choosing the perfect colour for your jewelry!
Bijoux Pépine is dedicated to offering colourful jewelry with a unique design, that can be worn in any setting. A day at work, a “Happy Hour” with your colleagues, a special event, or a relaxing weekend… each piece of jewelry will find its place in your wardrobe. The choice of the design is as essential as the choice of colour.
Throughout the years, we have developed a wide range of rich and unique colours. Our palette has been thoughtfully expanded using sand, spices, and natural powders crystallized in resin locally made in Quebec. In this guide, we will share with you an overview of the natural powders used to create our signature colours, which make Bijoux Pépine’s creations so distinctive.
We know it can be difficult to make a decision when facing such a large variety of colors, which is why we came up with this colour guide to help you choose the perfect jewelry for any occasion.
Bijoux Pépine’s Colour Guide suggests two main types of colour harmony :
Tone-on-tone, by choosing a colour of jewelry identical or close to that of your outfit. This creates a more nuanced style, with elegance and subtlety.
Contrasting, by looking for a contrasting effect between the colour of your jewelry and that of your outfit. This creates a more inventive and surprising style, that will draw more attention.
Before acquiring a piece of jewelry, think of the colours of clothing you (or the person you wish to offer it to) wear the most and then refer to the following colour chart. Some colour harmonies are a sure bet, and by choosing carefully the colour of your jewels, they will beautifully complement your wardrobe. Note that black and white will naturally match with any colour.
The tips from Bijoux Pépine’s Colour Guide are a reflection of our observations and our favorite harmonies, but you shouldn’t limit yourself to those suggestions. Colour harmonies are endless, so try, dare to explore your own style!
Matching colours with black jewelry :
Black is undeniably chic. Sober and subtle, it is powerful. This colour displays great strength, on the smallest piece of jewelry as much as on the biggest. Black will match easily with any of your outfits.
Pigments: Black cocoa and coal.
Tone-on-tone: Black, grey, navy blue.
Contrasting: White, yellow, red, all bright and intense colours. The darkest of blues, greens, purples, and reds, for a softer contrast.
Matching colours with marbled black-and-white jewelry :
“Marbled” is a captivating colour gradient between black and white, which puts forward the unique textures of our jewelry. A sand-like grain which reminds us of a lunar landscape, mysterious and dreamlike. Marbled jewelry will draw attention with an enigmatic elegance.
Pigments: Black cocoa and chalk.
Tone-on-tone: With a black or white outfit, for a flawless minimalist look.
Contrasting: All reds, coral pink. Yellows and ochres. Greys and greens.
Matching colours with grey jewelry :
Pigments: Cement, chalk.
Tone-on-tone: With white and all greys, from the palest to the darkest.
Contrasting: An amazing counterbalance of red, and perfect when combined with mint green, clear candy pink and old pink, plum, even very dark purples and blues.
Matching colours with beige jewelry :
Beige, with its connexion to earth, has a natural charm. Soft, warm, classic, this colour of jewelry is easy to wear. Perfect for warm complexions.
Pigments: Sand and ginger powder.
Tone-on-tone: White, cream, and warm browns.
Contrasting: Combined with the loveliest of blues, for a superb finish. All reds, such as carmine, all pinks and purples. With matcha green, for a very earthy style.
Matching colours with burgundy red jewelry :
This dark and discreet red evokes passion and love while bringing a refined, sober, and elegant touch.
Pigments: Red pepper and black cocoa.
Tone-on-tone: Black, dark brown, or a slightly lighter burgundy red.
Contrasting: Grey, ochre, green, cream and off-white, midnight blue.
Matching colours with coral-coloured jewelry :
A warm and vivid orangey-red, perfect for brightening up an outfit, while highlighting the refinement of our jewelry. Ideal for those who already wear bright colours, or those who would like to dare.
Pigments: Korean red pepper.
Tone-on-tone: Red, rust, amber, orange and warm pinks, ochres, and gold.
Contrasting: Midnight or sky blue, khaki or olive green, off-white, white, and beige.
Matching colours with pastel pink jewelry :
A fresh, authentic, delicate pink. If it speaks to you, choose it. This colour reflects the generosity of the heart, it will radiate warmth around you.
Pigments: Himalayan pink salt.
Tone-on-tone: Immaculate white, fuchsia, plum.
Contrasting: Very light grey or green, mint, lagoon or navy blue, bright yellow.
Matching colours with mint green jewelry :
One of our signature colours, mint green is a pure colour that underlines the character and natural elegance of those who wear it. A unique aqua green, evoking freedom, fresh air, and determination.
Pigments: Blue spirulina (Japanese algae).
Tone-on-tone: With a darker seafoam green, emerald, turquoise, teal, or very light green.
Contrasting: With light and cool pinks, fuchsia, plum, purple, blue, white.
Matching colours with matcha green jewelry :
A very mild and natural green, it evokes nature. It is warm, deep, and authentic. On our most sophisticated designs, the contrast is startling.
Pigments: Matcha tea powder.
Tone-on-tone: Khaki, olive green, warm and deep greens and browns.
Contrasting: Brick red, coral, cream and beige, pale pink and fuchsia, cobalt blue.
Matching colours with forest green jewelry :
Deep and enigmatic, this emerald-like hypnotic green will discretely underline your charisma and strength. It will bring a distinct touch of colour while remaining sober.
Pigments: Green spirulina (Japanese algae).
Tone-on-tone: Black and lighter greens such as mint or moss.
Contrasting: Red, beige, plum, white, and cream.
Matching colours with ochre yellow jewelry :
This surprising and captivating yellow is a perfect balance between the sunny disposition it radiates and the sobriety of elegance. Full of energy, it is young, fresh and will make you stand out.
Pigments: Mac n’cheese powder and corn.
Tone-on-tone: White, lighter or brighter yellows, orange, coral.
Contrasting: Dark and light blues, purple, violet, plum and fuchsia, candy or coral pink.
Matching colours with indigo blue jewelry :
This royal blue transcends temporary fashion mores with it’s timeless beauty. It is a glimpse at Van Gogh’s and Klein’s blue. Classic, creative, evoking arts and culture, it is unique. Like those who will wear it.
Pigments: Indigo flower powder.
Tone-on-tone: Midnight blue, Klein blue, azure, baby, and sky blue. Black.
Contrasting: Lemon, sunshine, and ochre yellow, ruby red. White. Mint green.