Heat it up!
These are the hues I consider part of the “Earthly” color world in my book Ode to Color. (add link) They are dramatic and natural and ubiquitous.
Our predilection for this particular palette in autumn – whether in clothing, accessories, or décor – stems from more than a reflexive desire to mirror nature; it so happens that these are the colors that provide the very thing we crave as the days cool and darken: heat!
These lovely baked hues not only are warm and inviting, they conjure warmth as well. They evoke spices like cayenne, nutmeg and curry, mulled wine, baked apples, burning logs and their glowing embers, pumpkin pie. These are the flavors, scents and colors of cold weather holidays and traditions and, often, the memories we have of them.
The Earthly color family has always been well represented in my work, and my earth tone jewelry designs are no exception.
In truth, beautiful jewelry is season-less. But the deep vibrant reds of our Kali earrings and the rich golds of the Brigantia and Penelope bracelets, the copper of the Ceres cuff, and the amber of our Clio earrings have a warmth and drama that calls to us this time of year.
Answer the call. I know I will.