Category Archives: Color

Spring is Coming… Get Inspired!!

Greetings fellow Bead-Lovers! I’m back with another helpful blog from Eureka Crystal Beads! Am I the only one excited to see Winter exit stage-left? I’m sure my fellow New Englanders would agree – bring on SPRING!! I’m just dying to see the first peeks of the Crocuses and Daffodils herald the arrival of warmer weather. (But not too warm… Don’t get too excited Summer, wait your turn!) What do you think of when you think of Spring? Alongside those early Spring blooms I think of pastel colors, soft and bright! Have you seen Swarovski’s Spring/Summer 2019 Innovations yet? In addition to the absolutely electrifying Majestic Blue, Swarovski also released 3 new colors for their lacquered collection:




Crystal Buttercup, Crystal Lilac, and Crystal Lime! With opaque lacquered backs, the light reflects beautifully inside the Rivolis creating a stunning glow! Check out the links above to see our selections in both Rivolis and Chatons!


Looking for something less traditional for Spring? Vogue ItaliaGlamour (and more!) predict that, alongside the very pastels shown above, one of the HOT HOT HOT colors for Spring will be BRIGHT RED!!


Swarovski colors like Light Siam and Scarlet are sure to fit this bill!

And in addition to bright reds, those same sources are also touting “Army Green” as another popular trend for Spring.




Swarovski provides shades like Olivine, Khaki, and Olivine Dorado to keep your jewelry creations trending for Spring!!




What colors are you excited to work with as the weather gets warmer? **Comment below,** we’d love to hear from you!!


Until next time!

Happy Beading! -Leah


The Color Doctor is – IN!

Hello Beaderkin! Leah here with another helpful blog from Eureka Crystal Beads! Let’s talk … COLOR!!


In all my years working in a bead store environment and working one-on-one with customers to help them pick out their beads there is one thing that stressed them out over all the rest – COLOR. “Does this look ok??” or “Does this color match with this one??” or “I just don’t know. What should I mix with these beads?!” were just some of the many phrases I heard on a daily basis as I saw our fabulous beaders become more and more concerned with color. I would literally see the beads (pun intended?) of sweat glisten on their brows as they simply lacked some Color-Confidence. It’s impossible to blame them, however. These ladies (and some gentlemen) were selecting beads for projects on which they were possibly going to be spending hours and hours – various intricate pieces sewing beads together one – at – a – time. Wouldn’t you want to make sure you color choice would be outstanding from the get-go, too?

Do YOU suffer from… COLOR FEAR? Read on, because the Color Doctor is IN!

First, let’s talk a little basic COLOR THEORY. To start, we’re going to delve into 3 classifications of colors: PRIMARY colors, SECONDARY colors, and TERTIARY colors.




To the left is a Color Wheel. Highlighted are the 3 Primary Colors: Yellow, Red, and Blue. ALL colors are derived from some sort of combination of these 3 colors.





Here we see the same Color Wheel only the 3 colors highlighted are the Secondary Colors: Orange, Violet, and Green. These colors are created by mixing 2 Primary colors.

Red + Yellow = Orange

Red + Blue = Violet

Blue + Yellow = Green




Lastly, this final Color Wheel shows us our Tertiary Colors. These colors are created by mixing a Primary color with a Secondary color. Example: Red + Orange = Red-Orange, which is showing in the 3 o’clock position on the right side of the wheel.





So here’s the thing with color: If you imagine color to be PAINT, some colors you can mix together to create wonderful new colors, hues, and tones, and other colors, when mixed, will become muddy and grey/brown (which is fine if that’s what you’re going for!). But it’s a matter of knowing what to mix to get which result. Colors OPPOSITE each other on the color wheel (pictured to the left, called COMPLEMENTARY Colors) will become muddy if mixed, BUT side-by-side they will ENHANCE each other, almost vibrate with intensity!! Thankfully, beads aren’t paint. BUT, if you’re using lots and lots of teeny tiny beads (like weaving Delicas with Peyote Stitch) they might as well be as they will tend to blend in together visually so utilizing them takes a little more care. One of the most popular examples of Complementary Colors are RED & GREEN, which may make you think of Christmas! Complementary colors like Yellow & Violet or Blue & Orange may remind you of certain sports teams.

As you pick your beads for a project, think about what sort of feel you want the final piece to have. Do you want it to look a little funky? With some fun pop(s) of color? (e.g. Reds, purples, with hints of Green-yellows!) Or are you looking for something more subtle and demure that remains within a similar color family? (e.g. Blues mixed with Blue-Greens) For many people, the former is the more difficult one. They want to add a little “pop” but it – can – be – scary! Keep a color wheel handy and you simply have to look to the opposite side of the color wheel to determine which color(s) will add the most bang for your buck – the most POP!





“The Milkmaid” by Vermeer is a great example of complementary colors in use! Can you see how the golden yellow of the top of her dress pops nicely next to the deep violet indigo of her skirt?





Here we see a great example of colors in this photograph an ocean wave that stays within the same color family. Varying tones of blues, aquas, teals, mixed with whites all look amazing together – even without a pop of the Red-Orange that would be it’s complementary color scheme!




Now, let’s take a look at what happens when we add some of that Red-Orange! WOW – it really pops out brilliantly against all of those waves!! While this may not be a specific color scheme you want in your next bracelet, the intensity factor here cannot be argued.

Next time you’re having a stressful time picking out colors for your next project, consider looking to some of the great artworks created by the masters! (They are famous for a reason!) You’ll be sure to get some amazing inspiration! CLICK HERE to see some amazing Google search results I came up with!

Or, CLICK HERE to see some beautiful examples of colors schemes in nature – surely you’ll find lots of inspiration here, and then simply match up beads to the colors you see in the image you fall in love with!

I’m always happy to suggest bead colors for you!! Feel free to send a picture of what you’re working on or what you have picked out so far and I can certainly suggest some great beads from our website to add/enhance!

Bead on, friends!!


Jewelry Design Technique: “Filling the Gaps”

Hello everyone! Welcome back to another helpful Blog brought to you by Eureka Crystal Beads! Today I’m going to discuss a really simple design technique that’s great for the beginning beader who might be feeling overwhelmed with what to do with all the fun new beads they have. I call this technique FILLING THE GAPS! I touched upon the idea of this briefly in one of my previous YouTube videos, but we had some questions from viewers and wanted to expand upon it!


So to start, you can see that I have a lovely palette of beads in different shapes, sizes, colors, and mediums! This sort of assortment can make some beautiful projects but it can be daunting to know where to start!

First, think about what bead you might want to feature the most – start there! For this project I’m going to start with the 8mm Swarovski pearl in Iridescent Green!




I’ve laid out an odd number of the pearls, already reminiscent of the bracelet I’m creating. It’s often pleasing to the eye to have something in the center – hence the odd number! I suggest starting with the bead you’re most excited about. 🙂



Next, select the next type of bead you’d like to work with. If you aren’t sure which one do use next, stick with whatever is the next largest bead you have. Take those beads and … Fill in the gaps! Place one in between each of your starting beads.





Now, pick a third type of bead and go ahead and fill in THOSE gaps. Again, if you’re not sure which one to pick next, simply go with the next largest bead that you have left.




As we start to use smaller beads, or even as we get further along in the design, we don’t have to fill every single gap if we don’t want to. In this image, I’ve started sprinkling in 4mm Swarovski Crystals (here, in Chrysolite Opal!) but only filling in the gaps on either side of the 8mm pearls. Experiment!





Now I’m using the 3mm Fire Polish beads to fill in some of the gaps. Some, not all. I’ve chosen to fill the gaps on either side of the Czech glass beads that are laid out in the design.




Here you can see my finished design laid out! Remember, you can always change and move things around – try different combinations! Nothing is set in stone (pun intended?) yet! However, take comfort in the fact that if you’re using a lovely color palette to begin with – you can’t go wrong. 😉






Start to string up your design. I recommend starting in the center and working your way out. Many times you will find that you laid out more beads than you actually need to complete your desired length.



Below you’ll see that I was able to get to the desired length of my bracelet without needing all of the beads. (The leftovers will make a great little matching pair of earrings!)

Finish up your bracelet with whatever clasp you prefer and you’re all done. A lovely, simple, balanced bracelet design (or make it longer – necklace!) with a design technique to take away some of the stress of a beginner beader. Enjoy!

We’re all a little Irish on St. Paddy’s! Learn more here!


Saint Patrick’s Day is soon upon us! What do you think about when this holiday rolls around? Probably all things GREEN! Perhaps clothing or funny hats adorned with shamrocks, festive green beer at your local pub, or if you’re a beader – or just plain love jewelry – perhaps you’re digging out all your favorite green-themed pieces to adorn your neck, wrists, and ears!

Admittedly, I’m not Irish – BUT I’ve always felt a strong pull towards all things of the Emerald Isle! Perhaps this was foreshadowing for the enormous Irish family that I would one day marry into! My family-in-law is SUPER Irish. (Can you be “SUPER Irish?” If you can, that’s them!) I have a Ginger-freckled green-eyed husband and my mother-in-law has a very particular favorite color. (She also makes the best corned beef and cabbage and she drives from Connecticut to Boston just to purchase it for this special holiday!)

So how did this all start? What IS Saint Patrick’s Day and how did shamrocks and all things GREEN (her favorite color, if you couldn’t guess) come to be associated with it?

Saint Patrick’s Day, or the Feast of Saint Patrick, is a cultural and religious celebration held on March 17th, the traditional death date of Saint Patrick (c. AD 385–461), the foremost patron saint of Ireland. This has become an international day of Irish culture. It’s interesting to note however that the first recorded St. Patrick’s Day parade was held not in Ireland but in New York City in 1762, and with the dramatic increase of Irish immigrants to the United States in the mid-19th century, the March 17th celebration became widespread for the culture and traditions of all things Irish – or those who want to pretend for a day!




SO WHAT ABOUT ALL THAT GREEN? Why do we wear THAT color for this holiday?



Well, aside from the Emerald Isle and it’s lush green landscape, every leprechaun we’ve seen is wearing a green get-up, thus distinguishing them as such in Irish folklore. It came to be that St. Patrick’s revelers thought wearing green made leprechauns unable to see you. These fairy creatures would pinch anyone they could see (anyone not wearing green) and this has developed into pinching others to remind them that leprechauns wouldn’t approve of their nongreen apparel.

Clover Crystal



Saint Patrick’s Day, which is originally a Roman Catholic feast day, considers the three leaves of the shamrock (more green!) to represent The Holy Trinity. But the leaves can also stand secularly for faith, hope and love – with a fourth leaf being the bringer of luck!


Do you need any help with GREEN beads and crystals for this festive day? Eureka Crystal Beads can more than accomodate you!

Check out the Swarovski Crystal Clover pendant to create some simple and stunning earrings or weave a bracelet with all-things-green by checking out this “Emerald” search on our website!

What will YOU be wearing for St. Paddy’s? What traditions with you take part in? Please, comment below and share with us! Because on March 17th, we all carry with us a little Luck O’ The Irish!

Our New Website Grand Opening!


Hello Beaderkin! Have you taken a look at our website lately? If so, you may have noticed some HUGE changes and updates! After many months of planning, down to the smallest detail and down to the wire, our brand new website was launched mid-last week and WENT LIVE Wednesday night! If you woke up on Thursday morning and checked out (because why wouldn’t you want to look at beads while drinking your cup of coffee?) you’ll have noticed a gorgeous new website design complete with brand new logo!


We had YOU in mind during the creative process from start to finish. We wanted a bold and modern new shopping interface that would make it easier for you, our valued customers, to find exactly what you need and introduce you to all the exciting new products Eureka brings you!



Check out some of the great new sections on our main page like “Beads and Stones Just for You” and “Trending Now” which link you to some of the hottest products and deals on the website!



Take a moment and show off your beadwork for a chance to win a visa gift card).



Stop by our “Eureka Bead Academy Blog” and immerse yourself in helpful knowledge about beads, tips & tricks, what’s new with Eureka, and what’s hot in the bead and jewelry industry!


Here at Eureka Crystal Beads we want YOU excited about what WE’RE excited about! And we are definitely excited about our new website and all of the other great new products and news to come in the near future! Please, head on over to for a fantastic new shopping experience! We’re hoping you love it as much as we do.

From all of us here at Eureka Crystal Beads, WELCOME to a new bead experience.


Part 3: Czech Glass!

Next time you peruse your beads, think about the specific beads in your collection that truly stand out to you…the ones that make you just a little extra happy when you look at them. What about those beads makes you love them just a little bit more? I’m willing to bet it’s not so much the bead – but the FINISH! The same simple bead can be utterly transformed with various finishes currently available on the market. Today, in part 3 of our new blog mini-series, we’ll review Czech glass beads and just SOME of the amazing finishes that can be found coating them!

Here at Eureka Crystal Beads, we carry a huge selection of Czech glass! On our website we offer a variety of shapes and sizes in various colors that feature these lovely finishes. Below, in our third and final installment in this mini-series, I’ll review the many standard finishes you can expect to find on these lovely beads! Note: Often, more than one finish can be combined on the same bead!

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AB stands for Aurora Borealis, and whether a seed bead finish is “AB,” “Rainbow,” or “Iris,” they all have one aspect in common: an oil-slick rainbow effect that tends to pick up on whatever else it’s near and can become more or less intense depending on the color underneath it. This will usually cover one part of the bead.


Bronze These beads are coated with a bronze-gold glaze and baked.


Iris Metal Rainbow-type coating, usually found mainly on opaque beads




Slightly less than a matter surface, a frosted finish may resemble sea glass!


Opal If the glass is an Opal glass, it is generally milky and translucent. If it’s the finish that is Opal, the finish will give a bead a milky/pearly effect.


Opaque An opaque glass bead is one that is solid color throughout and that doesn’t let light pass through.


Luster This finish, which is a transparent glaze, provides a white shine to the outside of the bead.


Marea A gold/orange effect over part of a bead


Matte Matte surface beads lack any shiny surface. (When combined with an AB-type finish, they truly take on a beautiful depth!)


Metallic Coated in a metal-type finish that creates a highly reflective bead surface


Peacock A rainbow metallic finish, often with a blue/green tint


Pearl Opaque Luster coating giving the look of an actual pearl when applied over glass.


Satin – Soft dull or flat sheen A soft and hazy luminescent finish


Transparent A clear bead with or without color that allows all light to pass though.


Vitrail Silver/Iridescent finish on part of a bead, often with a bright orange/pink tint



Part 2: Seed Beads!

Next time you peruse your beads, think about the specific beads in your collection that truly stand out to you…the ones that make you just a little extra happy when you look at them. What about those beads makes you love them just a little bit more? I’m willing to bet it’s not so much the bead – but the FINISH! The same simple bead can be utterly transformed with various finishes currently available on the market. Today, in part 2 of our new blog mini-series, we’ll review seed beads and just SOME of the amazing finishes that can be found coating them!

Here at Eureka Crystal Beads, we carry a huge selection of seed beads! On our website we offer a variety of Toho and Miyuki Japanese seed beads in various sizes that feature these lovely finishes. Below, in part 2 of our 3-part blog mini-series on finishes, I’ll review the many standard finishes you can expect to find on these teeny tiny bits of glass! Note: Some finishes below can be found combined on the same bead! (e.g. Matte AND Rainbow!)

Opaque An opaque seed bead is one that is solid color throughout and that doesn’t let light pass through.
Transparent A clear bead with or without color that allows all light to pass though.



AB stands for Aurora Borealis, and whether a seed bead finish is “AB,” “Rainbow,” or “Iris,” they all have one aspect in common: an oil-slick rainbow effect that tends to pick up on whatever else it’s near and can become more or less intense depending on the color underneath it.
Luster This finish provides a white shine to the outside of the seedbead
Ceylon Ceylon seed beads are often pastel in nature due to the finish that provides a white luster that has a pearlescent quality as well, unlike a regular luster. Just be warned: sometimes the colors may fade a bit if exposed to lots of sun.
Galvanized Similar to Ceylon above, galvanized finished CAN rub off over time so it’s best to use them on area of your beadwork that will rub less against the skin. Provided proper care is taken, Galvanized seed beads have a beautiful METALLIC look.


Protective coatings developed by Muyuki & Toho to help give a longer lasting life to the Galvanized finish. Galvanized seed beads will be less prone to losing their coating with wear – though it’s not fail-proof.


This finish pertains to the inside hole of the seed bead being brightly lined with metallic silver that shows through the transparent or translucent glass.


One thing Matte and Frosted have in common is a lack of shiny reflective surface. Frosted seed beads are a more subtle version of a matte seed bead – similar to the look of sea glass, while matte is much more flat.

This finish can also be applied on top of a seed bead that already has an AB, Rainbow, Iris finish providing a seed bead with lots of iridescent depth!

Luminous This finish is a bright INTENSE neon color applied to the inside hole of a seed bead that’s otherwise transparent.
Plated Seed beads can be plated with various precious metals such as 24k gold, Sterling Silver, or Palladium. Similar to a Galvanized coating, this CAN rub off with wear, but it is more durable than a regular galvanized finish. These beads are also susceptible to some tarnishing due to the precious metal nature of the plating.
Magic Similar to the Luminous finish, this is also a finish applied to the inner hole of a transparent seed bead. This finish, however, reminiscent of Dichroic glass in how it shimmers with color and hints of metallic.
Silk/Satin These seed beads tend to be slightly faceted and light to deep pastel in nature. Similar to Mica, the finish is slightly reflective and translucent. Just be careful – they tend to have sharper edges than many other seed beads!
Color Lined Similar other lined seed beads with an effect lining the inner hole, these transparent seed beads feature a bright colored lining adding a lovely effect through the glass!



Part 1: Swarovski Crystals!

Next time you peruse your beads, think about the specific beads in your collection that truly stand out to you…the ones that make you just a little extra happy when you look at them. What about those beads makes you love them just a little bit more? I’m willing to bet it’s not so much the bead – but the FINISH! The same simple bead can be utterly transformed with various finishes currently available on the market. Today, in part 1 of our new blog mini-series, we’ll review Swarovski crystals and just SOME of the amazing finishes which can be found coating them!

Here at Eureka Crystal Beads, we are privileged to be an official Swarovski Authorized Reseller. On our website we offer the largest selection of Swarovski Custom Coatings (Finishes with magnificent effect and color combinations) you may have never seen before! Finishes can be subtle, delicate, and dark or bright, intense, and dazzling with the potential to give crystals a total make-over! Some finishes are applied by Swarovski while there are other custom coatings that are applied after-market and may vary depending on the batch. Some finishes are transparent while others are more metallic and opaque, but worry not, even the more metallic finishes won’t hide that amazing Swarovski sparkle! Finishes can be applied to just part of a crystal’s surface or can cover every single stunning facet and can also appear slightly different depending on the size and shape of the crystal to which it’s applied. Below, in the first installment of this blog mini-series, I’ll review just SOME of the most popular and some of the most exotic finishes. Please check out our website for many more!


AB AB stands for Aurora Borealis, and beautifully mimics the Northern Lights! This lovely and simple coating is the most recognizable and features a subtle rainbow finish on half of a crystal.
AB2X Sometimes nicknamed “Double AB,” “2X” refers to the AB finish above, only now coating the entire crystal! Depending on your base color, a AB2X finish can transform a crystal dramatically.



(Pictured below with “Rose Gold” to illustrate the difference between partial and full (2X) coverage.)

Metallic Light Gold A sultry medium metallic light brown/gold
Metallic Blue This is a vibrant deep blue metallic finish.
Rose Gold This finish beautifully mimics the precious metal of the same name. (Pictured below!)
Comet Argent Light Often nicknamed “Crystal-CAL,’ this is a very bright silver finish.



Golden Shadow A lovely golden-sand color
Silver Shade Subtle and cool, a light silver/grey tone
Satin When applied to a crystal, it takes the color intensity down just a notch by adding a slight darkening effect.



Scarabaeus Green This intense finish features bright greens, aqua, and purple.
Crystal Powder This finish adds a translucent matte effect to a crystal’s surface.
Crystal Vitrail Medium Emerald and Mossy greens collide with intense fuchsia, Indigo, with hints of orange!


Check out these great Custom Finishes – simply stunning! – with many more available on our website!

Tabac This muted finish gives us deep earthy tones of browns, greens, and blues
Cathedral For those who love to mix gold and silver, Cathedral does just that plus mixes in a small amount of red-fuchsia!
Glacier Blue This cool-hues coating adds a ghostly layer of icey-blue to whatever it coats!
Brandy Warm intense golden tones with a subtle splash of pink
Helio Deep blues, indigo, magenta, fuchsia, and shades of deep orange make up this finish!
Vitrail Light This finish features bright aqua, turquoise, and shimmering violet


Light and Shadow: New Swarovski Innovations for Fall and Winter 2018/2019

Light and shadow, nothing within the physical world can escape this duality; it is the nature of human consciousness and our planet. In order for our spiritual side to embrace this journey, we must experience the shadow side of spirit. Our daily lives are influenced by our perception of the world. The shadow has both negative and positive aspects that we must learn that we must learn from. This fall and winter season, these dueling perspectives will be brought to light. Today we present Swarovski’s new Innovations and Inspirations for Fall/Winter 2018/2019. These new Crystals interpret the times that we live in; drawing on the present, reflecting the past and envisioning the future.


Swarovski is also debuting brand new colors to add to their ever-expanding color palette.

Introducing Swarovski’s new Crystal Color: SCARLET


Scarlet is the latest note-worthy color; symbolizing passion and excitement with a dignified edge. This opulent shade is available through out Swarovski’s product range in a variety of shapes and sizes. Not to mention, this new Swarovski color is environmentally responsible, containing no cadmium.

Introducing Swarovski’s new Crystal Pearl Color: VELVET BROWN


Crystal Velvet brown invokes a classic and elegant mood. With it’s luxurious feel, this Pearl is decadent with an elegant edge, reminding us to celebrate the finer things in life. With it’s vintage appeal your designs will be further enhanced with it’s sophisticated allure.


Introducing a Line Extension of Swarovski Crystal SHIMMER EFFECT


Inspired by Swarovski’s notable Aurora Borealis Collection, shimmer represents vibrancy and elegance to the max. This ultra brilliant Crystal coating was originally used to enliven the dance sport industry.  This subtle coating emits a rainbow of multi-colored refractions; radiating three shades of a single color. Now you can enjoy this alluring look on Pendants, Crystal Beads, Round Stones and Sew-On Stones.


Designer Iris Van Herpen combines striking and bold designs influenced by biomimetic sciences, nanotechnology and contemporary architecture. The Designer Edition Series showcases Van Herpens’ two different Crystal Pendants inspired by the powerful forces of nature.


The first new Swarovski Designer Edition Pendant is the ‘6926’ GROWING CRYSTAL RHOMBUS PENDANT. This pendant is both brilliant and complex. The crystalline structure is filled with tiny fissures that reflect and refract the light.

The second new Swarovski Crystal Designer Edition Pendant is the ‘6925’ GROWING CRYSTAL RECTANGLE PENDANT. This unique rectangle pendant resembles a the cross section of a druse crystal, in both excellence and complexity.


Introducing New Swarovski CRYSTAL 3-D STUDS

These eye-catching 3D Studs were created by Van Herpen and Swarovski exclusively for her runway show. Crystals sit upon metal casings that are available in three different height options. They are perfect for adding texture to any garment.


Introducing Swarovski Crystal Flat-back Rhinestones and Sew-on Stones

Swarovski brings to life the finest precision cut crystal with cutting edge application methods. The jewel cut flat backs lavish shapes and gem like colors, make them ideal for embellishing. The new Crystal flat back shapes include: ‘2201’ Marquise Flatback, the ‘2303’ Pear Flatback and the ‘2602’ Emerald Cut Flatback.


The new Swarovski Sew-on Stone is the ‘3272’ Trilliant Sew-on Stone

This classic gemstone has three holes and can be hand sewn or applied using any threading technique.

New Swarovski Crystal ‘4775’ Eye Fancy stone


This symbol represents the traditional Evil Eye and is said to protect the wearer from Evil.

As Always be sure to check our website for the latest

Swarovski news and trends!



Swarovski Crystal and Pantone Top Color Trends: Fall 2017

If you’re looking for unique jewelry that will make your fall fashion stand out, You’ve come to the right place. Every season Pantone creates invigorating and refreshing color palettes for men and women alike. The Autumn months are quickly approaching; the weather is changing and new Fall trends and favorites begin to appear. We have started to create jewelry projects reflecting this palette, that I’m sure will inspire and rejuvenate.

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Basics are back! However, don’t be afraid to experiment with a statement piece paired with a bold color. Warm and inviting colors such as Tawny Port, Butter Rum and Autumn Maple, exude a sense of comfort and peace. Stand out colors like Grenadine and Marina, add a little bit of drama and excitement. Following the lead of the world’s leading color experts, Here’s  a guide on how to match the latest Swarovski crystal colors with Pantone’s Fall 2017 color forecast.

Pantone Color: Grenadine

Swarovski match: Hyacinth

Described as an “attention getter”; this dynamic shade of red screams strength and self confidence.

Pantone Color: Tawny Port

Swarovski match: Siam

Tawny Port is a sophisticated darker shade of red that radiates elegance and charm.

Pantone Color: Ballet Slipper

Swarovski match: Vintage Rose

Soft and delicate, this classic color remains a favorite for fashion and jewelry designers alike.

Pantone Color: Butterum

Swarovski match: Light Smoked Topaz

Similar to shades of pink, nude and brown colors will always remain a fashion favorite.

Pantone Color: Navy Peony

Swarovski match: Dark Indigo

Unapologetically vibrant, Navy Peony is both classic and playful.

Pantone Color: Neutral Gray

Swarovski match: Greige

Always flattering and easily worn, Neutral Gray will always be a fall friendly trend.

Pantone Color: Shaded Spruce

Swarovski match: Emerald

Forge forward into fall with Shaded Spruce. Rich and lush, this velvety green is sure to brighten anyone’s day.

Pantone Color: Golden Lime

Swarovski match: Olivine

Calming yet cheerful, this soothing shade combines an earthy green with a hint of yellow.

Pantone Color: Marina

Swarovski match: Capri Blue

A highly anticipated shade this fall, Marina is whimsical and bright. Certain to illuminate and intensify.

Pantone Color: Autumn Maple

Swarovski match: Topaz

Autumn Maple is the quintessential fall color. Both expressive and opulent.


Indulge in the Fashion of Fall. Utilize this guide and match your Swarovski crystal colors to the latest fashion color trends forecasted by Pantone. Stay tuned! Shop to easily find matching Swarovski Crystals.