What colors go with silver? tips on how to wear your silver jewelry
What colors go with silver jewelry?
This is an important question that people aren’t always quite sure how to answer. Why do we even have to choose a color that ‘fits’, surely the simplicity and everyday look of silver makes it easy to wear with anything - but that is not necessarily true. It comes down to a matter of taste and personal style - all of which we’re going to discuss here in order to break down how and with what do you wear your silver jewelry.
What color goes with silver?
Silver usually goes best with black but can also look amazing with white and gray. Officially, these are considered shades and not colors. These shades contrast well with silver, making us aware of its presence with it not being overpowered by color. With black you can wear any piece of silver jewelry and It’ll look fabulous, shining bright against the darkness of the cloth. With grey and white it’s best to go big - statement pieces work really well in how they make a basic, even bland outfit stand strong, bringing a wow factor to your attire. If you’re not looking for a statement piece, another option would be to layer and mix silver and golds.
Silver wears beautifully with dark navy or royal blue - These deep, sultry colors create a stunningly comfortable background for the silver to sit with, this is also true for warm purple or bordeaux/burgundy colors. These all happen to be winter colors too, which is interesting because the silver, kind of, represents the sparkling effect of the winter weather and festivities. A perfect outfit for a cool winter's evening would be a royal blue dress, complemented with a long silver necklace.
The most influential colors that compliment silver are:
- Dark Navy / Royal Blue
- White / Cream
Designs and styles
If the dress is busy, i.e. has patterns or shapes, then you are better to stick with a shorter, less detailed necklace that complements the outfit but won’t overwhelm it. This being said it is best to stay away from wearing multicolored clothing with silver, as it does not complement it, in fact quite the opposite, it swallows it. For a simple/basic dress, i.e. minor detail or color, then it’s is probably better to wear a long, semi-statement pendant on a chain like a monogram necklace - this will give the outfit more excitement without drowning out the simplicity of the outfit.
How to wear Silver in the summer
White is as much a summer color as it is a winter color so you can wear white with silver jewelry, all year round. What we need to know now is what color does not go with silver:
- Stay away from pastel colors such as lilac, light greens and pasty pinks. Silver does not mesh well with them and tends to lose its visibility within a cloud of pale colors.
- Relatively if the color is too bright it can also clash so try to stay away from wearing luminous greens and yellows, they just eat up the silver so that you barely see it.
- Cooler tones that look great with silver jewelry are colors such as a soft peach, ice pink or vanilla yellow – a shade of color that lies between ‘pastels’ and ‘bright’.
Customized details of a piece of silver jewelry are important aspects in fitting it to the outfit. First thing to do is decide how you are customizing the necklace. If you’re bejeweling it with stones or crystals you must ensure the colors of the gems stand out. They either must be of color or size. As in, if it is a large, clear diamond, you’re good to go with that, but if you’re adding small stones to a silver pendant then clear or pearl gems just may not be colorful enough for people to notice. You can mix the colors of the gems but only with a very simple, uni-colored outfit. Turquoise and silver jewelry go great with black or basic outfits.
Just be you
What is most important in all of this is that you are comfortable. If you are not style-inclined then use our tips and remember never to overdo it, nor under do it - just ensure you are wearing the right colors to complement your silver jewelry and the right silver jewelry to complement your outfit.