Keeping up with Color Trends

By Michelle Ecker on June 23rd, 2016

The New York Institute of Art and Design offers an online jewelry design course and because we do, we like to provide free tips for aspiring designers. Enjoy!

Keeping up with Color Trends

If you’re interested in entering the field of jewelry design, it’s important for you to develop an understanding of color trend trajectories and to determine the extent to which you feel comfortable incorporating more modern color styles into your personal designs.

If you’re looking to play it safe getting started, there are three cautious choices you could stick with.

Generally, muted colors in more monochromatic schemes are considered classic. You’ll never have to worry about hues in this category looking dated in the way a combination of trendier, loud colors might. Similarly, neutrals (black, white) are also a safe bet considering their consistency in fashion and general lack of specific seasonality. A surprise to some, metals are a third and final safe stylistic option. While gold or silver might see a boost in popularity one season, it’s hard to go wrong with a metal choice regardless of what’s in vogue at the time.

If you’re looking to get trendier with your designs, the best way to keep up is to update your beading materials. For example, if you start to notice an upswing in rugged, southwestern looks in current fashion, turquoise would probably be a safe beading bet. But remember, popular color combinations are always changing as a characteristic of the industry, and many are bound to come back in style at some point down the road. So don’t be too quick to trash old materials that have seemingly gone out of style- most likely, you’ll be pulling them back out to stay in touch with trends in years to come.

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