Fall palette: gold, lapis, and garnet

A jewel-inspired palette for autumn

Admiring antique jewelry on Instagram has become something of a pastime of mine. It can also be a wonderful source of color inspiration at this time of year.

I’ve been really drawn to the usual warm fall tones of gold, pumpkin, and garnet red, but mixed with a little shock of deep violet or lapis blue. It’s a little unexpected and a little regal.

Images: ‪model Michaela Hlavackova‬ in Top Fashion magazine, taylranne on instagram, Laelius Antiques, Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini, Lela Rose fall 2016

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Sarai started Colette back in 2009. She believes the primary role of a business should be to help people. She loves good books, sewing with wool, her charming cats, working in her garden, and eating salsa.

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Me too I have a gold sweater knit ready to sew this weekend!


I love looking at “days of old” for unique ideas and color schemes. Would love to see some Colette patterns designed specifically for knits, especially tops. Love the colors!


I’m inspired to sew a Zinnia skirt in gold, mmm…. Scrumptious colors. Thanks for this inspiring post. Loving your blog.

Teresa thoseoldtimers.com

Ah, yes! These are my colors! (Although I hadn’t thought of any shade of blue as being part of that. hmmm… thanks for the inspiration!)


I love it! Very classic and so chic. I’ve been having trouble trying to motivate myself to move on to Fall sewing (I just keep wanting to sew summery tops and dresses)—definitely feeling inspired after this post. Thanks!


I love the jewel tones. But never have been a fan of gold and oranges on me. But this has guven me a new eye.

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