Discover your colour season

All the leaves are brown…and orange and yellow and gold

As the summer bids us farewell and the leaves change on the trees, our world is painted in luscious warm shades of oranges and yellows and browns, a happy consolation for the shortening days and the need to pull out the winter woollies.

This time of year is the perfect time to wear warm tones – wool warms your body, but beautiful jewellery warms your soul. Wearing autumn tones to match the season is very on-trend, but not everyone has the complexion to pull off a burnt-orange jacket or a mustard-yellow sweater. Jewellery is a nice way to integrate autumn colours into your wardrobe while still looking your best. Miranda and Nicole, part of our designer collection, both have a rich orange colour encased in white gold to suit even the coolest skin tones.


Warm colours are your reds, browns, oranges and yellows – the colours of spring and autumn. Cool colours are your blues, greens and purples, the colours of summer and winter. I’m not sure how exactly they decide these things, but it’s how’re they’re categorised. Obviously, there are crossovers and exceptions, but this is just a rough line to draw. A lot of you will already know which set of colours generally suit you the best, but if not, there are a few ways you can test yourself to get an idea.

Firstly, have a look at the veins on the inside of your wrist. If your veins have a blueish or purplish tinge, then you most likely have a cool skin tone. If they look slightly green, then you probably have a warm skin tone.

Another test you can do is to get a piece of paper or fabric in silver and one in gold. Place one hand on the silver colour, and the other on the gold. Also turn your hand over so the paper/fabric is under your wrist, an area that doesn’t see as much sun. Against one of the colours, your skin will blend in with the colour of the fabric or paper and your skin will look even. Your skin will look more uneven or speckled on the wrong colour. If your skin looks better on the silver paper, you will suit cool colours better, and if you favour the gold, then you should choose warm colours to wear.

If you’re one of those lucky people who suit both, then you have what we call a neutral skin tone. This means you look fabulous in everything and can have your pick of the lot when choosing clothing and jewellery.

Whatever skin tone you have, we have the jewellery to match, whatever the season. Whether it’s for everyday wear, or an occasional accessory, we’ll be able to help you find something to love.

Come and see us at Showcase Jewellers Te Awamutu – it’s warm inside too!