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Pantone Autumn 2013 Colour Forecast

Pantone has issued their Fashion Color Report for autumn 2013, and now that autumn is on its way, this is a good time to consider which beads to choose for making a few up-to-date pieces of jewellery.

Below are the colours that Pantone has selected for autumn 2013, along with a few ideas for beads in matching shades.

Pantone Fashion Color Report Autumn 2013


Emerald – self-explanatory – a rich, medium green

Emerald-themed beads from

Matte Emerald Vitrail - Czech Rizo Beads

TL-4507 Transparent Green Picasso Miyuki Tila Beads

Emerald Green - 4mm Czech Fire-Polished Beads

DB-1788 White-Lined Emerald AB Miyuki 11/0 Delica Beads

11-0027F Matte Silver-Lined Dark Emerald - Miyuki 11/0 Seed Beads

15-0016F Matte Silver-Lined Green - Miyuki 15/0 Seed Beads

Linden Green – light olive green with a hint of yellow

Linden Green-themed beads from

DB-0124 Transparent Golden Olive Luster Miyuki 11/0 Delica Beads

TL-4519 Opaque Light Olive Picasso Miyuki Tila Beads

DB-0390 Matte Opaque Green Tea Luster Miyuki 11/0 Delica Beads

11-0378 Light Olive-Lined Crystal Luster - Miyuki 11/0 Seed Beads

11-0246 Opaque Yellow-Lined Luster Black Diamond - Toho 11/0 Seed Beads

Olivine/Amethyst - 4mm Czech Fire-Polished Beads

Mykonos Blue – medium denim blue, verging on cobalt

Mykonos Blue-themed beads from

TL-4518 Opaque Cobalt Picasso Miyuki Tila Beads

DB-0693 Dyed Semi-Frosted Silver-Lined Dusk Blue Miyuki 11/0 Delica Beads

8-4242 Duracoat Dyed Silver-Lined Powder Blue - Miyuki 8/0 Seed Beads

11-0648 Dyed Denim Blue Silver-Lined Alabaster - Miyuki 11/0 Seed Beads

Sodalite Gemstone Chip Beads 8-12mm

Acai – a true purple of the aubergine (eggplant) variety

Acai-themed beads from

Purple Matte Druzy Agate Round Gemstone Beads 14mm

Purple Dyed Aqua-Terra Jasper Nugget Gemstone Beads 14x18mm

8-4248 Duracoat Dyed Silver-Lined Dark Lilac - Miyuki 8/0 Seed Beads

6-0461 Higher Metallic Royal Purple - Toho 6/0 Seed Beads

DB-1810 Dyed Purple Silk Satin Miyuki 11/0 Delica Beads

Dark Amethyst - 4mm Czech Fire-Polished Beads

Samba –  a vibrant red; put those dancing shoes on!

Samba-themed beads from

Coral Red - Czech Spike Beads (17x7mm)

8-4234 Duracoat Dyed Silver-Lined Watermelon Red - Miyuki 8/0 Seed Beads

15-1419 Dyed Silver-lined Red - Miyuki 15/0 Seed Beads

11-0010F Matte Silver-Lined Flame Red - Miyuki 11/0 Seed Beads

DB-0774 Dyed Semi-Frosted Transparent Red Miyuki 11/0 Delica Beads

Opaque Light Red - 4mm Czech Fire-Polished Beads

Koi – the shimmering orange of a Japanese ornamental fish

Koi-themed beads from

Matte Crystal Sunset - Czech Rizo Beads

11-0008F Matte Silver-Lined Orange - Miyuki 11/0 Seed Beads

8-PF2112 Perma Finish Silver-Lined Ceylon Sunset Orange - Toho 8/0 Seed Beads

DB-0681 Dyed Semi-Frosted Silver-Lined Orange Miyuki 11/0 Delica Beads

11-0950 Burnt Orange-Lined Jonquil - Toho 11/0 Seed Beads

Autumn Dyed Aqua-Terra Jasper Round Gemstone Beads 12mm

Deep Lichen Green – greyish olive; this colour is a difficult one for beads, as they mostly wind up being too grey or too olive.  Nevertheless, I found a few that I think work well for Pantone’s concept

Deep Lichen Green-themed beads from

6-0617 Matte Olive Green - Toho 6/0 Seed Beads

Handmade Rustic Olive Green Pottery Beads 11x13mm

6-0457 Gold-Lustered Green Tea - Toho 6/0 Seed Beads

6-3956 Silver Baroque Pearl - Miyuki 6/0 Seed Beads 

Vivacious – a lively rose/fuchsia

Vivacious-themed beads from

Fuchsia Dyed Aqua-Terra Jasper Oval Gemstone Beads 15x30mm

11-4210 Duracoat Galvanized Hot Pink - Miyuki 11/0 Seed Beads

11-0556 Dyed Rose Pink Silver-Lined Alabaster - Miyuki 11/0 Seed Beads

8-4238 Duracoat Dyed Silver-Lined Paris Pink - Miyuki 8/0 Seed Beads

TM03-790 Fuchsia-Lined Crystal Toho 3mm Magatama Drop Beads

11-1385 Dyed Opaque Carnation Pink - Miyuki 11/0 Seed Beads

Carafe – an elegant bronze-ish brown

Carafe-themed beads from

15-1429 Dyed Silver-lined Dark Topaz Brown - Miyuki 15/0 Seed Beads

11-1461 Dyed Opaque Latte - Miyuki 11/0 Seed Beads

6-3955 Antique Brass Baroque Pearl - Miyuki 6/0 Seed Beads

Sandy Beige Plated Matte Druzy Agate Round Gemstone Beads 14mm

TT-0999F Frosted Gold-Lined Black Diamond Toho 11/0 Treasure Beads

Bronze Plated - Czech Spike Beads (17x7mm)

Turbulence – dark, cool grey

Turbulence-themed beads from

DB-0731 Opaque Grey Miyuki 11/0 Delica Beads

Matte Crystal Vitrail - Czech Spike Beads (17x7mm)

11-0650 Dyed Rustic Grey Silver-Lined Alabaster - Miyuki 11/0 Seed Beads

8-2002 Matte Metallic Silver Grey - Miyuki 8/0 Seed Beads

DB-0321 Matte Nickel-Plated Miyuki 11/0 Delica Beads

Smoke Grey Matte Druzy Agate Round Gemstone Beads 14mm


These are just a few of the beads we have that correspond to Pantone's colour forecast.  In my next blog post, I'll be showing photos from various designers using the Pantone colour combinations in their autumn collections.  I will also add a few suggestions of my own.

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