dog, cat, horse, or any other precious pet. These rings are stretchy, so they fit almost anyone.

Swarovski Crystal Pearl Ring

Stretchy Swarovski Pearl Ring Featuring Style 5810 Crystal Pearls in Dark Grey, Peach, White and Powdered Rose.

This Perfect Pearl Stretch Ring is an elegant and fun piece of handmade jewelry that expresses a whimsical yet sophisticated statement. Meegan is happy to custom make this beauty in your favorite colors, adding a stylish and personalized detail to your specifications. There is an abundant array of gorgeous Swarovski Pearl Colors to choose from to compliment your fashionable desires.

Swarovski Bridesmaids jewelry Pearls and Rhinestone Rondelles

Bridal Swarovski Pearl Bracelet Featuring Swarovski Pearls in Light Blue, 5328 Xilion Bicone Beads in Light Sapphire and 5820 Rhinestone Rondelles in Light Sapphire and Crystal AB.

Pretty in Pearls! Looking for a special something blue for the beautiful bride or bridesmaids? This bracelet will make a stunning addition to your bridal party’s ensemble. Your bridesmaids will forever cherish their special Swarovski pearl bracelets. Two strands are adorned with genuine Swarovski pearls and are accented with sparkling Swarovski crystals. Customize this delightful design with any Pearl or Crystal color you would like. Matching earrings are available as well to complete the set.

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I am always looking for designers to feature in upcoming posts. If you would like to be a featured designer that uses SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS, please follow my blog and contact me at Rainbowsoflight.com. Thank you!