Whoops, Fail!

Whoops, Fail!

Posted by Rhinestones Unlimited on Apr 13th 2016

Haha! Dear reader, I totally biffed the color pairing suggestion in last month's article, "Swarovski New Colors for Spring/Summer 2017 Trends, part 2": 

Swarovski Graphite in an attractive color pairing that does not make use of blue's complementary color, orange, but is just pretty paired with shades of yellow. Swarovski Yellow Opal in an attractive color pairing that does not make use of yellow's complementary color, purple, but is just pretty paired with shades of blue.   

In actuality, PURPLE is the complementary opposite of Yellow, and Blue’s complement is ORANGE, and thanks to a devoted reader for catching my error. What was I doing? But, thankfully, blue and yellow make a very attractive combination (my favorite, in fact, when I was growing up, and so my bedroom was decorated around the theme) so, c’est la vie. Here's an actual complementary pairing suggestion- for real, this time- for new colors Yellow Opal and Graphite, which has a very subtle blue undertone: Complementary color themes use the two colors that are opposite each other on the color wheel. The contrast brightens both. (In Graphite's case, I took the opposite of its blue undertone.) 

Swarovski Graphitel in a complementary color pairing Swarovski Yellow Opal in a complementary color pairing

Whoa!! That's much more vibrant. I'm SO glad I had an excuse to play with color again- these were definitely worth the efforts.

-xo- Jemm

Rhinestones Unlimited blog author Jemm Stone is a multifaceted girl navigating our sparkly world with on-point insights. Visit to follow her thoughts as she highlights design trends, turns the spotlight on industry influencers and breaks down how-to tips like light through a crystal prism.